Monthly Archives: April 2018

2014 Mitchell Wines Peppertree Shiraz

Without going back through older blog posts, I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned about having preconceived ideas about a wine.  This can be a positive because that way I go into trying a wine with the right attitude.  That is how … Continue reading

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2107 Yelland & Papps Second Take Mataro

Take a moment to think about the wines that have got you really excited and I mean really excited.  The ones that bring an instant smile to your face, has you looking around in wonder then back at the glass … Continue reading

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2016 Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Barbera

The other day I was talking to a mate, who likes his wine, and the discussion went a bit like this. Me: “I tried a really good Barbera the other day.” My mate: “Barbera?  Never heard of it.” My ‘wine … Continue reading

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2017 Yelland & Papps Second Take Grenache

Those who know me will wonder if this is a rhetorical question, but here goes.  Is it wrong to drink almost the entire bottle of wine on your own…in one night?  Those same ones will answer, “depends on the wine.”  … Continue reading

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2015 Grey Sands Malbec

For those who don’t know, the photo above is of a Tasmanian Tiger.  Thylacinus cynocephalus to be precise.  Believed to be extinct, there have been reported sightings of this meat eating marsupial but nothing confirmed of its actual existence.  If you … Continue reading

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2014 Mitchell Grenache Mataro Shiraz

I remember as a kid our neighbour had a tricycle.  You know, one of those bikes that had a large-ish wheel at the front and two slightly smaller ones at the back.  The pedals were on the front wheel being … Continue reading

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2016 Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Tempranillo

Living in the southern most capital city in Australia, we tend to miss out on a lot of things.  Famous entertainers (sadly), stage shows (take it or leave it), peak hour traffic (a good thing) or more importantly (as far … Continue reading

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2016 Taylors Promised Land Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon doesn’t have to be expensive to be good and there are plenty of examples around in the category of ‘very good’ without being expensive.  And on that note I present to you…this one. It is a ‘full-of-fruit’ style … Continue reading

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2013 Clemens Hill Aurelia Chardonnay

When I found out this wine was named after one of the owners of Clemens Hill, Aurelia D’Ettorre (the other owner is Rob Ware and, lets face it, ‘Rob Chardonnay’ just doesn’t have the same ring to it), it still … Continue reading

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2017 Huntington Estate ‘Special Reserve’ Chardonnay

We are well into Autumn which means the warmer days are behind us, well certainly here in Tassie, so releasing a white wine now seems to me to be a tad risky.  For this reason, when this and another Huntington … Continue reading

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