Monthly Archives: December 2018

Pizzini Pietra Rossa Sangiovese

This is my second Australian Sangiovese in four days.  Admittedly tonight, it was always going to be a Sangiovese.  When my daughter kindly said she was going to put together a very nice spicy tomato based pasta dish, this variety … Continue reading

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2017 Main & Cherry McLaren Vale Sangiovese

I reckon when this wine was bottled it took an oath.  An oath along the lines of, “I promise to show the fruit, the whole fruit and, to a certain extent, nothing but the fruit so help me god I … Continue reading

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2016 Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache

Grenache was, and probably still is, used for fortified wines.  It is my view that both of these are so under-rated in Australia.  Let me explain. In this country, we have some extraordinary fortified wines made from old material that … Continue reading

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2016 Hastwell & Lightfoot ‘Sands of Time’ McLaren Vale Shiraz

I mentioned in my review of the Hastwell & Lightfoot Fiano (review here in case you missed it) how my wife and I had ventured to McLaren Vale a number of times without calling into their cellar door.  At the … Continue reading

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2017 Matriarch & Rogue M & R Riverland Nero d’Avola

Nero d’Avola in Italian means “Black of Avola”.  Avola is a decent size seaside town in southern Italy.  From some of the photos I’ve seen on the internet, it looks like a beautiful place.  I can’t believe I didn’t check … Continue reading

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2018 Yalumba Y Series Sangioves Rose

When I walked into the bottle shop to buy this Rosé, the young lady commented about how much Rosé she has been selling of late.  Then she asked me why I picked this one out of all the ones she … Continue reading

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2018 Natural Wine Co. Organic Shiraz

The topic ‘organic’ came up in an overheard conversation at work the other day.  One  view was, “…oh it’s probably only a trendy marketing thing with a lot of stuff so they can up the price.”  Now, I didn’t enter … Continue reading

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