Friday, 13 September 2019

Parker Coonawarra Estate First Growth 2014


This First Growth 2014 follows last year's 2015 release - a not too common sight. With a tighter structure than the 2015, this 2014 needed another year in bottle to settle.

Wills Domain Cuvée d'Elevage Blanc de Blanc NV


Good persistent delivery from this Blanc de Blanc.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Ridgemill Estate The Czar Saperavi 2017


This is all sorts of delicious. Impress those around you with something a little left of centre - Saperavi in the pleasure zone.

TarraWarra Estate Chardonnay 2017


No one loses with this splashed in the glass. Fresh and modern entry-level Chardonnay from the Yarra Valley's TarraWarra Estate.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Sholto Wines Canberra District Riesling 2019

Jake Carter sent me this Riesling and his Syrah. I've never met Jake but I get a clear sense he is a winemaker keen to take a few risks for the love of texture and interest in his wines. Respect! This Riesling is a textural number which calls for summertime love.


Soumah Single Vineyard Hexham Chardonnay 2018

The quality of the Soumah wines of late has been right on the mark. Here's a great Chardonnay keen to please with its generosity.


Friday, 6 September 2019

Redman Coonawarra Mike's Blend SCM 2016

The furious pace of vintage found a victim and this wine is the result. Mike Redman made an error during pump overs by marrying two batches together to create a Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot blend (44/28/28). It appears Mike has magic hands because this little creation is pretty smart.

TarraWarra Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2017


Charismatic Chardonnay with layers of interest to peruse.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Yalumba Carriage Block Grenache 2016

Locals call Grenache "Barossa Pinot". Sling this treasure in your glass and you'll see why. Stunning!

Oakridge Vineyard Series Barkala Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


Some say Cabernet is the variety best suited to the Yarra Valley. Some wouldn't even know. Satisfy your curiosity with this beauty.

Redman Wines The Last Row Shiraz 2016

This Shiraz has a swagger about it which I just find enticing. Lip-smacking goodness from Coonawarra comin' at you.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Chalmers Nero d'Avola 2018

Chalmers are renowned for their alternative varieties. A swag arrived recently and this is the start of a fabulous journey for the taste buds. Stay tuned for more updates. This Nero ticks the boxes and then some.

Tim Smith Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017


Rock solid Barossa Shiraz from Tim Smith. A blend of Eden Valley and Barossa vineyards seeing French oak for 20 months. It's delicious and then some.

Samuel's Gorge Tempranillo 2018



A straight up and down McLaren Vale Tempranillo which sees ten months in French oak (5% new) and 10% whole bunches used.