Tuesday 3 October 2023
Thursday 21 September 2023
Tuesday 8 August 2023
Monday 31 July 2023
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
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
Sunday 12 February 2023
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
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
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
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
Thursday 13 January 2022
Thursday 25 November 2021
Friday 29 October 2021
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
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
Wednesday 17 March 2021
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.