Showing posts with label Western Australia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Western Australia. Show all posts

Saturday 25 November 2023

Flametree Pinot Rosé 2023


I like this Rosé purely for its simplicity. No fuss, it's cruisy drinking, and sometimes you need wines like that. Give it a run when you're worn down and feeling lazy.

Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2023


An easy-drinking Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend (75/25) that will find favour among those seeking a simple yet tasty white wine.

Monday 30 October 2023

Castle Rock Estate A and W Riesling 2023


The four Castle Rock Estate Riesling releases are all different beasts. If you like your Riesling with a bit more drive and intensity, this one is for you.

Castle Rock Estate Diletti Riesling 2022


An excellent Riesling from Castle Rock Estate, it sees barrel fermentation and lees contact to build veneers of interest. There's some depth too, yet it maintains its vibrant persona. Yes!

Castle Rock Estate Porongurup Riesling 2023


This is great! The focus, the tension, it's a very tidy Riesling from Castle Rock Estate.

Castle Rock Estate Skywalk Riesling 2023


Not as expressive as years gone by, but it's still a very good Riesling.

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Flametree Shiraz 2022


The Estate range of wines from Flametree is ever-reliable and this Shiraz 2022 is right in the slot. Well priced, I really enjoyed its shape and flow.

Sunday 8 October 2023

Flametree SRS Sauvignon Blanc 2022


One for Sauv Blanc lovers to embrace. This SRS from Flametree is very smart.

Clandestine Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Right in the slot, there is a lot to like about the reliability of this Cabernet from Clandestine Vineyards.

Tuesday 3 October 2023

Clandestine Vineyards Hearts and Minds Cabernet Malbec 2021


Two single vineyards from different regions have been blended to deliver this powerful Cabernet Malbec from Clandestine Vineyards.

Sunday 10 September 2023

Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay 2022


Big love for this. The richness, the drive, the alluring appeal. Come at me.

Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Another excellent SRS Wallcliffe Cabernet from Flametree. If you're not familiar with the brand, I suggest you introduce yourself. The quality across the range is impressive. This is the flagship red and its class glistens.

Monday 21 August 2023

Sunday 13 August 2023

Flametree Chardonnay 2022


Flametree produces quality wines and this Chardonnay is the best release in this range that I have seen for a number of years. Well priced at $30, you'll be able to track it down for a little less. And you should track it down, it's a great drink.

Friday 4 August 2023

Ring Bolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Classic Cabernet from the get-go. Sourced from a variety of sites around the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, this is super drinking for the asking price. Decant to drink now or hold, either way, you're winning.

Wednesday 12 July 2023

Castle Rock Estate A and W Pinot Noir 2022


Don't overlook the Great Southern region of Western Australia if you love your Pinot Noir - there are some gems to be uncovered. I was super impressed by the Castle Rock Estate Diletti and this A&W will be sure to sweep you off your feet too.

Monday 10 July 2023

Castle Rock Estate Diletti Pinot Noir 2022


This Castle Rock Estate Diletti Pinot Noir is quite the step up from the entry level wine in the range of three. Sleek with polished edges, I found it irresistible.

Friday 7 July 2023

Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir 2022


Here we have a Pinot Noir from Western Australia's Great Southern region. It's a tidy drink with a respectable length.

Wednesday 28 June 2023

So how does a $600 Yarra Valley Chardonnay stack up?


I was recently offered the opportunity to take a look at the debut release of Levantine Hill's Optume Chardonnay 2020. Rather than tasting it in isolation, a bracket of 2020 Chardonnays was assembled to see where things were at. And what a fabulous exercise it was! 

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2020


The momentum is pulsating. It gathers you up as you're skating along with minimal friction and maximum flavour. What a Chardonnay we have here!