Friday, 18 August 2017
Pretty aromas. Romantic in many respects. I just want in after taking one whiff. Tim Bailey has hit the nail on the head here. Clever winemaking plus super attractive booze.
I like these new Oliver's Taranga labels. They show some personality with a reference to the vintage. 2017 is referred to as 'The year that we didn't start vintage until March!"
Thursday, 17 August 2017
A joyous wine in many respects. It smells good and tastes even better. Lots of pleasure found here from the Hilltops.
Things have changed up in the office and behind the scenes at Rymill but it is business as usual in the winery. Classic Coonawarra Cabernet here.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Here' something you don't see every day... Heathcote Riesling. The Hopkins family aren't afraid to try new things, and despite there being very little Riesling in the region, the theory was that dry and hot conditions through the day and cool nights like the Clare, maybe this might work. And it does.
I don't go to Canberra much. Not many people do from what I gather. I'm pretty sure in the local dialect that Gundog means 'doesn't do much wrong'. See for yourself. Super slurpable Rosé.
Here's the Chica Mencia version three and each vintage thus far has certainly had its own personality. A delicious drink.
Saturday, 12 August 2017
The Magpie is back! Hooray! It seems the Gartelmann label has gone back to it's roots - thank goodness. I do like the Magpie. That attempted trendy label used for a little while looked cheap. Pinot Gris from Orange here.
Friday, 11 August 2017
Chardonnay to take you to your happy place. The fruit from this vineyard was previously destined for Penfold's Yattarna - not anymore. This is the first vintage the Pooley's have kept their own fruit, an excellent decision in many respects.
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Part of the Winter Warmers pack sent out by De Bortoli. Interesting to note this 2014 was sent out when the 2015 is the current vintage out there in retail land. Good quaffing red this no less.