Friday, 18 September 2020

Brash Higgins Grenache Mataro 2019


This is such a super slurpable Grenache Mataro that sits right in the zone. Co-fermented certified organic and biodynamic Grenache and Mataro (70/30), a small portion of whole bunches are used before it sees some time in large French oak barrels. A superb blend to set the heart racing. 

Paisley Wines Turntable GSM 2018


An easy drinking GSM. Burger night kind of stuff. 

Seville Estate Brut de Brut 2017


A fizz that beams with delight. So delicate and so refreshing. 

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Paisley Wines Boombox Shiraz 2018

Winemaker DJ Fitzgerald also doubles as DJ Deadly. Well, he did momentarily back in the day and this wine is a tribute to those good times of mixing beats. Now, he's just mixing quality wine. As previous reviews of the Riesling and Grenache would attest, these Paisley Wines are great drinking a represent solid value.

The Wine Peddler Shiraz 2020


I didn't see that coming. Already a 2020 Shiraz! We're not here to play chess obviously. A new label from Chateau Yaldara getting on the front foot and busting a move.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Ravens Croft Sagrantino Rosé 2020


A Granite Belt vintage ravaged by the elements saw winemakers seek fruit from other regions. This Sagrantino was sourced from Chalmer's vineyards in Mildura. A tasty wine, it seems to have hit the jackpot with the 'sold out' sign nearly posted - not bad considering it was released not too long ago.

The Wine Peddler Field Blend White 2020


A new range of wines from Chateau Yaldara aimed at a a new market. It's pretty good drinking too.

Howard Park Miamup Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2019

 A quick whiff and this has that summery feel about it. Fish and chips by the water if you know what I mean.

Paisley Wines Cashmere Riesling 2020


Such a refreshing drink. Another reason why you need to ditch the Sauv Blanc and make Riesling your drink of spring and summer.

Nick Haselgrove The Old Faithful Shiraz 2016


A big, boisterous McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Burton McMahon George's Vineyard Chardonnay 2019


Another quality Upper Yarra Valley Chardonnay coming from a clever collaboration between Dylan McMahon (Seville Estate) and Matt Burton (Gundog Estate).

Montalto Estate Pennon Hill Chardonnay 2019


And they call this an entry level wine. Wow! 

Paisley Wines Velvet Grenache 2018


As the late afternoon spring breeze kicks up and brushes against your face, grab a good pour of this with the sun setting and even a bag of chips for the win. A dancy Barossa Grenache.

Dirt Candy The Pink Panther Pet Nat 2020


Pet Nat on the wild side in more ways than one. A blend of Chardonnay, Semillon, Verdelho and Shiraz.

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Seville Estate Shiraz 2018


Medium bodied Shiraz, the only way the Yarra Valley knows, this cracking wine sees fine exotic spices drape themselves around well handled fruit. 

Oakridge Wines Blanc de Blancs 2015


Lovers of creamy and refreshing fizz - step this way.

Burton McMahon D'Aloisio's Vineyard Chardonnay 2019


A beautiful Chardonnay from the Upper Yarra Valley.

Tucks Ridge Chardonnay 2018


Tucks Ridge is now owned by Montalto and made by the very talented and forward thinking Simon Black. This is the first vintage with his hands on the fruit. Naturally, it's clever stuff.

Redman Wines Cabernet Merlot 2018


A savoury Cabernet Merlot blend ready for that Sunday night roast beef.

Friday, 11 September 2020

Oakridge Wines 864 Aqueduct Henk Chardonnay 2018


Another exemplary Chardonnay coming off the Henk vineyard. This 864 Single Block comes from the Aqueduct block. Stand and applaud.