Sunday, 22 April 2018

Higher Plane Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


The pleasures of Margaret River Cabernet. A superb wine right here.

Angove Family Crest GSM 2017


Rock solid GSM. A delightful drink for something meaty. I had it with burgers and it worked a treat. An easy slurp with some character.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Geddes Seldom Inn Grenache 2015


I dropped into Geddes Wines on a recent trip to McLaren Vale. Go there. Smart wines, and if you get the chance to meet and chat to Tim Geddes, your McLaren Vale experience will be all the better for it. Knowledgeable, passionate, clever wines without the BS or pretentiousness.

Soumah Chardonnay 2017

Picked early to retain citrusy fruit and crisp acidity. Barrel fermented and aged for eight months to develop texture. A really good drink - well done Soumah team.

Katnook Founder's Block Shiraz 2016

Katnook's entry-level Shiraz.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Sherrah White et Al 2017

Your cure for a long day at the office is here! Such a beautiful wine injecting refreshment into your soul. Nothing but freshness with some texture from two unusual bedfellows. But as winemaker Alex Sherrah says, "They're brilliant partners in flavour crime." True that.

Cooks Lot Allotment 1010 Shiraz 2016

It gets boring repeatedly saying that these Cooks Lot wines are such great value. Oh well, here we go again I suppose. Super cool climate Shiraz for $23. Boom!

Parker Coonawarra Estate Merlot 2016


Although quite traditional in style, the colours of the Parker Terra Rossa range labels capture the eye well. Good drinking Merlot this too to lure your taste buds.

Windfall Estate Single Handed Merlot 2016

Merlot played with the straight bat. Nothing to have me cut loose on the dance floor - mind you, that would take a bit anyway.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Bondar Grenache Rosé 2017


An absolutely smashing Rosé to make your innards sing. Wow, what a treat this is for Rosé fans.

Geoff Merrill Cilento Sangiovese 2012


Named after Geoff Merrill's great grandfather Joseph Cilento who immigrated to Australia in the late 1800's. This sees 27 months in American oak. Gee it's a drinking well at the moment.

Sirromet Vineyard Selection Rosé 2016


A good Rosé for a quaff. Nebbiolo the variety used to charm your thirst. A job well done too.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

d'Arenberg Ironstone Pressings 2015



Damn this is a fab release of the great Grenache, Shiraz Mourvedre blend. So much interest and so much pleasure are rolled up into a beautiful package.

Rymill Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


A tasty number from Rymill. Already with three years under its belt, there's a youthful exuberance about it to ensure it will kick on for a long time yet.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Singlefile Wines Cabernet Merlot 2016

What a beauty for 25 bucks! I wine I would happily share with generous pours. It smells fab and tastes even better. A delicious Cabernet Merlot blend.