Thursday, 6 December 2018
I made the comment in a recent review of a Gundog Estate wine that Matt Burton doesn't make bad wine. It's almost as though he's produced this just to prove what we already know. This is a cracker! Fist pumping, big smiles, large pours and all that jazz...
If you are yet to dip your toe into the delicious waters of Saperavi, this would be a smart place to start. A variety gaining some good traction in Australia, this is a beauty.
Big framed Merlot. Very much an 'old' style, that is, straight up and down with not too much variance. A bit like the old line and length Glenn McGrath used to bowl - reliable stuff.
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Shiraz Mataro is a rare blend but one I'd like to see more of. I even made one back in 2014, affectionately known as Shitaro, but that's another story. Here's a wine you could settle in with very easily.
If you have a mixed crowd around a table and seek a wine sure to please, head in this direction. It's such an easy drinking Sangiovese to suit a range of foods too.
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Tempranillo has really found a neat groove in the rocky outcrops of the Granite Belt. It's a variety that seems to continue to thrive and improve and is made consistently well throughout the region. This is a top example.
TarraWarra have two rows of each variety blended precisely to deliver a fabulous drink with texture and savoury appeal.
Monday, 3 December 2018
A more than handy Pinot Gris with a crowd-pleasing appeal. Attractive from the outset with a faint bronze and copper hue to greet the eye.
Sunday, 2 December 2018
Saturday, 1 December 2018
Off-dry and my taste buds are going off. Cracking Riesling! A refreshing drink with an armoury of versatility ready to unleash.
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Unsung Hero is a side project for winemaker Andy Williams, and what an entry he has made with this debut wine! Such a beautifully presented Barbera, this will bowl over many who choose to stand in its way.
These Credaro wines are a new label for me, and I like what I see. A great Chardy here ticking the boxes.
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
The back label suggests having this with Italian or Asian food. I reckon grab a burger in one hand and a glass of this in the other.
Monday, 26 November 2018
Tasting this reminds me of an amazing Riesling tasting experience with Chester Osborn many years ago. Always out there for a challenge, he was out to prove McLaren Vale could produce Riesling and those wines could age. This release is not shy either and has the potential to reward the patient.
Saturday, 24 November 2018
Such a delicious wine! The sort of stuff that could be fed to me via a drip and I'd have no qualms. Super Grenache!
Oakridge can Chardonnay! Oh my, this is a beauty. Sourced from a north facing Lusatia Park site, wrap your arms around this.
Barossa Chardonnay is not all that common. This comes from a small Rowland Flat site planted in 2005.
Friday, 23 November 2018
Named Five Tales after the five vineyards Credaro tend to in the Margaret River region. Good Cabernet for the money.
Thursday, 22 November 2018
The Oakridge gang have really brought Pinot Meunier to the fore. They've even gone all hipster and removed "Pinot" in their branding too. Clever. Smart fizz this. Such a softly spoken individual.
Something a little different. Something a little superb. It's a wine which may not be for everyone but it pushes the boundaries and gets the taste buds singing. Pinot Gris on skins - ripping for 20 bucks!
A reliable type, just like those old Triumph motorbikes you see Tim Smith riding around the Barossa.
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Barossa Grenache more in the old school realm, that is, ripe fruit with that boiled lolly thing going on.
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Monday, 19 November 2018
I was once referred to as a sexy beast, but that's another story entirely. Here's a solid McLaren Vale Cabernet.
They make 'em big in Langhorne Creek. Black and brooding in the glass, there's plenty of comfort in the glass.
Friday, 16 November 2018
I tasted five Rosés and this was head and shoulders above the pack. Damn it was impressive. Great fruit and a well-balanced wine oozing charisma and refreshment - what more so you want?
The more I look at this the more I think of a red berry danish. There's some textural goodness but it's the pastry aromas which pique my interest.