Monday, 23 July 2018

Punt Road Gamay 2017

Gamay is bringing sexy back. More and more wineries are dropping it in the dirt, and deservedly so. There's so much pleasure to draw out of its simplicity and soft touch. Lazy Sundays and sunsets with a glass or two of this for the win.

Yangarra Estate Small Pot Whole Bunch Shiraz 2016


Devilishly delish. So much personality and charisma to sink your teeth into. The highlight for me is easily the savoury deliciousness courtesy of the whole bunches (25%).

Ten Minutes By Tractor 10X Chardonnay 2017


Quite a taut example of Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Tyrrell's Wines Vat 9 Shiraz 2016



Not a great year for Hunter red wines but it's those tough years are when the great winemakers stand up. Wrap your arms around this superb rendition of Hunter Valley Shiraz.

Gundog Estate Rare Game Shiraz 2017


Hunter Valley Shiraz - medium bodied pleasure awaits. Step right up to another respectable example.


Friday, 20 July 2018

Gundog Estate Wild Semillon 2018


What you want to drink with Asian inspired dishes. The back labels says, "This exciting wine pushes the boundaries of conventional Semillon production with the use of indigenous yeast, fermentation on skins, and an off-dry finish." Well, the KPIs have been nailed.


Hayes Family Wines Cabernet Shiraz 2016


Exciting things are happening at Hayes Family Wines at the moment. The newly built cellar door is nearing its opening day and the wines are continuing to make the right noises.

Shaw Vineyard Estate Reserve Merriman Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

From a Canberra district vintage said to be the best since the 70s, this is a great example of cool climate Cabernet. The list of trophies and medals awarded to this wine already is quite impressive.

Windowrie Family Reserve Shiraz 2016

I do like these Windowrie wines. Find a steak and you have a perfect partner in this wine.


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Tyrrell's Wines Vat 63 Chardonnay Semillon 2017


I was talking to a wine rep (not related to Tyrrell's) about wine varieties making waves. Talk shifted to blends and he made the point, "No one drinks white blends anymore. Why waste your time with stuff like Chardonnay Semillon blends?" Funny how things unfold - this came across my table not too long after that conversation. He will be reading this and perhaps this is a good place for him and others to restart their relationship with Chardonnay Semillon blends.

Ten Minutes By Tractor 10X Pinot Gris 2017


Mornington Peninsula Pinot Gris - what's not to like? Such a beautiful drink and a great region for the variety. A delicious wine for your drinking pleasure.

Ten Minutes By Tractor 10X Sauvignon Blanc 2017


I don't like Sauvignon Blanc as a general rule. Put it in the right hands and make an effort = great results. Wild fermentation in old oak is a great start.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Punt Road Shiraz 2017

A damn good slurp of cool climate Shiraz. A spicy sucker too.


Singlefile Wines Family Reserve Chardonnay 2017


Classy Chardonnay. I'm sure I've said recently that the wines coming from Singlefile are brimming with enthusiasm with the quality high - here we go again.


The Lane Vineyard Block 1A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2017


The Lane's entry-level Chardonnay.