Saturday 30 November 2019

Friday 29 November 2019

Mesh Eden Valley Riesling 2019

Mesh Riesling brings together two famous names - Grosset and Hill Smith.

Start a Conversation The Common Wine Co. NU Pinot Noir 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.

Dalrymple Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2018

A riot of tropical fruit. The weekend is every day with refreshment like this.

Hill-Smith Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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.

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Robert Stein Riesling 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.

Usher Tinkler Nose to Tail Shiraz Pinot Noir 2019

A cheeky Shiraz/Pinot Noir blend which is so easy to kick back with. Give me a large pour please!

Sunday 17 November 2019

Burton McMahon D'Aloisio Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018

From the Seville township in the Yarra Valley, Matt Burton and Dylan McMahon suggest this D'Aloisio site is slightly more expressive and forward.

Hugh Hamilton Dark Arts Jekyll and Hyde 2017

Co-fermented Shiraz Viognier which skips about with an exciting vibrancy.

Yalumba Y Series Rosé 2019

Picnics and shady trees the go for this easy drinking Rosé .

Saturday 16 November 2019

Boireann Winery Shiraz Viognier 2016

The last vintage with Peter Stark at the helm, and damn, he's gone out with a bang.

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2019

This Riesling from the Clare Valley sub region of Polish Hill River is off an organic site. It's also vegan friendly.

Thursday 14 November 2019

Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2019

The best value Viognier on the market is right here! Year after year the quality and consistency of this release cannot be denied. Bargain hunters cut loose when you spy this for around ten bucks!

Yalumba Y Series Chardonnay 2019

A great little Chardy that walks comfortably in its own skin. It's not a wine trying to be something it's not yet delivers happiness at the right price point. And like the rest of the Y Series range, it punches above its weight.

Yalumba Y Series Riesling 2019

A cracking Riesling. Eagle eyes will track it down for around ten bucks. Bang the bargain drum!

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Yalumba Wild Ferments Pinot Grigio 2019

A new label from Yalumba to catch the essence of the vineyard using wild yeasts and minimal intervention. This Pinot Grigio is a pretty handy drop too.

Yalumba Y Series Pinot Grigio 2019

A shy personality initially but an easy Pinot Grigio to slosh in the glass nonetheless.

Yalumba Wild Ferments Sauvignon Blanc 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.

Yalumba Y Series Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Who says Aussies can't make Sauv Blanc that is easy on the hip pocket? Check this tasty number.

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Burton McMahon Georges Vineyard Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018

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.

Oliver's Taranga Corrina's Blend 2018

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.

O'Leary Walker Watervale Riesling 2019

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.

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Monday 4 November 2019

Soumah Single Vineyard Upper Ngumby Pinot Noir 2018

Single vineyard Yarra Valley Pinot Noir coming off 20-year-old vines.

Nannup Estate Phillip Stanley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Nannup Estate can be found in the Blackwood Valley region, 70km east of Margaret River. This Phillip Stanley label represents their best fruit and the label is only produced in exceptional years.

Sunday 3 November 2019

Patina Jezza 2016

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.