Sunday, 23 September 2018

Ricca Terra Colour of Calmness Rosé 2018

Super attractive packaging. The colours used certainly grab the eye. Good drinking Rosé too.

de iuliis Semillon 2018

Here's a good refreshment to wet your insides with during the warmer months as you laze poolside.

Rymill Coonawarra The Yearling Rosé 2018

Rymill's third release Rosé from a blend of Merlot and Shiraz.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Raidis Estate Cheeky Goat Pinot Gris 2018

Cheeky by name, cheeky by appearance too. I love the blush appearance of this Pinot Gris. The berries are squeezed that touch bit more to get that gorgeous rose gold colour. A super drink all up.

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2017

Riesling not keen on putting on its party suit and socialising. Quite reserved and seemingly withholding itself.

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Clever Sauv Blanc. A little bit of effort goes a long way and that's proven with dividends paid here.

Rymill Coonawarra The Yearling Sauvignon Blanc 2018

A cheeky slurp. Super fresh, clean and crisp. Good going for the money.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Raidis Estate The Kelpie Sauvignon Blanc 2018

A sessional type Sauv Blanc. Why swim in the tsunami of New Zealand Sauv when there's tasty wines like this in our backyard?

Heartland Shiraz 2015

A 2015 release for around $20 - not often you see a wine at that price point held back that long, but here we are. There's plenty on offer too.

Tyrrell's Fordwich Verdelho 2017

There's an award at the Hunter Valley Wine Show for the winemaker of the best Verdelho - it's a tiara. Make of that what you will. This comes from what is said to be a top Verdelho site.

Blackbilly GSM 2016

McLaren Vale Grenache making an enticing start. A few swirls of the glass and pretty aromas greet you.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Soumah The Butcher 2016

If I owned a winery I'd name a wine after me. Why the hell not? That's what Soumah boss Brett Butcher has done here, and good on him. A blend of Syrah, Cabernet and Nebbiolo - I like his style.

Sirromet Terry Morris Shiraz Viognier 2016

Give this a decant and you'll see it at its best. Some air under its wings delivers pretty aromas.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

de Iuliis Shiraz 2017

I had a number of Shiraz samples lined up on the bench. Some were double the price of this wine. Some were a little more fancy you could say. But this is what I kept coming back to. It's a wine you just want to drink. No frills. No bells and whistles. Just solid, damn good drinking Shiraz. Zero in on it I say.

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2015

I'd love to say I loved this release, but it's not at the lofty heights expected. I was hoping to leap to attention, but not so.