Sunday, 17 October 2021

Yalumba Galway Vintage Shiraz 2019


Pop 'n' pour. This is such an easy wine to turn to. For less than 20 bucks, no one loses here. Yalumba has pulled out a heritage label for the re-launch - just another reason to embrace this piece of Australian wine history. 

d'Arenberg The Sensorial Surfer Fiano 2021


Part of the growing organic range from d'Arenberg that has been getting a good push of late, this is a shift from the "house" style and it's noticeable. Here we have a delightful Fiano. It just feels and tastes good. That's enough to hook you in, right? 

Dodgy Brothers Juxtaposed Fiano 2021


Lunchtime drinking done well. Find me a sushi platter, please.

Yalumba Y Series Tempranillo 2020


Tempranillo is synonymous with pizza and paella but a sausage on bread (onions on top if you don't mind) is a more than suitable match next time you are loitering at a park barbecue with your friends.

Friday, 15 October 2021

Paisley Turntable GMS 2019

If you are on the hunt to find a new small producer to support, Paisley Wines are worth throwing your arms around. I've seen their wines for the last two vintages now and their consistency and quality at the price point is hard to fault. This GMS is a delicious wine and such as easy slurp.

Soumah Cabernet Sauvignon 2019


I made the comment in my recent review of the Syrah that Soumah wines are always interesting, approachable and easy to kick back with. Maybe I shot myself in the foot? Or I spoke too soon. Oops. This is a good Cabernet but not up there with previous releases.

Yalumba Y Series Sauvignon Blanc 2021


Simple, easy-going in nature, this is a fair drink for the money. If you like something to slurp on that is uncomplicated, go forth with this in hand.

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2021


The marvelous Riesling duo from O'Leary Walker is one I look forward to each year. This Polish Hill River takes the flag once more in 2021. A fab drink ready to add pleasure to your afternoon kickbacks.

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Yalumba Y Series Pinot Noir 2021


The latest addition to the Y Series clan, here is a wine that wants to be trendy and hang with the cool kids. It wears skinny jeans but they still flap in the breeze. It needs to fill out a bit more, but for $15, it's an easy, simple red.

Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2019


A firm, robust Cabernet. Lamb chops on the barbecue are calling.

Yalumba Y Series Merlot 2019


A solid go-to and really good going for the money. You can often find these Y Series wines better than the $15 RRP. The better wines in the range are well worth it too - this is one of them.

Lemon Villa Cabernet Merlot 2019

Flat pan and muted. Not a great deal of interest. Too young and in need of more time perhaps?

Lemon Villa Cabernet Merlot 2018


Everything you want in an easy drinking and approachable wine is here. It's measured and reliable. 

Lemon Villa Cabernet Merlot 2017


A Cabernet Merlot from Orange, NSW, that gets a tick.

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Pizzini Rubacuori Sangiovese 2016


These playful new labels capture the Pizzini history fabulously. This one is of Katrina Pizzini on the front of what seems her new car. I would be sitting on a Maroon XD Falcon but that's another story... Here we have a serious expression of Sangiovese. Sink your teeth in and your claws. Delicious and then some.

Lyons Will Estate Riesling 2021


Lacy and delicate, this is a damn clever Riesling.