Tuesday, 30 May 2023
blü hen Riesling 2022
Thursday, 25 May 2023
blü hen Shiraz Riesling 2022
Don't look at Shiraz Riesling and say, "Oh what!" but rather belt out, "Oh yeah!". This is a juicy, vibrant and energetic wine that screams for large pours and generous plates of food. And how is that label for capturing the eye with brilliant shelf appeal?
Saturday, 20 May 2023
Huntington Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
A pre-release look at this Special Release Cabernet from Huntington Estate. It's a wine that builds momentum the longer it is open. Give it that time and you'll be rewarded.
Tuesday, 25 April 2023
Huntington Estate Special Reserve Shiraz 2009
What a joy it is to go back in time and revisit a wine previously sampled and see where its sits after some bottle age. The shape and presence are quite intriguing and impressive all at the same time. A brilliant example of aged Shiraz.
Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Huntington Estate Special Reserve Grenache 2022
Tim Stevens has jumped on the Grenache bandwagon and found a comfy chair. A long time fan of the variety, he has planted a heap more vines in recent years. This is a juicy number and a damn fine take on the variety.
Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Robert Stein Half Dry Riesling 2022
Half dry but 100% supreme awesomeness. I could have more than my fair share of this wonderful wine. Time and again it smashes it and the 2022 release is no different.
Sunday, 20 November 2022
Robert Stein Dry Riesling 2022
John Mellencamp has the Cherry Bomb but Robert Stein has the citrus bomb. This Riesling is a belter.
Thursday, 3 November 2022
Huntington Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
In the groove. Silky and savoury, aged red wine bliss. I was fortunate enough to score a museum release sample of this wine. True to form, these Huntington Estate wines age well.
Wednesday, 2 November 2022
Huntington Estate Basket Pressed Shiraz 2019
Yet to be released, this Huntington Estate Basket Pressed Shiraz stood out at a recent lunch hosted by winemaker Tim Stevens. As with many of the reds from this stable, it will age gracefully although it's drinking superbly now.
Sunday, 23 October 2022
Huntington Estate Nouveau 2022
A little something fresh and appealing from Huntington Estate - a drink now, think later blend of Grenache, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Who says you can't drink red wine in summer?
Saturday, 15 October 2022
Huntington Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Wednesday, 12 October 2022
Huntington Estate Pinot Noir Rosé 2022
Sunday, 28 August 2022
Huntington Estate Cabernet Shiraz 2019
Friday, 22 July 2022
Huntington Estate Shiraz 2018
These Huntington Estate wines are great for the money. They will age well too. This Shiraz is that cool night comfort many yearn for this time of year.
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.
Friday, 15 July 2022
Huntington Estate Bin No13 Shiraz 2017
This batch of Shiraz didn't fit the reserve range so it was kept on its own - smart move. Seeing 15% new oak for 18 months, it's a little bit different. But good different as some may say - it's like a Cherry Ripe in a glass.
Thursday, 7 July 2022
Huntington Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
These latest releases from Huntington Estate have to be consistently the best I've seen across the range for a number of years. Bravo! The top end reds are in some serious form. This Cabernet is a treat and will reward further cellaring but there is no reason why you can't rip in now.
Saturday, 2 July 2022
Huntington Estate Grand Reserve Basket Pressed Shiraz 2019
An excellent Mudgee Shiraz that is destined for even greater things given more time in the bottle.
It's long and balanced and a damn fine drink. It whisks you away - you're captivated by its depth and drive yet its savoury beauty captivates and keeps your interest levels heightened.
Huntington Estate Special Reserve Chardonnay 2021
Thursday, 30 June 2022
Huntington Estate Tim Stevens Signature Shiraz 2018
The focus and precision of the maker (he who has his name on the label), is worth acknowledging here. It's a wine that grows on you and you are rewarded handsomely.