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

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Gundog Estate Smoking Barrel 2019

 



Pan fried chorizo and then some. Gloriously meaty. Prosciutto and pancetta too. Give me the meat board and a large glass. 

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Tyrell's Winemaker's Selection Vat 47 Chardonnay 2018


Pure Hunter Valley Chardonnay. Complex and balanced, this is an absolute beauty. An excellent way to bring up my 600th wine review for 2020.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Gundog Estate Hunter's Shiraz 2019

 


Gundog Estate rarely misses a beat. Here's another terrific example of a medium bodied Hunter Valley Shiraz.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Dirt Candy The Pink Panther Pet Nat 2020

 


Pet Nat on the wild side in more ways than one. A blend of Chardonnay, Semillon, Verdelho and Shiraz.

Sunday, 23 August 2020

Meerea Park Indie Vintage Brut Cuvee 2011

 

I was quite excited to see this sample come through the door. I can't recall the last time I saw a fizz from Meerea Park. If it's as bubbly as winemaker Rhys Eather's sideline commentary at the rugby, we're in for a treat.

Sunday, 16 August 2020

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.