Showing posts with label Swan Valley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Swan Valley. Show all posts

Saturday, 8 October 2022

Clandestine Vineyards Break Free Petite Blancs 2022


Deadly smooth, this Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer blend slides through like silk. 

Clandestine Vineyards Break Free Bliss Bomb Pet Nat 2022


I'm happy to admit I'm yet to board the Pet Nat train although I'm open-minded enough to keep trying to find 'the one' to completely convert me. Clandestine Vineyards vintner Nick Stacy says this cheeky number will do just that. 

Monday, 2 August 2021

Garbin Estate Verdelho 2021


Verdelho. It seems like an eternity since I've sampled one. It's ten months to be precise. This release comes from the Swan Valley's Garbin Estate is clean and crisp offering good refreshment. 

Garbin Estate Rosé 2021


A wonderful food wine given the soft textural appeal it displays. A handy Sangiovese Rosé from the Swan Valley's Garbin Estate.

Garbin Estate Chenin Blanc 2021


Plenty of crowd-pleasing appeal with this Chenin Blanc from the Swan Valley's Garbin Estate. Long lunches under big shady trees the go.

Friday, 26 June 2020

Garbin Estate Sangiovese Rosé 2020

Bright and inviting in the glass, this Sangiovese Rosé looks like watermelon juice.

Garbin Estate Chenin Blanc 2020

Chenin Blanc is a variety that doesn't come across this tasting bench all that much. Western Australia is where it has found a happy home but there are a few pockets here and there dotted around the rest of the country.

Garbin Estate Verdelho 2020

My first review from the 2020 vintage. This Verdelho comes all the way from Western Australia's Swan Valley.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Garbin Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2018

This Reserve Chardonnay is the first wine both father and son, Peter and Adam Garbin, have worked together. It's an interesting wine in many respects.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Garbin Estate Sparkling Merlot NV

I don't see many wines from Western Australia's Swan Valley so it was great to see a few samples from Garbin Estate arrive. Let's kick off with this Sparkling Merlot.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Moondah Brook Verdelho 2010

A good wine for a hot day. The price is right too! I have seen this heavily discounted just below $10 which represents even more reasons to give it a go.

The fruit comes predominantly from the Swan Valley with some from Pemberton as well.

Tropical fruit and passionfruit jump out of the glass. The palate is clean and crisp with flavours of pineapple and citrus. Good fruit weight and acid culminating in a very easy drinking and approachable wine with good length.

Why drink imported Sauvignon Blanc when we have varieties like this on our doorstep? For around the $10, it's definitely worth a look.