Showing posts with label Clare Valley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clare Valley. Show all posts

Sunday, 26 February 2023

Pikes The Hill Block Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Touted as one of the best Hill Block releases, time will be the ultimate measure. For now, there is no disputing the excellent quality of this Clare Valley Cabernet from Pikes.

Thursday, 23 February 2023

Pikes Il Premio Reserve Sangiovese 2021


What a beauty! This Sangiovese is quite charming and ready to embrace a classic Italian dish. Armed with a sip slow moreishness, get comfy and enjoy the ride.

Tuesday, 21 February 2023

Pikes The EWP Reserve Shiraz 2021


Dripping with class - wow. Kick back and embrace an arm armchair ride through the pleasure zone. A glorious Shiraz from the Clare Valley.

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Limefinger Solace Polish Hill River Riesling 2022


Neil Pike has been making Riesling from this vineyard for over 30 years. Planted in 1994, the vineyard surrounds his home. The joyous presence and focused tension of Polish Hill River is shining here in all its magnificent glory. The best new release Riesling I have tasted? Absolutely!

Limefinger The Learnings Watervale Riesling 2022


Neil Pike says that after 40+ years of making Watervale Riesling, you learn a thing or two, hence the name The Learnings. Limefinger is his retirement project, and if you love Riesling you ought to race to the front of the queue. This is exceptional.

Tuesday, 27 December 2022

Mitchell Watervale Riesling 2022


Pretty scents of white florals with Jasmine highlights. Zippy and zesty, this is a great drink for the money.

Friday, 23 December 2022

Miss Zilm Shiraz Malbec 2021


Keeda Zilm says that every Clare Valley winery should produce a Shiraz Malbec blend. Coming from someone with vast experience in the region, those are words worth noting. An impressive red, it joins an array of whites under the Miss Zilm label.

Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Hesketh Regional Selections Fiano 2022


The delicate textural presence of this Clare Valley Fiano is ticking the boxes big time.

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Miss Zilm Riesling 2022


2022 is a great year for Riesling and this release from Miss Zilm just sizzles. 

Monday, 5 December 2022

Miss Zilm Pinot Gris 2022


From the Clare Valley sub-region of Sevenhill comes this tidy Pinot Gris made by Keeda Zilm. 

Thursday, 17 November 2022

O'Leary Walker Gruner Veltliner 2022


The last O'Leary Walker Gruner I saw was way back from the 2015 vintage. It has been MIA since but the new winemaking team has brought it back and it's a good thing they did. This Gruner tops. Go here. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

O'Leary Walker Clare Valley Shiraz 2020


This whisked me away last year and here we go again. Stepping it up a little more, what a fabulous drink this is!

Sunday, 2 October 2022

O’Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2022


Boom! Steely, focused and damn fantastic. A brilliant Riesling, this is the best Polish Hill River release from O'Leary Walker that I have seen to date. Bravo.

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.

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Rockbare Riesling 2021


Serious Riesling vibes. Pour me a large glass after mowing the lawn, or any time for that matter. Thank you very much.

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Vickery Reserve Watervale Riesling 2019


Two blocks, Koerner G1 & G4 Block, were kept separate before blending to deliver this excellent Riesling. Two years of bottle age prior to release and already it is showing some early development with some toast peering through.

Sunday, 10 April 2022

Tonic Wines Grenache 2020


I love this. It oozes class and deliciousness. Juicy fruit and silky feels reach out and pull you in - and I don't want to let go.

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

O'Leary Walker Romalo Sparkling Shiraz NV


Named in honour of Norman and Hurtle Walker, Nick Walker's respective father and grandfather who spent over 100 years in the wine industry., the Romalo cellars were where they honed their craft. Wrap your lips around this tasty Sparkling Shiraz.

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Kilikanoon Prodigal Grenache 2018


Most Grenache releases come out a year or two after their vintage so it's good to see the odd example with a little bottle age on its side.

Sunday, 27 February 2022

Kilikanoon Mort's Block Riesling 2021


There's a significant flood event happening in Brisbane at the moment. Residents are being told to conserve water due to issues at the treatment plant. Problem solved - drink more Riesling! Splash this in the glass and its energy and vibe consume you.