Thursday, 8 November 2018

Tim Smith Bugalugs Grenache 2018


The type of wine which could see you get comfy in a chair and only rise up when you run out. Such a delish slurp and then some. Tim Smith knows how to Grenache, that's for sure.

Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Syrah 2016


Syrah from Margaret River is not something you see all that often. Lots of Shiraz, yes, but not so the Syrah style. But throw your arms around this beauty - delightful.

Pizzini Lana Moscato 2018

We all can't take life too seriously, so here's a little bit of fun. I gave a glass of this to my mum. She doesn't drink wine and she told me she enjoyed it. I'll take it as a win of sorts.

Angullong Fossil Hill Riesling 2017

Only the third release of Riesling from Angullong. Despite the vines being in the dirt for 20 odd years, the fruit prior to these releases was sold off. The vines sit 650m above.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Coppabella of Tumbarumba Sirius Chardonnay 2017


Siriusly (pun intended) good Chardonnay. I couldn't stop at one glass post-tasting. From the foothills of the Snowy Mountains comes this Single Vineyard Chardonnay perched in one of the coldest viticultural sites in Australia. The fruit for this wine used to be sold off to Penfolds for Yattarna but now all the Block 20 fruit goes exclusively to this label.

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


The Cabernet Gods really do smile down on us. This is a sublime example of the king of red varieties.

Gundog Estate Canberra District Rosé 2018


A little darker and brighter in the glass, it's a push away from the pale salmon appearance Rosé that many are trying to produce. It's a tasty wine no less.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Scarborough Wine Co The Obsessive Chardonnay 2016


Hunter Valley Chardonnay seems to fall in the shadow of the region's leading lights Semillon and Shiraz. The team at Scarborough have three great Chardonnays in their range, all showing a unique take on this prized variety. The Obsessive is the flagship and it's damn fantastic.

Even Keel Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2017


Such an inviting Chardonnay from the Tumbarumba region.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Golden Grove Sparkling Vermentino 2017


Clearly bursting with freshness, the cork couldn't wait to get out of the bottle quick enough. Only one of two Sparkling Vermentinos in Australia, this is a beauty.