Showing posts with label Barossa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barossa. Show all posts

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Barossa Boy Young Wisdom Mataro 2020


Meaty is the word - and I love it! This is your Friday evening special after a long week. A cuddle in a glass, the savoury delish is moreish and then some. Forever the wingman, this Mataro walks proudly on its own two feet. Detailed, this is a well-made expression.

Sunday, 28 May 2023

Barossa Boy Risk It For The Biscuit Semillon 2022


Risk It For The Biscuit - one of those fascinating names for a wine. There is a great mouthfeel and presence with this Semillon. I've encountered some Barossa Semillon that has just been a hot mess - overripe and gloopy. This is a fabulous wine that is neatly balanced and shows bright fruit.

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Yalumba The Caley Cabernet Shiraz 2018

Strap yourself in for a sublime red wine! Here we have the sixth release of Yalumba's The Caley and it is an absolutely refined and elegant Cabernet Shiraz. Just wow! Above all, it's a brilliant example of first-class fruit and astute winemaking. Drop everything and embrace the elegance and purity.

Max and Me Shiraz 2021


Dangerously smooth, Phil Lehmann has a habit of delivering lacy and super attractive wines under his Max & Me label. Sip slow and embrace the beauty of this Eden Valley Shiraz. 

Sunday, 7 May 2023

Yelland and Papps Brumeux Rousanne 2022


More funk than Funky Cold Medina and more layers than those Instagram rainbow layer cakes, this is an absolute joy to drink. Cool, considered, and edgy, it's a wine that hits the high hats time and again.

Wednesday, 3 May 2023

Yelland and Papps Estate Syrah 2022


A more elegant take on the Barossa staple, this Syrah has a calming presence with the expected curiosity that Yelland & Papps wines deliver time and again.

Monday, 1 May 2023

Yelland and Papps Single Vineyard Roussanne 2022


Roussanne + Yelland & Papps = interest and this 2022 is no different. Kick back and peel back the veneers of pleasure one at a time, and trust me, you could be there for a while...

Tuesday, 25 April 2023

Spinifex Late Release Riesling 2017


If aged Riesling spins your wheels, get amongst this late release from Spinifex. Wonderfully concentrated, it still has many years of pleasure ahead.

Chaffey Bros Tripelpunkt Riesling 2017

A museum release from Chaffey Bros, I was fortunate enough to give this a road test at Artisans of Barossa recently. With over 40 wines on tasting, there are plenty of gems to uncover. If aged Riesling is your thing, this is a beauty.

Monday, 24 April 2023

Yelland and Papps Barossa Valley Cinsault 2022


If you enjoy vibrant examples of Pinot Noir, Gamay or Grenache, you'll be sure to love this Cinsault from Yelland & Papps. It's juicy, slurpable and delicious.

Max and Me Syrah 2021


This is the fourth release of the Max and Me Syrah. Made from Eden Valley fruit, it's a wonderfully silky wine that slides down with ease.

Sunday, 23 April 2023

Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier 2020


Australia's premier Viognier without question, this is another excellent release from Yalumba.

Max and Me The House Blend 2021


A quick look at the Max & Me House Blend 2021 after a recent tasting with Phil Lehmann at his beautiful Eden Valley property. This is a solid example of an Eden Valley Shiraz and Cabernet blend.

Thursday, 20 April 2023

Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Shiraz 2019


After 24 years at Yalumba, it is great to see Kevin Glastonbury as a co-signatory on this Yalumba The Signature 2019. Perhaps the best producer of the famed Cabernet/Shiraz blend in the country, the impeccable consistency he has achieved with labels such as The Caley and The Signature deserves nothing but praise. This 2019 is another superb release.

Wednesday, 19 April 2023

Tomfoolery Eden Valley Equinox Shiraz 2021


The prettiness and vibrance of Eden Valley Shiraz glisten. There is a juicy factor here too. Glorious and then some, you may be determined to not share a drop, and fair enough too. What a beauty this is from Tomfoolery Wines.

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.

Tuesday, 18 April 2023

Chaffey Bros Triplepunkt Riesling 2022

I had a quick look at this Tripelpunkt from Chaffey Bros on a recent trip to Artisans of Barossa. It was my first taste of this wine and I must say I was quite impressed.

Monday, 17 April 2023

Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2021


A ray of morning sunshine in the glass. A delicate little number here showcasing the beauty of Viognier.

Hill-Smith Estate Eden Valley Chardonnay 2021


Looking for an approachable Chardonnay? Check this Hill-Smith Estate 2021.