Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Oliver's Taranga Shiraz 2017


The type of wine you take to share with friends. You pour large, you chat, you laugh, you all walk away happy. A delicious McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Shaw Vineyard Estate Cabernet Shiraz 2016


Juicy black fruit the highlight in this blend from the Canberra district.

Opawa Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017


Pretty good New Zealand Pinot Noir for the money.

Robert Stein Farm Series Semillon Riesling Gewurztraminer 2018


No bottle pic of this wine on the website but it's the same as the Rosé - just not pink.
One whiff and the impact of the Gewurtz in the blend is obvious. A white ready go chow down some Thai, Malaysia or something with a little spice kick.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Oakridge 864 Henk Aqueduct Pinot Noir 2017




Luscious Pinot. Can I keep the review to that?

Meerea Park The Aunts Shiraz 2017


A cracker for the money! Cut loose I say. It's a wine which will continue to evolve beautifully with a little more time too.

Pizzini La Volpe Nebbiolo 2017

Long gone are the days where Nebbiolo was best approached years and years after bottling. More and more "drink now" styles are gracing the shelves and this drop from Pizzini is a beauty.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Oliver's Taranga Fiano 2018


A strong Fiano game played here by Oliver's Taranga. Great to see them back on the dais after a stumble in 2017. Corrina Wright showing her worthy Fiano Queen status.

Parker Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Rock solid Coonawarra Cabernet that rarely misses a beat. A good buy for the money.

Montalto Estate Pinot Noir 2017

Back to it in 2019 and it's best to start with a high, right? Big love for this - great Pinot!


Monday, 31 December 2018

Goodbye 2018 and hello 2019!

What a year 2018 has been!

I'm so grateful for the opportunities that have come my way and I'm equally as grateful for the wonderful people with whom I've shared some invigorating conversations. There's been a lot of learning, some mistake making, some risk-taking, but an absolute bucket load of fun and enjoyment.


Gundog Estate Marksman's Shiraz 2017



From a fine Canberra vintage comes this superb Shiraz oozing class and charisma.

Oakridge Vineyard Series Henk Pinot Noir 2017



This dude Henk is a cool kinda guy. No fuss, just an easy drink with all the complexities you'd ask for from a smart Pinot.

Tyrrell's Stevens Single Vineyard Semillon 2013


Seductive citrus fruit crying out for an embrace. For those lovers of aged Semillon, here's a little ripper with some bottle aging already done for you.