Monthly Archives: November 2017

2016 Rowlee Single Vineyard Orange Chardonnay

Rowlee?  I have no idea where the name originated…and…it doesn’t matter.  The wine speaks for itself.  What must be highlighted is the vineyard sits at the same level as if you were three parts the way up Mount Wellington/Kunanyi in … Continue reading


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2016 Penley Estate Wild Ferment Coonawarra Shiraz

Second born child.  The poor cousin.  The second in line for the throne.  Shiraz in Coonawarra.  Every one of these seems to sit behind the ‘other one’ getting the attention and usually not justified. How cool is it that something … Continue reading

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2017 Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling

It’s that time of year when there is a heap of ‘holiday’ movies released and most of them sit in the ‘G Rated’ category.  Okay, fair enough, I accept that because school kids and teens are about to have a … Continue reading

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2016 Robert Stein Mudgee Reserve Chardonnay

This may cost me dearly, but I had not heard of Robert Stein or his wines until I received an email from Dave Cummings of Define Wine.  Apart from the name, the other thing about this wine that poked my … Continue reading

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2013 Huntington Estate Shiraz

Many years ago I worked in a land far, far away.  Not really but it may well have been.  A place called Queenstown on the West Coast of Tasmania and, if you know the place, you’ll understand what I mean … Continue reading

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2015 Chateau Yaldara Retro Adelaide Hills Shiraz

I’m a sucker for tradition.  I’m a sucker for nostalgia.  I’m a sucker for a good red wine.  Put all these ‘suckers’ together and I am THAT kid in the candy store.  This wine has everything that took me back … Continue reading

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2014 Tatachilla Foundation Shiraz

I don’t know about you but I get frustrated when a wine teases you about its future, but it’s worse when it teases you about its ‘now’!  This one does exactly that and, I’m not saying it’s the case but, … Continue reading

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2009 Grey Sands Merlot

All this talk of dual citizenship!  I want you to think about this for a minute.  Imagine if a winemaker had to be ‘Australian’ to make wines in Australia?!  The repercussions would be huge.  Thankfully, it’s not the case and … Continue reading

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2015 Serafino McLaren Vale Shiraz

Let’s be honest.  Shiraz is common when it comes to wine in Australia.  Very common.  So much so, when I go into a bottle shop, I’m sometimes tempted to put on an Akubra style hat with corks from bottles of … Continue reading

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