Logan Cuvee ‘M’ Vintage 2014

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Logan bubbly is finally back after its long journey from Central New South Wales and it’s been amazing to see people’s reactions to this particular wine returning back to the shelves. It’s felt like a the shop is complete again now that it’s back and there aren’t many products that have that effect and peoples loyalty to this brilliant fizz is a joy to behold and what makes it even more special is that it’s exclusive to us in the UK. So after a 6 month hiatus, it’s back, and tasting better than ever. (Knowing me I’ve probably under ordered again so will no doubt run out, you’d think 100 six packs might be enough). With its high altitude and cold climate, Orange is one of the few wine growing areas in Australia suitable for the production of truly classy, classic style sparkling wine. Grown at 930 metres above sea level, the ripening temperatures are similar to that of the...
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Logan Weemala Pinot Noir

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I’ve genuinely lost count of the amount of times our Aussie winemaker friend Peter Logan has visited North Berwick, he just can’t get enough of it. This might actually be his tenth visit, but hey, what’s there not to love about East Lothian and North Berwick. He loves hanging out in the shop and chatting to customers who’ve enjoyed many of his wines over the years. So we’ll be adopting the usual format of opening loads of the Logan Wines and giving people the opportunity to taste the range and chat the man who put them together. One of those little beauties will be the Logan Weemala Pinot Noir 2015. The Weemala range is a little bit quirky and has attracted a loyal following for its restrained, elegant and excellent value for money wines. All of the wines in the Weemala series are comprised of fruit grown in Mudgee and Orange in Australia’s Central Ranges – like all Logan wines – they are...
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Logan Apple Tree Flat Merlot

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Judging by the amount of Logan Wines we have in the shop, I’ll forgive people for thinking the shop is called Logan Bros. Ever since his first visit to the shop back in 2004, Peter Logan has become one of my best buds in the wine world and after eight visits to the shop over the years he must be best buds with half of North Berwick. (he’s back 17/18th June). Once one of Australia’s best-kept secrets, the appeal of the NSW Central Ranges is now widely recognized and judging by the growth in popularity in his wines, more and more people are clearly enjoying Australia’s finest cool climate wines. Located on the north and west slopes of the Great Dividing Range, Orange is the highest wine region in Australia. Its altitude, cool weather and rich volcanic soils the perfect ingredients to produce elegant wines with delicacy and depth. Mudgee (Aboriginal for ‘Nest in the Hills’) is one of Australia’s oldest wine...
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Logan Apple Tree Flat Cabernet Merlot

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It’s been about a month since we had the pleasure of hosting Peter Logan of Logan Wines for the weekend and now that the latest shipment of new labels and vintages has bedded in I thought it was about time to mention one of them. It was a great weekend and people piled in to meet Peter and taste as many wines as they could. He’s a regular visitor to North Berwick so don’t worry if you missed him this time, he’ll be back for sure next year. His Apple Tree Flat Range makes up the core of his range consisting of five labels and it’s hard to find anything better at that £10 point. I’ll never forget the mountains of 2002 Merlot which we sold soon after opening the shop up in 2004. All of his wines have gained immense complexity since then due more experience and crucial vine age. Peter’s now onto his 20th vintage. This year for...
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Logan Apple Tree Flat Shiraz

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Sometimes I have to reign myself in from writing up a wine made by my Aussie buddy Peter Logan but it has been a while so hopefully I can be excused this time. He has such a vast portfolio of wines in his range that I could write up one a week and it would be late summer time by the time I’d done them all. He’s the coolest guy I know and anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of visiting his cellar door in Mudgee, New South Wales can vouch for the fact that it is the coolest of them all. Cool is term Peter is always referring to, not in a vain sense of the word but literally. You may not associate Australia with the word ‘cool’ but the vineyards where the grapes are grown for the Logan range genuinely come from a part of the country that is regarded as cool climate and it is this that...
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