Saturday 30 November 2019
With less than 100 dozen produced due to vintage conditions, fight to the front of the queue for this.
Friday 29 November 2019
It's always a privilege to look at wines from small independent producers. It's even more special when you read the stories from which they were born. Created to support charities that are drowning, not waving, this is about giving a leg up to those with few resources.
Off eight hectares in the Eden Valley, this is my first look at this Hill-Smith Estate wine. It's all about texture and body with 65% of the blend seeing 1-4 year old oak (5% was new) for five months.
Thursday 28 November 2019
Tuesday 26 November 2019
More bling than Usain Bolt and justifiably so. Run to this in world record time and you'll see why it's glistening with gold.
Monday 25 November 2019
Friday 22 November 2019
This ticks along with any great fanfare. You'd like a little spark at this price point but it's all a little ho hum for me.
Thursday 21 November 2019
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Sunday 17 November 2019
From the Seville township in the Yarra Valley, Matt Burton and Dylan McMahon suggest this D'Aloisio site is slightly more expressive and forward.
Saturday 16 November 2019
Thursday 14 November 2019
Wednesday 13 November 2019
My first look at the debut Yalumba Wild Ferments label and I like what a see. Quality Sauv Blanc from the Limestone Coast region.
Tuesday 12 November 2019
The Georges Vineyard is located in the Yarra Valley's Seville East and perched 180 metres above. This is a generous wine sure to lure you in.
A field blend of Cabernet and Shiraz only released when both varieties ripen at the same time. Winemaker Corrina Wright suggests to have this with a Sunday lamb roast and I'm not going to disagree.
Every year I look forward to these Riesling releases from O'Leary Walker. My favour seems to fluctuate depending on which way the breeze blows sometimes. Other years it's just because there is class in a glass.
Sunday 10 November 2019
The rebirth of the famous Coonawarra Brand name under a new guise continues its steady rise. Here's a tidy Brand & Sons Shiraz with a fab story behind the label.
Friday 8 November 2019
Wednesday 6 November 2019
Monday 4 November 2019
Sunday 3 November 2019
Is this the best wine I've had from the Orange district? You betcha! It's the type of wine you peruse slowly yet the bottle is drained in no time. I could not resist going back again and again.