Showing posts with label '23. Show all posts
Showing posts with label '23. Show all posts

Sunday 10 December 2023

Tim Smith Riesling 2023


Serious Riesling from a not so serious producer. Tim Smith's laid back persona comes through in his wines and what a brilliant drink this is! The prettiness and splendour of the Eden Valley are on show here. Bring it!

Aristotelis ke Anthoula Sonnyboy 2023


Only recently I had a Riesling that took me down memory lane back to my childhood with Whizz Fizz and Pine Lime Splice highlights and now we have this Sonnyboy from Aristotelis ke Anthoula stirring up the past again. Those were carefree days sucking on those iconic icy cold triangular bricks after a long and hot day at school. Good times! This is a tasty treat too. Welcome to funky town with this textural delight.

Oliver's Taranga Vermentino 2023


Going on holidays? Pack this in your bag. Lazy days by the water and a glass or two of this will ensure the worries of the world pass you by. Clean, crisp and refreshing, this is a delightful Vermentino from Oliver's Taranga.

Wednesday 6 December 2023

Gundog Estate Canberra Riesling 2023


Dry, pithy and delicious. See the back of a sweltering day with a chilled glass of this Gundog Estate Canberra Riesling in your hand.

Tuesday 5 December 2023

Yelland and Papps Cinsault Mourvedre Rosé 2023


A bit like Aldi, Yelland & Papps do things a bit different. Good different. A Cinsault Mourvedre Rosé? I've never heard of such a thing. Nothing is out of the question for these boundary pushers and I'm pleased I've had an intro. This is fabulous!

Gundog Estate Gundaroo Riesling 2023


Almost water clear and only 7% abv - woah! Like taking a bite into a toffee apple, this Gundaroo Riesling from Gundog Estate walks the tightrope of balance with 52g/L residual sugar.

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Pikes Olga Emmie Riesling 2023


I've had the opportunity to taste a handful of off-dry Rieslings of late, and this Pikes Olga Emmie is the best of them. On first inspection, my mind rushes to my childhood with Whizz Fizz lemon sherbet and Pine Lime Splice cutting loose. Yum!

Saturday 25 November 2023

Flametree Pinot Rosé 2023


I like this Rosé purely for its simplicity. No fuss, it's cruisy drinking, and sometimes you need wines like that. Give it a run when you're worn down and feeling lazy.

Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2023


An easy-drinking Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend (75/25) that will find favour among those seeking a simple yet tasty white wine.

Tenafeate Creek Riesling 2023


A serving of hot chips or some battered fish (or both) is the order of the day to help this Riesling along on its way.

Thursday 23 November 2023

Oxford Landing One to One Rosé 2023


An uncomplicated, no-fuss Rosé that is easy to befriend from Oxford Landing' new One to One range.

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Holm Oak Cabernet Franc Rosé 2023


Barbecue Rosé. Grippy with some depth, this is certainly a wine best enjoyed with food. That savoury and earthy flutter plays a neat hand. Throw it at some skirt steak or a snag on bread - winning!

Schwarz Wine Co Grenache Blanc 2023


Hasn't Grenache Blanc seen a meteoric rise in the Barossa of late? A few years ago it was barely around, now there are several producers throwing it about with more plantings to come. This release from Schwarz Wine Co is tops. I love the mouthfeel and textural presence.

Holm Oak Arneis 2023


Known as the 'little rascal' due to its difficulty to grow, Arneis has found a happy home in Holm Oak's Tamar Valley vineyards. This is the first and only Arneis in Tasmanian soils - how good! A fabulous drink, the fleshy delivery is the clincher.

Saturday 18 November 2023

Vinya Vella Grenache Rosé 2023


Bone-dry and savoury, picnics are a go-go with this Vinya Vella bush vine Grenache Rosé in your glass. It's a solid drink for those sun-shining days.

Gundog Estate Rosé 2023


Canberra Cabernet and Hilltops Shiraz combine to deliver this respectable and very approachable Rosé from Gundog Estate. With a watermelon juice appearance, it's best described as a red apple and strawberry delight.

Friday 17 November 2023

Pikes The Merle Reserve Riesling 2023


The Clare Valley Riesling highlights just keep coming. This Pikes The Merle Reserve 2023 is brilliant! It possesses a tang that just grabs you and holds you to ransom. Come at me!

Hutton Vale Off Dry Riesling 2023


An off-dry Riesling from Hutton Vale Farm ready to take the sting out of your curry night.

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Monday 13 November 2023

Limefinger Solace Polish Hill River Riesling 2023


Just when you think the 2023 Clare Valley Rieslings can't get any better, along comes the Limefinger Solace. Woah! This is Riesling at its absolute peak. Purity, class, all that. Just wow.