Showing posts with label Hunter Valley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hunter Valley. Show all posts

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Meerea Park Alexander Munro Shiraz 2018



Big and sturdy, this is a wine that needs to chill out and cool its heels. Still tight after three days of tasting, longevity will be its friend.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Grandis Unearthed Pet Nat 2020


Shannon Burgess-Moore's side hustle is his Grandis Wines label. There are some clever wines in the range with this Pet Nat the latest addition. It's a blend of Semillon, Merlot and Sangiovese from Moorebank's vineyards on Palmers Lane.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Dirt Candy The Prodigy Semillon 2020

One of the first batch of Hunter Valley 2020 Semillons to come across the tasting bench.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Dirt Candy The White Knight Pet Nat 2020


Pet Nat is the cool play thing at present. Check this 100% Chardonnay effort from Dirt Candy. It's super refreshing.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Dirt Candy The Wild One Shiraz Cabernet 2019



My 400th review for 2020 so let's make it a good one. And this Hunter Valley blend certainly is. This Dirt Candy 70/30 Shiraz Cabernet comes off vines nearing 40 years of age. 

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon 2014

Alexander Munro is the flagship label for Meerea Park. This 2014 release is the eleventh from the famed Braemore vineyard in Pokolbin.


Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon 2011


A stunning aged Semillon which shows age delivers immaculate wines from this variety. Alexander Munro is the flagship label for Meerea Park.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Meerea Park Pinot Shiraz 2018

This Pinot Shiraz had me scratching my head. It came across angry and stern initially but loosened up on day two of tasting.


Meerea Park Alexander Munro Chardonnay 2019

There was something about this Chardonnay that I just couldn't pin down.


Monday, 24 February 2020

Thomas Wines Elenay Shiraz 2018


What this wine demonstrates best is Andrew Thomas' ability to blend parcels of his top fruit and create a wine of supreme class. Soon to be released, run at this, don't walk.

Thomas Wines Dam Block Shiraz 2018


I just want in. Big love for this release of the Dam Block.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Thomas Wines Sweetwater Shiraz 2018


I was offered the opportunity to have a look at the 2018 Thomas Wines reds prior to their release. This Sweetwater oozes adorable precision.

Thomas Wines Belford Shiraz 2018


Just up the road from the Sweetwater vineyard you can find the home for this Belford. Grown on 20 year old vines on red loam over limestone, this is a deep and powerful type.

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Thomas Wines Braemore Semillon 2019


The Thomas Wines flagship white. From the iconic Braemore vineyard on Hermitage Road, it was planted in 1969. A sublime expression on Hunter Semillon.