Sunday, 31 January 2021

Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2019


For $23, this is insane value. What a cracker!

Aphelion Welkin Sagrantino Mataro 2020

Don't you just love it when different works? Not your usual bedfellows but this Sagrantino Mataro combo hits the mark. 

Hofer Family Wines Lagrein 2019


I can see myself with a glass of this in hand standing by an open fire on a chilly afternoon. A dense red sure to warm your insides during the cooler months.

Friday, 29 January 2021

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Soumah Brachetto Tranquillo 2020

I sip this thinking about the berry terrine I once saw on Surfing the Menu - gee, that was a while back... Good stuff this.

Whiskey Gully Bon Blanc Colombard 2020


A wine that needs food at hand, perhaps that cheeseboard on sunset is the go.

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Huntington Estate Block 3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Super impressive Mudgee Cabernet sure to bring pleasure in spades.

Oakridge Over the Shoulder Cabernet Merlot 2020


Oakridge doesn't miss a beat. Ever. Be it their classy top-end wines or their entry-level labels like this Over the Shoulder range. Excellence is rooted deep in their veins and here we go again with this Cabernet Merlot.

Huntington Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Long and incredibly persistent, this Mudgee Cabernet waltzes through the mouth with ease.

Aphelion Affinity GMS 2019


Burgers are so hip at the moment and this GMS blend is a perfect partner.

Huntington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


A tame Cabernet. Straight bat forward defense on the front foot. 

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Hofer Family Wines Montepulciano 2019


Tasty Montepulciano. Really tasty. Gimme a big glass pronto.

Hofer Family Wines Barbera 2019


Oh Babs. You can offer so much yet you can be so simple. Here we have the latter. 

Stable Tales Shiraz 2018


A sneaky preview of this Stable Tales Shiraz 2018 which is set for release in late 2021.

Stable Tales Shiraz 2017


This one-acre vineyard can be found two kilometres from the McLaren Vale township. A property used for weddings, films, television commercials and even a visit by the Queen.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Aphelion The Confluence Grenache 2019


Juicy red fruit is the game here. Cut loose. It is such a fab drink and then some. 

Jester Hill Touchstone Roussanne 2019


Not a big red drinker but seeking a white with a bit more depth? Try a Roussanne like this to get your juices flowing.

Aphelion PIR Chenin Blanc 2020


A ripping example of Chenin Blanc that could be mistaken for a Fiano. Race to this.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Aphelion The Emergent Mataro 2018


I like this. Big time. It grows on you. It's the blue-collar worker type - sleeves rolled up and ripping in. Such a great drink. 

Aphelion Welkin Grenache 2020


If Welkin is the Vault in the sky, then this may be the key for entry. Such a juicy and crunchy number, it is such a versatile wine too. Drink as is or with a slight chill, an all-season Grenache if you will. 

Hofer Family Wines Aged Release Riesling 2005


Riesling is one of the best value varieties on the shelves. The quality available in Australia is exceptional particularly as it ages well too. For those who have yet to venture into the world of aged Riesling, this is a good starting point.

Chateau Yaldara Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV

A pretty good fizz for the money and it will be sure to please more than a few.

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Dodgy Bros Sellicks Foothills Shiraz 2019


A great Shiraz for $25. Wes Pearson from Dodgy Bros is really in some fine form at the moment. Find this.

Brash Higgins Riesling Semillon 2016


Not many producers deliver a Riesling Semillon blend consistently. There is plenty of depth and interest here to keep you enthused.

Huntington Estate Merlot 2019


Lean for a Merlot at 12.7%, this new release from Huntington Estate is bright and fresh. I like its vibe.

Friday, 15 January 2021

Clandestine Vineyards Shiraz 2019

There's a captivating depth and richness about this wine yet it's not overly weighty.

Chateau des Cres Ricards Oenothera 2018


A tidy drink. Some density here. Lots to cuddle up to.

Huntington Estate Tim Stevens Shiraz 2017


Back to it for 2021. Happy New Year all. It probably makes sense to open my account for the year with an impressive wine. Here we have the Huntington Estate flagship all the way from Mudgee. A keeper, this will reward the patient.