Monday, 21 May 2018

Known Pleasures McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017


As per the back label: This wine is a tribute to important music in our lives. A powerful and brooding, biodynamically grown Shiraz from our Gateway vineyard in McLaren Vale.


Yarra Edge Single Vineyard Ally 2017


Here's a beauty! The old Bordeaux blend playing a charm.  Just give me more.


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Ministry of Clouds Kintsugi 2015


Here's a wine which calls for your love with open arms. A glorious wine which you can't help but keep going back to. Go here - please do.

Singlefile Wines The Vivienne Chardonnay 2015


Wow factor Chardonnay. Only released in exceptional years, this is a complex and generous work of art.


Parker Coonawarra Estate Interloper Cabernet Malbec 2016


I've written a couple of articles lately on the changing face of Coonawarra. Here's yet another example of how winemaking styles in the region have changed.


Friday, 18 May 2018

Yangarra Estate Ironheart Shiraz 2015


Stunning! The flagship Shiraz, no stone has been left unturned to ensure this wine delivers sublimity. And what a gorgeous wine it is - one wine to savour and embrace.

Bird on a Wire Pinot Noir 2016

Not much goes amiss with Bird on a Wire. I love Caroline Mooney's meticulous approach to her wines. Here's a fine-boned Pinot worth your while.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Robert Stein The Kinnear 2014

If you have a perception Mudgee isn't a great wine region, perhaps introducing yourself to the wines from Robert Stein may change all that. This is a winery really excelling at the moment. Hot off the press is the new flagship for Robert Stein, named after the ship which brought Johann Stein to Australia in 1838.


Yarra Edge Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017


I love receiving emails from wineries I've never heard of. Viticulturalist Lucas Hoorn (formally Hoodles Creek and Levantine Hill) at Yarra Edge was kind enough to get in touch and send me his latest releases - and I like what I see. This Pinot is all grace and glamour.

Indigo Vineyard Beechworth Pinot Noir 2017


Prettier and finer than the F Block release, this is a beautiful Pinot Noir from Beechworth.


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Parker Coonawarra Estate First Growth 2015


All class. Coonawarra Cabernet at its best. There's lots of primary fruit on show here mind you. Still a pup, this is a wine made for later, not now. Despite its youth, it's easy to see where this is heading.


Monday, 14 May 2018

d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie 2013


A really tidy Laughing Magpie release. So much happiness to be had in this bottle - and 5 years of aging has already been done for you.

Usher Tinkler Nose to Tail Rosé 2018

I just want to drink lots of this. What a super refreshment this is! Be consumed by chilled vibes while embracing sunshine and the company of those who make you laugh.


Sunday, 13 May 2018

Indigo Vineyard Beechworth F Block Pinot Noir 2017


From a single block planted in 1999 at the foothills of the Victorian Alps. Unfined and unfiltered.


Soumah d'Soumah Pinot Noir 2017

Good drinking Pinot on the denser side of the Pinot fruit spectrum.