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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2018 Natural Wine Co. Organic Rosé

Rosé has become increasing popular in our home, even during the winter months.  The grape varieties being used to produce different styles seems to be growing every year, and Rosés are taking up a lot more space on bottle shop … Continue reading

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2018 Natural Wine Co. Organic Sauvignon Blanc

I was really pleased to see this wine (among a couple of others from these guys) arrive at my home.  I was lucky enough to try the last vintage and, for someone that tends to avoid the variety, I was … Continue reading

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2018 Yalumba Y Series Whites

I don’t mind confessing to always keeping an eye out for the release of this range every year.  They are reliably varietal, they generally never fail to impress and you can put plenty of them in the fridge without making … Continue reading

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