Saturday 11 November 2023

Soumah Savarro 2023


Tight! Quite different to the releases tasted in the past, a lasso of acid around the edges keeps tugging leaving a firm imprint.

Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2023


A label not foreign to lovers of quality Riesling, this Pikes Traditionale 2023 release keeps the status quo with the quality as high as ever. Brilliant value, this is a riot of lemons and limes. No one loses with this in the glass.

Huntington Estate Rosé 2023


Super pale. Super dry. Super tasty. Can we keep the review at that?

Huntington Estate Special Reserve Chardonnay 2022


Rich and concentrated, this is a Chardonnay with plenty of meat on the bones.

Friday 10 November 2023

Stockman's Ridge Outlaw Chardonnay 2017


It's not often that Chardonnays are held back so it was good to see this 2017 from Stockman's Ridge for a change of pace.

Ox Hardy Slate Shiraz 2021


Sleek! Decadent drinking, this is the type of wine you want with a bottomless glass.

Pertaringa Tipsy Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


Blewitt Springs Cabernet to make you sit bolt upright in your seat. Such a captivating wine from 1999 plantings, its silky feels express nothing but class.

Thursday 9 November 2023

Vickery Watervale Riesling 2023


Another great Clare Riesling to add to your black book, you can find this around the traps for under 20 bucks. At that price, you have quite the bargain on your hands.

Stockman's Ridge Primrosé Sparkling 2022


What a pleasant glass of fizz this is! Crowd pleaser appeal deluxe.

Ox Hardy Upper Tintara Fiano 2023


I was walking around the winery with Ox Hardy earlier this year and we had a taste of this out of the tank. It was quite complex then but it's good to see how blending of various portions has delivered a more balanced wine.

Sunday 5 November 2023

Vickery Watervale Reserve Riesling 2020


Already developing some aged characteristics, a bit earlier than expected to be honest, this is a Riesling that will live long. With the name Vickery on the label, longevity comes as no surprise.

Schwarz Wine Co Meta Shiraz 2022


Four vineyards are brought together in this mightily slurpable Barossa Shiraz from Schwarz Wine Co.

Alkimi Syrah 2022


This Alkimi Syrah has always been a wine that holds excellent fire pit and char-grilled steak appeal and the 2022 is no different. I've been known to buy 6 packs of this from Stuart Dudine precisely for that reason. Proven to develop with some bottle age, it's just a bloody good drink.

Ox Hardy Chardonnay 2022


Adelaide Hills Chardonnay from Ox Hardy with a dollop of cream that lands smack bang in the middle of the palate.

Soumah Pinot Grigio 2023


With a blush appearance, my eyes are in love from the get-go. It's great to see a little bit of its varietal personality glisten, that's for sure. Above all, this is the best Soumah Pinot Grigio I have tasted to date.

Saturday 4 November 2023

Ox Hardy Upper Tintara Shiraz 2021


A dense and concentrated Shiraz from Ox Hardy. It gets in deep and will shape up even better over the medium term. 

Schwarz Wine Co The Grower GSM 2022


What a great blend! Just give me a straw. Delicious!

Pertaringa Undercover Shiraz 2022

Every time I hear or see the word 'undercover' I think of Beverly Hills Cop and Axel Foley who was always 'deep, deep undercover'. Not shy or in hiding, this Pertatinga Shiraz is a good drink.

Huntington Estate Nouveau 2023


A great slurp dripping with juicy factor that would even take a chill in warmer months. Winning!

Thursday 2 November 2023

Lyons Will Estate Pinot Noir 2022


Lyons Will is a label to get on your radar. Their wines are precise and very consistent across a range of varieties. If wines from the Macedon Ranges are yet to land on your bench, make a beeline to these guys. This is a fab Pinot Noir well worth wrapping your lips around.