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

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Mayfield Vineyard Block 14 Chardonnay 2022


Three wines make up the "Premier Range" for Mayfield Vineyard and this Block 14 Chardonnay is by far the best of the lot - well, I think so anyway. Flinty with a concentration of peach, this a fabulous wine hailing from Orange, NSW. 

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Small Acres Cyder Sparkling Perry 2021


Sparkling Perry hits the tasting bench for the first time in a while. For a change of scenery, this is a fabulous aperitif or partner for a roast pork. 

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Mayfield Vineyard William Pinot Noir 2022


Part of the new flagship "Premier Range" for Mayfield Vineyard, a portion of this William Pinot Noir went through carbonic maceration.

Mayfield Vineyard Thomas Chardonnay 2022


Welcome to the new range of wines from Mayfield Vineyard under the flagship 'Premier Range'. The detail this Thomas Chardonnay carries is evident.

Saturday, 15 April 2023

Colmar Estate Riesling 2022


I have only just come to know Colmar Estate but what I have learnt very quickly is that they produce excellent Riesling out of Orange, New South Wales. Start your Riesling journey with them here.

Monday, 27 March 2023

Colmar Estate Reserve Riesling 2022


Sleek and pure, this is a superb Riesling from Orange, NSW. This was my first introduction to Colmar Estate and I hope it isn't the last. What a stunning beacon of deliciousness!

Colmar Estate Block 5 Riesling 2022


What a great exercise it was to taste this Block 5 Riesling beside its sibling the Colmar Reserve Riesling. The two sites are 100 metres apart from one another but both wines are very different, and it must be said, both are excellent.

Tuesday, 14 February 2023

Angullong Fossil Hill Montepulciano 2021


What a great drink this is. It's rich, generous and loaded with interest. Monte Australian style smashing the brief. 

Monday, 6 February 2023

Mayfield Vineyard Eighteen Fifteen Chardonnay 2022


The Chardonnay from Mayfield's Orange vineyard sits nearly 900 metres above sea level. There is some pleasing complexity about this wine.

Mayfield Vineyard Backyard Riesling 2022


A smart Riesling from a new producer to me. From Orange, NSW, the minerally drive and cool climate vibe sing all the joyful things. 

Mayfield Vineyard Sophie's Godmother Sauvignon Blanc 2022


The New South Wales Orange region produces some great examples of Sauvignon Blanc. This tight and zesty release goes down really well.

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Saturday, 14 January 2023

Angullong Fossil Hill Rosé 2022


A very tasty savoury Rosé that has some great fruit behind it that propels the delish factor. Great stuff this. 

Monday, 22 August 2022

Angullong Crossing Reserve Harriet 2019


All the Italians swing into action here - Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Montepulciano come together in a blend that I can't help but keep going back for.

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Carillion Felspars Shiraz 2019


Sourced from Carillion's Orange vineyard, this is a great drink.

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

Angullong Crossing Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


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

Ross Hill Pinnacle Series Chardonnay 2019


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

Lemon Villa Sparkling Chardonnay 2017


A 100% sparkling Chardonnay from the Orange region's Lemon Villa. These wines are made by Duncan Cook of Cook's Lot fame. 

Sunday, 13 February 2022

Patina Sticky Tea Riesling 2018


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

Small Acres Norfolk Still Cyder 2020


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.