Sunday, 17 November 2019

Burton McMahon D'Aloisio Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018


From the Seville township in the Yarra Valley, Matt Burton and Dylan McMahon suggest this D'Aloisio site is slightly more expressive and forward.

Hugh Hamilton Dark Arts Jekyll and Hyde 2017

Co-fermented Shiraz Viognier which skips about with an exciting vibrancy.


Yalumba Y Series Rosé 2019


Picnics and shady trees the go for this easy drinking Rosé .

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Boireann Winery Shiraz Viognier 2016

The last vintage with Peter Stark at the helm, and damn, he's gone out with a bang.

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2019


This Riesling from the Clare Valley sub region of Polish Hill River is off an organic site. It's also vegan friendly.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2019

The best value Viognier on the market is right here! Year after year the quality and consistency of this release cannot be denied. Bargain hunters cut loose when you spy this for around ten bucks!


Yalumba Y Series Chardonnay 2019

A great little Chardy that walks comfortably in its own skin. It's not a wine trying to be something it's not yet delivers happiness at the right price point. And like the rest of the Y Series range, it punches above its weight.


Yalumba Y Series Riesling 2019


A cracking Riesling. Eagle eyes will track it down for around ten bucks. Bang the bargain drum!

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Yalumba Wild Ferments Pinot Grigio 2019

A new label from Yalumba to catch the essence of the vineyard using wild yeasts and minimal intervention. This Pinot Grigio is a pretty handy drop too.


Yalumba Y Series Pinot Grigio 2019


A shy personality initially but an easy Pinot Grigio to slosh in the glass nonetheless.


Yalumba Wild Ferments Sauvignon Blanc 2019


My first look at the debut Yalumba Wild Ferments label and I like what a see. Quality Sauv Blanc from the Limestone Coast region.


Yalumba Y Series Sauvignon Blanc 2019



Who says Aussies can't make Sauv Blanc that is easy on the hip pocket? Check this tasty number.


Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Burton McMahon Georges Vineyard Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018


The Georges Vineyard is located in the Yarra Valley's Seville East and perched 180 metres above. This is a generous wine sure to lure you in.


Oliver's Taranga Corrina's Blend 2018


A field blend of Cabernet and Shiraz only released when both varieties ripen at the same time. Winemaker Corrina Wright suggests to have this with a Sunday lamb roast and I'm not going to disagree.

O'Leary Walker Watervale Riesling 2019


Every year I look forward to these Riesling releases from O'Leary Walker. My favour seems to fluctuate depending on which way the breeze blows sometimes. Other years it's just because there is class in a glass.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Monday, 4 November 2019

Soumah Single Vineyard Upper Ngumby Pinot Noir 2018

Single vineyard Yarra Valley Pinot Noir coming off 20-year-old vines.

Nannup Estate Phillip Stanley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Nannup Estate can be found in the Blackwood Valley region, 70km east of Margaret River. This Phillip Stanley label represents their best fruit and the label is only produced in exceptional years.

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Patina Jezza 2016



Is this the best wine I've had from the Orange district? You betcha! It's the type of wine you peruse slowly yet the bottle is drained in no time. I could not resist going back again and again.

Gartelmann Benjamin Semillon 2018


Weighed down by all the gold medals recently collected, this is a clever Hunter Valley Semillon.

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Oliver's Taranga Tempranillo 2018


Pizza night comes calling. It was homemade pizza in this case and it's Tempranillo all the way!

Redman Wines Shiraz 2014

Five year old Shiraz for 20 bucks - this is a bargain!

Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz 2017



I grabbed this off the list at a great little suburban Italian restaurant. It did the job very well too I might add.