Sunday, 22 October 2017

Hidden Creek Gewurztraminer 2017


Andy Williams and his wife Leeanne have taken the reigns at Hidden Creek. The cellar door has been reinvigorated with a new menu. 2017 was the first vintage with Andy in the winery flying solo after numerous winemaking roles elsewhere. This Gewurz is the first for Hidden Creek and is the first Andy has made as well.

Soumah Equilibrio Pinot Noir 2016


Yarra Valley Pinot showing it can play a power game too.


Oliver's Taranga Shiraz 2016


Hearty stuff. This is like getting a big cuddle from your big and burly Uncle Bob.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

TarraWarra Estate Pinot Noir Rosé 2017


Get outside in the sunshine and embrace your lazy weekend with a glass of this in hand. I say this as rain taps on the roof. Sunshine isn't far away no less.
So approachable. So tasty.


d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2013


Grenache worth sinking your teeth into. Dense, pools of serenity engulf the mouth.
The back label says, "At a time when Grenache was considered unfashionable, Chester acquired many old bush vine, overgrown and abandoned vineyards." Grenache seems trendy again - one just took out the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy for the first time - great to see. I love the variety.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Gartelmann Wines Petit Verdot 2014

Mudgee Petit Verdot getting a helping hand from 15% Cabernet Sauvignon (Clare Valley). Tasty stuff.

Angove Long Row Shiraz 2016


If you only had a tenner to part with for a bottle of red, I'd happily recommend this Shiraz. Tip top for the money.


Thursday, 19 October 2017

Punt Road Pinot Gris 2017


A good drink but it just seems to lack the get up and go expected from this producer who is currently delivering fantastic wines at more than reasonable prices.


Oxford Landing Merlot 2017


Merlot straight from the paddock to bottle. 2017 already.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Golden Grove Durif 2016


Golden Grove's Durif has beaten Rutherglen stalwarts a few times now pipping them at their own wine show. Here's another cracker from some not so typical Durif country.

Margan Wines Shiraz 2016


Medium bodied Shiraz with soul. I just wanna slurp it all. Delicious drinking and then some.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Lowe Organic Cabernet Franc 2015


Cabernet Franc is as rare as hens teeth in Mudgee. Only 1.2 hectares sit in the ground.

Heslop Wines Zinfandel 2014


My first look at Heslop Wines from Mudgee and I like what I see. Take a whiff and it's easy to get hooked. Well presented too - I do like the wax seal. A sexy touch.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Mitchell Wines McNicol Riesling 2009


Heading into the aged phase, this is a peach. A delicious aged Riesling for those who enjoy dipping their oar into this ocean of pleasure.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Schild Estate GSM 2015


If you only had 15 bucks to throw on the counter for a bottle of red, run to this hand over fist. It's a wine I've found in recent years to be one of the best value blends going around.