Showing posts with label BARGAIN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BARGAIN. Show all posts

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.

Saturday, 8 April 2023

de Iuliis Estate Shiraz 2020


Full disclosure on this one... I spent some time in the Hunter Valley during the 2020 vintage and I had my mitts in this wine. Daily checks, punch downs, I even shovelled it out (in near record time I'm led to believe). For $25, year after year this is a great drink. Some creative googling will land you a $20 bargain - what a steal! 

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.

Thursday, 26 January 2023

Oxford Landing Stargazing Juicy Red 2022


Summer red wine drinking. That's what this is. Part of the new Oxford Landing range, it's a joyous red that will take a chill. And I reckon it drinks way better with a chill too. Perfect for those warmer days if you feel like something with a little more body than what a white wine can offer.

Thursday, 29 December 2022

Nuova Scuola La Maria 2022


If a textural delight is your weakness, head on this way. Made from two Portuguese varieties (Fernao Pires and Verdelho), it's well worth checking out.

Thursday, 24 November 2022

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.

Thursday, 13 October 2022

Yalumba Galway Vintage Shiraz 2020


A little radiant star of mid-week delight coming at you from the Barossa. You can't go wrong with this for $18. Yes!

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Hesketh Twist of Fate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019


Coming from the Limestone Coast and peak Cabernet Sauvignon territory, this is a tidy wine for 15 bucks.

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.

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Mount Brown Estates Grand Reserve Pinot Gris 2020


What a beauty this is. From the base of Mount Brown in New Zealand's Waipara region comes this detailed Pinot Gris. 

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc 2022


Easy going refreshment coming at ya. Readily available and the best of the current Oxford Landing releases, you can see why this no nonsense Sauv is as popular as ever.

Monday, 15 August 2022

Raidis Estate The Kid Riesling 2022


A quick look at the new Riesling release from Raidis Estate at the recent Coonawarra Roadshow tasting. Hello spring! This is a ripper! The last time I reviewed it was back in 2019. Nothing has changed - the quality is still sky high and the price screams extreme value.

Friday, 29 July 2022

Dappled Appellation Pinot Noir 2021


Boom! A serious contender for the best value wine of the year. I could neck the contents in quick time. Such a considered, delightful and damn impressive Pinot Noir from the Upper Yarra Valley. That thing about run don't walk - yes!

Sunday, 22 May 2022

The Hydropath Society Gruner Veltliner 2021


Gruner Veltliner has found a happy home in the Adelaide Hills. Take a whiff of this wine from the Hydropath Society and you can't help but want to imbibe. A fabulous drink and a blistering bargain, find it.

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2021


The Rick Astley of the Yalumba Y Series range. It's never gonna give you up, it's never gonna let you down and it's never gonna run around and desert you - only because it's readily available. A crazy good Viognier for the money.

Friday, 8 April 2022

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2021


Clever. Very clever. A Riesling that is bursting with freshness for now yet has some tension readying itself for later. But I'm happy with it now to wash down some calamari or fresh prawns and some sea spray blowing on my face. Excellent buying for the asking price!

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Holm Oak Pinot Noir 2020


One of my workmates asked me to recommend a Tassie Pinot for under $30. That's nonsense - quality and Tassie Pinot under $30 don't generally go in the same sentence. Sure you can find a couple, but serious Pinot lovers don't always have pockets laced with diamonds. So, my top tip was this Holm Oak. Some crafting online searching and she snared some of this for $28 - winning! You will be winning too if you get this in your glass for that money.

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

De Iuliis Rosé 2021


Chill hard and pour large. What an absolute beauty this is! A little crafty online research will help you nab this for $17 which is insane value. Go here. 

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2021


This Viognier Marsanne blend from d'Arenberg continues to soar. A most impressive wine for the asking price, $19 is too cheap. Chardonnay lovers would be most satisfied here for something different.

d'Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling 2021


Ripping value! Chill hard and pour large in the sun.