Monday, 18 February 2019

Torbreck Woodcutters Roussanne Marsanne Viognier 2018

Delightful. There's plenty of interest to sink your teeth into here, but it's more a wine that calls for food to sit alongside.

Hayes Family Wines Sam's Grenache 2018


A blend of two vineyards from the northern Barossa. A little more time in the glass reveals its true personality.

De Bortoli La Boheme Cuvée Rosé NV

Easy drinking fizz for your lazy weekend afternoon.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Pizzini Nebbiolo 2014

Pizzini know how to Nebbiolo. Here's a lovely wine for fans of the Italian beauty.


Oakridge Original Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


Too often Chardonnay and Pinot Noir soak up the Yarra Valley spotlight, yet the region's Cabernet is first class and deserves similar praise. Here's an excellent example of that fact.

Oliver's Taranga Vine Dried Cabernet 2017


This is all about rack dried Cabernet added to freshly picked Cabernet in the fermenter inspired by the Italian Amarone style. As the back label suggests, not for the faint-hearted.

Dirt Candy The Aphrodite Touriga Rosé 2018

A looksy through the Qwine records reveals this is the first Touriga Rosé I've had the pleasure of looking at. Man, it grew on me too. Give me plates of plentiful food and a large pour for the win. Tasty stuff!


d'Arenberg The Olive Grove Chardonnay 2018


A fair Chardy which gets you change from a lobster ($20 bucks).


Monday, 11 February 2019

Meerea Park Terracotta Syrah 2017


These Hunter Valley 2017s are well worth getting hold of. Here's a beauty!

Jim Barry Watervale Riesling 2018


If you've never really dipped your toe into the ocean of beauty that is Riesling, here's a clever place to start. Often priced well below it's RRP, it's a ripping bargain and such a delicious wine.

Ridgemill Estate Benny's Blend 2016


Benny seems to be a big boy with some attitude... A robust a gutsy wine for those that like 'em large.
Odd bedfellows Malbec and Merlot but they seem to play nicely and get along just fine.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Samuel's Gorge Grenache 2017


There's something about this wine which just has some wicked gravitating pull. If I had to list my ten 10 slurp factor wines, this would be in the mix hands down.