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

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Aphelion PIR Chenin Blanc 2020


A ripping example of Chenin Blanc that could be mistaken for a Fiano. Race to this.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Aphelion Welkin Grenache 2020


If Welkin is the Vault in the sky, then this may be the key for entry. Such a juicy and crunchy number, it is such a versatile wine too. Drink as is or with a slight chill, an all-season Grenache if you will. 

Thursday, 31 December 2020

Saturday, 26 December 2020

O'Leary Walker Nero d'Avola 2020


The second wine in the new Seasonal Release range, beautiful scents capture your attention from the outset. A cracking debut Nero d'Avola from O'Leary Walker.

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Soumah Brachetto Frizzante d'Soumah 2020


The back label says 'liquid Turkish delight' and that just about sums it up. Something a little different to take the sting out of a sweltering day perhaps?

Monday, 14 December 2020

Hidden Creek Prieto Picudo 2020

Prieto Picudo. Never heard of it? Nor had I until now. The exploration of emerging varieties never ceases to amaze and this release from the Granite Belt's Hidden Creek is a beauty.

Hidden Creek Mencia 2020

The lighter of the three Mencia samples recently tasted, this release from Hidden Creek leans more towards the savoury spectrum and sits just under medium-bodied. This is a wine sure to win a new legion of fans.

Friday, 11 December 2020

Schwarz Wine Co. Chenin Blanc 2020

Chenin Blanc from the Barossa. There is not much in the glass to get me skipping about admittedly.

Friday, 4 December 2020

Schwarz Wine Co. Rosé 2020


The label says to share with friends. Bugger that. One glass just ain't enough. I'd lean towards not sharing at all - a terrific slurp gone in seconds. 

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Schwarz Wine Co. Meta Grenache 2020


Funky, bunchy and a little meaty. Wicked Grenache. 

Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Fiano 2020


A little cloudy - just the way Wes Pearson likes it. A textural rollercoaster ride to your happy place. It ducks and weaves while you sway and swerve. Yum!

Unsung Hero Fiano 2020

This starts out all casual before doing up the top button, slipping on a tie and jacket before striding out with suave appeal. 

Friday, 27 November 2020

Unsung Hero Novello Lagrein 2020


Winemaker Andy Williams reckons this is the perfect remedy for those stinking hot days we Queenslanders endure from time to time. Ice cold, I see what he means.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Naturalis Organic Rosé 2020


A delightful softness is what hooks me in here. Organic Rosé - what's not to like when quality whispers your name for less than 20 bucks.

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Clandestine Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2020


A BIG shout out to marketing gun Tash Stoodley for sliding these samples from Clandestine Vineyards across my tasting bench. There are 6 wines under this label and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to check them out - their first release wines from organic and sustainably grown sites in Western Australia and South Australia. This Pinot Grigio is a ripping intro to the brand.

Clandestine Vineyards Tempranillo Rosé 2020


Lunch time done well. This is such a great drink. Savoury driven, this dry style Rosé brings the mouth to water.

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Oliver's Taranga Grenache 2020


Delicious! Absolute smash factor. Corrina Wright's best Grenache release for a couple of years I say. Cut loose and smiles (as big as Corrina's) will flood the faces around you.

Gerler Vermentino 2020


A multi regional Vermentino blend - I haven't seen one of these before. A wonderful refreshment no less. Give me a large pour by the pool please.

Friday, 20 November 2020

Naturalis Organic Chardonnay 2020


A bargain Chardonnay for under $20 that is part of a fresh new line of Organic wines from Angove Family Wines. 

Naturalis Organic Pinot Grigio 2020

An easy drinking Pinot Grigio in this fresh new line of Organic wines from Angove Family Wines.