This supple wine delivers rich mid palate concentration of ripe red fruit, mint, pepper & a whiff of black jelly beans without the whack of alcohol that can be achieved in warmer climates. This rates high in the foodability stakes. Its intensity makes my mouth water for something like a venison pie [...]
The aromas of roses & Turkish delight are Gewurz-like in intensity but there is the added minerality from the Riesling & some pear apparent too. The acid shows the fineness of the Riesling & keeps the blend fresh and in line along the long length. Being slightly off dry adds to [...]
This Vermentino has a silkiness with a crispness with some great street appeal. The nutty peach & pear character is complemented by a fresh citrusy zing & a long fine finish. With its refreshing acid hit it is a natural companion to food, particularly with fish & seafood.
Date: September 2011 Price: $ [...]
This is a wine that is made to share whatever the occasion. It is robust and juicy enough to match a Sunday roast rubbed with a warm spice seasoning yet is one of those wines that needs no accompaniment. While you could keep it for a few years in the cellar, [...]
The nose that is reminiscent of summer roses with that distinct grapey-ness that we love in Moscato style wines & some delightful ripe strawberry. It is lush, well balanced & with a low enough alcohol that you do not have to just stop at one!
Date: 22nd May 2011 Price: $17 Value: $$$ [...]
This is a riper style leaving you to enjoy the full intensity of the candied pineapple with hints of spice & lychee. Refreshing with a long silky length. A gorgeously mouth filling wine with plenty of food friendly qualities.
Date: 18th May 2011 Price: $29 Value: $$ Drink: [...]
A gorgeous plum hued fizz that offers rich liquorice, peppery spice & cassis with some enticing mint chocolate. Its velvety smooth texture is just the thing to share with friends. It would accompany dark chocolate almost as well as bacon & eggs!
Date: July 2011 Price: $28 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – [...]
A lighter style of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc with zesty lemon, apple & pear fruit that dips its hat to tropical ripeness. It was the freshness that appealed to me. It is refreshingly crisp. This is a wine that you can fully appreciate on a summery day sitting down to lunch with friends.
Date: July [...]
An ultimately gluggable wine with plenty of round nutty pear & apple freshness. A wine that you can enjoy at your next BBQ or to cheekily open on a warm afternoon.
Date: July 2011 Price: $10 – 15 Value: $$$ Drink: Now! Now! [...]
A smooth & softly drinking Clare red with no sharp edges. There is some delicious minty blackcurrant & liquorice character that is satisfyingly ripe & juicy. A good wine with food.
Date: July 2011 Price: $22 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – 7 years