Showing posts with label '21. Show all posts
Showing posts with label '21. Show all posts

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Stonehaven Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Coming in a big, weighty bottle with a wax seal, forego your gym fees and buy a dozen to do a workout instead. A rich and generous Cabernet from Coonawarra awaits.

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Small Acres Cyder Sparkling Perry 2021


Sparkling Perry hits the tasting bench for the first time in a while. For a change of scenery, this is a fabulous aperitif or partner for a roast pork. 

Thursday, 25 May 2023

Hesketh GAR Cabernet Shiraz 2021


GAR stands for the Great Australian Red and that red would be the Cabernet Shiraz blend that Aussies can call their own. A blend of Coonawarra Cabernet from Parker's Abbey Vineyard and McLaren Vale Shiraz from Hardy's Upper Tintara Vineyard in Blewitt Springs, this is a generous red wine that calls you back for more.

Hesketh Ebenezer Shiraz 2021


A powerful Shiraz from the northern Barossa.

Saturday, 20 May 2023

Brand and Sons Old Town Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Smart Cabernet this. Everything just seems well-proportioned. These Brand & Sons wines are in a bit of a purple patch at the moment. Lovers of Coonawarra ought to black book this label.

Brand and Sons Old Town Shiraz 2021


Sam Brand is on a quest to expose some "micro sites" of Coonawarra. This Old Town Shiraz comes from the centre of the district, a mere 1.5 acre block planted in the 1950s. Expressive and enticing, this is a beautiful drink.

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Yangarra Estate Ovitelli Blanc 2021


Wonderfully textural with a faint minerally vibe, this Ovetelli Blanc is making quite a name for itself.

Josef Chromy Pinot Noir 2021


A riot of red cherries sprint from the glass. From Josef Chromy, is a classic example of Tasmanian Pinot Noir.

Saturday, 13 May 2023

Redman Wines Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Classic Coonawarra Cabernet from an all-time classic producer. This 2021 from Redman Wines doesn't miss a beat.

Thursday, 11 May 2023

Barratt Wines Uley Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021


Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir from Barratt Wines. Earthy and leafy, it has an autumnal feel about it.

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Parker Estate Cool Climate Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


This is good value drinking when you can spot it around $20. Parker Estate can be relied on for their quality across all price points.

Max and Me Shiraz 2021


Dangerously smooth, Phil Lehmann has a habit of delivering lacy and super attractive wines under his Max & Me label. Sip slow and embrace the beauty of this Eden Valley Shiraz. 

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

Crittenden Estate The Zumma Pinot Noir 2021


The best of the Crittenden Estate Pinots, the step up from the Kangerong and Peninsula is clear.

Yangarra Estate King’s Wood Shiraz 2021


I like this... A lot. There's a sweetness of blue fruit that hooks you in before an array of spices seduces and sends you into a frenzy.

Sunday, 7 May 2023

Crittenden The Zumma Chardonnay 2021


There's a subtlety yet precision about the drive of this Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay from Crittenden Estate. The top of the range, this is just brilliant.

Redman Wines The Last Row Shiraz 2021


Predominantly from 100 year old vines with some help from their 80 year old siblings, this is a ripping Shiraz from Redman Wines.

Wednesday, 3 May 2023

Saturday, 29 April 2023

Thomas Wines The Dam Block Shiraz 2021


Dam good Hunter Valley Shiraz you could say. From a tiny 0.8 hectare block that resides across the dam (funnily enough) from the famed Kiss block, this Dam Block 2021 is a dense red ready to add some snuggle factor to your chilly winter evenings.

Friday, 28 April 2023

Thomas Wines Belford Shiraz 2021


Hunter Valley Shiraz with some muscle. It's a street tough with a cheeky persona. You'd be picky not to enjoy this.

Thursday, 27 April 2023

Redman Wines Shiraz 2021


For $22.50 this is superb value. Decant and reap the reward. What a beauty! Don't for a second think Coonawarra is a one trick pony because there are some excellent parcels of Shiraz about the place ready for you to dive into. Blackbook this Redman release.