Showing posts with label 85-89pts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 85-89pts. Show all posts

Thursday, 25 May 2023

Hesketh Midday Somewhere Shiraz 2022


Midday somewhere sounds like beer o'clock but in this case we splash Shiraz in the glass. 

Hesketh Unfinished Business Pinot Noir 2022


Unfinished business in my book is an open bottle of wine and empty glasses nearby. But hey, that's me. This version of the definition is a Pinot Noir from the Limestone Coast.

Thursday, 11 May 2023

Parker Estate Cool Climate Pinot Noir 2022


An easy-going entry-level Pinot Noir from Parker Estate. With some oomph to kick it along, it's on the denser side of the Pinot scale. 

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Parker Estate Cool Climate Shiraz 2020


Casual barbecues and camping are all covered with this wonderfully drinkable Shiraz from Parker Estate.

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.

Wednesday, 19 April 2023

Lienert Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


A brand new release for Lienert Estate comes with another eye-catching label. This time green locusts make their mark as they did when the journey of Cabernet commenced at Lienert. Give this a long decant or tuck it away for a while to see it at its best.

Sunday, 26 March 2023

Jean-Claude Mas Le Rosé 2021


An easy-drinking Rosé from Jean-Claude Mas, owner and winemaker at Domaines Paul Mas. Readily available nationally, chillax with its cool and composed vibes. 

Jean-Claude Mas Le Pinot Grigio 2021


A really pleasant drink at an affordable price, this imported Pinot Grigio from French producer Domaines Paul Mas goes well. 

Wednesday, 8 March 2023

River View Shiraz 2018


Give it a swirl and scents of Old Gold Rum 'n' Raisin skip about. That dark chocolate is definitely not shy. 

River View Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


Much like its stablemates, this Cabernet starts strong with attractive aromas. Think choc mint, blackcurrants and handfuls of dried herbs. 

Monday, 6 March 2023

Lagoon View Sparkling Cuvée 2022


I really like the simple pleasure of this fizz from the Goulburn Valley. It's a non-pretentious crowd-pleaser with an easy-going appeal. 

Saturday, 4 March 2023

River View Rosé 2019


It's not often you see a new release Rosé at four years of age but here we are. A Rosé with some depth and muscle, this is best served with a casual barbecue.

River View Chardonnay 2018


An easy drinking Chardonnay but it's one of those wines where I found the aromas more enticing and vibrant than the flavour profile.

Sunday, 12 February 2023

Mount Langhi Bili Bili Shiraz 2021


It's been a while since I've seen a Billi Billi Shiraz. The last time was at a wedding many years ago. Classic function centre wine, this is reliable and is quite the bargain for 20 bucks.

Shaw Wines Estate Rosé 2022


An interesting pair of varieties thrown together for this Rosé but it works. A little darker in the glass with a cranberry juice tinge, it's a ready partner for a casual barbecue.

Sunday, 29 January 2023

Usher Tinkler 9th Fable Shiraz 2022

Red plums and red cherries drive this medium-bodied Hunter Valley Shiraz. These 9th Fable wines from Usher Tinkler are part of his export range headed to Colorado, USA.

Mount Langhi Ghiran Blanc de Blanc 2017


Grampians Blanc de Blanc. It's light on the fizz, the first thing that caught my eye. A little more energy and spark would have been good. The cork was awfully pedestrian in its exit and needed some persuasion only to be missing a 'pop' of any sort. It could be bottle variation?

Thursday, 26 January 2023

Parched Crow Semillon 2017


Good gear this. A six year old Semillon from a relative newbie on the Hunter scene - The Parched Crow. It shows a gradual development with a few years left under its wings.

Parched Crow Shiraz 2021


I was expecting a little more from this 2021 given the Shiraz from 2017 was in fine form. After a few tough years perhaps things would have normalised I would have thought, but not entirely.

Sunday, 22 January 2023