Sunday, 28 May 2017

d'Arenberg The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


There's lots to like about the 2014 icon releases from d'Arenberg. Cabernet Sauvignon on song here - a super drop.

Ten Minutes By Tractor 10X Pinot Gris 2016


A delightful drink from an excellent producer. Plenty going on as you'd expect from TMBT.

Mitchell Wines Watervale Riesling 2016


My first look at a Mitchell Riesling for a very long time. It's good to be back - disappointed I haven't been back sooner. Classy Riesling here.


Jim Barry Watervale Riesling 2017


Always a good drink. Always great value. Find it for under or around $15 and you're laughing.


Friday, 26 May 2017

David Hook Central Ranges Nebbiolo 2015


A drink now rather than later Nebbiolo if there's such a thing, from Young in the Hilltops region of New South Wales.

d'Arenberg d'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache 2014


Always a solid return on this 'red stripe' classic. This 2014 is no different.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

David Hook De Novo Rosso 2015


A blend of Barbera, Nebbiolo and Sangiovese from the New South Wales Hilltops and Orange regions.

Deakin Estate River to Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Ten buck Cabernet punching above its weight.

Deakin Estate River to Vine Shiraz 2016


A new label for Deakin Estate celebrating the 'Mighty Murray' whose vineyards border one of the world's longest navigable rivers.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Twisted Gum Moscato 2017


This could be the best Moscato I have ever had. Mind you, I generally steer clear of the style so have little to compare it to. Perceptions have taken a turn after looking at this release from Twisted Gum.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Twisted Gum Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


Coming off a small three hectare, dry grown vineyard, this is the best offering from Twisted Gum's current releases.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Quartz Hill Pyrenees Shiraz 2014


I've had a couple of wines from Quartz Hill now. I know little about them but I'm yet to have a bad experience. Pyrenees Shiraz going great guns here.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

d'Arenberg The Peppermint Paddock Sparkling NV


I was once told Chambourcin is like eating a wet newspaper. Sometimes perceptions are best left at the door. This has Chambourcin. And Shiraz. And Graciano. Not a bad aperitif this.

David Hook Central Ranges Vermentino 2016


The Central Ranges aren't exactly a Vermentino hot spot. A fair wine this.


d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2016


One of the d'Arenberg staples is this Viognier Marsanne blend.