Friday, 16 November 2018

TarraWarra Estate Pinot Noir Rosé 2018


I tasted five Rosés and this was head and shoulders above the pack. Damn it was impressive. Great fruit and a well-balanced wine oozing charisma and refreshment - what more so you want?

Ridgemill Estate Smigley's Rosé 2018


The more I look at this the more I think of a red berry danish. There's some textural goodness but it's the pastry aromas which pique my interest.

Hidden Creek Rosé 2018


I popped in to see winemaker Andy Williams on the weekend to pick up a few samples he wanted me to check out. I asked him about this Rosé, and just like a proud father with that gleam in his eye, you could tell he was pretty excited about this release.

d'Arenberg Stephanie The Gnome With Rose Tinted Glasses 2018


A very easy slurp. It's easy to see how wines like this shift pretty easily. Dry to finish but the sweetness at the start is sure to lure more than a few.

Lou Miranda Leone Rosato 2018


A glass of this and a meat board is the go. Rosato from the Barossa Valley.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Tyrrell's Single Vineyard Belford Semillon 2013


Five years young and it screams of a youthful wine. Such a delicate and pristine Semillon which has many years ahead of it.

Hofer Family Wines Lagrein 2016

This grew on me. Give it some air and it steps up. A lovely drink - if you like 'em big.

Angullong Fossil Hill Chardonnay 2017

From a vineyard 800m comes this Chardonnay from Orange, NSW.

Castle Rock Porongurup Riesling 2018



A good Riesling from Western Australia's Great Southern region. Bone dry with tight acidity, tempura prawns anyone?

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Tim Smith Eden Valley Viognier 2018

Tim Smith loves Viognier. He reckons it doesn't get the praise it deserves. Here's one very worthy of that praise - a winner primed to glisten in your glass and in your belly.

Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2018

Such a clever wine for the money. What's more, it's the blending of fruit from four regions - Riverland, Barossa, Murray-Darling and Wrattonbully. A screaming bargain!

Ballandean Estate Messing About Fiano 2018

The new release Fiano from Ballandean Estate, a variety which they have made some great headway with in recent times.


Monday, 12 November 2018