Showing posts with label Riverland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Riverland. Show all posts

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Yalumba Y Series Pinot Noir 2022


To be released in early 2023, winemaker Sam Wigan is pretty excited about this and sent a pre-release sneak peek my way. This is another Y Series bargain worth keeping an eye out for.

Friday, 11 November 2022

Oxford Landing Sunlight Shiraz 2021


The Sunlight by Oxford Landing collection is an answer to the global trend in moderation, health, well-being, and sustainability. Globally, 24% of consumers are actively reducing their alcohol consumption by switching to a lower alcohol option.

Of the two Sunlight wines, I prefer this Shiraz. Much like its sibling, it is quite light on the flavour, but there is more to speak of here. 

Oxford Landing Sunlight Chardonnay 2021


With low and no alcohol wines gaining popularity, a new range of wines from Oxford Landing has hit the shelves. These Sunlight wines will be served at the Sunset Cinemas this summer I'm reliably informed.

Friday, 23 September 2022

Yalumba GEN Organic Shiraz 2021


The only red in the new Yalumba GEN Organic and sustainable range but I suspect that may not be the case in the years to come. A Shiraz that ticks the boxes, in my opinion, this is the best of the five on offer.

Yalumba GEN Organic Chardonnay 2022

When you have some market reach and plenty of vineyards to access, hitting every consumer market comes easy. Enter Yalumba's new GEN Organic and sustainable range that is also vegan friendly. This Chardonnay is a tidy drink and the best of the four whites in the range.

Yalumba GEN Organic Viognier 2022


Yalumba does entry-level Viognier better than anyone and this new GEN Organic release proves that point once more. Although I'd prefer the superior Y Series, this is a handy wine make no mistake.

Yalumba GEN Organic Pinot Grigio 2022


Part of Yalumba's new GEN Organic range, it is much like its Sauvignon Blanc sibling - there isn't much to bang on about here. Thin without wow factor but it will please those who enjoy simple wines.

Yalumba GEN Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2022


Yalumba's latest range of wines is pitched at the Organic and sustainability market. They are vegan too. 

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc 2022


Easy going refreshment coming at ya. Readily available and the best of the current Oxford Landing releases, you can see why this no nonsense Sauv is as popular as ever.

Oxford Landing Cabernet Shiraz 2021


With The Caley headlining the Yalumba portfolio, this is the Cabernet Shiraz you will find at the other end. 

Oxford Landing Merlot 2021


Pizza and pasta night on a budget. 

Oxford Landing Shiraz 2019


Good gear for $13 RRP. You'd probably find it much cheaper out there in retail land too.

Oxford Landing Chardonnay 2022


A Riverland Chardonnay that shows some early promise.

Oxford Landing Pinot Grigio 2021


Riverland Pinot Grigio. There's not a lot to report here. A simple drink sums it up. 

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Friday, 11 February 2022

Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Blanc 2021


Grenache Blanc. That's right, Grenache but white. Fancy that. No surprise that the Grenache gurus at Thistledown have one in their range. What a drink it is too. A bundle of fun, it's clean and crisp and a fabulous alternative to those mainstream varieties.

Friday, 21 January 2022

Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache 2021


Delicious!  A juicy and energetic Grenache to throw your arms around. For $25, this is a fab drink.

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Winesmiths Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2020


Not all cask wine should be painted with a brush that suggests they are nasty. Here is an easy-drinking and approachable wine that comes in an easy-carry 2L package. 

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Winesmiths Sauvignon Blanc 2021


Time for a cask wine review, it's been a while too. Not everyone sits in the corporate box drinking wonderful wines - I get that. Here's one from the nosebleed section of the stadium.

Monday, 29 November 2021

Brash Higgins Zibibbo 2021


It's pretty wicked what Brad Hickey does with Zibibbo. Selected for its thicker skins and its ability to impart its personality on the finished wine, this spent 150 days on skins in Amphorae. Hickey raised eyebrows with his debut release and a keen following has been the result with winemakers wanting in on the action too. All this from his first vintage using fruit that was given away because no one would take it. How times have changed...