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

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. 

Saturday, 2 April 2022

Payten and Jones Shit Show Mataro 2021

 


Step right up. Step right up! 

Stop-Start Touring and Covid Interuptions Management present the Shit Show! A Yarra Valley Mataro unleashing a few frustrations born from the impact of the pandemic.

Sunday, 20 March 2022

Storm King Wine Co Mataro Graciano 2021

 

Medium-bodied red fruit driven Mataro meets a muscular Graciano in this 80/20 blend. A new label from the Granite Belt, these Storm King Wine Co wines have landed on the scene with a respectable presence. Debuting with three wines in the range (including Vermentino & Shiraz Malbec), considered winemaking with wines such as these continue to raise the profile of the Queensland industry.

Rock of Wisdom Mataro 2021

 


Rock of Wisdom prides itself on minimal intervention small-batch wines. My first look at the range came via the very tidy Grenache and now this Mataro. With the Shiraz review to come, these are impressive wines.

Paisley Wines Denim Mataro 2019

 


Gimme all the wings and a glass or two of this. Yummo! The spiced plums and smokey characters of this Mataro fly the flag proudly. A respectable density and gripping meatiness call for smoked and charred meats. 

Saturday, 12 March 2022

Sunday, 6 March 2022

Short Stories GSM 2020

Juicy red fruit steps forward delivering an easy-drinking GSM. I'd happily enjoy a glass of this.

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Yelland and Papps Mataro Cinsault 2021

 


Friday night, a bag of Samboy barbecue chips, some footy on the television as rain taps on the roof plus a large glass of this = winning!

Paisley Wines Clurichaun Mataro 2018

 

I always enjoy the background stories and learning that comes with wine labels. So today's lesson is that the Clurichaun is the bad-tempered cousin of the Leprechaun. There you go. From the southern end of the Barossa comes this dense and spicy Mataro.

Powell and Son Riverside GMS 2018

 


A mate of mine threw me this bottle which he picked up on Vinomofo. The Powell & Son label is now no more due to a bust up between the two and the 'fo have come in to clear some of the stock. If you like 'em big, this is your weapon.

Sunday, 27 February 2022

Hayes Family Wines Alice's Mataro 2021

The last Alice's Mataro release was 2019 so it's good to see it in bottle once again. From the impeccable Barossa 2021 vintage, this is an attractive wine inside and out.

Saturday, 26 February 2022

Kilikanoon Ashton 1920 Mataro 2020

 


An impressive Mataro that is ready for you to sink your teeth into. This is the first release of this wine - a celebration of the 100-year-old vineyard that was planted in 1920. Mataro lovers ought to black book this as it's due for release in coming months.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Rusty Mutt Rocky Ox GSM 2020

 

Delish! Such an easy slurp. An anytime wine given its approachability, and that's precisely what you want in the glass on many occasions.