Monthly Archives: March 2018

2016 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Semillon

Some wine varieties go out of fashion.  Some never actually become fashionable.  Some deserve to be fashionable but don’t seem to win over punters.  I think Semillon falls into the last category.  When there are great examples like this one, … Continue reading

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2014 Levantine Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet is King.  Long live the King!  I realise this is not how the saying goes and it is not in the context it was originally used for either.  However, when a grape such as the noble Cabernet Sauvignon variety … Continue reading

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2017 Taylors ‘Taylor Made’ Pinot Noir Rosé

We are well into Autumn.  The days are getting shorter, afternoons are getting cooler but that’s no excuse for not drinking Rosé.  You have to remember Rosé is just as much a food friendly wine as it is a warm … Continue reading

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2017 Sandergrove Estate ‘Bon Haye’ Chardonnay

Chardonnay doesn’t have to be ‘complex’ or need to have ‘layers’ to be a good one.  There are quite a few these days that are made true to the variety to simply be enjoyed with food or not.  This one … Continue reading

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2017 Yelland & Papps Vermentino

The first thing I’m going to do with this post is thank Michael and Susan of Yelland & Papps for introducing me to this variety.  It’s simply a lovable alternative to the mainstream bunch of wines that I still enjoy, … Continue reading

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2016 Taylors ‘Taylor Made’ Malbec

In case you didn’t know, there is a producer in Clare Valley who has some of the oldest Malbec vines in Australia, maybe even in the world.  It’s famous, there’s no other way to say it. Now I’m not saying others … Continue reading

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NV Taylors Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut Cuvée

Let’s face it.  We are so, so spoilt when it comes to sparkling wine in this country (among other varieties of course).  At all price points the quality is mostly pretty good.  No wonder it’s so popular.  Taylors have served … Continue reading

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2017 Oakridge Meunier

I like the idea that Oakridge have dropped the ‘Pinot’ half of the name of this particular variety and called it simply ‘Meunier’.  It gives it, and the producer, the opportunity to show that it can stand on its own … Continue reading

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2017 Raidis Estate The Kid Riesling

A Riesling to help rid that work day frown, No matter the weather in Hobart Town, This from Raidis, The Kid it’s been named, ’cause it’ll take some time to be tamed, But don’t hold back, drink anytime, Enjoy those … Continue reading

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2017 Taylors Promised Land Pinot Noir

“DON’T LOOK DOWN” are three words I’ve heard suggested to people who say they are afraid of heights.  Now, you don’t have to worry about heights when reading this but I still ask that you don’t look down…at the price … Continue reading

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