Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Unsung Hero Barbera 2017
Unsung Hero is a side project for winemaker Andy Williams, and what an entry he has made with this debut wine! Such a beautifully presented Barbera, this will bowl over many who choose to stand in its way.
Credaro Kinship Margaret River Chardonnay 2017
These Credaro wines are a new label for me, and I like what I see. A great Chardy here ticking the boxes.
Pizzini Lana Prosecco NV
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Tyrrell's Belford Chardonnay 2016
Cooks Lot Allotment 8989 Cabernet Merlot 2017
Pizzini Lana Nebbiolo Barbera 2017
The back label suggests having this with Italian or Asian food. I reckon grab a burger in one hand and a glass of this in the other.
Monday, 26 November 2018
Pizzini Pinot Grigio 2018
d'Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling 2018
Tasting this reminds me of an amazing Riesling tasting experience with Chester Osborn many years ago. Always out there for a challenge, he was out to prove McLaren Vale could produce Riesling and those wines could age. This release is not shy either and has the potential to reward the patient.
Hastwell & Lightfoot Fiano 2018
The Natural Wine Co Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Saturday, 24 November 2018
Schwarz Wine Co Meta Grenache 2018
Such a delicious wine! The sort of stuff that could be fed to me via a drip and I'd have no qualms. Super Grenache!
Oakridge Henk Chardonnay 2017
Oakridge can Chardonnay! Oh my, this is a beauty. Sourced from a north facing Lusatia Park site, wrap your arms around this.
Lou Miranda Leone Chardonnay 2018
Barossa Chardonnay is not all that common. This comes from a small Rowland Flat site planted in 2005.
Friday, 23 November 2018
Alkimi The Good Earth Grenache 2017
Credaro Five Tales Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Named Five Tales after the five vineyards Credaro tend to in the Margaret River region. Good Cabernet for the money.
Pizzini Lana Il Nostro Gallo Sangiovese 2017
Thursday, 22 November 2018
Oakridge Meunier Rosé 2016
The Oakridge gang have really brought Pinot Meunier to the fore. They've even gone all hipster and removed "Pinot" in their branding too. Clever. Smart fizz this. Such a softly spoken individual.
Airlie Bank Gris 2018
Something a little different. Something a little superb. It's a wine which may not be for everyone but it pushes the boundaries and gets the taste buds singing. Pinot Gris on skins - ripping for 20 bucks!
Tim Smith Shiraz 2016
A reliable type, just like those old Triumph motorbikes you see Tim Smith riding around the Barossa.
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Montalto Estate Chardonnay 2017
Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Lou Miranda Old Vine Grenache 2018
Barossa Grenache more in the old school realm, that is, ripe fruit with that boiled lolly thing going on.
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Leeuwin Estate Siblings Shiraz 2016
Singlefile Great Southern Botrytis 2018
Monday, 19 November 2018
Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
I was once referred to as a sexy beast, but that's another story entirely. Here's a solid McLaren Vale Cabernet.
Heartland Directors' Cut Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
They make 'em big in Langhorne Creek. Black and brooding in the glass, there's plenty of comfort in the glass.
Ricca Terra The Marathon Man 2017
Friday, 16 November 2018
TarraWarra Estate Pinot Noir Rosé 2018
I tasted five Rosés and this was head and shoulders above the pack. Damn it was impressive. Great fruit and a well-balanced wine oozing charisma and refreshment - what more so you want?
Ridgemill Estate Smigley's Rosé 2018
The more I look at this the more I think of a red berry danish. There's some textural goodness but it's the pastry aromas which pique my interest.
Hidden Creek Rosé 2018
I popped in to see winemaker Andy Williams on the weekend to pick up a few samples he wanted me to check out. I asked him about this Rosé, and just like a proud father with that gleam in his eye, you could tell he was pretty excited about this release.
d'Arenberg Stephanie The Gnome With Rose Tinted Glasses 2018
A very easy slurp. It's easy to see how wines like this shift pretty easily. Dry to finish but the sweetness at the start is sure to lure more than a few.
Lou Miranda Leone Rosato 2018
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Schwarz Wine Co GSM 2017
Pizzini King Valley Arneis 2018
Pizzini Lana Pinot Grigio 2017
Credaro Five Tales Pinot Gris 2018
Hidden Creek Verdelho 2018
Lou Miranda Leone Pinot Grigio 2018
Some good aromas greet you to invite you in. Lemon zest and lemon meringue pie plus some canned apple.
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Tyrrell's Single Vineyard Belford Semillon 2013
Five years young and it screams of a youthful wine. Such a delicate and pristine Semillon which has many years ahead of it.
Hofer Family Wines Lagrein 2016
Angullong Fossil Hill Chardonnay 2017
Castle Rock Porongurup Riesling 2018
A good Riesling from Western Australia's Great Southern region. Bone dry with tight acidity, tempura prawns anyone?
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Tim Smith Eden Valley Viognier 2018
Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2018
Ballandean Estate Messing About Fiano 2018
Monday, 12 November 2018
Coriole Montepulciano 2017
Gartelmann Diedrich Orange Shiraz 2015
Gartelmann's flagship red. This 2015 Shiraz from Orange is a well-crafted number. A lovely wine all up.
Schwarz Wine Co Meta Shiraz 2017
Sunday, 11 November 2018
Punt Road Pinot Gris 2018
Even Keel Canberra Pinot Noir Rosé 2018
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