Thursday, 31 January 2019
Oakridge Hazeldene Chardonnay 2017
Oakridge don't miss the mark much at all when it comes to Chardonnay and here's another ripper. The Hazeldene block neighbours the Willowlake site. Gee, it's hard to beat the calibre of neighbours like that.
Oliver's Taranga Sagrantino 2016
Oh, hello! Close your eyes and take a whiff and be expected to be lifted to higher places. Such an expressive wine. I'd be happy to just to absorb the aromas.
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Vinomofo Homeless Grapes Project Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018
Wine for good.
Nothing describes the aim of this project better than those three words. The Homeless Grapes project rocketed to prominence in 2015 via some McLaren Vale Shiraz. Since then, the project has seen wines made in Coonawarra and now the Yarra Valley. But the best bit is undoubtedly that every cent is donated to charity. All proceeds from this wine will be sent to the St Mary's House of Welcome in Melbourne who offer their support to Melbourne's homeless.
Oliver's Taranga Chica Mencia Rosé 2018
Girls just wanna have fun - and make Rosé. Winemaker Corrina Wright has pulled all the Oliver's Taranga ladies out from behind their desks and the tasting bench and into the winery to make this wine made by the "Chicas". Picnic wine done good.
Sunday, 27 January 2019
Nautilus Clay Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015
Elegant and super fine with some depth to sink your teeth into. Delicious Pinot from New Zealand's Marlborough region.
Castle Rock Estate Great Southern Shiraz 2015
Nautilus Southern Valleys Pinot Noir 2015
There's a lot to like about this Pinot. It's a serious type of fellow - furrowed brow, all concentration and focused on the business.
Dodgy Brothers Juxtaposed Cabernet Franc 2017
Cabernet Franc is experiencing a renaissance in Australia of late. Some very clever wines are being produced, be it fruit forward with no oak or generous fruit with old oak, the landscape for this variety has never looked better. Here's another well made wine to add to that delicious list.
Saturday, 26 January 2019
Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Bigger Boat Fiano 2018
Tasty Fiano. A wine you could get comfortable with very easily. Mind you, Wes Pearson's wines are pretty damn tasty across the board.
Dirt Candy The Natural Riesling 2018
Gundog Estate Hilltops No.1 Shiraz 2017
This is the third Gundog Shiraz vintage from the Hilltops region. It's a great drink to knuckle down with.
Gundog Estate Hilltops No.2 Shiraz 2017
It's always great to sit wines such as these side by side. The No.1 Shiraz calls for steak night whereas the No. 2 thinks it's a bit more fancy.
Thursday, 24 January 2019
Gartelmann Stephanie Pinot Gris 2018
Jilyara Honey Comb Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Gartelmann Jessica Verdelho 2018
Satisfying Verdelho from the Hunter Valley. Lots of tropical fruit within to take the sting out of a hot day.
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Oliver's Taranga Mencia 2018
There's little of the Spanish variety Mencia around in Oz and this is a beauty. It certainly has some Barry White factor, that is, I can't get enough! Pour large and don't share are my tips for success.
Credaro 1000 Crowns Chardonnay 2017
Quite a level headed type of fellow. Some personality lies within, but on the whole, this is a sure and steady bet for a good Chardonnay.
Robert Oatley Pocket Watch Shiraz 2017
A brilliant little wine and an absolute steal for $17. Worth hunting down if your budget is $20 and under.
Monday, 21 January 2019
d’Arenberg The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
I used to be a wicketkeeper. Not as good as Tim Paine, but pretty close. He takes the ball with plenty of give - such is the fury fast bowlers unleash. This Cabernet is a fast bowler for sure. There's strength, broad shoulders and grunt. Soft hands and patience are needed to ensure it gets the most of life that it deserves.
Oakridge Vineyard Series Sauvignon 2017
Sauvignon Blanc isn't my favourite variety by any stretch but Oakridge have done a good job to fancy up the label by removing the "Blanc". I'm paying a little more attention already.
Sunday, 20 January 2019
Schwarz Wine Co Meta Mataro 2018
Ridgemill Estate The Spaniard Tempranillo 2016
The crew at Ridgemill Estate have a soft spot for Tempranillo. There's no doubting the strength of the variety in the region either. The gang here also love to ensure you know it's a Crianza style and not Joven, that is, aged for at least two years. If style doesn't phase you and tasty booze is up your alley, give this a crack.
Dodgy Brothers Juxtaposed Alright Hamilton Sangiovese Rosé 2018
Robert Stein Farm Series Riesling 2018
One of three new wines in the recently released Farm Series.
Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Oliver's Taranga Shiraz 2017
The type of wine you take to share with friends. You pour large, you chat, you laugh, you all walk away happy. A delicious McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Shaw Vineyard Estate Cabernet Shiraz 2016
Opawa Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017
Robert Stein Farm Series Semillon Riesling Gewurztraminer 2018
No bottle pic of this wine on the website but it's the same as the Rosé - just not pink.
One whiff and the impact of the Gewurtz in the blend is obvious. A white ready go chow down some Thai, Malaysia or something with a little spice kick.
Sunday, 13 January 2019
Flametree SRS Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Leeuwin Estate Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut 2015
Robert Stein Farm Series Rosé 2018
Saturday, 12 January 2019
Credaro 1000 Crowns Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Bunnamagoo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016
Sirromet Signature Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Thursday, 10 January 2019
Oakridge 864 Henk Aqueduct Pinot Noir 2017
Meerea Park The Aunts Shiraz 2017
A cracker for the money! Cut loose I say. It's a wine which will continue to evolve beautifully with a little more time too.
Pizzini La Volpe Nebbiolo 2017
Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Oliver's Taranga Fiano 2018
A strong Fiano game played here by Oliver's Taranga. Great to see them back on the dais after a stumble in 2017. Corrina Wright showing her worthy Fiano Queen status.
Parker Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Montalto Estate Pinot Noir 2017
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