Monday, 22 August 2022
Sunday, 14 August 2022
Although this is the first time I've seen this wine come across the Qwine tasting bench, I was curious to find out it has skipped up $20 from the previous vintage. That's a fair hike but I'm sure there is a good reason for it. Reasons I'm not privy to...
Tuesday, 26 July 2022
A brand new label for Angullong and it's an impressive entry, that's for sure. There is a prestige about the labelling, too, with an embossed crest - I like it. An excellent cool climate Cabernet for your drinking pleasure.
Saturday, 23 April 2022
I haven't seen a Ross Hill wine since 2014 when I hosted a dinner featuring a number of NSW high country wines so it's great to be reacquainted. Owner James Robson spoke that night with tremendous passion about his wines and the Orange region. Luke Steele came on board as the new winemaker in 2019 and it seems things have gone up a notch since my last interaction with Ross Hill. Awarded 'Best in Show by Varietal' London Wine Competition 2022, this is a very clever Chardonnay.
Tuesday, 15 February 2022
Sunday, 13 February 2022
Sticky Tea. What a name! The colour reminds me of the water at Lake Cootharaba (just north of Noosa) which is stained by tea tree leaves. But this is none of that. Riesling basket pressings that have been fermented then pressed off. It's excellent and quite delicious!
Friday, 28 January 2022
A traditional medium dry alcoholic cider reflecting the style of apple wine produced in the eastern English counties when labourers were paid in cider back in the 17th century. This is a smart alternative to a crisp white wine.
Monday, 10 January 2022
Not all wines can be a runaway success, but this Shiraz from Lemon Villa shows solid wines have their place. Medium-bodied, this is well done.