Showing posts with label Blends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blends. Show all posts

Wednesday 6 December 2023

Jansz Vintage Cuvée 2019


Devilishly creamy with a bready complexity, there is an energy and vitality that urges you back time and again. This Jansz Vintage Cuvée 2019 is a beauty!

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!

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Tenafeate Creek GSM 2022


Silky with a comforting embrace, this is a delicious GSM from Tenafeate Creek. Attractive aromas and great fruit combine to deliver a wine that oozes large pours and big comfy chairs.

Saturday 25 November 2023

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.

Saturday 18 November 2023

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.

Sunday 22 October 2023

Hoosegg Self Made Man 2017


A blend of Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, lighter pressings have been brought together to produce a wine with fabulous aromatics.

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Pertaringa Two Gentleman's GSM 2022


Skirt steak, basil and tomatoes with a large glass of this Pertaringa GSM will do me just fine thank you very much. A great match for a quick steak fix or a chill out by the fire pit, the fruit and savoury highlights fold into one another with ease.

Monday 16 October 2023

Byrne Farm Shiraz Pinot Noir 2021


If you come across a Shiraz Pinot Noir you can bet your life that the winemaker has spent time in the Hunter Valley. For Jeff Byrne it was 20 years and this is his tribute to Hunter River Burgundy as it was once known. This take is absolutely smashable. Woah!

Thursday 12 October 2023

Ross Hill Wines Isabelle 2022


Every brand has a pizza and pasta wine and this is the Ross Hill version. Spilling over with juicy fruit, this is an easy wine to kick back with.

Tuesday 10 October 2023

Patina Wines Jezza 2018


Jezza is what winemaker Gerald Naef's nieces and nephews call him. He loves Bordeaux varieties and this brings together his faves. A generous but smooth blend, this will continue to reward over many years in the cellar.

Sunday 8 October 2023

Varney Wines GSM 2021


Serve this in buckets! What a beauty! GSMs done well are cracking drinks and this release from Varney Wines is worth bashing down the door for.

Thursday 5 October 2023

Dreaded Friend Rosé 2022


These Dreaded Friend wines are a carousel ride through the amusement park of texture. What a cleverly put together bunch they are. Here you have a Rosé made from Viognier fermented in Petit Verdot skins.

The Somm and the Winemaker Skinny 2022

Long-time friends Louella Matthews (Sommelier) and Nadja Wallington (Winemaker) have joined forces to deliver two wines using their experiences and perspectives from two sides of the hospitality scene. Expression was the aim and they've nailed it.

Wednesday 4 October 2023

Canobolas Wines Alchemy 2022

Alchemy is the Canobolas Wines flagship and is a 50/50 blend of the best barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. A wine with stunning lift and depth, it draws you into its vortex.

Tuesday 3 October 2023

Clandestine Vineyards Hearts and Minds Cabernet Malbec 2021


Two single vineyards from different regions have been blended to deliver this powerful Cabernet Malbec from Clandestine Vineyards.

El Desperado Red Blend 2022


Known as the Red Blend, when you get a red wine that's as easy to throw back as this, it doesn't matter what the make up is. What a fabulous slurp this is from El Desperado.

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Skimstone Wines Cabernet Merlot 2021

Winemaker Jean Francois calls this Cabernet Merlot blend Mr Winter. Take a sip and it's easy to see why. It's a wine with a comforting embrace. From vines planted in the early 1990s, this is a great blend.

Tuesday 26 September 2023

First Ridge Wines Marco 2021


Marco is a 50/50 blend of Barbera and Sangiovese. This 2021 is the first release of the wine and it looks as though First Ridge might be onto something. Rich and generous, it's such a great drink.

Monday 25 September 2023