Tuesday 10 October 2023
Thursday 5 October 2023
These Dreaded Friend wines are a carousel ride through the amusement park of texture. What a cleverly put together bunch they are. Here you have a Rosé made from Viognier fermented in Petit Verdot skins.
Monday 31 July 2023
Named the BDX, you could assume it's a Bordeaux blend but its main player is Barbera. It's not so Bordeaux then is it? But given the appellation law has changed (a law many would be oblivious to), it's a curious name I must admit.
Saturday 15 April 2023
Saturday 15 October 2022
I was fortunate enough to taste this exquisite release from 2015 when I dropped by the cellar door not too long ago. In a re-release of 2015, only 100 bottles were made available. In short, it's a stunning wine.
Thursday 7 July 2022
Tuesday 24 August 2021
Thursday 22 April 2021
This is a beauty. But let it breathe for a few hours or just put it away and forget about it for a while. A classy release no less. Slide into your jim-jams and just relax on the lounge with a large pour.
Wednesday 3 March 2021
Thursday 26 November 2020
One of those wines which will provide maximum comfort on a chilly night - when we get those back again. A great Petit Verdot from the Granite Belt.
I had the opportunity to open this Petit Verdot alongside another from a different producer. Such exercises are excellent to do if you get the chance.
Wednesday 30 September 2020
A Bordeaux blend named in honour of Mark Ravenscroft's father who would beam with delight and say, "Waagee, now that is a great wine," to give a fabulous drop his approval. No doubt he would be exclaiming the same about this release.
Saturday 22 August 2020
Friday 10 July 2020
Monday 29 June 2020
Tuesday 19 May 2020
Friday 1 May 2020
I really like the Gartelmann label. The iconic Australian magpie sits proudly. There was a stage there where there were a few changes and tweaks but I hope this label is what they've stuck with.
Sunday 22 September 2019
I first had a look at this during the Coonawarra Roadshow event which recently hit every capital city in Australia. There's no better way to check out the region than having a significant number of the region's wineries arriving in your home town. Avail yourself when they swing by next year and taste cracking wines like this.