Thursday, 15 August 2019

Oakridge Vineyard Series Hazeldene Chardonnay 2018


How many different ways can you say Oakridge make amazing Chardonnay? Anyway, here we go again with this Hazeldine Vineyard Series release.

Glendale Regional Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


The best of the Glendale releases. Cabernet from the Limestone Coast region.

Wills Domain Mystic Spring Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


No fuss Margaret River Cabernet from Wills Domain.

Koonowla Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


Clare Valley Cabernet from a humble label I reckon kick out some good wines. 

Golden Grove Estate Durif 2018


Delicious Durif from the cool climes of the Granite Belt.


Atze’s Corner The Giant Durif 2017


As rare as Barossa Valley Durif one could say. Solid drinking to give you a cuddle on the inside when its chilly outside.

Wills Domain Mystic Spring Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019


There are many similarities between this blend and the straight Sauvignon Blanc release.

Wills Domain Mystic Spring Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Tropical fruit lets loose once poured in the glass.

Wills Domain Mystic Spring Rosé 2019


An easy-drinking Rosé from Margaret River's Wills Domain.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Monday, 5 August 2019

Montalto Tuerong Block Chardonnay 2017

Feed this to me via a drip. Brilliant and then some!


Oakridge Vineyard Series Barkala Ridge Chardonnay 2018


A scenic drive through the pleasures of Chardonnay country awaits. Damn, Oakridge can Chardonnay. Check this.

Andevine Hilltops Shiraz 2018

Quite a savoury Shiraz. Nothing particularly jumping out of the glass. Some purple flowers rise up with time building some momentum.


Sunday, 4 August 2019

Ridgemill Estate Black Dog Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

There's a feeling among some Granite Belt winemakers that Cabernet is the the best variety suited to the region. I can't say I'm in that camp, but gee, this release from Ridgemill Estate is a belter!

Montalto Single Vineyard The Eleven Chardonnay 2017

Funky town Chardonnay with a beautiful soul. Damn, this is a fab wine.


Oakridge Meunier 2019


Slinky booze.  This Meunier is the shiz! Such a slurpable number, it's the type you don't want to share with anyone. Buy as much as you can I say.

Golden Grove Estate Nero d'Avola 2018


A delightful Nero sure to tickle the taste buds.


Friday, 2 August 2019

Zema Estate Family Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


Off the top shelf from one of the great Coonawarra producers.

Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Classic Coonawarra. Give this time and it will unfurl furthermore.

Deep Woods Ebony Cabernet Shiraz 2017


Recently awarded the best sub $15 wine at the Royal Queensland Wine Show. It's a solid red for the money. Call me harsh though, because I'm not banging the bargain drum.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Golden Grove Estate Joven Tempranillo 2018


These new labels for Golden Grove Estate add terrific visual appeal and match the quality inside the bottle beautifully. Joven Tempranillo is something Ray Costanzo does very well and this 2018 maintains that mojo. Go here.


Koonowla Shiraz 2015


A new release at four years young - you don't see much of that around in the $25 price bracket.

Koonowla The Ringmaster Shiraz 2016


Entry-level Shiraz from Clare Valley's Koonowla Wines.


Glendale Regional Series Shiraz 2016


I started off really enjoying this but the finish just lacks the polish I was seeking.