Thursday, 23 May 2019

Bird on a Wire Chardonnay 2016

When Caroline Mooney's wines arrive at the door, I must admit I get that 'kid in a candy store' excitement. There's an absolute elegance to her wines and this Chardonnay is a testament to that. Gorgeous!

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

St Anne's Winery Tatalia Shiraz 2016


Dry grown Heathcote Shiraz oozing power and density. 

Logan Weemala Pinot Gris 2018


Pinot Gris with a slight bronze and copper hue - you have my attention from the outset.

Logan Weemala Sauvignon Blanc 2018


A fresh and tropical fruit driven Sauvignon Blanc from a vineyard perched 930 metres above in Orange, NSW.

Singlefile Wines Single Vineyard Clement V 2018

Singlefile's Clement V is a salute to the role the "Avignon Papacy" played in establishing viticulture in the Southern Rhone region of France. This blend is a beauty.

Patrick of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


Coonawarra Cabernet aged predominantly in American oak for 18 months. A most enjoyable wine with five years aging already done for you.

Balgownie Estate Black Label Cabernet Franc Syrah 2017


An inviting wine which had me hankering for roast beef.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Angove The Medhyk Shiraz 2016


Medhyk is the Cornish spelling for doctor. Best you take the medicine this doctor prescribed - a superb example of McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Nautilus Esatate Chardonnay 2017


Generous Chardonnay from New Zealand's Marlborough region which doesn't skimp on depth.


Goldman Wines Hunter Valley Semillon 2014

Hunter Valley Semillon five years young. In the early stages of a long journey, this will reward for many years to come.


Thursday, 16 May 2019

Shaw Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A fabulous example of cool climate Cabernet from a vineyard perched 600m above.

Thomas Wines The Dam Block Shiraz 2017


I first saw this Dam Block when it was released a couple of years ago. At the time, it was finally deemed good enough to stand on its own two feet rather than being blended away as was the case previously. Good to see it back once more - it's a peach.

Angove Alternatus Fiano 2018

Clever Fiano. Fresh and inviting.


Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Patrick of Coonawarra Aged Riesling 2012


A brilliant example of how divine aged Riesling can be.


Jacob's Creek Classic Riesling 2019


Well, the first 2019 wine has arrived and what a noise it has made! A quick search reveals it can be bought for around $6 - a burst of refreshment everyone can afford.

Goldman Wines Alpine Valleys Chardonnay 2017

A tidy Chardonnay from Victoria's Alpine region to match a roast chicken.


Goldman Wines Olivia Beechworth Chardonnay 2016


Chardonnay sourced from Beechworth Wine Estates. Only two barrels made, 50% new French oak was used.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Yangarra Estate Ironheart Shiraz 2016


A sublime example of McLaren Vale Shiraz. Superbly handled, this has nothing but a beating heart that oozes class and precision.


Goldman Wines JohannesBurg Hunter Valley Shiraz 2018


Goldman Wines are contract made with fruit sourced from various regions around Australia. This Hunter Valley Shiraz ticks the happiness box and then some.

Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


The measured delivery of complexity and elegance is what captivated me about this Cabernet from the Bendigo region.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Monday, 6 May 2019

Gartelmann Wines Jesse Shiraz 2015


A great little wine sourced from 41-year-old vines in Mudgee, NSW, this Shiraz saw 15 months of one, two and three-year-old French and American oak.

Goldman Wines Flamingo Alpine Valley Rosé 2018


Rosés like this call for large plates of tapas surrounded by good company. Made from Shiraz sourced from the Alpine Valley, this goes very well.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Castle Rock Estate Diletti Chardonnay 2017


Smart Chardonnay named in honour of the family who established the winery with son Rob Diletti now the winemaker. I could drink lots of this.

Flametree Chardonnay 2018


Flametree's entry-level Chardonnay and it's a rock-solid wine. I would happily have a couple of glasses. Gee, we are blessed with quality at this price point in Australia.

St Anne's Perricoota Chardonnay 2017


A pretty handy Chardonnay and you get change from $20. Some interest and good length for the win.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Patrick of Coonawarra Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


The flagship of the Patrick range, oh this is a beauty. Find a comfy seat and sip it slowly to embrace the beauty. Divine.

Patrick of Coonawarra Home Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


Cabernet released with five years bottle age. Smart gear this from the Coonawarra.

Thomas Wines Belford Shiraz 2017


The second of two new labels from the Thomas Wines stable for 2017. The Belford Shiraz comes from a block backing onto his Sweetwater Shiraz vineyard.

d’Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2015


I was a huge fan of the 2014 Laughing Magpie, however, this release is a couple of pegs back.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Thomas Wines Kiss Shiraz 2017


A Kiss for the soul. Simply divine Shiraz. This release will be lauded in the years to come.

Thomas Wines Elenay Shiraz 2017


Superb Hunter Valley Shiraz. Whether it be the pretty scents, seamless fruit or stylish delivery, here's another Elenay sure to sell out in quick time.


Balgownie Estate Nouveau Syrah 2018


The type of wine to keep punters happy at a wine bar or a lazy night in. A great little drink.