Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Patina Reserve Chardonnay 2015

Owner and winemaker Gerald Naef makes a big statement, "I don't think there is another region in the world that necessarily produces better Chardonnay than Orange, there are just stylistic differences."
Bold as that may be, he has back up those words will a stellar release. Dive in worthy.


Powell & Son Eden Valley Riesling 2017

Here's a Riesling in a superb spot. Great drinking full stop. Friends brought this over to share at a barbecue and we saw the bottom of the bottle in no time.


Sunday, 17 June 2018

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Ten Minutes By Tractor Judd Pinot Noir 2016


Pristine. An exquisite Pinot. Can I leave the review at that?

Samuel's Gorge Grenache 2016


Is it wrong to drink a sample bottle dry? Well,  I did. A rare occurrence but my actions are justified here. I could drink a gallon of this - responsibly of course!

Friday, 15 June 2018

Patina Chardonnay 2015

Here's one out of the box which caught me on the hop. What a beauty we have here!

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Ten Minutes By Tractor Wallis Tasmania Pinot Noir 2016


The privilege of looking at some amazing wines from amazing producers and sites is never lost on me. In this tasting pack from Ten Minutes by Tractor came this little surprise - the first release of the new Wallis Tasmania label. It slips straight in with the classy Single Vineyard wines this producer is renowned for.

Balgownie Estate Railway Block Bendigo Shiraz 2015

Hold in two hands and embrace. What a beauty this is! The first release of the Railway Block and what a debut!

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Ten Minutes By Tractor Wallis Pinot Noir 2016


A darker and intense Pinot. A masculine style if you will - can we say that these days? At the same time, it's a closed book that doesn't want to show itself too freely. Give it time and embrace the pleasure.

Balgownie Estate Centre Block Bendigo Shiraz 2015

Dense and generous. A glorious Shiraz - oceans of pleasure for days.

Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz 2016

It's been a while since I've had a look at a Heathcote Shiraz. It's good to be back in the saddle now too. This Rufus Stone celebrates the 20th release.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Ten Minutes By Tractor Coolart Road Pinot Noir 2016


A beautiful drinking Pinot. I find the density of this site alluring.

d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2016


Reliability 101. A solid release year after year. Top value, too, and often around $15 in retail land - great buying.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Ten Minutes By Tractor McCutcheon Pinot Noir 2016


A gorgeous Pinot. So elegant with some depth for good measure. Balance and poise for the win.