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

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Yalumba Y Series Tempranillo 2020

 


Tempranillo is synonymous with pizza and paella but a sausage on bread (onions on top if you don't mind) is a more than suitable match next time you are loitering at a park barbecue with your friends.

Monday, 11 October 2021

Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Old Vine Shiraz 2020


As winemaker Wes Pearson says, "An expression of the Sandy Corner Block in 2020 and nothing more." Wes sure does love to stay out of the way and let the fruit do the talking. An excellent wine, clear the landing strip and descend on this.

Langmeil Three Gardens Viognier Marsanne Roussanne 2020

 


Love a considered and layered blend? Go here. 94 points for a lobster (Australian slang for a $20 note). Woah!

Lyons Will Estate Gamay 2020

 

Oh, Gamay! What a way to steal someone's heart. So slick and glorious. Only 48 cases were produced and it'll be gone in a heartbeat.

Ponting Mowbray Boy Pinot Noir 2020

Add Ricky Ponting to the list of celebrities releasing a wine. This Mowbray Boy Pinot is a tribute to his former club. The label clears the fence in style - I don't think you could capture cricket better on the front of a bottle. Well done there. A woollen vest would top it. Sourced from Tasmania's Tamar and made by the winemaker to the stars, Ben Riggs.

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Old Vine Grenache 2020

 


A release I always look forward to. Wes Pearson always produces great Grenache - this one is no different. The fruit source is the same as 2020 but he's moved away from his uber-cool street art labels to these very attractive labels by artist Adam Harriden.

Quilty and Gransden Chardonnay 2020

 


A ripping Chardonnay for 15 bucks. Top value! Bargain material indeed. I'd be more than happy to indulge in a glass or two.

Quilty and Gransden Sauvignon Blanc 2020

 


Orange is a region that I feel produces some very impressive Sauvignon Blanc. It must be the cool climate? This release from Quilty & Gransden is weighty and not as clean and crisp as you may expect.

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Soumah Single Vineyard Syrah 2020

 

I always find Soumah wines very approachable and so easy to kick back with. Well made with that eye-catching duck egg label to appease the eye, this Syrah is another beauty worth considering.

Friday, 24 September 2021

Burton McMahon D'Aloisio's Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

 


Of the two Burton and McMahon Chardonnays, I preferred this D'Aloisio's Vineyard. I just loved the length. It just purrs.

Burton McMahon George's Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

 


A collaboration between Gundog Estate's Matt Burton and Seville Estate's Dylan McMahon, there are four wines in the range. Two each of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir - all from Yarra Valley sites.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Langmeil Massimo 2020

 


Primitivo and Montepulciano come together delivering a pretty and uplifting wine.

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Yelland and Papps Vermentino 2020

 

All I can think of is Italian food with a glass of this. Even calamari and chips. What a beauty!

Patrick Coonawarra Méthode Cab Nouveau 2020

 

Part art, part science. Guided by principles not rules - these words on the back label describe the exploration and resurgence to push boundaries at Patrick of Coonawarra in recent times.

Friday, 10 September 2021

Yangarra Estate Old Vine Grenache 2020

 


Bliss. A lovely drink. Dancy, vibrant and mischievous, the fruit sings louder the longer it sits in the glass.

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Langmeil Bella Rouge 2020

 

This is big and bulky. A Rosé made from Cabernet, it is hard going and needs food to soften the blow.

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Richard Hamilton Little Road Shiraz 2020

 

Here's a good slurp. A reputable brand with a new label. After checking my records, I haven't seen a Richard Hamilton wine in eight years. It's good to make a reacquaintance.