Monday, 23 July 2018
Devilishly delish. So much personality and charisma to sink your teeth into. The highlight for me is easily the savoury deliciousness courtesy of the whole bunches (25%).
Sunday, 22 July 2018
Not a great year for Hunter red wines but it's those tough years are when the great winemakers stand up. Wrap your arms around this superb rendition of Hunter Valley Shiraz.
Friday, 20 July 2018
What you want to drink with Asian inspired dishes. The back labels says, "This exciting wine pushes the boundaries of conventional Semillon production with the use of indigenous yeast, fermentation on skins, and an off-dry finish." Well, the KPIs have been nailed.
Exciting things are happening at Hayes Family Wines at the moment. The newly built cellar door is nearing its opening day and the wines are continuing to make the right noises.
Thursday, 19 July 2018
I was talking to a wine rep (not related to Tyrrell's) about wine varieties making waves. Talk shifted to blends and he made the point, "No one drinks white blends anymore. Why waste your time with stuff like Chardonnay Semillon blends?" Funny how things unfold - this came across my table not too long after that conversation. He will be reading this and perhaps this is a good place for him and others to restart their relationship with Chardonnay Semillon blends.
Mornington Peninsula Pinot Gris - what's not to like? Such a beautiful drink and a great region for the variety. A delicious wine for your drinking pleasure.
I don't like Sauvignon Blanc as a general rule. Put it in the right hands and make an effort = great results. Wild fermentation in old oak is a great start.
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Classy Chardonnay. I'm sure I've said recently that the wines coming from Singlefile are brimming with enthusiasm with the quality high - here we go again.