Monthly Archives: June 2016

2013 Rusty Mutt Shiraz

McLaren Vale Shiraz.  Okay, there is plenty of it about, no denying that.  Pretty much all of what I’ve had the pleasure of trying is very smart indeed. What separates this one from the others? Well, to be honest, not … Continue reading

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2012 O’Leary Walker Wyebo Adelaide Hills Shiraz

Now, the first thing that I wanted to know about this wine was why it was called “Wyebo”.  I did the website check and the google thing.  Nothing came up.  So, I decided to make up my own definition. Wyebo: adjective … Continue reading

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2014 Eddystone Point Pinot Noir

Let me introduce you to a quiet achiever that has won more gold medals than Ian Thorpe. Yep, this little number has won 6 of them compared to Thorpy’s 5.  Then add three trophies to the tally and you have … Continue reading

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2010 Yalumba Octavius Old Vine Shiraz

It can be so easy to get excited about a wine you rarely get to taste let alone drink with dinner.  It can also be so easy to make reference to the name, in this case Octavius, to the Roman … Continue reading

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2014 Apostrophe Possessive Reds’ Shiraz Grenache Mataro

There are times where you wonder when the right time is to use an apostrophe but, how cool is it to have an Apostrophe that contains wine, that you can use anytime you damn well like, and you won’t get … Continue reading

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2013 Pooley Pinot Noir

I’m not going to go on about how good Tassie Pinot Noir is.  I’m sure I’ve done that before and it’s common knowledge anyway. The colour belies the nose which in turn belies the flavours on the palate (belies is … Continue reading

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2012 d’Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet

I am not scared of monsters.  Monster wines however are a different story.  I expected this to be such a wine and it lived up to that expectation. Just how Sulley was tamed by the little girl Boo in the … Continue reading

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2015 Hentley Farm The Stray Mongrel Grenache Shiraz Zinfandel

How many wine producers do you know that have a Grenache/Shiraz/Zinfandel blend? Okay, that was a trick question because there is only one and that is Hentley Farm.  Yep, this blend is unique to them. A stray mongrel conjures up … Continue reading

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2015 Yelland and Papps Vermentino

You know how sometimes on a warm day there’s a bit of dark storm cloud about and rain is threatening?  Eventually, when it does rain, it freshens everything up, you are comfortable again and feel a sense of relief. Okay, … Continue reading

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2014 Seraphim Heathcote Shiraz

Sam Scapari may not be the most widely known of winemakers in Australia but you really need to find his wines and try them.  He knows what he’s doing and he knows how to treat good fruit. I have tried … Continue reading

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