Friday, 31 August 2018
Thursday, 30 August 2018
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Tuesday, 28 August 2018
I'm late to the party here admittedly, but damn, I wanna stay all night. What a cracking piece of work this is! Brilliant Meunier!
Monday, 27 August 2018
Clever Hunter Valley Shiraz. As per the back label, produced from vines grown at the Somerset, Tinkler's and Hillside vineyards. Maturation took place over nine months in French oak puncheons.
Sunday, 26 August 2018
I wouldn't be lying if I said this was my favourite Montalto Single Vineyard release from 2016. I feel like I'm walking on cloud nine. Class, depth, persistence - woah!
Friday, 24 August 2018
Winemaker Graeme Shaw is intent on ensuring the quality of Canberra Merlot is not overlooked. With a great 2013 vintage, this follow up 2014 is an enjoyable drink.
Thursday, 23 August 2018
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Sit back in the gardens or the restaurant at the Montalto cellar door and these are the vines in front of you. It's such a relaxing place to chill. I had the privilege of lunching there with Simon Black and a few locals Geraldine McFaul and Mike Aylward to wash away the afternoon. Lots of laughs and sore cheeks created some good times.
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Monday, 20 August 2018
Sunday, 19 August 2018
Saturday, 18 August 2018
Friday, 17 August 2018
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
A captivating energy pulls you in. Perhaps a little overexcited initially, it's a Pinot which cools its heals and settles into a neat grove exuding class and poise.
What a wine it is. A polished gem from top to toe, it flows seamlessly from the first whiff to a long lingering finish.
The 2017 Hunter Valley vintage was a beauty. Some say it's better than the highly regarded 2014. Dive in here and see for yourself - superb Shiraz.
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Coonawarra has one of the longest ripening seasons for Chardonnay in the world I'm reliably informed. This is a neat find - Coonawarra ain't just all Cabernet...
Monday, 13 August 2018
Sunday, 12 August 2018
Saturday, 11 August 2018
Friday, 10 August 2018
Off-dry Semillon - something not all that common, but I like different and this smashes the brief. A well-crafted wine to sit beside a spicy dish. Friday night take away come at me.
I keep getting told that the soils on the Granite Belt are well suited for Pinot Noir. There's not an awful amount of the variety planted in the region but I'm still yet to see an example to wow me.