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

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.

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Chapel Hill Abacus Mourvedre Rosé 2022

 

Straight up and down, there's not a lot of excitement or get up and go with this Mourvedre Rosé. 

Yalumba Y Series Pinot Noir 2022

 

To be released in early 2023, winemaker Sam Wigan is pretty excited about this and sent a pre-release sneak peek my way. This is another Y Series bargain worth keeping an eye out for.

Chapel Hill Organic Small Batch Shiraz 2021

  

The organic wine market continues to surge and this small batch Shiraz from Chapel Hill is their red wine contribution. Good gear, it flows with ease. 

Saturday, 19 November 2022

Chapel Hill Organic Small Batch Chardonnay 2021

 

McLaren Vale is a lot of things but a Chardonnay hotspot is one thing it is not. More muted than the Abacus Chardonnay, this is quite a simple drink.

Chapel Hill Abacus Chardonnay 2022

 

Michael Fragos got in touch to share some new wines. I haven't seen any wines from Chapel Hill for some time so it was good to get back in the saddle. Here we have a Chardonnay with some richness but it's not OTT. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Oakridge Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2021

 

Oakridge has the luxury of covering all price points. Slotting in at $30, this Yarra Valley range Pinot Noir is a solid wine. 

Sunday, 23 October 2022

Lightning Tree Sassy Lassy NV

 

A blend of Viognier and Verdelho makes up the Sassy Lassy. A neat, uncomplicated wine.

Sunday, 16 October 2022

Anarchy Wines The Alchemist Shiraz 2020

 

Anarchy is a project born from two Gold Coast mates taking their love of wine to the next level. Winemaker Dave Rushton packed up and moved to the Barossa leaving his film and television carrier behind to chase the dream. Respect! This tidy Shiraz is one of three wines in the range.

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Clandestine Vineyards Prosecco Rosé 2022

 

Attractive on the eye, this is a crowd-pleasing Prosecco from the King Valley ready to wet your whistle. Solid aperitif gear, think the sun, sarongs and seafood.

Saturday, 8 October 2022

Clandestine Vineyards Break Free Petite Blancs 2022

 

Deadly smooth, this Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer blend slides through like silk. 

Clandestine Vineyards Break Free Bliss Bomb Pet Nat 2022

 

I'm happy to admit I'm yet to board the Pet Nat train although I'm open-minded enough to keep trying to find 'the one' to completely convert me. Clandestine Vineyards vintner Nick Stacy says this cheeky number will do just that. 

Thursday, 6 October 2022

Soumah Hexham Pinot Noir 2021

 

Soumah is a label that comes across the tasting bench that can be relied upon and this Hexham Pinot is no different.

Friday, 30 September 2022

Yelland and Papps Sparkling Vermentino 2019

 

Vermentino has me thinking of sunshine and seafood but this sparkling carries some weight given the style.

Friday, 23 September 2022

Yalumba GEN Organic Shiraz 2021

 


The only red in the new Yalumba GEN Organic and sustainable range but I suspect that may not be the case in the years to come. A Shiraz that ticks the boxes, in my opinion, this is the best of the five on offer.

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.