Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Curly Flat Western Pinot Noir 2019

 


This Western moves with grace but there is a focus and sophistication about it. My pick of the three Curly Flat Pinot Noir 2019 releases.

Curly Flat Pinot Noir 2019

 


Always a treat. Masterfully blended and that stands out furthermore when tasted beside the single vineyard Central and Western wines. A classic.

Lienert Estate Shiraz 2016

 

I love this label. Pink pinstripes and all. It is so eyecatching. Better still, this is a fabulous Barossa Shiraz with density and drive. 

Monday, 12 April 2021

Vino Intrepido Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Pinot Grigio 2020

 


James Scarcebrook is kicking out some pretty smart wines. His nomination in the Young Gun Top 50 is well deserved too. His Vino Intrepido label is one well worth sticking in your black book. Pinot Grigio lovers will enjoy this.

Vino Intrepido Nero's Fiddle Nero d'Avola 2020

 


Pretty aromas flood the nose and ensure you sit up. What an intro! 

Saturday, 10 April 2021

d’Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2017

 


The Laughing Magpie is creeping back to its glory years. The last few years have incrementally stepped up and this release is no different.

Babo Wines Prosecco Rosé DOC

 

Fun in the sun! Who says we're done with warm days just yet. A very approachable Prosecco coming at you with a dash of Pinot Noir to give it a blush appearance. 

Lienert Estate Roussanne 2020

 


I love these Lienert labels. They ooze shelf appeal. Little gold lightning bolts adorn this bottle - clear glass, a black label and gold highlights draw the eye. Smart wine this too.

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Lienert Estate Mataro 2018

 

Lazy evenings, a chill in the air, rain tapping on the roof - all that. Have this in your glass and you're complete.

Bloodwood Riesling 2010

 


Aged Riesling is a thing of beauty and well worth embracing in two hands. But don't let it slip, like I did...

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Whiskey Gully Wines Black Rod Shiraz 2019

 


Here is a lesson in patience. Don't drink this now. Please don't. Give it a couple of years in bottle and your patience will be rewarded. This is a fantastic Granite Belt Shiraz well worth waiting for.

Paulett Wines Shiraz 2018

 

A really impressive cool-climate Shiraz. The quality of the wines at Paulett is well worth embracing. Here we have another smart release.

Mount Avoca Viognier 2019

 


Viognier. Get into it. There are some clever examples around the traps and this is one of them. Well priced at $26, it's a fab drink. Did I mention it's organic?

Friday, 2 April 2021

Paulett Wines Cabernet Merlot 2018

 

Flashy? No. Edgy? No. Respectable and high quality? Absolutely. What a beauty! Silky smooth, this Cabernet Merlot slides down all too easily. Go here.

d'Arenberg The Bonsai Vine GSM 2018

 

Snuggle up material. There is plenty of give here to provide that homely feel.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Paulett Wines Brielle Grenache 2020

 

A ripping Clare Valley Grenache that hails from the Watervale subregion. Delicious and then some, I'd dive into this with pike.

Jack West Grenache 2020

 

Light, bright and dancy Barossa Grenache.