Thursday, 28 February 2019
Torbreck Hillside Grenache 2017
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
O'Leary Walker Watervale Riesling 2018
Credaro Kinship Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Monday, 25 February 2019
O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2018
A great Riesling off vines which have been grown organically since the 70s and were certified in 2012.
Heartland Directors' Cut Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Sunday, 24 February 2019
Hear Me Roar Shiraz 2018
Blending wine from a couple of regions is not a new thing, but making the contributing wines separately, blending, labelling and bottling all via donation and in the name of raising money for women in wine is certainly a new concept. Here's a wine made by women to assist women in wine.
Leeuwin Estate Prelude Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Saturday, 23 February 2019
Hayes Family Wines Alice's Mataro 2018
d'Arenberg d'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache 2016
Samuel's Gorge Mourvedre 2017
Like its Grenache stablemate, this Mourvedre has a delicious slurp appeal. The fruit is soft and urges to be pulled closer.
Hayes Family Wines Roussanne 2018
Thursday, 21 February 2019
Hayes Family Wines Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2018
Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Dirt Candy The Little Circus 2018
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Willowlake Pinot Noir 2017
Bam! Delish Pinot. That Oakridge train just keeps on chugging along. Seemingly unstoppable at the moment.
Hayes Family Wines Koonunga Creek Block Grenache 2018
A traditional style Grenache. There's more weight to this compared to the Glengrae Old Block. It's darker in the glass too. Some mulberry and blue fruits are secondary to the expected red fruit.
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Hayes Family Wines Glengrae Old Bush Block Grenache 2018
Oliver's Taranga DJ Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Monday, 18 February 2019
Torbreck Woodcutters Roussanne Marsanne Viognier 2018
Hayes Family Wines Sam's Grenache 2018
A blend of two vineyards from the northern Barossa. A little more time in the glass reveals its true personality.
De Bortoli La Boheme Cuvée Rosé NV
Saturday, 16 February 2019
Sirromet Signature Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2012
Singlefile Great Southern Chardonnay 2018
Dirt Candy The Wild One Shiraz Cabernet 2018
Friday, 15 February 2019
Singlefile Wines Single Vineyard Fumé Blanc 2018
Singlefile Run Free Chardonnay 2018
La La Land Garnacha 2017
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Pizzini Nebbiolo 2014
Oakridge Original Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Too often Chardonnay and Pinot Noir soak up the Yarra Valley spotlight, yet the region's Cabernet is first class and deserves similar praise. Here's an excellent example of that fact.
Oliver's Taranga Vine Dried Cabernet 2017
This is all about rack dried Cabernet added to freshly picked Cabernet in the fermenter inspired by the Italian Amarone style. As the back label suggests, not for the faint-hearted.
Dirt Candy The Aphrodite Touriga Rosé 2018
Qwine records reveals this is the first Touriga Rosé I've had the pleasure of looking at. Man, it grew on me too. Give me plates of plentiful food and a large pour for the win. Tasty stuff!
d'Arenberg The Olive Grove Chardonnay 2018
Monday, 11 February 2019
Meerea Park Terracotta Syrah 2017
Jim Barry Watervale Riesling 2018
If you've never really dipped your toe into the ocean of beauty that is Riesling, here's a clever place to start. Often priced well below it's RRP, it's a ripping bargain and such a delicious wine.
Ridgemill Estate Benny's Blend 2016
Benny seems to be a big boy with some attitude... A robust a gutsy wine for those that like 'em large.
Odd bedfellows Malbec and Merlot but they seem to play nicely and get along just fine.
Sunday, 10 February 2019
Samuel's Gorge Grenache 2017
There's something about this wine which just has some wicked gravitating pull. If I had to list my ten 10 slurp factor wines, this would be in the mix hands down.
Oliver's Taranga Tempranillo 2017
Tempranillo is wine for meat eaters and this doesn't disappoint. There's plenty of action to appease and assist as you gnaw on a chunk of protein.
Redman Wines Edna Rosé 2018
Saturday, 9 February 2019
Ballandean Estate Malvasia 2018
The excitement was growing in the Ballandean Estate office and winery with the anticipated release of this wine well before it was in bottle. I'd call up Leeanne and introduce myself as Mal Vasia from Stanthorpe Smash Repairs and drag out some ridiculous conversation about her husband Mario's bashed up car - Mario is a car freak so Leeanne took it all very seriously and went along hook line and sinker - til she realised it was me and a few choice words were exclaimed. You had to be there I suppose...
This is Ballandean Estate's twelfth alternate variety and the first Malvasia to be released on the Granite Belt. Less than 200 cases of the variety were made Australia wide in 2018 with Ballandean Estate contributing 90 of them.
Angullong Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Angullong Pinot Grigio 2018
Dodgy Bros GSM 2017
I do love a good GSM but this one doesn't float my boat. It's big and boisterous - that noisy mate that just needs to calm down.
Thursday, 7 February 2019
d'Arenberg The Broken Fish Plate Sauvignon Blanc 2018
La La Land Pinot Gris 2018
Katnook Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Oliver's Taranga Grenache 2018
Grenache can be such a versatile red. Match it with a range of food or even drop it in the fridge to take the edge off it for 15 minutes to enjoy a slurp on a warm night. Here's a great drink from McLaren Vale.
d’Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings 2016
Dodgy Brothers Juxtaposed Grenache 2017
Pretty tasty Grenache with another kick arse label for good measure. The 2016 saw Mr T. This one is a tribute to Forest Gump.
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