Monday, 25 March 2019

Ballandean Estate Nebbiolo 2017

Nebbiolo from the cool Granite Belt climate. Varietal and moreish - tasty stuff.

Sunshine Coast Cider Sunshine Cider


Long hot days and a tall glass of this cider ice cold will cure your ills. Beautiful!

Hofer Family Wines Barbera 2017

Langhorne Creek Barbera from little known producer Marcus Hofer.

Berton Vineyards White Rock Chardonnay 2018


Fellow writer Stu Robinson posed the question to me about the Berton Sauvignon Blanc - why would you plant Sauv Blanc in prime Riesling country (Eden Valley)? Fair cop that. Same could be said about Chardonnay really.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Juniper Estate Chardonnay 2017

It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to have a look at a wine from Juniper Estate. Not much has changed in that time by the looks either - the quality is still high.


St John's Road Motley Bunch GMS 2017


Dancy Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. Juicy fruit skips about all nimble on its feet.

Oakridge Yarra Valley Range Rosé 2018


Part of the new Oakridge Yarra Valley Range, this Rosé is a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Grigio.

Sunshine Coast Cider Bottle Fermented Cider


There's a big kick to this but you wouldn't know it. Weighing in at 7.2%, it's made with apples grown on the Granite Belt.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Max and Me Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

When the train rolls into Pleasure Town station you just get off and make the most of your visit.
Eden Valley Cabernet well worth getting in your belly.

Hastwell and Lightfoot Montepulciano 2017

An attractive label greets the eye. Perhaps it's the small image of a magpie that gets my attention? My favourite Australian bird would have to be either the Magpie or Butcher Bird. I'd love to see a Butcher Bird on a label mind you - can someone sort that out, please?

Berton Vineyard High Eden Sauvignon Blanc 2018

A new label to me with an, "Oh wow," introduction. Clean, crisp and very refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from the Eden Valley - a great drop.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Max and Me Shiraz 2017


Phil Lehmann doesn't know how to make a bad wine. Quality is always plated up - here we go again.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Heartland Directors Cut Shiraz 2016


Iron fist in a velvet glove kinda stuff. A big Shiraz from Langhorne Creek.

St John's Road The Resilient Grenache 2018


Silky Grenache screaming value.

d'Arenberg The Galvo Garage 2014


As with many of the d'Arenberg blends, this has a big frame and the muscle to carry it. A blend of  Cabernet, Petit Verdot and Merlot 54/23/23 from McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills.