Saturday, 29 February 2020
Tar and Roses Nebbiolo Rosé 2019
A fab Rosé hands down. "Inspired by the women in my life" are the words on the label courtesy of winemaker Narelle King.
Alkimi The Rhône Series Rosé 2019
Stu Dudine tears out some pretty smart wines. Here's another great Rosé from his very consistent label.
Warramunda Liv Zak Rosé 2018
Chateau Yaldara Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Bailey Wine Co Grampians Shiraz 2016
Grampians Shiraz nearly three years ago soon after release. It's great to have the chance to revisit it and see where things are at, and I'm pleased to report it is aging beautifully.
Friday, 28 February 2020
Maude Pinot Gris 2019
Maude Mt Maude East Block Riesling 2019
Maude Mt Maude Dry Riesling 2019
Amisfield Pinot Noir 2017
The sommelier at Noble Rot Wine Bar in Wellington was very keen for me to buy this. Oh, why not? Quite a delicious wine with some weight behind it.
Berton Vineyards High Eden Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Bailey Wine Co Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Berton Vineyard High Eden White Road Chardonnay 2018
Berton Vineyards have a knack of producing respectable wines at good prices. This Chardonnay is no different.
Thursday, 27 February 2020
Bailey Wine Co Rosé 2019
Pegasus Bay Vergence Red 2017
Pegasus Bay's General Manager Paul Donaldson, the youngest of the family, was kind enough to walk me through their range of wines on a recent trip to New Zealand. Vergence, he tells me, is when the pupils of the eyes look outwards in opposite directions before focusing. I'm still trying to nail that one. Here's a 100% whole bunch, carbonic and naturally fermented Pinot Noir.
Thomas Wines Kiss Shiraz 2018
Rusty Mutt Catnip Viognier 2019
Hidden Creek Viognier 2019
St Anne's Winery Pinot Gris 2019
Irvine Wines Spring Hill Pinot Gris 2019
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Bailey Wine Co Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2017
Tim Bailey is smashing out some smart wines at the moment. His little side project has grown to become his #1 winemaking venture. Small operators like these are the ones worth latching onto.
Pegasus Bay Virtuoso Chardonnay 2016
Pegasus Bay Estate Malbec 2017
Pegasus Bay Estate Pinot Noir 2016
Pegasus Bay Estate Chardonnay 2017
Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2017
Chateau Yaldara Reserve Shiraz 2016
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Curly Flat Chardonnay 2018
Aitken's Folly Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
If there was such a thing as a sessional Pinot, this would be awfully close. It's such a delicious wine with no fuss or pretentiousness. Glasses are empty in no time with wines like these.
Aitken's Folly Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
Peregrine Pinot Noir 2017
Peregrine Pinot Gris 2019
Peregrine Riesling 2018
Peregrine Rastasburn Riesling 2018
Monday, 24 February 2020
Thomas Wines Elenay Shiraz 2018
What this wine demonstrates best is Andrew Thomas' ability to blend parcels of his top fruit and create a wine of supreme class. Soon to be released, run at this, don't walk.
Thomas Wines Dam Block Shiraz 2018
Luna Estate Eclipse Chardonnay 2018
The Bone Line Bare Bone Chardonnay 2016
Head off the main track and down Georges Road in the Waipara region to find The Bone Line. This Chardonnay is a beauty and shows once again that this region is one that deserves more kudos than it is given.
Akarua Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2018
Sunday, 23 February 2020
Georges Road Williams Hill Pinot Noir 2018
Valli Waitiki Riesling 2019
Georges Road Cuvée 43 Syrah 2016
Kinross Kilted Pioneer Waitaki Pinot Noir 2018
Pinot Noir from a relatively new region in New Zealand. Waitaki can be found in the North Otago area.
Kinross Kilted Pioneer Gibbston Pinot Noir 2018
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Thomas Wines Sweetwater Shiraz 2018
I was offered the opportunity to have a look at the 2018 Thomas Wines reds prior to their release. This Sweetwater oozes adorable precision.
Thomas Wines Belford Shiraz 2018
Just up the road from the Sweetwater vineyard you can find the home for this Belford. Grown on 20 year old vines on red loam over limestone, this is a deep and powerful type.
Saturday, 15 February 2020
Castle Rock Estate Porongurup Riesling 2019
Thomas Wines DJV Shiraz 2018
Irvine Wines Spring Hill Riesling 2019
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