Showing posts with label Orange. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Orange. Show all posts

Friday 10 November 2023

Stockman's Ridge Outlaw Chardonnay 2017


It's not often that Chardonnays are held back so it was good to see this 2017 from Stockman's Ridge for a change of pace.

Thursday 9 November 2023

Sunday 29 October 2023

Philip Shaw Wines Shiraz No 89 2022


Pass me a medium rare steak with a pepper crust and a glass of this Philip Shaw No 89 Shiraz - food and wine pairing job done!

Philip Shaw Wines Shiraz No 89 2019


Tasted alongside the current release 2022, these two wines are quite a contrast.

Philip Shaw Wines Cabernet Franc 2022


Another Cabernet Franc from Orange and another winner. So bright, fresh and vibrant with an attractive label, I just want in.

Philip Shaw Wines Pinot Noir No 8 2022


Pinot Noir from Philip Shaw Wines with an easygoing persona.

Philip Shaw Wines Sauvignon Blanc No19 2023


I was given the opportunity to taste this new release 2023 alongside a 2007. A fascinating contrast, the latter was still showing an impressive fresh and lively palate.

Philip Shaw Wines Chardonnay No 6 2022

A pre-release look at the Philip Shaw No. 6 Chardonnay. 

Philip Shaw Wines No 10 Sparkling NV

Yet to be released, this sample was pulled out from the riddling rack - luck me. Disgorged by yours truly, I didn't even make a mess of myself - winning!

Saturday 28 October 2023

Mayfield Vineyard Five Rows Rosé 2023


With a vision of bringing Provence to the brand, viticulturist and co-owner Charles Simons has achieved his goal with this Rosé. Summer barbecues are sorted with this in your glass, it's tasty gear indeed.

Mayfield Vineyard Backyard Riesling 2023


Winemaker Charles Simons has upped his game with the Sauvignon Blanc and this Riesling in 2023. Passionate about his work, his vision for the vineyard is exciting. This Riesling is made in the German style he tells me. It's smart gear.

Mayfield Vineyard Sophie's Godmother Sauvignon Blanc 2023


Hello to this super refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from Mayfield Vineyard. Top buying for the money, it's a big step up from the 2022 release and will surely bring a horde of new fans with it. 

Friday 27 October 2023

Amour Wines Pinot Noir 2021


Wonderfully perfumed and layered, this is a gorgeous Pinot Noir from Amour Wines. Derived from the French word L'Amour meaning love, these wines are patient, elegant and generous.

Amour Wines White Label Shiraz 2021


The White Label wines from Amour are the best of the best produced and this Shiraz is a very impressive number. Black fruits sit in the driver's seat and take you all the way to the pleasuredome.

Amour Wines Black Label Shiraz 2021


Winemaker Matt Eades is a cool dude. An opening batter back in the day, he used to play A Grade cricket in Sydney facing the likes of Brett Lee. No doubt he'd often be on the front foot to navigate that freight train, this Black Label Shiraz is front palate focused too.

Amour Wines Chardonnay 2021


Killer Chardonnay from Matt Eades and his awesome little Amour winery. Creamy, nutty, the well handled drive lands the winning blow. I'd be more than happy to not share this with anyone.

Thursday 26 October 2023

Matthew Atallah Wines Block 1 Cabernet Franc 2021


Named 'The Socialist Red', this Cabernet Franc was the result of many hands pitching in to help winemaker Matthew Atallah during vintage when he tore a muscle in his shoulder days prior to the heavy lifting. How good is it when the community rallies around their mates!

Matthew Atallah Wines Block 7 Syrah 2021


Nicknamed 'The Bald Man's Shed', this Syrah comes from a difficult vintage for winemaker Matthew Atallah - he tore a muscle in his shoulder days before it started. Cousin Nick came to the rescue to help out, both lacking hair up top, hence the name. This Syrah is in a good place and will improve with time.

Matthew Atallah Wines A2 Chardonnay 2019


This current release Chardonnay from Matthew Atallah is excellent. Those who enjoy rich styles are in for a treat.

Matthew Atallah Wines A2 Chardonnay 2018


Tasted at one of the highest vineyards in Orange, the vista and the company made the occasion memorable. This is Matthew Atallah's second Chardonnay release since he went solo in 2016.