Friday, 20 July 2018

Shaw Vineyard Estate Reserve Merriman Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

From a Canberra district vintage said to be the best since the 70s, this is a great example of cool climate Cabernet. The list of trophies and medals awarded to this wine already is quite impressive.


Windowrie Family Reserve Shiraz 2016

I do like these Windowrie wines. Find a steak and you have a perfect partner in this wine.


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Tyrrell's Wines Vat 63 Chardonnay Semillon 2017


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.

Ten Minutes By Tractor 10X Pinot Gris 2017


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.

Ten Minutes By Tractor 10X Sauvignon Blanc 2017


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

Punt Road Shiraz 2017

A damn good slurp of cool climate Shiraz. A spicy sucker too.


Singlefile Wines Family Reserve Chardonnay 2017


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.


The Lane Vineyard Block 1A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2017


The Lane's entry-level Chardonnay.


Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Singlefile Wines Great Southern Chardonnay 2017

A good example of Chardonnay which oozes easy drinking. I could have a glass or two no sweat. Well made, varietal characters tick away effortlessly.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Gundog Estate Hunter's Semillon 2018


So fresh. Hurry up summer already!

Windowrie Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Great Cabernet outta Cowra - who wouldda thought? This is rock n roll time - so much enthusiasm and energy well worth embracing.

Huntington Estate Semillon 2018


I was invited along to the Huntington Estate wine lunch on the weekend. Impressive food matched with well-crafted wines. This 2018 Semillon is hot off the press. A great wine to slurp on during warmer months, this is what I consider 'pool wine'.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Giant Steps Yarra Valley Syrah 2017

Cool climate Syrah on point. Damn, Steve Flamsteed has nailed this style. Run to this!


Ballandean Estate Angela's Reserve Liqueur Muscat NV


A tribute to Angela Crema,  mother of Mary Puglisi, the wife of Ballandean Estate founder Angelo Puglisi. Cool nights and cheese boards will warm the soul with a nip or two.

Driftwood Artifacts Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A Cabernet that doesn't get the juices flowing. Sure it does the job, but the depth for this one is something that seems to be lacking.