Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz 2016



Mouth-filling fruit the talking point. It sways and moves with ease filling every crevice and cavity. Super McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate Chardonnay 2016


From an interesting year. A cold winter led to the highest average maximum temperature on record, earliest flowering and harvest dates on record. A dry and warm vintage with good yields. Things turned out well in the end.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

d'Arenberg The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


Here's a big guy. The serious business called upon, that's for sure. Bouncer material. A burly, strong type with broad shoulders. Bloody tasty too.

Sherrah Red et Al 2017

This dances to the words of Red Foo's song 'You can be my new thing'! A cracking blend and super delicious wine. A Grenache Shiraz Nero d'Avola - boom!

Hayes Family Wines Estate Mataro Shiraz 2017

Such an approachable and easy drinking wine. Find something meaty and you find happiness. Great drinking.


Sunday, 22 April 2018

Higher Plane Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


The pleasures of Margaret River Cabernet. A superb wine right here.

Angove Family Crest GSM 2017


Rock solid GSM. A delightful drink for something meaty. I had it with burgers and it worked a treat. An easy slurp with some character.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Geddes Seldom Inn Grenache 2015


I dropped into Geddes Wines on a recent trip to McLaren Vale. Go there. Smart wines, and if you get the chance to meet and chat to Tim Geddes, your McLaren Vale experience will be all the better for it. Knowledgeable, passionate, clever wines without the BS or pretentiousness.

Soumah Chardonnay 2017

Picked early to retain citrusy fruit and crisp acidity. Barrel fermented and aged for eight months to develop texture. A really good drink - well done Soumah team.

Katnook Founder's Block Shiraz 2016

Katnook's entry-level Shiraz.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Sherrah White et Al 2017

Your cure for a long day at the office is here! Such a beautiful wine injecting refreshment into your soul. Nothing but freshness with some texture from two unusual bedfellows. But as winemaker Alex Sherrah says, "They're brilliant partners in flavour crime." True that.

Cooks Lot Allotment 1010 Shiraz 2016

It gets boring repeatedly saying that these Cooks Lot wines are such great value. Oh well, here we go again I suppose. Super cool climate Shiraz for $23. Boom!

Parker Coonawarra Estate Merlot 2016


Although quite traditional in style, the colours of the Parker Terra Rossa range labels capture the eye well. Good drinking Merlot this too to lure your taste buds.

Windfall Estate Single Handed Merlot 2016

Merlot played with the straight bat. Nothing to have me cut loose on the dance floor - mind you, that would take a bit anyway.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Bondar Grenache Rosé 2017


An absolutely smashing Rosé to make your innards sing. Wow, what a treat this is for Rosé fans.