Thursday, 23 May 2019

Bird on a Wire Chardonnay 2016

When Caroline Mooney's wines arrive at the door, I must admit I get that 'kid in a candy store' excitement. There's an absolute elegance to her wines and this Chardonnay is a testament to that. Gorgeous!

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

St Anne's Winery Tatalia Shiraz 2016


Dry grown Heathcote Shiraz oozing power and density. 

Logan Weemala Pinot Gris 2018


Pinot Gris with a slight bronze and copper hue - you have my attention from the outset.

Logan Weemala Sauvignon Blanc 2018


A fresh and tropical fruit driven Sauvignon Blanc from a vineyard perched 930 metres above in Orange, NSW.

Singlefile Wines Single Vineyard Clement V 2018

Singlefile's Clement V is a salute to the role the "Avignon Papacy" played in establishing viticulture in the Southern Rhone region of France. This blend is a beauty.

Patrick of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


Coonawarra Cabernet aged predominantly in American oak for 18 months. A most enjoyable wine with five years aging already done for you.

Balgownie Estate Black Label Cabernet Franc Syrah 2017


An inviting wine which had me hankering for roast beef.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Angove The Medhyk Shiraz 2016


Medhyk is the Cornish spelling for doctor. Best you take the medicine this doctor prescribed - a superb example of McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Nautilus Esatate Chardonnay 2017


Generous Chardonnay from New Zealand's Marlborough region which doesn't skimp on depth.


Goldman Wines Hunter Valley Semillon 2014

Hunter Valley Semillon five years young. In the early stages of a long journey, this will reward for many years to come.


Thursday, 16 May 2019

Shaw Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A fabulous example of cool climate Cabernet from a vineyard perched 600m above.

Thomas Wines The Dam Block Shiraz 2017


I first saw this Dam Block when it was released a couple of years ago. At the time, it was finally deemed good enough to stand on its own two feet rather than being blended away as was the case previously. Good to see it back once more - it's a peach.

Angove Alternatus Fiano 2018

Clever Fiano. Fresh and inviting.


Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Patrick of Coonawarra Aged Riesling 2012


A brilliant example of how divine aged Riesling can be.


Jacob's Creek Classic Riesling 2019


Well, the first 2019 wine has arrived and what a noise it has made! A quick search reveals it can be bought for around $6 - a burst of refreshment everyone can afford.