Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Yelland and Papps Single Vineyard Vermentino 2021

 

Considered with its game face on, interest comes in buckets - it's the Yelland & Papps way. This is a fantastic take on Vermentino. Take me to Sardinia and feed me all the seafood.

Tomich Woodside Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

 

What a great Chardonnay for 25 bucks! Here is another example that you don't need to spend big to drink well.

Sunday, 2 October 2022

O’Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2022

 

Boom! Steely, focused and damn fantastic. A brilliant Riesling, this is the best Polish Hill River release from O'Leary Walker that I have seen to date. Bravo.

Lyons Will Riesling 2022

 

I love this. What a drink! It's minerally, it's focused and it zeros in on the pleasure zone with pinpoint accuracy. Well played Lyons Will.

Levantine Hill Blanc de Blanc 2016

 

This is a great fizz from Levantine Hill. Classy stuff, I can't help but feel fancy with this in the glass. It offers yet another reason to support local rather than those mass produced Frenchies.

Saturday, 1 October 2022

O’Leary Walker Watervale Riesling 2022

 

Deliciously fragrant, this is a super expression of Watervale Riesling. From a year that mirrored the outstanding 2002, get in the queue for this ripping 2022.

Lambert Wines Syrah 2021

 

If you need a dose of medium bodied delish you ought to head this way. A layered and silky Syrah awaits.

Georges Road Block Three Riesling 2021

 


A minerally driven off-dry Riesling with eight grams of residual sugar, find a spicy Asian inspired dish to take you to your happy place.

Black Estate Damsteep Pinot Noir 2020

 


Another fascinating Pinot Noir from New Zealand's Waipara region, this Black Estate Damsteep is expressive and layered.

Friday, 30 September 2022

Arila Gardens Gardens of Moppa Shiraz 2021

 

Just imagine squished red berries and mulberries rolled in a dark chocolate crumb and that's pretty much what's going on here. 

Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2020

 

Moreish and delicious in equal doses, the delicacy and generosity of these Pegasus Bay Pinots are captivating.

Yelland and Papps Sparkling Vermentino 2019

 

Vermentino has me thinking of sunshine and seafood but this sparkling carries some weight given the style.

Pegasus Bay Chardonnay 2019

 

Like your Chardonnays generous? Here is your weapon! There is so much to grab onto here. Handfuls of interest beckon for your attention. 

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Yarra Yering Chardonnay 2021

 


In a word - precise. There is so much to adore with this fine-boned expression of Chardonnay. It's seemingly in a class of its own.

Hoddles Creek 1er Pinot Noir 2021

 


The pool of excellent Yarra Valley Pinot Noir continues to get deeper. If you are yet to come across this Hoddles Creek 1er, I highly recommend that you introduce yourself. It's a beauty!

Driftwood Single Site Chardonnay 2021

 


Margaret River Chardonnay is awesome when done well and here we have another example. Interest awaits around every corner. This is an excellent wine. 

Driftwood Single Site Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

 

This is good. Really good! It has that yin and yang appeal as the fruit and savoury goodness playfully seek the upper hand. 

Monday, 26 September 2022

Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2021

 

Classy and considered, this is a superb Sauvignon Blanc. Yet to be released in Australia and New Zealand, what a treat it is to have a sneak peek at wines like these.