Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Huntington Estate Block 3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

 


Super impressive Mudgee Cabernet sure to bring pleasure in spades.

Oakridge Over the Shoulder Cabernet Merlot 2020

 


Oakridge doesn't miss a beat. Ever. Be it their classy top-end wines or their entry-level labels like this Over the Shoulder range. Excellence is rooted deep in their veins and here we go again with this Cabernet Merlot.

Huntington Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

 

Long and incredibly persistent, this Mudgee Cabernet waltzes through the mouth with ease.

Aphelion Affinity GMS 2019

 

Burgers are so hip at the moment and this GMS blend is a perfect partner.

Huntington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

 


A tame Cabernet. Straight bat forward defense on the front foot. 

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Hofer Family Wines Montepulciano 2019

 


Tasty Montepulciano. Really tasty. Gimme a big glass pronto.

Hofer Family Wines Barbera 2019

 


Oh Babs. You can offer so much yet you can be so simple. Here we have the latter. 

Stable Tales Shiraz 2018

 

A sneaky preview of this Stable Tales Shiraz 2018 which is set for release in late 2021.

Stable Tales Shiraz 2017

 


This one-acre vineyard can be found two kilometres from the McLaren Vale township. A property used for weddings, films, television commercials and even a visit by the Queen.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Aphelion The Confluence Grenache 2019

 

Juicy red fruit is the game here. Cut loose. It is such a fab drink and then some. 

Jester Hill Touchstone Roussanne 2019

 

Not a big red drinker but seeking a white with a bit more depth? Try a Roussanne like this to get your juices flowing.

Aphelion PIR Chenin Blanc 2020

 

A ripping example of Chenin Blanc that could be mistaken for a Fiano. Race to this.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Aphelion The Emergent Mataro 2018

 

I like this. Big time. It grows on you. It's the blue-collar worker type - sleeves rolled up and ripping in. Such a great drink. 

Aphelion Welkin Grenache 2020

 

If Welkin is the Vault in the sky, then this may be the key for entry. Such a juicy and crunchy number, it is such a versatile wine too. Drink as is or with a slight chill, an all-season Grenache if you will. 

Hofer Family Wines Aged Release Riesling 2005

 



Riesling is one of the best value varieties on the shelves. The quality available in Australia is exceptional particularly as it ages well too. For those who have yet to venture into the world of aged Riesling, this is a good starting point.

Chateau Yaldara Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV


A pretty good fizz for the money and it will be sure to please more than a few.

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Dodgy Bros Sellicks Foothills Shiraz 2019

 


A great Shiraz for $25. Wes Pearson from Dodgy Bros is really in some fine form at the moment. Find this.

Brash Higgins Riesling Semillon 2016

 


Not many producers deliver a Riesling Semillon blend consistently. There is plenty of depth and interest here to keep you enthused.

Huntington Estate Merlot 2019

 


Lean for a Merlot at 12.7%, this new release from Huntington Estate is bright and fresh. I like its vibe.

Friday, 15 January 2021