Showing posts with label '21. Show all posts
Showing posts with label '21. Show all posts

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Brash Higgins Ripple 2021

 


Having witnessed Brad Hickey go about his work during vintage, his desire to let the fruit speak for itself is one of his core objectives. This carbonic Cabernet and Nero d'Avola is a vibe and an example of a little bit of creativity delivering excellent results.

O'Leary Walker Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Bursting from the glass, this is so fragrant and aromatic. Sauv Blanc lovers ought to introduce themselves - you'll be impressed.

Yalumba Y Series Chardonnay 2021

 


You'd be a hard marker to knock this $15 Chardonnay. Without a splinter of oak in sight, the fruit does all the talking. Readily available, this is a neat find.

Yalumba Y Series Pinot Grigio 2021


An easy-drinking Pinot Grigio for not a lot of outlay. Another reliable performer in the ever-present Y Series range.

Sunday, 17 October 2021

d'Arenberg The Sensorial Surfer Fiano 2021

 

Part of the growing organic range from d'Arenberg that has been getting a good push of late, this is a shift from the "house" style and it's noticeable. Here we have a delightful Fiano. It just feels and tastes good. That's enough to hook you in, right? 

Dodgy Brothers Juxtaposed Fiano 2021

 


Lunchtime drinking done well. Find me a sushi platter, please.

Friday, 15 October 2021

Yalumba Y Series Sauvignon Blanc 2021

 


Simple, easy-going in nature, this is a fair drink for the money. If you like something to slurp on that is uncomplicated, go forth with this in hand.

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2021

 

The marvelous Riesling duo from O'Leary Walker is one I look forward to each year. This Polish Hill River takes the flag once more in 2021. A fab drink ready to add pleasure to your afternoon kickbacks.

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Yalumba Y Series Pinot Noir 2021

 


The latest addition to the Y Series clan, here is a wine that wants to be trendy and hang with the cool kids. It wears skinny jeans but they still flap in the breeze. It needs to fill out a bit more, but for $15, it's an easy, simple red.

Monday, 11 October 2021

Auld Family Wines Wilberforce Riesling 2021

 


Eden Valley Riesling from 2021 is hitting the right notes. Here's another very tidy wine.

Gundog Estate Gundaroo Riesling 2021

 


The first release off the family vineyard, welcome to the Gundog Estate Gundaroo Riesling.

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Brash Higgins Cinsault 2021

 


I loved this. Sexy, flirtatious and seductive. If you enjoy fruit-driven Pinot Noir and dancy Grenache, this Cinsault will be in your wheelhouse.

Gundog Estate Yarra Valley Riesling 2021

 


Yes, there is Riesling in the Yarra Valley. There are a few blocks here and there in fact. Rock solid, this is a straight down the line, game face on expression of Riesling. I could get comfortable with a glass or two on a warm afternoon. And maybe I just did...

O'Leary Walker Watervale Riesling 2021

 

David O'Leary and Nick Walker say that the 2021 growing season in the Clare Valley is as good as it gets. Check this Watervale Riesling to have with some cooked seafood.

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Ridgemill Estate Riesling 2021

 


Hello Mr Happiness! A wonderfully refreshing burst of citrus goodness. There is only one Riesling vineyard on the Granite Belt, and this is Ridgemill Estate's best release for a few years.

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Monday, 27 September 2021

Hahndorf Hill White Mischief Gruner Veltliner 2021

 


Gruner Veltliner is a variety rarely seen on this tasting bench. Mind you, there is not a lot of it around in Australia but Hahndorf Hill in the Adelaide Hills has made this variety their hero. And damn, aren't they shaking the cage by producing some fascinating examples. This White Mischief is said to be their New World style of Gruner where the emphasis is on expressing the primary fruits. Strap yourself in!

Pizzini Arneis 2021

 



Some weight distinguishes this Arneis from the Riesling and Pinot Grigio in the Pizzini range. The diversity of these wines is something. Not only is there seemingly a wine for every occasion and taste, but the width and breadth of texture and interest are also explored.