Monthly Archives: September 2016

2014 Spring Vale Pinot Noir

First up, let me tell you, I do not get sick of Tassie Pinot Noir.  If I was going to be a bit bias I’d go to the lengths of saying that nobody (that I know of) gets sick of … Continue reading

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2016 LiNO RaMBLe Pee Wee Nero d’Avola Rosé

I found it interesting that, even though I knew what the ‘Pee Wee’ reference meant, my wife immediately thought of ‘Pee Wee’ Wilson of The Delltones (not showing her age much). The actual reference is to the small marbles of … Continue reading

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2015 Hentley Farm Old Legend Grenache

“Old Legend” conjures up so many thoughts but I would never had associated it with Grenache.  Attaching the term to this wine is going to etch it into the minds of many I’ve not doubt, especially when you get the … Continue reading

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2010 Teusner Avatar Grenache Mataro Shiraz

Normally I wouldn’t post a review about an ‘older’ wine but this one deserves it.  The down side to opening this wine is, I realise it’s been a while since I bought some of it! This fella is dressed to … Continue reading

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2014 Lyons Will Pinot Noir

I love discovering new wineries, even more so when they make Pinot Noir and good Pinot Noir at that. No point in mincing words.  It’s varietal in every way the variety is supposed to be.  Pretty basic I know but that’s … Continue reading

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2015 Serrat Shiraz Viognier

I’ve decided not to tell you about the crew at Serrat.  I would much prefer to tell you about their wines and I’m going to start with this one.  And what a way to start! This just reeks of quality … Continue reading

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2016 Hentley Farm Rosé

This may sound a little harsh but I sometimes wonder what is trying to be achieved with some rosés.  Don’t get me wrong I like rosé but some I have tried were one dimensional, lacking any personality and seemed a … Continue reading

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2013 Yalumba Triangle Block Shiraz

Put ‘Eden Valley’ and ‘Shiraz’ under the same roof and you will get flavour and elegance every single time.  Add a touch of delicate viognier and you get this tidy little gem from Yalumba. It was a bit of a … Continue reading

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2016 Hentley Farms Eden Valley Riesling

I am a sucker for Riesling that’s no secret.  You’d be hard pressed to find me bagging out one…ever!  I live in Tasmania so I am lucky to have access to some damn good gear.  That’s not to say I’m … Continue reading

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2013 Barwang Hilltops Shiraz

When I see lots of bling on a cheap wine, there is a couple of things that cross my mind. The first, this could be a bloody good wine at a stupid price.  The other, well, that’s it really because, … Continue reading

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