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

Friday, 18 December 2020

Silkman Shiraz Pinot Noir 2018


Brilliant. Just brilliant! And this is proof you don't have to spend up big to indulge in exceptional wines. I found this on the shelf at an independent wine store for $28.

Friday, 11 December 2020

Gundog Estate Rare Game Shiraz 2019


Pretty aromas hook you in. Give it some air and it sings. A wonderful Hunter Valley Shiraz.

Friday, 4 December 2020

Tyrrells Vat 1 Semillon 2015

As with all Tyrrell's aged Semillons, they show so much vitality and freshness. A brilliant Vat 1 release once again.

Gundog Estate Poacher's Blend Semillon 2013

A fabulous Hunter Valley aged Semillon. A museum release from Gundog Estate, this runs deep before asking some questions and then pulling you in closer. Superb!

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Carillion Wines Origins Fenestella Shiraz 2018

A must-do on your next Hunter Valley excursion is to eat at Bistro Molines. Trust me. It is here you will also find the home of Tallavera Grove, one of the best vistas in the district, and the home of Carillion Wines. This Fenestella Shiraz is their flagship wine.

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Meerea Park Black Shiraz 2018


Meerea Park's flagship. This was supposed to be a one off in 2011 but the good Hunter years keep coming. Now the fourth release of this label ('11,'14,'17,'18), the 2018 Hunter Valley vintage is said to be off the charts. Some suggest better than 2014.

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Gundog Estate Marksman's Shiraz 2013


A 2013 Cellar Release and it's a beauty. Just wow. The more I see Matt Burton's wines the more I adore them. There's a meticulous touch which defines his work. 

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Tyrrell's Vat 9 Shiraz 2018


Stunning Hunter. Many of the locals suggest 2018 was one of the best on record and this Shiraz exemplifies that. A beauty!

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.