Saturday, 26 May 2018

Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016

A beautiful Chardonnay. Just gorgeous. Lovely fruit with a soft touch.

Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon 2013

A gorgeous aged Semillon which has enjoyed time cooling its heels. Layers of interest await ready to be peeled back.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Yangarra Estate High Sands Grenache 2015

Think Blewitt Springs Grenache and expect pretty,  bright red fruit. Oh, this rattles the cage on that theory.

Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa Shiraz 2016

A beautiful Shiraz. Lots of pleasure to be found within. Well played Phil Lehmann.

XO Wine Co Grenache 2015

A wine which had me scratching my head admittedly, particularly as I've been fortunate enough to look at a diverse range of Grenache wines from McLaren Vale of late.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Usher Tinkler Reserve Chardonnay 2017

You can't help but feel chic when you have bottles like this in hand. It's a big weighty number. A weapon of sorts. Clever labeling and a wax seal for the win. The gear inside is pretty damn fab too.

Yarra Edge Single Vineyard Premium Chardonnay 2017

Sophisticated Chardy. A confident type, chest out shoulders back but composed all at the same time.  Classy stuff.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Meerea Park Alexander Munro Shiraz Aged Release 2009

Aging gracefully, this is sitting pretty. Layers of deliciousness await.

Yarra Edge Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

I love receiving emails from wineries I've never heard of. Viticulturalist Lucas Hoorn (formally Hoodles Creek and Levantine Hill) at Yarra Edge was kind enough to get in touch and send me his latest releases - and I like what I see. This Chardonnay ticks the boxes - a little beauty.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Known Pleasures McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017

As per the back label: This wine is a tribute to important music in our lives. A powerful and brooding, biodynamically grown Shiraz from our Gateway vineyard in McLaren Vale.

Yarra Edge Single Vineyard Ally 2017

Here's a beauty! The old Bordeaux blend playing a charm.  Just give me more.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Ministry of Clouds Kintsugi 2015

Here's a wine which calls for your love with open arms. A glorious wine which you can't help but keep going back to. Go here - please do.