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

Sunday, 26 February 2023

Briar Ridge Briar Hill Chardonnay 2021


A single vineyard wine showing all the little things that glisten. Delicacy, depth, balance and length, it's an impressive Hunter Valley Chardonnay.

Briar Ridge Signature Stockhausen Chardonnay 2021


There is plenty going on here to amuse those who enjoy a Hunter Valley Chardonnay. More people should dive into the beauty that the region delivers with this variety. In this case, a  little bit of richness goes a long way. 

Friday, 24 February 2023

Briar Ridge Dairy Hill Semillon 2022


Go back to 2013 and this Dairy Hill Semillon was winning every trophy under the sun and deservedly so. With a proven ability to age, it's a wine worth adding to your black book. 

Briar Ridge Stockhausen Signature Semillon 2022


I really love this label. What a fine tribute to the late Karl Stockhausen who did so much for the Hunter Valley. This Semillon exudes some cool summer vibes.

Thursday, 23 February 2023

Sunday, 29 January 2023

Usher Tinkler 9th Fable Shiraz 2022

Red plums and red cherries drive this medium-bodied Hunter Valley Shiraz. These 9th Fable wines from Usher Tinkler are part of his export range headed to Colorado, USA.

Thursday, 26 January 2023

Usher Tinkler 9th Fable Chardonnay 2021


Everyone loves a fable and a fairy tale, and those that love a Chardonnay with a little richness will be in their happy place here. These 9th Fable wines from Usher Tinkler are part of his export range and are headed to Colorado, USA, and aren't they in for a treat!

Usher Tinkler 9th Fable Semillon 2022


As per the label, "Semillon, the Lone Wolf, a somewhat misunderstood creature, is spirited and luminous at heart." These 9th Fable wines are part of Usher Tinkler's export wines heading to Colorado, USA. Quality seeps through its pores.

Parched Crow Semillon 2017


Good gear this. A six year old Semillon from a relative newbie on the Hunter scene - The Parched Crow. It shows a gradual development with a few years left under its wings.

Parched Crow Shiraz 2021


I was expecting a little more from this 2021 given the Shiraz from 2017 was in fine form. After a few tough years perhaps things would have normalised I would have thought, but not entirely.

Sunday, 22 January 2023

Parched Crow Chardonnay 2022

This is the type of Chardonnay you'd get the Chardy haters to spend some time with to commence their journey with this superb variety. Admittedly, there is not a lot going on aromatically but it gets to work in the mouth. 

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

The Parched Crow Shiraz 2017


Dense and concentrated, this Shiraz from the Hunter Valley's Parched Crow walks through the door with arms wide open ready to give an embrace.

The Parched Crow Limited Release Shiraz 2020


From a challenging year, this is a respectable wine. It's a different label to the previous Shiraz releases from The Parched Crow given that the volume was down significantly in 2020 making this 'limited'.

Saturday, 14 January 2023

The Parched Crow Rosé 2021


If a bone dry savoury Rosé is your go-to, this release from The Parched Crow may become your weapon of choice.

Monday, 26 December 2022

Hart and Hunter The Remparts Semillon 2021


Charge at your seafood platter with this. It's go time for a fresh and zesty Semillon. 

Hart and Hunter Vanessa Vale Shiraz 2021


Attractive aromas and meaty bones. A steak and fries will do the job with this beauty thank you very much.

Thursday, 15 December 2022

Hart and Hunter Ablington Shiraz 2021


A single vineyard Shiraz from Hart & Hunter that needs a decant or a little time tucked away. Do this and you'll be rewarded handsomely.

Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Hart and Hunter 75 Days Chardonnay 2021


75 Days Chardonnay. I write this and there are 12 days til Christmas. Maybe Christmas has come early? This is slick and super delicate. Sliding through with absolute ease, I could get very comfortable here. And maybe I just did... 

Sunday, 11 December 2022

De Iuliis LDR Shiraz Touriga 2020


Sleek. This LDR Shiraz Touriga is a great drink. Cast aside the preconceptions that all Hunter Valley wines from 2020 are written off. Once you get your head around the landscape you can be assured that this goes well.