Showing posts with label Frankland River. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Frankland River. Show all posts

Sunday, 26 March 2023

Break Free Enfant de Lune Syrah 2021


Frankland River Syrah harvested by moonlight and fermented for ten days with some Viognier skins tossed in to lift aromatics. This is a great drink.

Saturday, 12 March 2022

Lange Estate Providence Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


Take me with two hands it says. A Cabernet that softens wonderfully over a few days. Give it some time in a decanter or a couple of years tucked away and you'll reap the reward.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Lange Estate Providence Road Shiraz 2020


I don't like posting bottle pics with show medals, but this was the best pic I could find. For the record, this Shiraz just scrapes into the silver medal zone.

Friday, 18 February 2022

Lange Estate Providence Road Riesling 2021


Australia is drenched with choice when it comes to fabulous Riesling. This release from Lange Estate has a distinct minerally drive that wraps its arms around you. It's Friday afternoon on the back deck material oozing refreshment and chill-out factor. 

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Lange Estate Providence Road Chardonnay 2021


Lange Estate makes its debut on the Qwine tasting bench. From WA's Frankland River, this is a generous Chardonnay.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Singlefile Single Vineyard Shiraz 2019

I'm not going to lie, I do a happy dance when these Singlefile wines arrive at the door. Always well made, there's a sophistication and reliability about them. This Shiraz is a great drink time and time again. It's a wine that steadily builds momentum and takes you along for a glorious ride.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Shiraz 2018

Veneers of pleasure come naturally with these Singlefile wines. There's certainly plenty to sink your teeth into here as well.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Singlefile Wines Single Vineyard Clement V 2018

Singlefile's Clement V is a salute to the role the "Avignon Papacy" played in establishing viticulture in the Southern Rhone region of France. This blend is a beauty.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Singlefile Wines Single Vineayrd Frankland River Shiraz 2016

Find a comfy chair, loosen the belt and relax to embrace the deliciousness. Oozing chill out factor, this is a Shiraz that's easy to fall in love with.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Friday, 13 May 2016

Cornucopia Cabernet Merlot 2013

Throw me some pizza please.

A 70/30 blend from the Margaret River and Frankland River regions. Dark fruits present well with an intriguing citrusy acid tang on the the finish. Smooth with enticing depth, the longer it sat in the glass the more is settled into a neat groove. A reliable go-to which presents super value for the asking price.

I'd have a glass or two easily. A yummy release.

Drink over the next few years.

Very good.

Region: Margaret River & Frankland River
RRP: $19
Source: Sample

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Houghton Crofters Shiraz 2013

My initial thoughts on this weren't great. A bit of a bullish type kid. Rough around the edges. Abrasive is probably a better word.

A day on it opened up and seemed more inviting. Blue fruit and some violet type aromas stepped up. Spice is tempered as is the oak, but there was still a roughish finish. But hey, for $19 you could do worse. Much worse. Mind you, I'd spend the same money on its stablemate The Bandit in a heart beat.

Cellar up to eight years.


Region: Frankland River
RRP: $19
Source: Sample

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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Houghton The Bandit Shiraz 2014

This wine walked away with the Stodart Trophy at the Royal QLD Wine Show for the best one year old wine. Medium bodied wines seem to be taking similar awards across the country and it appears the future could well be with this style.

Purple florals, tangy spice but with fruit which is sensual and elegant. But there's a chocolate and cherry goodness driving this beauty all the way home. Puckering tannin sit on the finish which is ridden by the spice. 

A great drink made better by the price tag. Find it for just under $20.

Very good+

Region: Frankland River
RRP: $20
Source: Sample

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