Monthly Archives: September 2019

2019 Bailey Wine Co Mount Gambier Rosé

Hands up if you like rosé.  Hands up if you like Pinot Noir rosé.  You lot are going to love this wine.  For those of you who did not put your hand up, you need to pay attention.  This is … Continue reading

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2017 Castle Rock Estate Porongurup Shiraz

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Now, I don’t know when Eleanor Roosevelt said this but I think there is some correlation between it and West Australian Shiraz.  You see, West Australia is a bit like another wine … Continue reading

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2016 Angullong Orange Region Cabernet Sauvignon

After tasting this wine from the Orange region of New South Wales, it got me thinking.  Is it getting to the point where the list of the more well known Cabernet Sauvignon regions of Australia is becoming longer?  I say … Continue reading

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2014 Grey Sands Pinot Noir

The words ‘Pinot Noir’ are pretty much part of the Tasmanian vernacular these days.  When Tasmanian wine comes up in a conversation, no matter who I speak with, Pinot Noir gets quite a bit of the attention over the other … Continue reading

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2019 Castle Rock Porongurup ‘Skywalk’ Riesling

Riesling; described by Jancis Robinson MW in her Oxford Companion to Wine as “arguably the world’s most undervalued, misspelt, mispronounced variety … and could claim to be the finest white grape variety in the world on the basis of the longevity of … Continue reading

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2015 Gartelmann ‘Jonathon’ Mudgee Cabernet Sauvignon

Worldwide there are apparently 341,000 hectares planted with Cabernet Sauvignon.  In Australia there are approximately 25,000 hectares of vines.  Clearly, when it comes to both of these figures, I have only tasted the tip of the Cabernet Sauvignon wine iceberg, … Continue reading

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2015 Levantine Hill Estate Mélange Traditionnel Blanc

Different, and many things make people happy regardless of their age.  My grandson smiles and loses his ability to speak when his mum buys him his favourite ice cream, my nephew wears a grin from ear to ear when he … Continue reading

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2017 Golden Grove SPV Sparkling Vermentino

It must be daunting to do a sparkling white wine with anything other than Chardonnay (Blanc de Blanc).  I only say that because of the reputation and expectation that the only white variety used to make a bubbles is, lets … Continue reading

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2010 Grey Sands Merlot

Way back in 1975, the band Skyhooks released an album and a song called “Ego is not a dirty word”.  Well I’d like to take out ‘ego’ from the title and replace it with ‘Merlot’. “Merlot is not a dirty … Continue reading

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