Monthly Archives: March 2016

2013 Grey Sands Romanesque

A blend of Aglianico, Petit Verdot and Touriga Francesa, this is a delicious, more-ish wine. The aromas are what mesmerises you at first.  Give this wine plenty of air and you’ll get a lovely hit of red fruits and white … Continue reading

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2015 Rymill The Yearling Shiraz

Let’s be honest.  Sometimes, when you pay $15 for a young Shiraz, your expectations are not high. They can be a thin, fruit bomb of a wine that hangs around as long as Clive Palmer in an administrators meeting about … Continue reading

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Yalumba Y Series Wines

This series of wines is such good value for money I decided to buy four of the twelve available in the range and review them.  Admittedly, the bottle shop I went to did not have the whole range which made … Continue reading

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2013 Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

I’m pretty sure everybody knows this wine.  It’s been around seemingly forever.  I think even Noah picked up a 6 pack to put away for a rainy day. All jokes aside, this has been one of the most consistent wines, … Continue reading

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2012 Seppelt Chalambar Shiraz

When it comes to the Australian wine industry there are some names that everybody is familiar with.  Seppelt is one of those names.  If you haven’t heard of them, you must be living in a Tibetan monastery (and probably wouldn’t … Continue reading

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2013 Grey Sands Byzantine

Surely you have been in a bottle shop or restaurant and you see a wine that attracts your attention for one reason or another.  ‘Byzantine’ on a wine bottle would definitely attract your attention. To make things a little easier … Continue reading

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2012 Tahbilk Old Vines Cabernet Shiraz

Tahbilk (originally known as Chateau Tahbilk) is a founding member of Australia’s First Families of Wine.  The Purbrick family purchased the property in 1925 and it already had shiraz vines which were planted in 1860.  They also have Marsanne vines which were … Continue reading


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2012 Bremerton Tamblyn Cabernet Blend

I can’t remember how I came to know about Bremerton Wines.  What I can remember is, a little while ago, opening the last of my 2008 Coulthard Cabernet so that tells me I have been buying them for at least … Continue reading

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2015 Holm Oak Riesling

Situated at Rowella in the picturesque Tamar Valley just north of Launceston, Holm Oak is definitely a place to visit if you are in the north of Tasmania. Owners, Bec and Tim Duffy consistently produce premium quality wines which are … Continue reading

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2014 Wines for Joanie Chardonnay

The Wines for Joanie twitter bio reads, “Two Queenslanders in Tassie growing grapes, making wine & having fun doing it.”  Good on them I say. What it doesn’t say is, Andrew & Prue O’Shanesy were cattle and crop farmers in Queensland … Continue reading

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