Showing posts with label Coonawarra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Coonawarra. Show all posts

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Nightfall Leo Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


This Nightfall Cabernet is the business. From clever packaging to a cracking wine in the glass, winemaker Sam Brand excels once again.

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


Cabernet in the slot. The Yalumba Cigar has been a reliable wine since its inception and this 2018 doesn't miss a beat.

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Jim Brand Domain Cabernets 2019


One of the very best red wines to have come across the tasting bench this year, this is all about clever blending, great fruit and engaging aromas. Made from the top 1% of fruit produced, quite simply, it's an absolutely superb blend. Stand and applaud.

Balnaves Chardonnay 2021


A good Chardy to throw at a roast chook.

The Blok Riesling 2019


The Blok Riesling has always impressed and this 2019 release is no different.

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Jim Brand The Remnants Shiraz 2020


Oh, this hits the spot. It's smooth, luscious, creates conversation and surges to a seemingly never-ending finish. A ripping Shiraz.

Zema Estate Shiraz 2018


A reliable and rock solid Shiraz with generous depth and concentration. It urges you to go deep calling for fire pit chats and camping expeditions.

Saturday, 10 September 2022

Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


Primo Yalumba Cabernet from one of the sweet spots for the variety in Australia, Coonawarra. This is an excellent wine. I could sit in a corner and sip this all night and not feel guilty that I didn't share a drop. What a glamour!

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Zema Estate Cluny Cabernet Merlot 2018


Mr Reliable for $25 RRP but the website has it at $20 - that's a sweet deal. That cheeky mid-weeker is looking pretty good. 

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Zema Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


A new look for an old friend. A timely facelift for Zema Estate celebrating 40 years in 2022 - congratulations! One of those reliable wines year after year. 

Friday, 2 September 2022

Jim Brand The Pursuit Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


In Pursuit of an impressive Coonawarra Cabernet? Hello Jim Brand. If you like 'em savoury you'll be a big fan of this. It's an excellent wine hands down.

Sunday, 28 August 2022

Zema Estate Saluti Cabernet Shiraz 2016


Celebrating 40 years, the Saluti has been released to commemorate the occasion. A 72/28 blend and coming from the best barrels, this is an excellent wine.

Monday, 15 August 2022

Raidis Estate The Kid Riesling 2022


A quick look at the new Riesling release from Raidis Estate at the recent Coonawarra Roadshow tasting. Hello spring! This is a ripper! The last time I reviewed it was back in 2019. Nothing has changed - the quality is still sky high and the price screams extreme value.

Bundalong Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


What a find! I tasted this at the Coonawarra Roadshow and was instantly impressed. For $30, it is an insanely delicious Cabernet. Get around it.

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Patrick Of Coonawarra Block 5 Aged Riesling 2014


If aged Riesling is your thing, surely Patrick is already on your radar. Time and time again they produce the goods and this 2014 aged release is no different. Hitting the shelves with eight years bottle age, there is still a long future ahead of this excellent wine.

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Wynns Reframed Coonawarra Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Two Cabernets are better than one the label says. A little shake up of the norm that delivers a summery red that will easily get a little cosy in winter. There is a lot to like about this Reframed range from Wynns.

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Wynns Coonawarra Reframed Shiraz Riesling 2021


Shiraz and Riesling? Why the hell not! Pour this and admire the colour. Those cerise hues are glorious. Boom! 

Monday, 16 May 2022

Patrick Coonawarra Home Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Patrick of Coonawarra is one of the quiet achievers in the historic region. One of their strengths is their ability to produce age-worthy reds and whites. This Cabernet off the Home Block is no different. By the way, I love the new labels.

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa Shiraz 2020


One of those reliable types that will age well for the medium term. A rock-solid Coonawarra Shiraz.

Friday, 11 March 2022

Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa Merlot 2020


Coonawarra Merlot. I haven't seen a release of this wine for three years. Give it a good decant and it calms. Some prickly acidity still loiters about though.