December 2020 - QWine Reviews

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The Best of 2020!

What a year 2020 has been! Sincere thanks to you, my readers, for your support. Based on conversations through various channels it seems mor...
December 31, 2020

Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2013

  I caught up with Jane Ferarri a few years ago. Such a generous individual with her time, she is so fantastically hilarious and ever so kno...
December 26, 2020

Gerler The Fog 2019

Quite a blend! Touriga, Montepulciano, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Nero d'Avola from McLaren Vale. 
December 26, 2020

Scorpo Pinot Noir 2018

  I was sent on a mission into retail land to find a good Pinot. I spied this Scorpo and tucked it under my wing. I've read much about t...
December 20, 2020

Cake Rosé 2019

  A visit to one of those fancy Asian fusion restaurants and this kicked off my night. A very tidy and refreshing Rosé it is.
December 20, 2020

Silkman Shiraz Pinot Noir 2018

  Brilliant. Just brilliant! And this is proof you don't have to spend up big to indulge in exceptional wines. I found this on the shelf...
December 18, 2020

Hidden Creek Prieto Picudo 2020

Prieto Picudo. Never heard of it? Nor had I until now. The exploration of emerging varieties never ceases to amaze and this release from the...
December 14, 2020

Oliver's Taranga Mencia 2019

Oliver's Taranga produce Mencia two ways - a Rosé and this table wine. This is wonderfully expressive and screams pleasure factor - Corr...
December 14, 2020

Hidden Creek Mencia 2020

The lighter of the three Mencia samples recently tasted, this release from Hidden Creek leans more towards the savoury spectrum and sits jus...
December 14, 2020

Maude Pinot Noir 2018

  Maude's entry level Pinot (and I use 'entry' loosely). This is an absolute ripper and super example of Central Otago Pinot at ...
December 11, 2020

Schwarz Wine Co. Rosé 2020

  The label says to share with friends. Bugger that. One glass just ain't enough. I'd lean towards not sharing at all - a terrific s...
December 04, 2020

Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Fiano 2020

  A little cloudy - just the way Wes Pearson likes it. A textural rollercoaster ride to your happy place. It ducks and weaves while you sway...
December 01, 2020

Unsung Hero Fiano 2020

This starts out all casual before doing up the top button, slipping on a tie and jacket before striding out with suave appeal. 
December 01, 2020