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

Sunday, 23 July 2023

Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon 2019


A great Cabernet that lives in the shadow of The Menzies. You don't miss out on too much here. It's another quality drop from Yalumba.

Saturday, 1 July 2023

Wild Game The Duke Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


My last look at this Wild Game The Duke Cabernet was from the 2012 vintage. At the time I suggested it could be the bargain of the year for $22 with eight years bottle age. This 2014 release has similar age but the price has skipped up. It's still a ripping deal no less.

Friday, 30 June 2023

Wild Game The Dame Shiraz 2014


The value this represents given the age is exceptional. A quality Coonawarra Shiraz hands down. All you are doing here is winning.

Saturday, 10 June 2023

Wednesday, 7 June 2023

Hesketh Penola Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Penola is the main township of Coonawarra and this 'Penola Cabernet Sauvignon' is in the slot without being extravagant. There is a lot to like for those seeking a solid red wine.

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Stonehaven Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Coming in a big, weighty bottle with a wax seal, forego your gym fees and buy a dozen to do a workout instead. A rich and generous Cabernet from Coonawarra awaits.

Thursday, 25 May 2023

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.

Saturday, 20 May 2023

Brand and Sons Old Town Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Smart Cabernet this. Everything just seems well-proportioned. These Brand & Sons wines are in a bit of a purple patch at the moment. Lovers of Coonawarra ought to black book this label.

Brand and Sons Old Town Shiraz 2021


Sam Brand is on a quest to expose some "micro sites" of Coonawarra. This Old Town Shiraz comes from the centre of the district, a mere 1.5 acre block planted in the 1950s. Expressive and enticing, this is a beautiful drink.

Friday, 19 May 2023

Jim Brand Yates Chardonnay 2022


Coonawarra Chardonnays deliver an inherent richness. Although this example is not weighty, the generosity cannot be disputed. Roast chook night is looking up with this in your glass.

Saturday, 13 May 2023

Redman Wines Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Classic Coonawarra Cabernet from an all-time classic producer. This 2021 from Redman Wines doesn't miss a beat.

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.

Parker Estate Cool Climate Shiraz 2020


Casual barbecues and camping are all covered with this wonderfully drinkable Shiraz from Parker Estate.

Parker Estate Cool Climate Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


This is good value drinking when you can spot it around $20. Parker Estate can be relied on for their quality across all price points.

Sunday, 7 May 2023

Redman Wines The Last Row Shiraz 2021


Predominantly from 100 year old vines with some help from their 80 year old siblings, this is a ripping Shiraz from Redman Wines.

Monday, 1 May 2023

Parker Coonawarra Estate Cool Climate Chardonnay 2022


A slight tweak to the name with the appearance of 'Cool Climate' but the quality for the price point has not budged. This is solid Chardy for the money right here. 

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.

Thursday, 27 April 2023

Redman Wines Shiraz 2021


For $22.50 this is superb value. Decant and reap the reward. What a beauty! Don't for a second think Coonawarra is a one trick pony because there are some excellent parcels of Shiraz about the place ready for you to dive into. Blackbook this Redman release.

Tuesday, 18 April 2023

Parker Coonawarra Estate First Growth 2019


This is the first First Growth to see the hands of Ox Hardy. The difference is telling with the fruit picked a little earlier and certainly not as ripe as the 2018 vintage. There is a shape and prestige about its carry that is easy to admire. Pointed to a long future, stash this away to be rewarded deluxe.