Monthly Archives: April 2016

2014 Moorilla Pinot Gris

Real men don’t drink Pinot Gris!  A bit like ‘real men don’t eat quiche’.  Well have I got news for you.  Real men drink Pinot Gris and real men eat quiche (real man’s quiche of course). The colour was enough … Continue reading

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2014 De Bortoli Regional Reserve Chardonnay

I feel sorry for Chardonnay.  It copped some flak a few years ago for being too oaky and buttery.  When some of these types of Chardonnays developed over time they became flabby and horrible (for want of a better word). … Continue reading

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2014 Teusner Wark Family Shiraz

Switch on…now!!  That’s what the label tells you to do and precisely what happened when I opened then poured this wine.  No muckin’ about with this Barossa Shiraz I gotta say. Straight up it gives you what you would expect, … Continue reading

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2014 Josef Chromy Pinot Noir

Just because a wine is readily available and easily accessible doesn’t mean it is another mass produced, commercial, cash-crop sort of wine.  Mind you, even some of those wines seem to hit the mark regularly. Okay, this is a Pinot … Continue reading

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2010 Grey Sands Pinot Noir

Don’t you just love it when a winery is happy to hold back their wines so you get something that has some age.  How many wineries do you know do that?  There wouldn’t be many. Even though this wine has … Continue reading

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2014 Ruckus Estate Shiraz Malbec

There are some pretty good, very good, and exceptional Shiraz Malbec blends in Australia. But they had to start somewhere.  Ruckus Estate are no different. From what I have read, the young Malbec tried to be the dominate one when … Continue reading

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2015 Main & Cherry Sangiovese

I know it seems like I drink a lot of Main & Cherry  wines.  Well, as a matter of fact, I do.  To not put too finer point on it, they are well made, easy to drink and both my … Continue reading

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2013 Serafino McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon

It’s a great story, the one about Serafino (Steve) Maglieri and how he came to Australia in 1964 with a suitcase, about $20 in his pocket and a dream to grow grapes and make wine.  Having tasted this wine, I’m … Continue reading

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2012 Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet

It would be easy to mention that this wine is named after Sir Robert Menzies, the longest serving Prime Minister in Australia (18 years total).  I could also mention that such a wine is dedicated to the same man who … Continue reading

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2015 Moores Hill Riesling

I have tasted and drunk plenty of Tassie riesling and I don’t remember ever being disappointed with one.  I may have been but I doubt it. Something that did surprise me, and may surprise you, is that Moores Hill were … Continue reading

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