Showing posts with label '18. Show all posts
Showing posts with label '18. Show all posts

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Heggies Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2018

 


A very tidy Chardonnay that shouldn't be served too cold so you can experience all of its beauty.

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Yalumba Paradox Shiraz 2018

 

From one of Yalumba's best vineyards, this Paradox Shiraz is a brooding wine that glides through with ease. 

Thursday, 13 October 2022

The Bone Line Iridium 2018

 


From a small winery in New Zealand's North Canterbury region, The Bone Line is dishing up some very smart wines. This blend is another example of that. Give it some air and it's a dangerous drink. Cool evenings with whispy pink clouds in the sky as the sun sets - the perfect match awaits. 

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

 

Cabernet in the slot. The Yalumba Cigar has been a reliable wine since its inception and this 2018 doesn't miss a beat.

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Zema Estate Shiraz 2018

 


A reliable and rock solid Shiraz with generous depth and concentration. It urges you to go deep calling for fire pit chats and camping expeditions.

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Levantine Hill Katherine’s Paddock Chardonnay 2018

 

Wow! Just wow. A supreme Chardonnay with all the I's dotted and T's crossed. The precision and consistency of this Levantine Hill release demands a place in my Top 5 Australian Chardonnays.

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Zema Estate Cluny Cabernet Merlot 2018

 


Mr Reliable for $25 RRP but the website has it at $20 - that's a sweet deal. That cheeky mid-weeker is looking pretty good. 

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Zema Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

 

A new look for an old friend. A timely facelift for Zema Estate celebrating 40 years in 2022 - congratulations! One of those reliable wines year after year. 

Sunday, 28 August 2022

Levantine Hill Chardonnay 2018

 


Big love. A Yarra Valley Chardonnay from Levantine Hill that possesses a quiet beauty. There is precision and grace about its calming presence.

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Hutton Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

 

Alluring depth. That cooler Eden influence can be seen but stays very much on the flank. I dig this Hutton Vale Cabernet big time.

Levantine Hill Syrah 2018

 

There is a quiet humility about this Yarra Syrah. A beautiful drink, it's nicely done. Would you expect any less from Levantine Hill?

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Hutton Vale Grenache Mataro 2018

 

The 2017 release was a little off the pace but this 2018 is back where it belongs. An excellent blend that brings together two heroes of the Barossa that sit in the shadows of their better-known siblings.

Friday, 5 August 2022

Juniper Cornerstone Karridale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

 

A keeper that will reward well beyond a decade, this Cabernet blend from Juniper is a worth hanging out for.

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Angullong Crossing Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

 


A brand new label for Angullong and it's an impressive entry, that's for sure. There is a prestige about the labelling, too, with an embossed crest - I like it. An excellent cool climate Cabernet for your drinking pleasure.

Hutton Vale Farm Shiraz 2018

 

A little Hutton Vale Farm history if you don't mind... The original Shiraz cuttings were planted in the 60s and were sourced from Henschke's Mount Edelstone vineyard - handy pedigree that. There's polish here. A silky wine that moves with ease.

Friday, 22 July 2022

Huntington Estate Shiraz 2018

 

These Huntington Estate wines are great for the money. They will age well too. This Shiraz is that cool night comfort many yearn for this time of year.

Huntington Estate Special Reserve Merlot 2018

 

A good drink for those that aren't chasing anything too complex nor obtrusive. A ho-hum red of sorts.

Sunday, 17 July 2022

Totara Pinot Noir 2018

Pinot Noir from Marlborough. Nothing overly interesting, but just a good, simple drink.