Monthly Archives: August 2016

2016 Hently Farm Brass Monkey Vineyards Pinot Grigio

I’m going to say straight up I love it when wineries, and winemakers for that matter, treat a grape differently than what is generally expected.  It is almost like there’s an attitude of, “let’s give the punter something different but … Continue reading

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2013 Rymill Coonawarra MC² Red Blend

No doubt, like me, you look at the ‘MC²’ and immediately think of that famous genius, John Rymill (that’s who you were thinking of, weren’t you?), and his team who thought up the term in light of the Merlot (M) … Continue reading

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2013 Chain of Ponds The Ledge Shiraz

Cool climate Shiraz is gaining momentum on the Australian landscape of this most widely planted variety.  And why shouldn’t it!  When you get to try this very cool spritely little number, you’ll be looking for more of the same. Okay, … Continue reading

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2013 Montara Grampians Gold Rush Shiraz

Grampians Shiraz.  It really doesn’t get enough exposure and I certainly haven’t seen much of it here in Hobart.  I have to admit, I was not familiar with Montara wines but, after trying this example, that simply has to change. … Continue reading

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2014 Teusner Riebke Grenache

I have written previously about how Grenache seems to have been buggered around with for a number of years until the smart growers and winemakers knew just how to treat it respectfully.  Teusner are clearly amongst that group. This one … Continue reading

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2015 Yelland and Papps Second Take Vermentino

Vermentino is becoming a bit popular these days as people explore different varieties.  I can only guess this has something to do with our multicultural society and the availability of some excellent food styles.  I think this is an excellent … Continue reading

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2015 LiNO RaMBLe Gomas Grenache

Grenache.  The poor bugger has been treated quite badly over the years.  Mainly used for fortified wines many years ago, it was one of the varieties that felt the wrath of the vine pull scheme in the mid 1980’s resulting … Continue reading

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