Friday, 4 December 2020

Brand and Sons Single Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

 

Super Cabernet. There's pretty factor here and then some. 

Tyrrells Vat 1 Semillon 2015



As with all Tyrrell's aged Semillons, they show so much vitality and freshness. A brilliant Vat 1 release once again.

Gundog Estate Poacher's Blend Semillon 2013


A fabulous Hunter Valley aged Semillon. A museum release from Gundog Estate, this runs deep before asking some questions and then pulling you in closer. Superb!

Brand and Sons Baker's Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

A classic Coonawarra Cabernet from Brand and Sons.

Schwarz Wine Co. Rosé 2020

 


The label says to share with friends. Bugger that. One glass just ain't enough. I'd lean towards not sharing at all - a terrific slurp gone in seconds. 

Brand and Sons Night Owls Shiraz Malbec 2018

A really enjoyable Shiraz Malbec blend. Burgers and barbecues kinda stuff. 

Chateau Yaldara Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2016


A refreshing fizz good for a toast, or to drink by the pool. Made with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills, top ups come with ease.

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Old Vine Shiraz Old Block Sherry Vineyard 2019

 

The last hurrah for this block for Dodgy Bros. Recently sold off, the fruit from this vineyard was often blended away. As a tribute, Wes Pearson has bottled this in its own right. A fabulous example of McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Schwarz Wine Co. Meta Grenache 2020

 

Funky, bunchy and a little meaty. Wicked Grenache. 

Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Fiano 2020

 

A little cloudy - just the way Wes Pearson likes it. A textural rollercoaster ride to your happy place. It ducks and weaves while you sway and swerve. Yum!

Clandestine Vineyards Malbec 2019


These Clandestine Vineyards wines are a tidy bunch. Sourced from Margaret River, this Malbec will mop up a steak or hearty meal with ease.

Unsung Hero Fiano 2020


This starts out all casual before doing up the top button, slipping on a tie and jacket before striding out with suave appeal. 

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Carillion Wines Origins Fenestella Shiraz 2018


A must-do on your next Hunter Valley excursion is to eat at Bistro Molines. Trust me. It is here you will also find the home of Tallavera Grove, one of the best vistas in the district, and the home of Carillion Wines. This Fenestella Shiraz is their flagship wine.

Heartland Director's Cut Shiraz 2018


Big and rich Shiraz just the way Heartland like 'em.

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Castle Rock Estate Great Southern Shiraz 2018

 

These Castle Rock Estate wines are always well dressed and ready to party. This Shiraz from the Great Southern is no exception and sweeps through with all the beauty of a medium bodied, cool climate wine.

Clandestine Vineyards Chardonnay 2019

Vintner Nick Stacy describes his Chardonnay as, "Pure vineyard preservation married to integrated oak influences. Tidy gear this.

Friday, 27 November 2020

Curly Flat Pinot Gris 2019

 


Graceful Pinot Gris. This Curly Flat just feels good. Oh, what a peach. Well, pear in fact... 

Naturalis Organic Shiraz 2019

 

Quality organic Shiraz for the money. Give it a little air to see it shine. 

Naturalis Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

 


Organic Cabernet Sauvignon from Angove Family Wines new Naturalis label sold exclusively through independent retailers.

Unsung Hero Novello Lagrein 2020

 


Winemaker Andy Williams reckons this is the perfect remedy for those stinking hot days we Queenslanders endure from time to time. Ice cold, I see what he means.