Showing posts with label '20. Show all posts
Showing posts with label '20. Show all posts

Thursday, 13 January 2022

Tomfoolery Wines Young Blood Grenache 2020


Australian singer Deni Hynes has an album called the Delicious Collection. This should be on the front cover. Yummo! 

Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


This is Australia Day Cabernet. It would eat all the lamb. Entry-level Cabernet done well.

Clandestine Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


The fruit sweetness is what grabbed me from the outset here. It's not overly sweet, don't get me wrong, but there is enough to take note. 

Clandestine Vineyards Malbec 2020


Malbec is a variety that is a cracking drink when done well. A generous and brooding type, this release comes from the Margaret River region.

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

FU Manchu Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


Super smooth. Super enjoyable. A great McLaren Vale Cabernet to curl up to. These Dr Plonk wines continue to impress.

Turkey Flat Grenache 2020


Grenache that gets in deep. It’s considered and focused. Superb stuff. Yes please!

Hofer Family Wines Aglianico 2020

I've got to give it to Marcus Hofer. He sent this wine through for a review last year and wasn't over the moon with my thoughts. Credit and respect to him for backing his product and saying indirectly, "It's better than that. Can you have another look?" Sure thing mate, I'd be happy to.

Monday, 10 January 2022

Vino Intrepido Blood of My Blood Sangiovese 2020


Casual sips on an overcast afternoon to pizza and pasta night. This is a neat Sangiovese driven by pleasing savoury characters.

Yalumba Vine Vale Grenache 2020

Welcome to 2022! A couple of weeks away from the keyboard and it's time to get back into it. Best we start with a Grenache - heck, why not? This release from Yalumba is rock star material in the making, so much so I bought six. You probably should too.

Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Arila Gardens Quartz and Gardens Shiraz 2020

All rise. What a superstar we have here! Handled with white gloves it would seem such is the precision. Sure it's young, but oh my, embrace this with two hands and savour every drop. 

Monday, 27 December 2021

Grandis Wines Earthed Montepulciano 2020


There is a lot to like about the shape and flow of this wine. Montepulciano from the Hunter Valley, it is infused with organic Australian Ginseng as an alternative preservative - a unique approach. This is a wine worth checking out.

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Onannon Chardonnay 2020


Love Chardonnay? You'll love this. A new label to me, it comes courtesy of Joe Caruso who runs the brilliant Somm Wine Store on the Gold Coast. A superb recco and then some - thanks Joe!

Monday, 13 December 2021

Oakridge Over the Shoulder Pinot Noir 2020


Even the most pompous wine snob would acknowledge the quality of this Pinot from Oakridge. As an entry-level wine, this is quite something for $24.

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Even Keel Rosé 2020

Classy and delicate with a soft touch, I could see myself cruising on a yacht with a gentle breeze and a generous pour of this. What a beauty!

Parker Coonawarra Shiraz 2020


Often below $20 and widely available, this is top value when you can find it at that price. Always a reliable option, casual gatherings are made easy with this in hand.

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Winesmiths Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2020


Not all cask wine should be painted with a brush that suggests they are nasty. Here is an easy-drinking and approachable wine that comes in an easy-carry 2L package. 

Monday, 29 November 2021

Polperro Pinot Noir 2020

A cuddle in a glass. A wonderfully enjoyable and inviting Pinot Noir from Polperro.

Saturday, 27 November 2021