Showing posts with label Mataro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mataro. Show all posts

Friday, 11 August 2023

Soul Growers Equilibrium GSM 2022

This is what a great GSM looks like. It's not about the points but more about the pleasure and the delish factor it delivers. This Soul Growers absolutely smashes the brief. Need a reliable red to fall back on? Look no further.

Tuesday, 8 August 2023

Barossa Bourne GSM 2022


Mid-week bliss on a platter, this is such an easygoing and uncomplicated slurp. This Barossa GSM is that bottle of red wine you can turn to if you seek a good drink without too much complexity. Not too heavy and not too light, it's smack bang in the safety zone.

Friday, 9 June 2023

Barossa Boy Little Tacker GSM 2018

This is my first look at these Barossa Boy wines and the consistency across the range is what stands out. Well made with plenty of personality, this GSM is a blend that you can faithfully keep going back to time and again. 

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Barossa Boy Young Wisdom Mataro 2020


Meaty is the word - and I love it! This is your Friday evening special after a long week. A cuddle in a glass, the savoury delish is moreish and then some. Forever the wingman, this Mataro walks proudly on its own two feet. Detailed, this is a well-made expression.

Tuesday, 11 April 2023

Arila Gardens Gardens of Moppa GSM 2022

The 2021 release was an absolute belter and winemaker Adam Clay has levelled up with this 2022 GSM. A fabulous drink, the savoury appeal really stood out on this occasion.

Friday, 17 March 2023

Sorby Adams Jutland GSM 2021


From an excellent Barossa vintage comes this delicious blend. GSMs are made for burgers and barbecues, well I think so anyway. The detail and slurp factor presented here demand large pours.

FU Manchu Mourvedre 2022


Dry and mouth-sapping, waves of spices wash through effortlessly. One thing you can't miss is the layers of interest that seem never-ending.

Sunday, 12 March 2023

FU Manchu Mourvedre Rosato 2022


Savoury, skinsy and lip-smackingly dry, this is a great starting point if you'd like to step into the world of natural wines.

Monday, 6 March 2023

Thursday, 23 February 2023

Tim Smith Mataro 2022


I'm not sure who loves Mataro more, Tim Smith or Andrew Seppelt. A pay-per-view street fight in Tanunda may settle it best. This 2022 from Smith is excellent throwing out the challenge to Seppelt once again. 

Sunday, 12 February 2023

Yelland and Papps Vin De Soif 2022


If you only drink 95+ point wines, jog on. But if juicy and silky is in your wheelhouse, the slurp factor of this Grenache/Cinsault/Mataro blend brings the dance shoes and beats to the yard. Yeow!

Friday, 16 December 2022

Tim Smith MGS 2022


You had me at burgers and pizza night. Wrap your lips around this cracker. A blend of Mataro, Grenache and Shiraz, it's three of Tim Smith's loves in one bottle.

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Paisley Wines Turntable GSM 2020


GSM is always a good barbecue wine option. This release from Paisley Wines has a meaty profile that asks for it.

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Oliver's Taranga Brioni's Blend 2022


Your face lights up immediately when you meet Brioni. Her infectious smile brightens the room and this wine, much like her, brightens the mood big time. Vibrant and energetic, it's a blend of Mataro, Touriga and Shiraz. Loaded with juicy fruit, it's all party shoes on and let's get dancing. More like this please - it is an absolute beauty.

Sunday, 30 October 2022

Tenafeate Creek One Tree Hill GSM 2021


Just imagine a glass overflowing with raspberries and mulberries and that's what you get with this GSM on your first sip. Bursting with fruit and a long savoury tail, this is very well done.

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Friday, 2 September 2022

Tim Smith Rosé 2022

"Get in it the ice bucket and get your friends around you," says Tim Smith. He'd be right. You could smash this in quick time. This is his second Rosé release and it's just as stunning as the previous. If this was on the pour in a wine bar or by the pool, I'm there.

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Hutton Vale Grenache Mataro 2018


The 2017 release was a little off the pace but this 2018 is back where it belongs. An excellent blend that brings together two heroes of the Barossa that sit in the shadows of their better-known siblings.

Friday, 15 July 2022

Yalumba Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2018

What a tidy drink this is. Nicely weighted with loads of personality. Need an anytime wine? Here is your perfect partner.

Monday, 20 June 2022

Yelland and Papps Vin de Soif 2021


Fresh, vibey and damn inviting. This is one of those pour large and surround yourself with those who make you smile kind of wines.