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

Saturday 25 November 2023

Flametree Pinot Rosé 2023


I like this Rosé purely for its simplicity. No fuss, it's cruisy drinking, and sometimes you need wines like that. Give it a run when you're worn down and feeling lazy.

Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2023


An easy-drinking Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend (75/25) that will find favour among those seeking a simple yet tasty white wine.

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Flametree Shiraz 2022


The Estate range of wines from Flametree is ever-reliable and this Shiraz 2022 is right in the slot. Well priced, I really enjoyed its shape and flow.

Sunday 8 October 2023

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.

Sunday 10 September 2023

Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay 2022


Big love for this. The richness, the drive, the alluring appeal. Come at me.

Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Another excellent SRS Wallcliffe Cabernet from Flametree. If you're not familiar with the brand, I suggest you introduce yourself. The quality across the range is impressive. This is the flagship red and its class glistens.

Monday 21 August 2023

Sunday 13 August 2023

Flametree Chardonnay 2022


Flametree produces quality wines and this Chardonnay is the best release in this range that I have seen for a number of years. Well priced at $30, you'll be able to track it down for a little less. And you should track it down, it's a great drink.

Friday 4 August 2023

Ring Bolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Classic Cabernet from the get-go. Sourced from a variety of sites around the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, this is super drinking for the asking price. Decant to drink now or hold, either way, you're winning.

Wednesday 28 June 2023

So how does a $600 Yarra Valley Chardonnay stack up?


I was recently offered the opportunity to take a look at the debut release of Levantine Hill's Optume Chardonnay 2020. Rather than tasting it in isolation, a bracket of 2020 Chardonnays was assembled to see where things were at. And what a fabulous exercise it was! 

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2020


The momentum is pulsating. It gathers you up as you're skating along with minimal friction and maximum flavour. What a Chardonnay we have here! 

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 30 October 2022

Saturday 8 October 2022

Clandestine Vineyards Break Free Petite Blancs 2022


Deadly smooth, this Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer blend slides through like silk. 

Tuesday 27 September 2022

Driftwood Single Site Chardonnay 2021


Margaret River Chardonnay is awesome when done well and here we have another example. Interest awaits around every corner. This is an excellent wine. 

Driftwood Single Site Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


This is good. Really good! It has that yin and yang appeal as the fruit and savoury goodness playfully seek the upper hand. 

Tuesday 30 August 2022

Juniper Cornerstone Karridale Chardonnay 2019


Elegant intensity. And elegance is certainly the word. A beautiful Chardonnay that glides through the mouth. 

Monday 22 August 2022

Juniper Cornerstone Wilyabrup Chardonnay 2020


An excitement machine with a starburst of energy, this Margaret River Chardonnay is flirtatious with a good whack of oak.

Sunday 14 August 2022