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 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, [...]
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: $$$ Drink: Now – [...]
A powerful muscly style of wine. It is rich with blackfruit, chocolate, with some coconut & cinnamon. The tannins are supple & the finish is long. I think that this wine needs just a little more time but it is certainly ripe for drinking now too.
Date: 30th August 2011 Price: $38 Value: [...]
Jam packed full of fresh spicy plums & dark cherry fruit that explodes into your mouth bringing about that smile of pleasure. One that lasts & lasts along the Tarantella’s long length. A great treat for kicking back at the end of the week.
Date: 1st July 2011 Price: $30 Value: $$ Drink: Now [...]
A fresh, densely powerful & lush wine with the purple hue of youth. Its peppery clove & blackberry character is still tightly held and needs some time to open & flourish. I really enjoy this freshness now, but it is a good cellaring style.
Date: October 2010 Price: $ Value: $$$ Drink: [...]
Fragrantly intense with pepper, raspberry & cherry this is spicy character is no dummy. Freshness explodes into your mouth with youthful vigour complemented by a medium body with refreshing acid & length. That medium body & succulent tannins make this a good food wine or it is enjoyable to just share with friends.
As the name suggests, this is a medium sweet red, medium bodied and is round & soft. It avoids being cloying with some refreshing acid to balance out the sweetness. Only stainless steel for this baby as oak would detract from the berry [...]
There is plenty of berries with some floral violets coming from the 8.5% Touriga Nacional and a hint of savoury meatiness. It has enough structure and body to go well with food but that sweetly ripe firm fruit gives it a real [...]