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

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.

Friday, 11 March 2022

Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa Merlot 2020

 


Coonawarra Merlot. I haven't seen a release of this wine for three years. Give it a good decant and it calms. Some prickly acidity still loiters about though.

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

De Iuliis Rosé 2021

 

Chill hard and pour large. What an absolute beauty this is! A little crafty online research will help you nab this for $17 which is insane value. Go here. 

Sunday, 6 February 2022

Blue Pyrenees Estate 2018

 


Right in the slot of a classic Cabernet Merlot, blackcurrants meet plums framed by savoury delish. Well played here by Blue Pyrenees.

Monday, 24 January 2022

Grandis Wines Unearthed Rosé 2021

 


A Rosé made from Merlot that needs food by its side. There is some weight and density here. 

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Blue Pyrenees Estate Bone Dry Rosé 2020

 

A wine that lives up to its name - it's bone dry deluxe. Made with Pinot Noir and Merlot, this is a Rosé that needs some food. Tapas would do just fine. 

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Penley Estate Giliam Light Dry Red 2021


Crack this ripping bottle of delight. It's such a joyous wine that brings an inner smile. A smile in a bottle if you will. Yes!