Monthly Archives: November 2018

2018 Matriarch & Rogue ‘Dot’ Clare Valley Riesling

This is a great story.  I loved reading about the name and the labels.  So, in a nutshell, Matriarch(s) refers to the 5 sisters who lead the family.  The Rogue(s), the husbands of those fine ladies, were apparently “scallywags” (now … Continue reading

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2017 Grey Sands Pinot Blanc

You could have knocked my over with a feather when I asked Bob & Rita Richter of Grey Sands the details of their Pinot Blanc plantings.  1800 vines planted in 2010! (and they’ve recently planted some more). The Pinot Blanc … Continue reading

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2015 Gartelmann ‘Diedrich’ Shiraz

Diedrich.  It seemed such a strong name to me.  So much so I had to google it and yep, I can see why I had that feeling.  As it turns out, and I won’t bore you with the back story, … Continue reading

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2017 Parish Vineyard Riesling

What an absolute delight this riesling is to smell, swirl, sniff, taste and drink.  It’s Tasmanian with an expressive, bold, fresh and downright delicious capital T.  The legendary winemaker Louisa Rose has crafted this little gem but, from all accounts, didn’t … Continue reading

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2017 Castle Rock Porongurup Pinot Noir

I’d like to say first up that I think Pinot Noir should always be made true to the variety.  By this I mean Pinot Noir when it is made needs to taste like a Pinot Noir and express its place … Continue reading

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2017 Gartelmann Wines ‘Lisa’ Reserve Chardonnay

Balance is a term that gets used a lot these days.  Balanced diet, balance the books, work/life balance, bank balance to name but a few (the ones that seem to be reminded of on a regular basis).  There is one … Continue reading

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2015 Huntington Estate ‘Special Reserve’ Shiraz

No point in waffling on about this wine.  It is great.  Loved it.  Simple as that. I must apologise for not being able to show you the colour of this wine.  Gee it’s deep and, if something can look lush, … Continue reading

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