Showing posts with label Shiraz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shiraz. Show all posts

Monday, 28 November 2022

Gundog Estate Smoking Barrel Red 2021

 

A blend of Hunter Valley and Hilltops Shiraz, I'm unsure why it's called a "Red" when Shiraz is actually what it is. It's a great drink by the way, make no mistake. 

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz 2017

 


Yalumba's flagship Shiraz. Long and moreish, this Octavius is best suited for those late night D&Ms. Sip slow and stay a while.

Chapel Hill Abacus Shiraz 2021

 

This is a great Shiraz for the budget conscious. It's dense and generous - get your claws into kinda stuff.

Chapel Hill Organic Small Batch Shiraz 2021

  

The organic wine market continues to surge and this small batch Shiraz from Chapel Hill is their red wine contribution. Good gear, it flows with ease. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Yalumba Paradox Shiraz 2018

 

From one of Yalumba's best vineyards, this Paradox Shiraz is a brooding wine that glides through with ease. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

O'Leary Walker Clare Valley Shiraz 2020

 

This whisked me away last year and here we go again. Stepping it up a little more, what a fabulous drink this is!

Friday, 11 November 2022

Oliver's Taranga Shiraz 2021

 


That colour! So dense with a brightish hue. Those who love some generosity would be pleased with this McLaren Vale Shiraz. 

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. 

Sunday, 6 November 2022

Seville Estate Old Vine Reserve Shiraz 2020

 

Seville Estate has this air of brilliance about it. Drive in and it's that quaint cellar door but dig deep and it's all focus and sophistication. This Shiraz lights those traits up and then some. 

Tenafeate Creek One Tree Hill Shiraz 2021

 

A riot of black fruits, there is some heft here. Big, muscular and dense, this has no time for social chit-chat as it gets straight into its work. 

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Tenafeate Creek Purple Haze Shiraz 2022

 

Preservative free, oak free and loaded with delish factor. This is Barossa Shiraz dancing hard in the mosh pit and jumping up on stage. What an entertainer we have here!

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Huntington Estate Basket Pressed Shiraz 2019

 


Yet to be released, this Huntington Estate Basket Pressed Shiraz stood out at a recent lunch hosted by winemaker Tim Stevens. As with many of the reds from this stable, it will age gracefully although it's drinking superbly now.

Gundog Estate Rosé 2022

 

Sweltering summer afternoons can be sorted with an ice-cold glass of this Rosé from Gundog Estate.

Sunday, 30 October 2022

Tenafeate Creek One Tree Hill GSM 2021

 

Just imagine a glass overflowing with raspberries and mulberries and that's what you get with this GSM on your first sip. Bursting with fruit and a long savoury tail, this is very well done.

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Gundog Estate Indomitus Rutilus 2021

 

This is Matt Burton's take on Hunter River Burgundy, be it with a twist. Made with Hunter Shiraz but partnered with an out-of-towner - some Yarra Valley Pinot Noir from the George's Vineyard (20%). As Burton says, "This wine is less about place and more about variety and style." It's a fab wine, that's for sure.

Sunday, 23 October 2022

Huntington Estate Nouveau 2022

 

A little something fresh and appealing from Huntington Estate - a drink now, think later blend of Grenache, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Who says you can't drink red wine in summer?

Sunday, 16 October 2022

Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2020

 

From the Crayères Vineyard in Wrattonbully comes this generous but well-proportioned Cabernet Shiraz. The detail and shape are all class - it's an excellent wine hands down.

Anarchy Wines The Alchemist Shiraz 2020

 

Anarchy is a project born from two Gold Coast mates taking their love of wine to the next level. Winemaker Dave Rushton packed up and moved to the Barossa leaving his film and television carrier behind to chase the dream. Respect! This tidy Shiraz is one of three wines in the range.

Thursday, 13 October 2022

Yalumba Galway Vintage Shiraz 2020

 


A little radiant star of mid-week delight coming at you from the Barossa. You can't go wrong with this for $18. Yes!

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Tomich Woodside Vineyard Shiraz 2020

 

These Tomich wines have been quite consistent across the board. Respect. Here we have an Adelaide Hills Shiraz from their Woodside Vineyard.