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

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Gundog Estate Hunter's Shiraz 2021


Line and length all the way and all day. A Glenn McGrath style Shiraz hurtling towards you. 

Saturday, 10 September 2022

Gundog Estate The Chase Semillon 2022


Sizzling. Such a refreshing Semillon. There's a dab of texture to up the enjoyment factor too. You get the sense you are biting into a green apple. Yum!

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Gundog Estate Off-Dry Semillon 2022


The last Off-Dry Semillon from Gundog Estate that came across the tasting bench was made with fruit from the Canberra district. This 2022 release heads back to its Hunter Valley roots.

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Gundog Estate Wild Semillon 2022


Off-dry Semillon ready to be thrown at curry night or anything with a lick of spice for that matter.

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Gundog Estate Rare Game Shiraz 2021


The Rare Game is winemaker Matt Burton's pursuit of Hunter Burgundy and his flagship Gundog Estate Shiraz. Made with fruit from the famed Ben Ean site, it sees French oak (25% new) for 16 months.

Gundog Estate Hunter's Semillon 2022


Arm yourself with this easy-drinking Hunter Semillon from Gundog Estate.

Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Usher Tinkler La Volpe Prosecco 2022


Spring is here and this is your weapon for afternoon refreshment. Hunter Valley Prosecco courtesy of Usher Tickler.

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Usher Tinkler Death By Semillon 2022


A cool label, a killer name plus some crafty winemaking and Usher Tinkler can't keep enough stock on the shelves. The demand for this Semillon is quite something. 

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Carillion Fenestella Shiraz 2019


This is smart. I do like Hunter Shiraz. That medium body and sleek lines are just ace when done well. The cuttings from this block originally came from the famed Tallawanta vineyard with the roots now reaching deep into the soils of Mount View. 

Comyns and Co Mr Red 2021


The Shiraz and Viognier blend fad was red hot years ago and its appeal has simmered down somewhat. The odd example still bobs up. Here is a solid expression from the Hunter Valley's Comyns & Co.

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Usher Tinkler Rosé 2022


With a copper and onion skin appearance, this super tasty dry Rosé from Usher Tinkler is a summer time barbecue dream boat.

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Mount Pleasant Old Paddock and Old Hill Shiraz 2021


Awash with juicy raspberries, blueberries and red cherries, this is a joyous red that oozes charisma and class. 

Mount Pleasant Old Hill Pinot Noir 2021


Mount Pleasant = the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Australia. Another great piece of historic trivia from Australia's oldest continuous wine producing region, the Hunter Valley. This is an excellent drink. I can't fault it. More please!

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Mount Pleasant Mountain D Shiraz 2021


Measured power from the Mountain D. The name has me thinking of a wrestler. Bring back the likes of the Big Boss Man and Andre The Giant. Here we have a big Hunter Valley Shiraz that still shows nimble feet and smooth lines. 

Note: this is not the correct bottle shot but you get the idea.

Monday, 25 July 2022

De Iuliis Aged Release Semillon 2017


Aged Semillon is a beautiful thing. It was great to see the 2016 and 2017 aged releases from De Iuliis side by side. I preferred this 2017 to the 2016.

Friday, 22 July 2022

Comyns and Co Shiraz 2021


Absolutely bristling with pretty factor, attractive aromas hook you in from the outset. Give this Comyns & Co Shiraz more time in the glass and it sets off on a glorious course to pleasure country.

Thursday, 21 July 2022

Usher Tinkler White 2022


Clean and fresh, this is an easy-going white that slots right into the "crowd pleaser" category.

Sunday, 17 July 2022

Usher Tinkler Red Shiraz Pinot 2022


This is a bucket load of joy with dancy feet. Bright, juicy, dancy - can we leave the review at that? Gobfuls of pleasure awaits.

Friday, 15 July 2022

Comyns and Co Reserve Shiraz Pinot Noir 2019


What a ripper this is! Bright and dancy with some crunch. Fill that glass up and just embrace this beauty from Comyns and Co.