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 [...]
Rich with sweet black fruit, cedar, tobacco & spice. Elegantly bodied with a supple length, this is a wine that will accompany that roast rack of lamb that you are planning or perhaps a venison pie.
Leabrook have moved to the 2007 vintage now but there may be some 2006 still [...]
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: $ [...]
The pretty lime & lemon citrus has that vital nerve that you want to see in fine Clare Riesling with a slatey backbone. It is delicate & linear along the long palate with zingy acid that has poise & balance.
Price $25 Value: $$$ Drink: now – 5+ [...]
The elegance of this wine is enhanced further with the Viognier, wrapping warm spice & pepper notes around a soft berry fruit & floral core. The intensity is generous while the body is not overpowering & will not leave you with a feeling of regret if relish in the luxury of more than one [...]
This is a wine that is made to share whatever the occasion. It is robust and juicy enough to match a Sunday roast rubbed with a warm spice seasoning yet is one of those wines that needs no accompaniment. While you could keep it for a few years in the cellar, [...]
The nose that is reminiscent of summer roses with that distinct grapey-ness that we love in Moscato style wines & some delightful ripe strawberry. It is lush, well balanced & with a low enough alcohol that you do not have to just stop at one!
Date: 22nd May 2011 Price: $17 Value: $$$ [...]
Another crowd pleaser from the Taylor Family & apparently you all think so too. So perhaps it is no surprise that this is a medium bodied Merlot with a generous soul. There is plenty of fresh plum spice fun to be had here.
Date: 15th October 2011 Price: $10 – 14 Value: $$$ [...]
A gorgeous plum hued fizz that offers rich liquorice, peppery spice & cassis with some enticing mint chocolate. Its velvety smooth texture is just the thing to share with friends. It would accompany dark chocolate almost as well as bacon & eggs!
Date: July 2011 Price: $28 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – [...]