Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Indigo Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir 2019



With all these pale salmon Rosés on the shelves, it's great to see a Rosé with a little more colour. Some extra personality never hurt anyone. This tasty wine hits the mark.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Henk Pinot Noir 2018


I've gotta say, I'm loving the wines coming off this Henk site of late. The Chardonnay was a ripper and its class is evident with this Local Vineyard Series Pinot as well.

Hayes Family Wines Field Blend GSM 2019

A true field blend with Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro all inter planted. These 70 year old vines on Mattiske Road were recently certified organic.

Monday, 11 May 2020

Oakridge 864 Close Planted Syrah 2018



Cool climate Syrah that's just bristling. I looked at this over three days and it improved each time. An excellent wine.

Turkey Flat Grenache 2018


The Turkey Flat Grenache 2016 won the coveted Jimmy Watson in 2017. Curiousity got the better of me when I purchased this 2018 release recently.

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Honey Moon Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Compared to its 2016 sibling, this 2017 is quite skeletal yet the pretty factor is high. An excellent Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir.

Honey Moon Vineyard Pinot Noir - Extra 2016

I met Jane Bromley last year at a wine tasting for small producers. Softly spoken, she has a calming presence and warming smile. I was thrilled when she got in touch recently to share some of her wines for review. This 2016 and the 2017 are excellent examples of Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir.

Main and Cherry Pinot Noir 2019



A dancy, light and bright Pinot from the Adelaide Hills. 

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Yangarra Estate Roux Beauté Roussanne 2018




From Yangarra Estate's oldest Roussanne vines, now 15 years old, comes this golden ray of sunshine. An exquisite wine and then some.

Hayes Family Wines Primrose Shiraz 2018

Big and bold in the glass, there's plenty of generosity offered from this Barossa Shiraz hailing from Ebenezer, a sub-region in the north of the valley.

Oakridge Vineyard Series Willowlake Pinot Noir 2018



Fine boned, a sexy style Pinot Noir from the Willowlake vineyard.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Oakridge Vineyard Series Hazeldine Pinot Noir 2018


There's some heft about this Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Hazeldine release.

Penley Estate Project Cabernet 2019


Yet another exciting wine to come from the Coonawarra district. Winemakers have been mixing things up over the last few years and here's your chance to stand and applaud Kate Goodman and Lauren Hansen for smashing this Cabernet outta the park. I love the label, I love the juiciness and I love the delish factor.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Yangarra Estate Shiraz 2018


I remember tasting samples of this from barrel with Peter Fraser back in April, 2018. It looked fabulous then in its infancy and it is even better now. An incredible wine for the asking price.

Oakridge Original Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


A wonderful Cabernet from Oakridge. Age this long then sip slow when it's time to crack it open.

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Patrick Coonawarra Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


The flagship of the Patrick Coonawarra range, this Cabernet 2012 release is a brilliant example of what Cooonwarra does best.

Hayes Family Wines Block 3 Mataro 2019

Another fabulous release from Hayes Family Wines. Planted in the 1940s, this Block 3 Mataro site is now certified organic. Have a sip of and you'll soon see why you should drink more Mataro.