Showing posts with label '12. Show all posts
Showing posts with label '12. Show all posts

Friday 16 June 2023

Terre à Terre Sauvignon Blanc 2012


I must admit, I've never had a Sauvignon Blanc that was over ten years old. No one I know keeps them and nor do I. This Terre à Terre sample landed on the doorstep and what a surprise it was.

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Pewsey Vale Contours Riesling Museum Release 2012


This is a walk down Riesling Boulevard where everything just sparkles. From the Pewsey Vale vineyard, this is a glorious wine.

Thursday 5 May 2022

Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


Ten years young and showing all the grace and splendour you'd ask for from a ten-year-old Cabernet. Just brilliant!

Saturday 15 January 2022

Pirate Cru Wines Ban Shé Grenache 2012

I spent some time with Jennifer Graham and Dirk Pettigrew from Pirate Cru Wines earlier this week. Their passion for the Barossa and their brand is infectious. There is a terrific story behind this wine. Jen and Dirk are very well researched and the links to their wines is impressive. This Ban Shé refers to the Victorian period with "romantic" being the keyword. Romantic in terms of dreaming and what's on the horizon Dirk tells me. A period of enlightenment you could say. This Grenache provides enlightenment. Ten years old without a splinter of oak. Gee, it looks good. Very good.

Thursday 30 December 2021

Pizzini Per Gli Angeli 2012

Christmas pudding in a glass is a more than apt description of this hypnotic dessert wine from Pizzini. Per Gli Angeli is Italian for 'For the Angels". Made in the Vin Santo style, when you consider the winemaking process, the angels seem to have taken their fair share too. This is simply sublime.

Wednesday 29 December 2021

Dr Plonk The Good Doctor's Tonic 2012


Wines you don't expect to bowl you over and they do. Add this one to that surprise packet list. What a cracker we have here! It's a big, voluptuous number. Just on 10 years old, the heft it carries could potentially have Covid curing capabilities. Don't quote me but we'll wait for the lab to confirm that...

Monday 7 June 2021

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Honey Moon Vineyard Shiraz 2012

A charming and gracious Shiraz from the Adelaide Hills. Although from a low yielding vintage, the elegance and restrained power of this excellent wine are captivating.

Sunday 3 May 2020

Patrick Coonawarra Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

The flagship of the Patrick Coonawarra range, this Cabernet 2012 release is a brilliant example of what Cooonwarra does best.

Saturday 15 June 2019

Goldman Wines Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Wrattonbully is often overlooked for it's more famous neighbour just up the road. Here's a Cabernet that's spot on.

Friday 15 March 2019

d'Arenberg The Cenosilicaphobic Cat 2012

Here's a big boy. No surprise it's been held back and released at seven years of age. If you like 'em big, give this a shot.

Saturday 16 February 2019

Friday 21 December 2018

Petersons Mudgee Semillon 2012

Petersons have been plying their trade in Mudgee since 1981. This Semillon was awarded the Best Semillon at the Mudgee Wine Show 2018.

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Cirillo 1850 Old Vine Grenache 2012

International Grenache Day came and went in its glory. I love the variety but clearly not all are. I received a tweet which described the variety, "...start with raspberry cordial as it would prepare your palate for what was to follow." Clearly not a Grenache fan. You just gotta know how to find the good stuff and here, front and centre, is a cracking wine. The furthermost thing from raspberry cordial and boiled lollies, the savoury characters which sit atop the shoulders of beautiful fruit are adorable.

Thursday 9 August 2018

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Geoff Merrill Jacko's Shiraz 2012

Good drinking Shiraz in the old school mould. Six years of aging already done for you.

Thursday 19 April 2018

Geoff Merrill Cilento Sangiovese 2012

Named after Geoff Merrill's great grandfather Joseph Cilento who immigrated to Australia in the late 1800's. This sees 27 months in American oak. Gee it's a drinking well at the moment.

Sunday 15 April 2018