Showing posts with label Malbec. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Malbec. Show all posts

Tuesday 3 October 2023

Clandestine Vineyards Hearts and Minds Cabernet Malbec 2021


Two single vineyards from different regions have been blended to deliver this powerful Cabernet Malbec from Clandestine Vineyards.

Thursday 21 September 2023

Slow Fox Wines The Blend NV


The Blend NV brings together Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec (60/30/10) from 2021 and 2022.

Tuesday 8 August 2023

Storm King Wine Co Shiraz Malbec 2022


Quite an intriguing wine, this Shiraz Malbec keeps its cards close to its chest yet there is a mystique that keeps drawing you back for more time and again.

Monday 31 July 2023

Briar Ridge Limited Release Wrattonbully BDX 2021


Named the BDX, you could assume it's a Bordeaux blend but its main player is Barbera. It's not so Bordeaux then is it? But given the appellation law has changed (a law many would be oblivious to), it's a curious name I must admit.

Tuesday 23 May 2023

Mercer Wines Malbec 2022


As we near peak fire pit and slow-cooked meal season, keep this Mercer Wines Malbec handy - it's a beauty. And then there is that colour! Coupled with eye-catching shelf appeal, it's a great drink.

Monday 27 March 2023

Clandestine Vineyards Malbec 2021


Clandestine Vineyards source fruit from a range of districts. Here we have Malbec from Margaret River ready for that ragu or osso bucco. 

Sunday 12 February 2023

Shaw Wines Estate Rosé 2022


An interesting pair of varieties thrown together for this Rosé but it works. A little darker in the glass with a cranberry juice tinge, it's a ready partner for a casual barbecue.

Friday 23 December 2022

Miss Zilm Shiraz Malbec 2021


Keeda Zilm says that every Clare Valley winery should produce a Shiraz Malbec blend. Coming from someone with vast experience in the region, those are words worth noting. An impressive red, it joins an array of whites under the Miss Zilm label.

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Pegasus Bay Maestro 2019


The Maestro represents the best of the Pegasus Bay Bordeaux fruit. I was privileged to receive a pre-release sample and all I can suggest is that you get in the queue. There is a class about its swagger and I just want more.

Saturday 15 October 2022

Yarra Yering No. 1 2015


I was fortunate enough to taste this exquisite release from 2015 when I dropped by the cellar door not too long ago. In a re-release of 2015, only 100 bottles were made available. In short, it's a stunning wine.

Thursday 7 July 2022

Thursday 17 March 2022

Storm King Wine Co Shiraz Malbec 2021

A Shiraz Malbec from the Granite Belt shaking things up. A new label on the scene, clever packaging with some old school techniques courtesy of Ray Costanzo and his wife Jen.

Thursday 13 January 2022

Clandestine Vineyards Malbec 2020


Malbec is a variety that is a cracking drink when done well. A generous and brooding type, this release comes from the Margaret River region.

Thursday 25 November 2021

Friday 29 October 2021

Gaelic Cemetery McAskill Cabernet Malbec 2019


Give this time and you'll reap the reward. Quite tense early, it was still calming itself down on Day 3 of tasting. With a long life ahead, it's a wine that grows on you with more time in the glass.

Monday 20 September 2021

Shottesbrooke Reserve Series The Proprietor 2016


Only produced in outstanding years, The Proprietor is a tribute to Shottesbrooke's history. A blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Malbec, it sees time in French and American oak.

Friday 27 August 2021

Golden Grove Estate Malbec 2019


The excitement Malbec generates from winemaker Ray Costanzo of late is getting to the same levels as his beloved Vermentino and more recently his Brosé Rosé. This Malbec is a beauty and his excitement is understandable.

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Glen Garvald by Levantine Hill Merlbec 2019


Fancy Merlot and Malbec joining forces in the Yarra Valley of all places? "I've never seen this before!" I say to myself. Words you never want your GP to utter... Alas, this is a great combo and well played by the team at Levantine Hill.

Friday 29 January 2021

Whiskey Gully Piazza Red 2020


Recommended to be served chilled, this is made for charcuterie, barbecues and sunsets. 

Friday 4 December 2020