Monthly Archives: November 2016

2016 Hentley Farm Blanc de Noir

Unique.  Intriguing.  And I love it!  How’s that for a start. When I read the notes saying it was “…a blend of red varieties…” I couldn’t help but be interested.  Who wouldn’t?! There’s no mucking about with this bottle of … Continue reading

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2016 Irvine Eden Valley Riesling

The youthfulness is obvious as soon as you pour it.  Almost water-like in colour.  The floral and citrus aromas that rose from the glass were a sign of things to come. Lemons, limes do their bit, of course, but with … Continue reading

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2015 Yelland & Papps Sete Di Vino

The night I opened this wine, it proved to be an evening of interesting blends.  The first wine I had was a smart, ‘dare to be different’ white blend followed by this partnership of Primitivo and Barbera that works very well … Continue reading

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2012 Grey Sands Chardonnay Viognier

A curriculum vitae (CV) is something someone puts together hoping that somebody will be impressed by it.  Well here is a Chardonnay Viognier (a CV of sorts) that has been developed knowing it will attract attention across the board. I found … Continue reading

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2016 Yelland & Papps Pinot Blanc

Up front, I’m going to admit the name, Pinot Blanc, did not excite me.  I’m guessing for the everyday punter it would be the same.  Engage the ‘reconsider’ section of your brain…please, because the label is an excellent source of … Continue reading

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2016 Irvine Pinot Gris

Let’s kick off this tasting note with a confession.  I like Pinot Gris.  I have to add though, it has to be quality Pinot Gris.  This isn’t just quality, it’s classy and definitely one I like. I’ll give you a … Continue reading

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2015 Yelland & Papps Shiraz

This wine gets off to a flying start.  A lovely concoction of berries on the nose and they are incredibly fresh and aromatic. The juicy dark fruits have some pretty impressive class to them I have to say.  It could … Continue reading

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