Monthly Archives: May 2018

2015 Levantine Hill Syrah

It was only a few months ago I wrote about the pure luxury of the 2014 (here) which won a very prestigious award.  I commented at the time of just how good the 2015 was going to be considering the … Continue reading

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2017 Shanahans Wines ‘Resisting Temptation’ Rosé

If I had to nominate a my favourite grape variety when it comes to a rosé it would have to be Grenache.  Shiraz comes in second and very close in third spot is Sangiovese, so you can imagine my excitement when … Continue reading

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2015 Shanahans ‘The Barking Dog’ Grenache Shiraz Mataro

Grenache Shiraz Mataro (or Mourvèdre) blends, GSMs for short, are not to be approached in a blasé or perfunctory fashion by winemakers these days.  They are becoming quite the ‘go to’ wines when it comes to adaptability for a variety of foods … Continue reading

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2015 Grey Sands Romanesque

Have you noticed how many Roman Empire constructions are still standing some 2000 years after they were built?  Well apparently they have worked out why.  A bloke by the name of Vitruvius (What was his mother thinking?!) wrote of “a … Continue reading

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2017 The Natural Wine Co. Rosé

Rosé, Rosé, Rosé.  Where for out thou Rosé?  Well, these days, everywhere and what a good thing that is. This is going to please a huge group of punters.  With its free run juice, wild ferment, vegan friendly approach and a damn good … Continue reading

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2015 Huntington Estate ‘Basket Dried’ Shiraz

This may sound conceited but there aren’t many ‘styles’ of wines I haven’t tried. ‘Basket Dried’ is a term I’m definitely not familiar with but if I see it on a wine label again I’ll be grabbing for my wallet … Continue reading

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2017 The Natural Wine Co. Organic Shiraz

I honestly like the idea of natural, organic, preservative free wine.  Varieties treated in a way to bring out their ‘true colours’ if you like.  This one is made that way and it certainly ticks all the right boxes.  The most … Continue reading

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2015 Levantine Hill Melissa’s Paddock Yarra Valley Syrah

I was recently in a cafe that I frequent enjoying a cup of tea with a mate and he mentioned how the cafe had a good reputation but he’d never stepped foot in the place.  When questioned on it further … Continue reading

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2017 The Natural Wine Co. Organic Sauvignon Blanc

I learnt a valuable lesson thanks to this wine.  I put this wine in a fridge which I know is set at a temperature for beer…to make it cold…pretty cold…like beer should be.  It really came down to poor planning … Continue reading

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2013 Huntington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

I am going to admit to being a little stuck for words after I tried this wine.  I started to write it up and then there was a ‘take 2’ and a ‘take 3’.  It is such a really good … Continue reading

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