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

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. 

Monday, 10 January 2022

Lemon Villa Shiraz 2019

 


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.

Lemon Villa Shiraz 2018

 


Brighter and more vibrant than its 2017 sibling, there is an enthusiasm about its swagger.

Lemon Villa Shiraz 2017


A savoury cool climate Shiraz already showing some aged traits. 

Monday, 27 December 2021

Lemon Villa Late Harvest Riesling 2019

 

There's good refreshment offered here with a slight texture and a lick of sweetness on close. 

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Patina Pinot Noir 2018

Spicy! A Pinot that comes across more like a Shiraz like. If you like 'em with a little more heft, this could be your calling.

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Quilty and Gransden Chardonnay 2020

 


A ripping Chardonnay for 15 bucks. Top value! Bargain material indeed. I'd be more than happy to indulge in a glass or two.