Showing posts with label '22. Show all posts
Showing posts with label '22. Show all posts

Sunday, 2 October 2022

O’Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2022


Boom! Steely, focused and damn fantastic. A brilliant Riesling, this is the best Polish Hill River release from O'Leary Walker that I have seen to date. Bravo.

Lyons Will Riesling 2022


I love this. What a drink! It's minerally, it's focused and it zeros in on the pleasure zone with pinpoint accuracy. Well played Lyons Will.

Saturday, 1 October 2022

O’Leary Walker Watervale Riesling 2022


Deliciously fragrant, this is a super expression of Watervale Riesling. From a year that mirrored the outstanding 2002, get in the queue for this ripping 2022.

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Wickhams Road Riesling 2022

A new label in the Wickhams Road range, I was lucky enough to have a quick look at this Riesling with Franco D'Anna at the winery last week. From the Yea Valley, this is a fab wine. Throw it in the ice bucket and get ready to summer.

Friday, 23 September 2022

Castle Rock Estate Riesling 2022


From the Porongurup Range in the Great Southern region comes Castle Rock Estate's flagship wine. A blend of six blocks, this is an impressive wine giving many reasons to enjoy it enthusiastically during the warmer months.

Yalumba GEN Organic Chardonnay 2022

When you have some market reach and plenty of vineyards to access, hitting every consumer market comes easy. Enter Yalumba's new GEN Organic and sustainable range that is also vegan friendly. This Chardonnay is a tidy drink and the best of the four whites in the range.

Yalumba GEN Organic Viognier 2022


Yalumba does entry-level Viognier better than anyone and this new GEN Organic release proves that point once more. Although I'd prefer the superior Y Series, this is a handy wine make no mistake.

Yalumba GEN Organic Pinot Grigio 2022


Part of Yalumba's new GEN Organic range, it is much like its Sauvignon Blanc sibling - there isn't much to bang on about here. Thin without wow factor but it will please those who enjoy simple wines.

Yalumba GEN Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2022


Yalumba's latest range of wines is pitched at the Organic and sustainability market. They are vegan too. 

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Hoddles Creek Syberia Chardonnay 2020

I saw a lot of excellent Chardonnays over the last few days when travelling around the Yarra Valley and this was right in the groove. A few more prestigious brands would be charging much more than the current asking price. Leap in and treat yourself.

Hoddles Creek 1er Pinot Blanc 2022

I caught up with Franco D'Anna this week at his Hoddles Creek winery and we had a quick look through a few new releases. This Pinot Blanc is a streetsmart character. For those not familiar with the variety, to sum it up briefly, it's a little bit Pinot Gris and a little bit Chardonnay. But all you need to know is that it is a superb wine.

Pewsey Vale Estate Riesling 2022


Celebrating 175 years of the Pewsey Vale Vineyard, this is a glorious wine for some day drinking action. Poolside, seaside, parkside, splash it generously in the glasses of those who laugh out loud. What a way to kick back!

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Clandestine Vineyards Mourvedre Rosé 2022


A mouthful of creamy delish. A savoury and bone dry Rosé ready for those springtime soirees. 

Heggies Vineyard Estate Riesling 2022


Damn. For the love of Riesling! I've only reviewed three Heggies Rieslings over the years and this is by far the best. Riesling is one of the best value varieties available and I suspect you'll find this cheaper in retail land. And if you do, jump on it.

Tomich Wines Woodside Sauvignon Blanc 2022


Here is another example of why Aussies should be drinking more locally produced Sauv Blanc (if that's what you enjoy) rather than lining the pockets of those from across the ditch.

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Castle Rock Estate Skywalk Riesling 2022


This is a fab drink for 25 bucks. With a great minerally drive, you'll be grinning ear to ear with this in your glass. 

Saturday, 10 September 2022

Gundog Estate The Chase Semillon 2022


Sizzling. Such a refreshing Semillon. There's a dab of texture to up the enjoyment factor too. You get the sense you are biting into a green apple. Yum!

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Gundog Estate Off-Dry Semillon 2022


The last Off-Dry Semillon from Gundog Estate that came across the tasting bench was made with fruit from the Canberra district. This 2022 release heads back to its Hunter Valley roots.

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Gundog Estate Wild Semillon 2022


Off-dry Semillon ready to be thrown at curry night or anything with a lick of spice for that matter.

Sunday, 4 September 2022