Showing posts with label '14. Show all posts
Showing posts with label '14. Show all posts

Saturday, 1 July 2023

Wild Game The Duke Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


My last look at this Wild Game The Duke Cabernet was from the 2012 vintage. At the time I suggested it could be the bargain of the year for $22 with eight years bottle age. This 2014 release has similar age but the price has skipped up. It's still a ripping deal no less.

Friday, 30 June 2023

Wild Game The Dame Shiraz 2014


The value this represents given the age is exceptional. A quality Coonawarra Shiraz hands down. All you are doing here is winning.

Sunday, 12 March 2023

Dr Plonk The Good Doctor's Tonic 2014


The Good Doctor knows best. A muscular wine busting out with Tannat leading the charge, there is an elegance about its carry that I find irresistible. I loved the 2012 release and my sentiments haven't changed with this 2014.

Sunday, 18 December 2022

Jansz Tasmania Late Disgorged Vintage Cuvée 2014


Jansz's Late Disgorged Vintage Cuvée 2014 has been held back to age on lees for an extra four years. The added complexity that the additional time has given this wonderful sparkling is telling. It's just another example of why consumers should drink more Australian sparkling rather than French imports.

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Patrick Of Coonawarra Block 5 Aged Riesling 2014


If aged Riesling is your thing, surely Patrick is already on your radar. Time and time again they produce the goods and this 2014 aged release is no different. Hitting the shelves with eight years bottle age, there is still a long future ahead of this excellent wine.

Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Yelland and Papps Limited Cuvée Shiraz 2014


A Barossa Shiraz that slides down with ease. Dripping in class, you'd be inclined to think this was an old-world wine on inspection - it's just so captivating to absorb. A brilliant wine from Yelland & Papps.

Michael and Susan Papps' ability to keep their customers immersed in a journey of texture and elegance deserves respect. Their creativity with the Second Take range does this impressively but this Limited Cuvée range just cranks the dial that bit more adding prestige on a grand scale. And, oh my, this Shiraz is something.

Monday, 20 December 2021

Yelland and Papps Limited Cuvée Grenache 2014


Pushing Grenache to the limits. This wine is not about being a "Barossa" Grenache per se. It's an expression of the variety and a culmination of acquired learning over years of winemaking. It's pulverising - you'll love it or not.

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Geoff Merrill Mount Hurtle Shiraz 2014

With already six years of age under its belt, this is a wine in great shape with many years ahead of it.

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Geoff Merrill G and W Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


A blend of McLaren Vale and Coonawarra (73/27), there is some heft about this Cabernet Sauvignon.

Monday, 23 August 2021

De Iuliis Aged Release Semillon 2014


Delicate in nature, this aged Semillon release from De Iuliis coats the mouth with ease.

Friday, 25 June 2021

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Friday, 21 May 2021

Lagoon View Shiraz 2014


Magnums and barbecues are a perfect match. Sling this 1.5 litre bottle over your shoulder and good times await.

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Brand and Sons CBD Shiraz 2014

The one that got away... This review has been sitting around patiently awaiting release. The CBD label was one of a few new releases to come from Coonawarra's Brand & Sons. Some very impressive wines are in the range too which are well worth checking out.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Zema Estate Family Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The best fruit finds its way into this Cabernet - Zema's flagship label. A savoury driven wine, I love the cut herbs and dried thyme that shimmer away. I loved this.

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Lévrier Peritas Zinfandel 2014

A brilliant Zinfandel! 
Lévrier means "greyhound" in French. Jo Irvine has a deep love for the breed and has been surrounded by them for much of her life. The artwork on the labels is a tribute to them and those images are stunning. 

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon 2014

Alexander Munro is the flagship label for Meerea Park. This 2014 release is the eleventh from the famed Braemore vineyard in Pokolbin.