Showing posts with label $20-$30. Show all posts
Showing posts with label $20-$30. Show all posts

Sunday 10 December 2023

Oliver's Taranga Vermentino 2023


Going on holidays? Pack this in your bag. Lazy days by the water and a glass or two of this will ensure the worries of the world pass you by. Clean, crisp and refreshing, this is a delightful Vermentino from Oliver's Taranga.

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Pikes Olga Emmie Riesling 2023


I've had the opportunity to taste a handful of off-dry Rieslings of late, and this Pikes Olga Emmie is the best of them. On first inspection, my mind rushes to my childhood with Whizz Fizz lemon sherbet and Pine Lime Splice cutting loose. Yum!

Saturday 25 November 2023

Flametree Pinot Rosé 2023


I like this Rosé purely for its simplicity. No fuss, it's cruisy drinking, and sometimes you need wines like that. Give it a run when you're worn down and feeling lazy.

Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2023


An easy-drinking Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend (75/25) that will find favour among those seeking a simple yet tasty white wine.

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Wildly Organic Cuvée NV


The flavour train has left the station and it appears this fizz didn't jump on board.

Saturday 18 November 2023

Gundog Estate Rosé 2023


Canberra Cabernet and Hilltops Shiraz combine to deliver this respectable and very approachable Rosé from Gundog Estate. With a watermelon juice appearance, it's best described as a red apple and strawberry delight.

Saturday 11 November 2023

Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2023


A label not foreign to lovers of quality Riesling, this Pikes Traditionale 2023 release keeps the status quo with the quality as high as ever. Brilliant value, this is a riot of lemons and limes. No one loses with this in the glass.

Huntington Estate Rosé 2023


Super pale. Super dry. Super tasty. Can we keep the review at that?

Thursday 9 November 2023

Vickery Watervale Riesling 2023


Another great Clare Riesling to add to your black book, you can find this around the traps for under 20 bucks. At that price, you have quite the bargain on your hands.

Ox Hardy Upper Tintara Fiano 2023


I was walking around the winery with Ox Hardy earlier this year and we had a taste of this out of the tank. It was quite complex then but it's good to see how blending of various portions has delivered a more balanced wine.

Sunday 5 November 2023

Soumah Pinot Grigio 2023


With a blush appearance, my eyes are in love from the get-go. It's great to see a little bit of its varietal personality glisten, that's for sure. Above all, this is the best Soumah Pinot Grigio I have tasted to date.

Thursday 2 November 2023

Monday 30 October 2023

Saturday 28 October 2023

Mayfield Vineyard Sophie's Godmother Sauvignon Blanc 2023


Hello to this super refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from Mayfield Vineyard. Top buying for the money, it's a big step up from the 2022 release and will surely bring a horde of new fans with it. 

Thursday 26 October 2023

Matthew Atallah Wines Block 1 Cabernet Franc Rosé 2022


A pretty and crunchy thing, this is a very tasty Rosé from Matthew Atallah. A small operator who sources fruit from various vineyards, this Cabernet Franc comes from Canowindra just down the hill from Orange.

Thursday 5 October 2023

Dreaded Friend Rosé 2022


These Dreaded Friend wines are a carousel ride through the amusement park of texture. What a cleverly put together bunch they are. Here you have a Rosé made from Viognier fermented in Petit Verdot skins.

Wednesday 4 October 2023

Slow Wine Co Gewurztraminer 2021


The first stop on my Orange adventure took me to the Slow Wine Co cellar door. A beautiful building in the historic town of Millthorpe, this was a great starting point.

Monday 2 October 2023

Clandestine Vineyards Pinot Gris 2023


Aromas explode from the glass with little field flowers and green apple taking the lead. This is a most enjoyable Pinot Gris from Clandestine Vineyards.

Clandestine Vineyards Prosecco Rosé 2023


Have this at a spring time long lunch with those that smile a lot. This is an easygoing fizz where the joy factor is high.

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Skimstone Wines Rosé 2023


Brand new in the bottle, I was fortunate to be the first to check this out with winemaker Jean Francois prior to its release. Winning! This Rosé from Skimstone is an absolute cracker for 25 bucks. Go here.