Much like its Shiraz sibling, this is an easy-drinking red wine. Mind you, I do prefer this Cabernet.
There is nothing unpleasant about this Sparkling Chardonnay except for the fact it lacks interest and personality.
A McLaren Vale Shiraz always destined to impress. This 2018 is no different. Another excellent Ironheart Shiraz.
This is a ripper. A Barossa Grenache that skips to its own beat yet strides out with humility delivering an engaging persona. Grab a glass and you'll be skipping too.
Deep, dense and generous - a layered Shiraz as we've come to expect from Barossa producer Yelland and Papps.
An interesting blend that brings together portions of Shiraz from 2018 & 2019 and a splash of Roussanne (2019).
This is quite something. Exquisite. Elegant. I don't see as much Tasmanian wine as I'd like, but when little producers like this land on the doorstep, you get a sense the landscape needs far more exploration.
Soft Grenache that gets in deep. There's an alluring density about this. It's a wine that is wonderfully savoury from the whole bunches too.
Bunchy, cloudy, oozing delish. Dirty Grenache at its best.
When I say dirty, let it be known it is unfined and unfiltered showing the product unadulterated. A little cloudy in the glass but a whole lotta delish.
A wine shared with me by a friend who has connections with the winery. Here you have a dense, weighty, Shiraz drinker type Pinot from Geelong.
It is never lost on me how privileged I am to look at so many wines from a broad and diverse range of producers. Then wines like this turn up - only 66 bottles produced. I held it aloft in two hands revering it just as it deserves. A superb Mencia.
Mataro done like no one else. This is something. A portion saw 100% carbonic maceration, which effectively means thousands of ferments getting jiggy with it inside the one big ferment. Get excited, just like Big Kev.
Nothing flamboyant nor extravagant, but if a reliable white wine is what you seek, perhaps this is worth a look.
This is something that gets me every time. So supple. So complex. So damn delicious. Another excellent Tuerong.
Cool autumn evenings and the bell rings for GMT o'clock. But there's no tonic here my friends. Make that a very smashable Grenache Mourvedre Touriga thank you very much.
Australia's gift to the red wine world is the Cabernet Shiraz blend. Say hello to the Hesketh GAR, or more precisely, the Great Australian Red.
Summertime Pinot Noir. Nah, cancel that. Any time in the sun Pinot Noir is a better fit. Delicious deluxe. Go here with a big glass.
Luke Tocaciu is a smart winemaker. His wines mirror his personality: quiet, considerate with a dose of charm. This Shiraz is a beauty and drinking beautifully now and will still reward the patient despite already being a six-year-old release.
Meat-eating wine. This just inhales it. A 50/50 Tempranillo and Mourvedre blend from Ridgemill Estate.
Fermented like a red wine but without the skins the back label says, this Sauvignon Blanc went through MLF then saw seven months in old French oak.
Often used to blend away, the quality of the fruit from this vineyard was too good not to let it shine in its own right. So we welcome the Kidman Shiraz to the Parker stable and what a wine it is!
A great Riesling from Ridgemill Estate. You'd be forgiven for thinking you were sipping on a minerally driven example from the Polish Hill River subregion not one from the Granite Belt.