Monthly Archives: February 2018

2016 Hoddles Creek Yarra Valley Chardonnay

The talk around town is that Riesling seems not to be getting the attention it deserves.  I think I read where it was referred to as the ‘noble white grape’…which is fine,  I get that.  However, I think there needs … Continue reading

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2016 Irvine The Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc

A Merlot based red blend?  Not something that springs to mind if someone asked me for an Aussie red blend recommendation.  Even the people at Irvine Wines would not be at all surprised at this outcome.  For this reason, I … Continue reading

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Levantine Hill – Ezard at Levantine

My wife and I are big advocates of the degustation menu with matching wines.  Getting the balance of enough food coupled with the right amount of wine and matching the textures as well as the flavours can be a chefs … Continue reading

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2017 Mérite Merlot Rosé

I have been really enjoying drinking rosé lately.  The same can be said for the other person that lives under the same roof as me, my wife.  Out of the two of us, she can be the thorn in your … Continue reading

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2016 Sandergrove Estate ‘Chaste’ Shiraz

A long, long time ago, I can still remember when big alcoholic red wines were being churned out at alarming rates because of an influential wine writer in the US of A who had ‘Jnr’ at the end of his … Continue reading

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2017 Mitchell Wines Watervale Riesling

It took me what seemed like ages to get started on this review.  I didn’t know where to start.  The issue was, it is such a beautiful, delicious Riesling that I wanted to make sure I did it justice in … Continue reading

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Levantine Hill – The Place

Levantine Hill is an extraordinary place.  From the moment you drive onto the property, situated in the beautiful Yarra Valley, there is a sense of class and sophistication but it doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, what car … Continue reading

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