Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
As with many of the d'Arenberg blends, this has a big frame and the muscle to carry it. A blend of Cabernet, Petit Verdot and Merlot 54/23/23 from McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills.
Monday, 18 March 2019
A Barossa Shiraz and Roussanne co-ferment (92/8) and matured in large format French oak for 14 months.
Sunday, 17 March 2019
Saturday, 16 March 2019
Friday, 15 March 2019
Here's a big boy. No surprise it's been held back and released at seven years of age. If you like 'em big, give this a shot.
I can't say I've had a New England Tempranillo - til now.
Winemaker Greg McGill is a proud Scotsman and also loves The Office - hence the name. A quick Google search will fill you in for those who don't watch the show...
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
An eye-catching wine with fabulous shelf appeal. A remake of one of Rembrandt's paintings adorns the front label recreated by the women of Penley Estate. Take a close look to see a few familiar faces... So delicious, it's a wine well worth tracking down.
I admire Kate Goodman for what she has done at Penley Estate since jumping on board as winemaker in recent years. To say she has shaken the tree is an understatement. Here's another example of her willingness to push boundaries.
Tuesday, 12 March 2019
If you are yet to introduce yourself to Hayes Family Wines, I suggest you do so soon. Andrew Seppelt is producing some absolutely delicious wines. This Field Blend GSM is a belter. I couldn't stop at a glass or three. And it's that quality across the range which has everything pointing in the right direction.
Monday, 11 March 2019
Sunday, 10 March 2019
Riesling and dumplings are best friends so don't break a winning combo I say. This is a good drink and the dumplings were damn tasty too.
Saturday, 9 March 2019
Winemaker Justin McNamee says this is the blockbuster in his range. It sure is. An interesting blend that just works, large plates of soul food are must by your side with a large pour of this in the glass.
Summer is gone but things are warming up again - in my part of the world at least. Here's a tidy Savvy to douse the heat poolside.
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Super Shiraz! I may or may not have had more than a few glasses... One of those wines that speaks to you and resisting temptation to go back for more is futile. So, give me another.
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Coming from Block 1, this estate grown vineyard was planted in 1950. Living a glittering past having previously provided fruit for other Barossa wineries, this is the first release for the Hayes label.
Monday, 4 March 2019
Knee deep in generosity and pleasure. McLaren Vale Shiraz layered on thick. Nothing but big love for this.
Sunday, 3 March 2019
Gee this put on a show with some air under its wings. Over a few days I was captivated by its development. Say hello to the fourth release of this Graciano.
Friday, 1 March 2019
Thursday, 28 February 2019
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Monday, 25 February 2019
Sunday, 24 February 2019
Blending wine from a couple of regions is not a new thing, but making the contributing wines separately, blending, labelling and bottling all via donation and in the name of raising money for women in wine is certainly a new concept. Here's a wine made by women to assist women in wine.