Friday 31 May 2019
Vermentino done differently. This Second Take range from Yelland and Papps pushes the boundaries of texture and funk, and damn, they're delish.
Wednesday 29 May 2019
A wine bringing a community together to aid those in need. It's a wine for good and then some. Every cent raised will be donated to the Hutt Street Centre who assist Adelaide's homeless by offering support, solutions and hope.
Monday 27 May 2019
Sublime Grenache! Planted in 1946, these bush vines deliver pristine fruit. The highest section of this 1.7 hectare McLaren Vale site sits 210m above.
Alpine Valley Chardonnay in the zone. It took a little while to get moving, but once the engine was revving it was a sweet ride.
Sunday 26 May 2019
Saturday 25 May 2019
Thursday 23 May 2019
Wednesday 22 May 2019
A fresh and tropical fruit driven Sauvignon Blanc from a vineyard perched 930 metres above in Orange, NSW.
Coonawarra Cabernet aged predominantly in American oak for 18 months. A most enjoyable wine with five years aging already done for you.
Sunday 19 May 2019
Saturday 18 May 2019
Friday 17 May 2019
Medhyk is the Cornish spelling for doctor. Best you take the medicine this doctor prescribed - a superb example of McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Thursday 16 May 2019
I first saw this Dam Block when it was released a couple of years ago. At the time, it was finally deemed good enough to stand on its own two feet rather than being blended away as was the case previously. Good to see it back once more - it's a peach.
Tuesday 14 May 2019
Well, the first 2019 wine has arrived and what a noise it has made! A quick search reveals it can be bought for around $6 - a burst of refreshment everyone can afford.
Chardonnay sourced from Beechworth Wine Estates. Only two barrels made, 50% new French oak was used.
Saturday 11 May 2019
A sublime example of McLaren Vale Shiraz. Superbly handled, this has nothing but a beating heart that oozes class and precision.
Goldman Wines are contract made with fruit sourced from various regions around Australia. This Hunter Valley Shiraz ticks the happiness box and then some.
The measured delivery of complexity and elegance is what captivated me about this Cabernet from the Bendigo region.
Friday 10 May 2019
Thursday 9 May 2019
Wednesday 8 May 2019
Monday 6 May 2019
A great little wine sourced from 41-year-old vines in Mudgee, NSW, this Shiraz saw 15 months of one, two and three-year-old French and American oak.
Rosés like this call for large plates of tapas surrounded by good company. Made from Shiraz sourced from the Alpine Valley, this goes very well.
Sunday 5 May 2019
Smart Chardonnay named in honour of the family who established the winery with son Rob Diletti now the winemaker. I could drink lots of this.
Flametree's entry-level Chardonnay and it's a rock-solid wine. I would happily have a couple of glasses. Gee, we are blessed with quality at this price point in Australia.