Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Brash Higgins Riesling Semillon 2017

Hello sunshine and hello seafood! A blend which is a little something different but deserves a whole lotta love. Brad Hickey is a McLaren Vale winemaker worth keeping an eye out for: quality + creativity.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Singlefile Wines Single Vineayrd Frankland River Shiraz 2016

Find a comfy chair, loosen the belt and relax to embrace the deliciousness. Oozing chill out factor, this is a Shiraz that's easy to fall in love with.

Witches Falls Wild Ferment Tempranillo 2017

There's no hero variety coming from the Granite Belt. Although so many work well, some are more consistent than others. Tempranillo is a variety which always seems to strike the right chord. Here's another example. Coming from a site on the northern end of Ballandean, this is the first Tempranillo produced by Witches Falls.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Nikkal Rosé 2017

Hand up if you have bought a wine based on the label? Yup, me too. We all have. And in many cases, you are left disappointed with what's inside. These Nikkal wines from Kate Goodman not only possess smashing shelf appeal, but the wine inside is cracking. Here's a terrific Rosé to sit back with and cool your heels.

Peos Estate Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Tasty Chardonnay from Manjimp which sits just north-east of Pemberton in Western Australia.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Brash Higgins Grenache Mataro 2016

A silky ride on the magic carpet to happiness. Such a beautiful drink.

Hayes Family Wines Ebenezer Shiraz 2016

Here's a big brooding type. Old school Barossa if you will. As dark as the night's sky, this is all bulging biceps and chest pumped out.

Nikkal Chardonnay 2017

A lovely Chardonnay release from Kate Goodman. With a striking label, this is a damn easy wine to kick back with. Better still, any friends you have who see Chardonnay as dense, weighty and buttery - throw them a glass of this. Conversion is sure to follow.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Geoff Merrill Bush Vine Grenache Rosé 2017

An easy slurp to wash away a long work week. A little texture, a whole lot of fun. Bush Vine Grenache hand-picked from 60-90 year old vines.

Patina Scandelous Riesing 2016

"I have a fascination with Riesling," says owner and winemaker Gerald Naef. I know that feeling all too well Gerald.
Inspired by the off-dry Rieslings of Germany comes this wine retaining 24 grams of residual sugar.

Allegiance Wines Unity Barossa Shiraz 2014

Tasted blind along with some other Shiraz wines, you could have knocked me over with a breath of air when I later read the press release that stated the RRP is $100. Wowsers!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

TarraWarra Estate Pinot Noir 2016

Such a pretty little thing. As with the Estate Chardonnay release, here's a label that rarely misses the target.

Lowe Wines Organic Zinfandel 2013

Awarded the best Organic wine at the Mudgee Wine Show 2017. Zinfandel (also known as Primitivo) is big in the US.

Higher Plane The Messenger 2012

A classic Bordeaux blend of five varieties, each contributing delivering a sophisticated wine which will reward cellaring for beyond a decade.

Peos Estate Four Kings Pinot Noir 2017

Three Peos Estate wines landed on the doorstep. A new label to me, no information came with them. No RRP, no specs. As per the website: Manjimup has been home to the Macedonian-born Peos family for more than 80 years. With viticulture in their historical veins, brothers Vic, John, Kon and Chris banded together in 1996 to create their dream vineyard as a legacy to their late father, Jim Peos, and late grandfather, P.Y. Peos. The Four Kings range is named after the four Peos brothers.