Showing posts with label Canberra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canberra. Show all posts

Sunday, 12 February 2023

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.

Thursday, 8 December 2022

M Burton Riesling I


An $85 Riesling is certainly ambitious, but dig a little deeper and the reason is credible. A blend of fruit parcels from 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022, this release from Gundog Estate's Matt Burton is an exploration of flavours and textures.

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Gundog Estate Indomitus Albus 2022


Something a little different - Hunter Semillon meets Canberra Riesling. Bang! The first whiff slices through you. A smart wine this.

Gundog Estate Gundaroo Riesling 2022


The second release of this off-dry Riesling courtesy of the Gundaroo vineyard in Canberra. This is a beauty!

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Gundog Estate Rosé 2022


Sweltering summer afternoons can be sorted with an ice-cold glass of this Rosé from Gundog Estate.

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Cassegrain Edition Noir 2019


A melting pot of sorts that brings Syrah and Pinot Noir together from three regions - Canberra, Central Ranges and the Hilltops. An interpretation of the Hunter River Burgundy perhaps that seems very much in vogue at the moment.

Monday, 27 December 2021

Gundog Estate Rosé 2021


A Rosé made from Shiraz and Cabernet, I found the Cabernet to really stamp its authority. It's the type of wine more suited for a casual BBQ than sipping on the sun on its own.

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Monday, 11 October 2021

Gundog Estate Gundaroo Riesling 2021


The first release off the family vineyard, welcome to the Gundog Estate Gundaroo Riesling.

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Shaw Wines Estate Shiraz 2018


Take a whiff and it reminds me of the good old Mint Pattie chocolate. Shiraz from the Canberra district.

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Shaw Wines Winemakers Selection Cabernet Merlot 2019


There is some energy about the way this skips along. A medium-bodied blend (57/43) that will please more than a few.

Friday, 20 August 2021

M Burton Shiraz I NV


When you pour all your knowledge and expertise into one bottle to celebrate a milestone, this is what you get. A sleek, detailed and considered wine from Gundog Estate winemaker Matt Burton.

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Monday, 14 December 2020

Gundog Estate Marksman's Shiraz 2019


The fruit for Gundog Estate's Marksman's Shiraz is sourced from the Canberra district.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Gundog Estate Smoking Barrel 2019


Pan fried chorizo and then some. Gloriously meaty. Prosciutto and pancetta too. Give me the meat board and a large glass. 

Sunday, 23 August 2020

Sapling Yard Entrechat 2017


Entrechat is a ballet step where the dancer leaps into the air rapidly crossing their legs behind. I tried it while tasting this wine - not a drop spilt! This is a traditional method sparkling made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourced from the Canberra district.

Friday, 14 August 2020

Sapling Yard Shiraz Viognier 2019


A pleasant medium bodied Shiraz Viognier from the Canberra district that slides down with absolute ease.

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Sapling Yard The Curmudgeon Shiraz 2019

A new winery to come across the Qwine raising bench. These wines from Sapling Yard arrived with no detail but for what was on the label. There was no image of this Shiraz available on the website either so the Shiraz Viognier is pictured above.