Showing posts with label '20. Show all posts
Showing posts with label '20. Show all posts

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Mount Langhi Ghiran Cliff Edge Cabernet Merlot 2020


Silky happiness in a glass courtesy of Mount Langhi Ghiran's Cliff Edge Cabernet Merlot. From a challenging year with small yields, you'll be happy with the quality in the glass.

Sunday, 29 January 2023

Mount Langhi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2020


I dig this. Cool climate Shiraz hitting the high hats. It's unashamedly generous and layered with interest yet slides down with ease. Winning!

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

The Parched Crow Limited Release Shiraz 2020


From a challenging year, this is a respectable wine. It's a different label to the previous Shiraz releases from The Parched Crow given that the volume was down significantly in 2020 making this 'limited'.

Friday, 30 December 2022

Paisley Silk Shiraz 2020


A reliable Barossa Shiraz to sink your teeth into. An avalanche of dense fruit the hero.

Friday, 23 December 2022

Paisley Boombox Shiraz 2020


The Boombox Shiraz 2020 is playing some deep beats. Dense and layered just the way winemaker Derek Fitzgerald likes to present his red wines - and mix his tunes when in the DJ box.

Sunday, 11 December 2022

Mérite Wines Q Merlot 2020


What a difference a clone makes! This is Merlot you want to drink. It's smart gear well worth tracking down. As much as I'd love to say it is named after yours truly, I have nothing to do with the title. Sigh. Named Q after the Q45 clone, it is one that is vastly different to other Merlot clones planted throughout Australia. Sourced for its vibrance and charismatic charm, this is Merlot but not as you know it. 

De Iuliis LDR Shiraz Touriga 2020


Sleek. This LDR Shiraz Touriga is a great drink. Cast aside the preconceptions that all Hunter Valley wines from 2020 are written off. Once you get your head around the landscape you can be assured that this goes well. 

Thursday, 8 December 2022

De Iuliis Steven Vineyard Shiraz 2020


From a much-maligned vintage, don't subscribe to all the bad press you read. I was on the ground in the Hunter Valley during 2020 and there are some gems out there, trust me. Much like the wet 2011 vintage, not every wine should be tarnished with that bad brush. 

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Alkimi Mistral Series Marsanne 2020


Marsanne continues to be a strong performer for Stu Dudine and he says that this 2020 release is his best. If you like your whites with a little bit of shape, stretch your interest levels a little further and give this a crack.

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Paisley Wines Turntable GSM 2020


GSM is always a good barbecue wine option. This release from Paisley Wines has a meaty profile that asks for it.

Monday, 28 November 2022

Valentine Sauvignon Blanc 2020


Fancy piss. This is the type of Sauv Blanc you'd be slinging in Fitzroy with cool beats in the background. It's good gear.

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

O'Leary Walker Clare Valley Shiraz 2020


This whisked me away last year and here we go again. Stepping it up a little more, what a fabulous drink this is!

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Nightfall Leo Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


This Nightfall Cabernet is the business. From clever packaging to a cracking wine in the glass, winemaker Sam Brand excels once again.

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!

Seville Estate Old Vine Reserve Shiraz 2020


Seville Estate has this air of brilliance about it. Drive in and it's that quaint cellar door but dig deep and it's all focus and sophistication. This Shiraz lights those traits up and then some. 

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Oakridge 864 Funder and Diamond Drive Block Chardonnay 2020


All that sparkles and glistens. A Chardy party for your insides. Another sublime Oakridge 864 awaits.

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Dappled Traditions Cabernets 2020


Shaun Crinion, the owner and winemaker of Dappled Wines, sure knows how to slap together a smart wine. A chilled out dude, he is quite considerate about his craft. This Cabernets is a top drink and screams value - as do all of his wines.

Kellybrook Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2020


Kellybrook's best Pinot and only 50 dozen were produced. First planted in 1975, this is a blend of their best barrels.

Sunday, 30 October 2022

Sunday, 16 October 2022

Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2020


From the Crayères Vineyard in Wrattonbully comes this generous but well-proportioned Cabernet Shiraz. The detail and shape are all class - it's an excellent wine hands down.