Showing posts with label Merlot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Merlot. Show all posts

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.

Monday, 21 August 2023

Friday, 11 August 2023

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Mount Langhi Ghiran Cliff Edge Cabernet Merlot 2020


Silky happiness in a glass courtesy of Mount Langhi Ghiran's Cliff Edge Cabernet Merlot. From a challenging year with small yields, you'll be happy with the quality in the glass.

Sunday, 29 January 2023

Nightfall Lupus Merlot 2019

Coonawarra Merlot courtesy of the upmarket brand Nightfall Wines. This is good gear and adds a little light to a variety that can often be shrouded in grey.

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Nightfall Libra The Balance Dry Red 2019


Is The Balance a nice way of saying the dregs? We will never know. What I can tell you is that this Cabernet/Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend stacks up and holds its own very well.

Sunday, 11 December 2022

Mérite Wines Q Merlot 2020


What a difference a clone makes! This is Merlot you want to drink. It's smart gear well worth tracking down. As much as I'd love to say it is named after yours truly, I have nothing to do with the title. Sigh. Named Q after the Q45 clone, it is one that is vastly different to other Merlot clones planted throughout Australia. Sourced for its vibrance and charismatic charm, this is Merlot but not as you know it. 

Saturday, 29 October 2022

Tenafeate Creek Wines One Tree Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2021


Quite a big and robust Cabernet Merlot blend, it softens with time in the glass. Give it a decant to see it at its best or put it away for a little sleep. All up, roast night is looking tops.

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Tenafeate Creek Wines One Tree Hill Merlot 2021


Merlot with some expression and presence - yes! This is a fine drink that is sure to please. Fruit depth, length plus a dash of spice ensure things are moving in the right direction.

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, 13 October 2022

The Bone Line Iridium 2018


From a small winery in New Zealand's North Canterbury region, The Bone Line is dishing up some very smart wines. This blend is another example of that. Give it some air and it's a dangerous drink. Cool evenings with whispy pink clouds in the sky as the sun sets - the perfect match awaits. 

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Jim Brand Domain Cabernets 2019


One of the very best red wines to have come across the tasting bench this year, this is all about clever blending, great fruit and engaging aromas. Made from the top 1% of fruit produced, quite simply, it's an absolutely superb blend. Stand and applaud.

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Zema Estate Cluny Cabernet Merlot 2018


Mr Reliable for $25 RRP but the website has it at $20 - that's a sweet deal. That cheeky mid-weeker is looking pretty good. 

Friday, 5 August 2022

Juniper Cornerstone Karridale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


A keeper that will reward well beyond a decade, this Cabernet blend from Juniper is a worth hanging out for.

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Usher Tinkler Rosé 2022


With a copper and onion skin appearance, this super tasty dry Rosé from Usher Tinkler is a summer time barbecue dream boat.

Friday, 22 July 2022

Huntington Estate Special Reserve Merlot 2018


A good drink for those that aren't chasing anything too complex nor obtrusive. A ho-hum red of sorts.

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

TarraWarra Estate K Block Merlot 2018


One of those wines you can sit on for a while. This is a pleasant and enjoyable Yarra Valley Merlot that will please those looking for a soothing drink.

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Simpson Estate Jenny Cabernet Merlot 2017


A wine that grows on you, for a label I don't know much about I walk away suitably impressed. Very nicely done here.