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

Thursday, 25 May 2023

blü hen Shiraz Riesling 2022


Don't look at Shiraz Riesling and say, "Oh what!" but rather belt out, "Oh yeah!". This is a juicy, vibrant and energetic wine that screams for large pours and generous plates of food. And how is that label for capturing the eye with brilliant shelf appeal?

Hesketh GAR Cabernet Shiraz 2021


GAR stands for the Great Australian Red and that red would be the Cabernet Shiraz blend that Aussies can call their own. A blend of Coonawarra Cabernet from Parker's Abbey Vineyard and McLaren Vale Shiraz from Hardy's Upper Tintara Vineyard in Blewitt Springs, this is a generous red wine that calls you back for more.

Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Josef Chromy Brut Finesse Rose 2017


What a delightful fizz we have here from Josef Chromy. An energetic bead and blush appearance on the eye, it slides down all too easily.

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Yangarra Estate Ovitelli Blanc 2021


Wonderfully textural with a faint minerally vibe, this Ovetelli Blanc is making quite a name for itself.

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.

Friday, 28 April 2023

Redman Wines The Redman 2019


A bit of Tina Turner action here from the gang at Redman Wines - the best! The best fruit and the best barrels are blended to produce The Redman in exceptional years.

Sunday, 23 April 2023

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.

Saturday, 15 April 2023

Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block 2020


Like 'em with a bit of muscle? Check this Cabernet and Petit Verdot (91/9) blend from Parker Coonawarra Estate. It reeks of the region from the get-go and is a smart wine for those with patience.

Tuesday, 11 April 2023

Arila Gardens Gardens of Moppa GSM 2022

The 2021 release was an absolute belter and winemaker Adam Clay has levelled up with this 2022 GSM. A fabulous drink, the savoury appeal really stood out on this occasion.

Friday, 17 March 2023

Sorby Adams Jutland GSM 2021


From an excellent Barossa vintage comes this delicious blend. GSMs are made for burgers and barbecues, well I think so anyway. The detail and slurp factor presented here demand large pours.

Break Free Little Wing Shiraz Noir 2022


Carbonic maceration is a sexy thing - thousands of little ferments all happening in one big ferment. It's a flavour orgy of sorts. This Shiraz/Pinot Noir blend comes from the Adelaide Hills, and if low-fi wines are your thing, get this on your radar. 

Wednesday, 8 March 2023

Soumah Tutto Bianco d'Soumah 2022


A blend of all the white varieties on the Soumah property, Viognier, Savagnin, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay come together to deliver a textural and thought provoking white. 

Monday, 6 March 2023

Sunday, 12 February 2023

Yelland and Papps Vin De Soif 2022


If you only drink 95+ point wines, jog on. But if juicy and silky is in your wheelhouse, the slurp factor of this Grenache/Cinsault/Mataro blend brings the dance shoes and beats to the yard. Yeow!

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.

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Mount Langhi Ghiran Cliff Edge Cabernet Merlot 2020


Silky happiness in a glass courtesy of Mount Langhi Ghiran's Cliff Edge Cabernet Merlot. From a challenging year with small yields, you'll be happy with the quality in the glass.

Whistler Estate Shiraz Cabernet 2021


I find wines like this fascinating. Sure they'll live long, but the vibrancy and slurp factor now urge me to dive in with pike. Have one now and save one for later (much later) and you'll know what I mean. The fruit is just bristling at the moment. It's on the dance floor cutting moves and dragging everyone in - you can't help but want more. 

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.

Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Mount Langhi Ghiran Billi Billi Rosé 2022


Crisp red apple acidity with a long feathering of spice sums up this Grampians Rosé best.

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Nightfall Libra The Balance Dry Red 2019


Is The Balance a nice way of saying the dregs? We will never know. What I can tell you is that this Cabernet/Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend stacks up and holds its own very well.