Showing posts with label Tasmania. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tasmania. Show all posts

Sunday, 17 July 2022

Moorilla Extra Brut 2017

 


Muse is 'the subtle and complex' so the label says. And this exemplifies that. A fabulous glass of fizz from Tasmania's Moorilla, I'd happily recommend this ahead of those imported Frenchies at the same price point.

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Barringwood Mill Block Pinot Noir 2020


If you like your Pinots big, consider this release from Tasmania's Barringwood. Big and bullish, it is all dense fruit with a whack of oak. 

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Barringwood Grazier's Pinot Noir 2020

 

Measured, there is delicacy mixed with sophistication. Give it a chance to breathe and watch it bloom. It's a great expression of Tasmanian Pinot Noir.

Monday, 27 June 2022

Barringwood Chardonnay 2019

 

A Chardonnay with some meat on the bones, this is a clever expression of the variety from the north of Tasmania.

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Barringwood Riesling 2021

 

Very tidy, this is Barringwood's first Riesling release off their Evandale site in northern Tasmania. Sit on the beach and soak up the sea spray with this in your glass - it works a treat. I speak from experience...

Monday, 20 June 2022

Barringwood Estate Pinot Noir 2021

 

I could get comfortable here. Very comfortable. It's juicy, it's dancy, it's just delicious. One large glass won't touch the sides. A fruit-forward Pinot rushing at you for your drinking pleasure.

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Dalrymple Cave Block Chardonnay 2019

 

A Chardonnay for those D&Ms with your love, or if you've just had a long week. Damn, I should have this on tap given the latter. Impressive gear hands down. 

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Moorilla Cloth Label White 2016

 


A skinsy white with plenty of personality. It's rich with rounded shoulders as it slides through with ease. I have no detail on the make up of this wine, but does that matter when it tastes and feels so good?

Thursday, 5 May 2022

Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

 

Ten years young and showing all the grace and splendour you'd ask for from a ten-year-old Cabernet. Just brilliant!

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Domain A Lady A Sauvignon Blanc 2019

 


A lovely wine with a delicate touch but there is also richness here. It's focused with furrowed eyebrows - the game face is on. The level of complexity is ultra-impressive.

Moorilla Praxis Pinot Noir 2019

 


Part of the Praxis Series, "Be liberated from the mundane," the label says. You sure will be here. Bunchy and funky, loads of savoury delish come rushing at you. 

Friday, 8 April 2022

Domain A Pinot Noir 2016

 


Something the Kiwis do better than Australians is releasing Pinot Noir with some age on its side. Generally, once Australian Pinot is bottled, the wine is thrown into retail land but something I really enjoyed over the ditch was the desire to hold Pinot Noir back to let it express itself in full. It is great to see some Australian producers such as Domain A being patient and rewarding consumers with an excellent wine with some bottle age.

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Moorilla Muse Pinot Noir 2017

 


Dense, twiggy, delicately spiced and autumnal, this is cool nights and deep chats with your love along with an optional side of duck. From the get-go I'm hooked. A superb Pinot Noir.

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Holm Oak Pinot Noir 2020

 

One of my workmates asked me to recommend a Tassie Pinot for under $30. That's nonsense - quality and Tassie Pinot under $30 don't generally go in the same sentence. Sure you can find a couple, but serious Pinot lovers don't always have pockets laced with diamonds. So, my top tip was this Holm Oak. Some crafting online searching and she snared some of this for $28 - winning! You will be winning too if you get this in your glass for that money.

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Bay of Fires Chardonnay 2018


I was generously gifted this wine by Tony Peters, one of the most selfless and kind people I've had the pleasure of meeting through this wine caper. He is Mr Wine Tasmania - pageant sash and all. He bleeds the stuff. I'm pleased he shared this with me, too, as I don't ever see any wines from Accolade. This is a beautifully layered Chardonnay and I savoured it until the very last drop. Superb!

Monday, 11 October 2021

Ponting Mowbray Boy Pinot Noir 2020

Add Ricky Ponting to the list of celebrities releasing a wine. This Mowbray Boy Pinot is a tribute to his former club. The label clears the fence in style - I don't think you could capture cricket better on the front of a bottle. Well done there. A woollen vest would top it. Sourced from Tasmania's Tamar and made by the winemaker to the stars, Ben Riggs.

Friday, 25 June 2021

Jansz Pontos Hills Vintage Cuvée 2017

 


A new Cuvée released to speak of its place rather than the sum of the parts and it is superb! Released to celebrate the new Pontos Hills winery (formerly Frogmore Creek), the good folk at Jansz are excited about this new location for the next generation of Jansz sparkling wines in Tasmania.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Quiet Mutiny Venus Rising Pinot Noir 2019

 


This is quite something. Exquisite. Elegant. I don't see as much Tasmanian wine as I'd like, but when little producers like this land on the doorstep, you get a sense the landscape needs far more exploration. 

Thursday, 1 October 2020