Wednesday 30 May 2018
A blend of Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and Merlot (70/20/10), 20% new oak contributes to a bright and vibrant wine.
Yarra Valley Barbera grafted onto 23-year-old Pinot Noir rootstock. Welcome to the second lip smacking release.
Grenache from an egg, a ceramic one at that. I've seen Peter Fraser's egg collection in the winery - quite a sight. This is a great expression of the variety.
An excellent Medhyk release. A litany of dark fruits parade walking tall. The type of wine you want to snuggle up to when there's a chill in the air.
Tuesday 29 May 2018
Saturday 26 May 2018
Friday 25 May 2018
Think Blewitt Springs Grenache and expect pretty, bright red fruit. Oh, this rattles the cage on that theory.
Thursday 24 May 2018
Wednesday 23 May 2018
Sophisticated Chardy. A confident type, chest out shoulders back but composed all at the same time. Classy stuff.
Tuesday 22 May 2018
I love receiving emails from wineries I've never heard of. Viticulturalist Lucas Hoorn (formally Hoodles Creek and Levantine Hill) at Yarra Edge was kind enough to get in touch and send me his latest releases - and I like what I see. This Chardonnay ticks the boxes - a little beauty.
Monday 21 May 2018
As per the back label: This wine is a tribute to important music in our lives. A powerful and brooding, biodynamically grown Shiraz from our Gateway vineyard in McLaren Vale.
Saturday 19 May 2018
Here's a wine which calls for your love with open arms. A glorious wine which you can't help but keep going back to. Go here - please do.
Wow factor Chardonnay. Only released in exceptional years, this is a complex and generous work of art.
I've written a couple of articles lately on the changing face of Coonawarra. Here's yet another example of how winemaking styles in the region have changed.
Friday 18 May 2018
Stunning! The flagship Shiraz, no stone has been left unturned to ensure this wine delivers sublimity. And what a gorgeous wine it is - one wine to savour and embrace.
Wednesday 16 May 2018
I love receiving emails from wineries I've never heard of. Viticulturalist Lucas Hoorn (formally Hoodles Creek and Levantine Hill) at Yarra Edge was kind enough to get in touch and send me his latest releases - and I like what I see. This Pinot is all grace and glamour.
Tuesday 15 May 2018
All class. Coonawarra Cabernet at its best. There's lots of primary fruit on show here mind you. Still a pup, this is a wine made for later, not now. Despite its youth, it's easy to see where this is heading.
Monday 14 May 2018
A really tidy Laughing Magpie release. So much happiness to be had in this bottle - and 5 years of aging has already been done for you.
Sunday 13 May 2018
Saturday 12 May 2018
A captivating wine oozing personality and class. The brilliant Hunter Valley 2014 vintage produces another glamour.
Friday 11 May 2018
I always look forward to this Toolangi Chardonnay. It's not because it will blow my socks off nor does it come from superior history, it's just a darn good drink. Despite vintage conditions, it's always made well and always stands tall. Bravo.
Thursday 10 May 2018
Always a reliable value pick and here we go again. McLaren Vale Cabernet singing beautifully under 20 bucks.
Bright in the glass. It's bright and juicy in the mouth too with buckets of fruit rolling out the welcome mat.