Showing posts with label $40-50. Show all posts
Showing posts with label $40-50. Show all posts

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Valentine Chardonnay 2021


Dom Valentine knows a thing or two about Chardonnay having spent some time at Oakridge before breaking out to his solo venture. The fruit for this great expression is sourced from the Lone Star Creek vineyard in the Upper Yarra Valley.

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Robert Stein Dry Riesling 2022


John Mellencamp has the Cherry Bomb but Robert Stein has the citrus bomb. This Riesling is a belter.

Gundog Estate Indomitus Albus 2022


Something a little different - Hunter Semillon meets Canberra Riesling. Bang! The first whiff slices through you. A smart wine this.

Gundog Estate Gundaroo Riesling 2022


The second release of this off-dry Riesling courtesy of the Gundaroo vineyard in Canberra. This is a beauty!

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Hazeldene Pinot Noir 2021


Like a Pinot with spice? Go to the Oakridge Willowlake. Love the sleek touch? Go to Hazeldene. What a stunning Pinot Noir this is. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Henk Pinot Noir 2021


Henk is the boss. The more I see the wines from this vineyard the more I play the fanboy. Yarra Valley Pinot Noir in the zone. Yes!

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Willowlake Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021


Willowlake doing Willowlake things. A wonderfully weighted Pinot Noir from Oakridge albeit with a little more spice this time. I can't recall a similar release but it's still damn slurpable.

Monday, 7 November 2022

Castle Rock Estate A and W Riesling 2022


Named after the founders of Castle Rock Estate, A&W represents the best of the best. Drinking superbly, this Riesling will also age gracefully. For now, I'll just be savouring every drop of this exceptional release.

Sunday, 6 November 2022

Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Riesling 2020


Layered and generous, this is a serious Riesling for serious Riesling lovers. Harvested a little later and fermented dry, it's such an expressive and considered wine. Dive in with pike!

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Pewsey Vale The Contours Riesling Museum Reserve 2016


Bam! Riesling with a little age and the taste buds explode. Let it sit for a while and don't serve it too cold before watching it emerge gracefully. An excellent wine from Pewsey Vale celebrating 175 years. 

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Schwarz Wine Co META Grenache 2022


Dive into this faceplant of whole bunch deliciousness. A chorus of fruit and savoury beauty sings at fever pitch in the pursuit of your adoration - and it nails it.

Sunday, 30 October 2022

Gundog Estate Indomitus Rosa 2022


Matt Burton sources fruit from a number of regions and it seems he has a habit of polishing a few gems. In short, this is delicious. A fabulous Rosé, I could neck the lot. Find this.

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Henk Chardonnay 2021


What a beauty! Oakridge has nailed another Chardonnay. From the Yarra Valley's Woori Yallock district, this Henk vineyard is all class. Concentrated with charming depth, lovely lines of intrigue captivate.

Schwarz Wine Co Grenache Blanc 2022


The first Grenache Blanc to grace the Schwarz META label, and what a great debut! It's so new it is yet to land on the website but stay tuned, it's worth lining up for.

Gundog Estate Indomitus Rutilus 2021


This is Matt Burton's take on Hunter River Burgundy, be it with a twist. Made with Hunter Shiraz but partnered with an out-of-towner - some Yarra Valley Pinot Noir from the George's Vineyard (20%). As Burton says, "This wine is less about place and more about variety and style." It's a fab wine, that's for sure.

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Hazeldene Chardonnay 2021


The quality at this price point is outrageous - $45 is madness for what is in the glass. Race to this, it's a superb Chardonnay.

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Willowlake Chardonnay 2021


The focus, the pristine fruit, the porcelain presence, another class act from the Oakridge Willowlake Vineyard Series Chardonnay.

Saturday, 8 October 2022

Soumah Upper Ngumby Pinot Noir 2021


I haven't seen a Soumah Upper Ngumby Pinot since the 2018 release. Coming from a site that I feel produces better Chardonnay, this Pinot is a more than respectable wine delivering plenty of savoury pleasure.

Thursday, 6 October 2022

Soumah Hexham Pinot Noir 2021


Soumah is a label that comes across the tasting bench that can be relied upon and this Hexham Pinot is no different.

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Yelland and Papps Single Vineyard Vermentino 2021


Considered with its game face on, interest comes in buckets - it's the Yelland & Papps way. This is a fantastic take on Vermentino. Take me to Sardinia and feed me all the seafood.