Sunday, 30 April 2017
Thursday, 27 April 2017
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Run off and hide in a dark place with this like a dog with a stolen shoe. Oh boy, what an absolute treasure we have here!
Pinot grabbing you with two hands. And in a way, I just want it to keep squeezing tight. Lovely wine.
Monday, 24 April 2017
Tastes warmer. It's a bit firmer too. The most masculine of the 2015 releases if you will, yet still dainty.
Let's not all get caught up with single vineyard wines as the bee's knees. This Estate blend is a beauty and shows excellent winemaking and crafting produces superb results. Gee it's impressive.
Sunday, 23 April 2017
A blend of five vineyard sites all handpicked. 35% whole bunches too. Not as beautiful as the 2015 release but still hitting the right notes - only a notch back if you will.
A simple Pinot not particularly setting my senses alight. A fair drink. Without being disrespectful, those with basic tastes would enjoy this most.
Saturday, 22 April 2017
Friday, 21 April 2017
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
A step up from the entry level Estate Chardonnay but not necessarily a big one. This comes off a vineyard planted in 1996 and sits 540m above. Google coordinates are even listed on the label - not something all that common but the terroir freaks will get their kicks with that.
Monday, 17 April 2017
Saturday, 15 April 2017
Here's one for the lovers of the great old Cabernet Merlot blend - and the Redman's have nailed it. One for the black book.
The Terracotta wines get their name from where the fruit is grown - on red clay and basalt soils. This release was matured in bottle for four years prior to release.
Thursday, 13 April 2017
I taste this sample just as the Coonawarra reds have started to be picked for vintage 2017. Many don't appreciate how cool Coonawarra does get. This cool climate eases the region into vintage each year - often well behind others and certainly well behind those regions a few hours north.
A big sucker - lots of meat on the bones. Taking a whiff and French onion soup of all things piques my interest. Give it some air and it blows off and the wine comes good.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Monday, 10 April 2017
The label has had a facelift, and I like it. A blend of Sexton, Tarraford and Applejack vineyards, all fruit is 100% handpicked.
Sunday, 9 April 2017
Saturday, 8 April 2017
Of the three single vineyard 2015 releases, this comes across as the sensitive soul. I just wanna give it a cuddle.
If you feel the urge to dip your toe in the ocean of pleasure that is TMBT Chardonnay and the single vineyard wines stretch the budget that bit too far, you won't miss here.
Friday, 7 April 2017
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
This is one of two flagship wines to celebrate 70 years of winemaking in the region. The other is the Patrono Cabernet Sauvignon 2015.