Monthly Archives: February 2019

2018 Maclean Bay Pinot Rosé

In the past, Pinot Noir rosé has not been my ‘go to’ rosé.  There you go, I said it.  The reason is, they have generally lacked body, been one dimensional, a little on the sweet side and a bit like … Continue reading

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2017 Chapel Hill McLaren Vale Mourvèdre

If you’re keen to try a damn good Mataro or a Monastrell, get your mitts around a bottle of this Chapel Hill Mourvèdre.  It may or may not come as a suprise to you, but they are one and the … Continue reading

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2018 Angullong Pinot Grigio

This time of year can be quite frustrating.  The days are still nice and warm (when I get the opportunity to leave the office to find out) and it’s still sunny when I get home, but there’s a bit of … Continue reading

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2017 Maclean Bay Pinot Noir

Quite often I’ve read about doctors, lawyers, bankers, accountants and others in similar professions buying or establishing a vineyard as an investment and/or tax write off.  I have nothing against them (as a matter of fact I thank them) for … Continue reading

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2017 Matriarch & Rogue ‘Jean’ Malbec

If I asked most of my group of friends which six grape varieties make up a traditional Bordeaux blend, like me, they would probably be able to name four of them.  Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc (that may stump a few), … Continue reading

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2018 Angullong Sauvignon Blanc

When I was a kid, and it’s probably the same with most kids these days, I did not eat many vegetables.  Potatoes, carrots and peas were about it for me.  If I found anything else on my plate there were … Continue reading

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2018 Gartelmann ‘Jessica’ Verdelho

Deh Lo. Ver-deh-eh-eh-lo.  End o’ day come and me wan’ go home for, Deh Lo.  Ver-deh-eh-eh-lo.  End o’ day come and me wan’ go home.  Okay so the Banana Boat song doesn’t quite go like that (it’s stuck in your … Continue reading

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2018 Robert Stein Farm Series Riesling

I’ve never been one to have preconceived ideas about a wine, yet on the other hand, I can have high expectations of a wine if I’ve tried one of the same variety from the same producer.  That’s a contradiction in … Continue reading

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2018 Chapel Hill Vermentino

I’m not saying I’m an old fella by admitting to knowing who Dean Martin is (click here if you don’t know or want more information about him).  Some of his songs are legendary and he had such incredibly dulcet tones.  … Continue reading

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