Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Sapling Yard The Four Pinots 2019


Quite a unique wine and one I've never previously encountered. Made from the four Pinots - Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier which were all sourced from around the Canberra district.

Steels Gate Graciano 2019

Graciano! This is really enjoyable stuff. I could have a couple of glasses easy.

Maverick Riesling 2018


If you enjoy a richer styled Riesling, this may be your thing. 

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Yangarra Estate High Sands Grenache 2017


From Yangarra's famed High Sands vineyard, this 2017 release comes across more pensive and considered.

Friday, 31 July 2020

De Bortoli Wizardry Grenache 2018



A new label from De Bortoli Wine and a very tidy Grenache for an easy slurp. 

De Bortoli Wizardry Grenache Blanc 2020



A new range of wines from De Bortoli showcasing the beauty of Grenache three ways - white, Rosé and red. This Grenache Blanc is a pleaser. 

Maverick Twins Semillon 2018



A white wine to warm your heart on a cool night. 

Grandis Unearthed Pet Nat 2020


Shannon Burgess-Moore's side hustle is his Grandis Wines label. There are some clever wines in the range with this Pet Nat the latest addition. It's a blend of Semillon, Merlot and Sangiovese from Moorebank's vineyards on Palmers Lane.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Yelland and Papps Second Take Shiraz 2019


A walk down the street of Texture Town. An orchestra of interest belts out a wonderful tune with tremendous synchronicity.

Steels Gate Pinot Noir 2018

A great Pinot for those who like a bigger style. This Yarra Valley release reminds me a little of some Central Otago wines.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Golden Grove Estate Brosé Rosé 2020


A rough house Granite Belt 2020 vintage has seen an adjustment to the previous couple of releases. Normally a Grenache based blend, this excellent release sees the fusion of Sagrantino and Vermentino. A Rosé well worth diving into.

Cirillo Estate The Vincent Grenache 2019


When you consider the quality on offer plus the age of the vines, this is quite a buy. Off vines planted in 1901 and 1906, this Grenache is consistent year after year.

Flametree Chardonnay 2019

A delicious Margaret River Chardonnay bringing the mouth to water. So good!

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Cirillo Estate Barossa Valley Malbec 2018

Marco Cirillo doesn't sell a lot of his Malbec, only because he loves it so much he drinks it all himself. He loves it! Off sandy soils, this a classic example of the variety.

Cirillo Estate 1850 Ancestor Vines Rosato 2019

I'm playing a bit of catch up here after dropping into the winery and hanging out with Marco back in March. Where did that time go? Italian style Rosato made from Cirillo's famed ancestor Grenache vines.

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Yelland and Papps Devote Greenock Shiraz 2017



Another stunning Shiraz from Yelland & Papps. This is the disco ball spinning above the dance floor. Serious delish factor and then some.

Oliver's Taranga Fiano 2020



The Fiano Queen delivers once again. A fabulous wine to get you dancing.

Vino Intrepido Sting Like a Bee Fiano 2019


Golden rays of early morning sunrise in the glass, this Fiano comes from the Vaughan vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula. A great drink.

Friday, 24 July 2020

Soul Growers Equilibrium GSM 2018



Restraint is futile. Even Houdini would break his shackles in seconds to dive into this delicious GSM blend. Go here.

Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay 2019


A brilliant Chardonnay time and time again. I do get a bit excited when this Flametree SRS arrives at the door. Big love here.