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.
I popped in to see winemaker Andy Williams on the weekend to pick up a few samples he wanted me to check out. I asked him about this Rosé, and just like a proud father with that gleam in his eye, you could tell he was pretty excited about this release.
A very easy slurp. It's easy to see how wines like this shift pretty easily. Dry to finish but the sweetness at the start is sure to lure more than a few.
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Some good aromas greet you to invite you in. Lemon zest and lemon meringue pie plus some canned apple.
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Five years young and it screams of a youthful wine. Such a delicate and pristine Semillon which has many years ahead of it.
A good Riesling from Western Australia's Great Southern region. Bone dry with tight acidity, tempura prawns anyone?
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Monday, 12 November 2018
Gartelmann's flagship red. This 2015 Shiraz from Orange is a well-crafted number. A lovely wine all up.