Monthly Archives: December 2020

2018 Clandestine Vineyards McLaren Vale Grenache

You’re not going to believe this, just like I didn’t when I read it; Grenache achieved the highest price per tonne in Australia for 2020 and one of only two that broke the $1000 mark (thanks Mr Halliday).  Considering it … Continue reading

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2016 Salena Estate ‘BFR’ Riverland Touriga Langrein Cabernet Sauvignon

I don’t swear much.  Well, I try not to swear much.  However, when I pulled this wine out of the box and felt the weight of the bottle, saw BFR in big letters standing out like dogs you-know-whats on the … Continue reading

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2020 Clandestine Vineyards Margaret River Chardonnay

I read a newspaper article the other day about Verandas, the extension of our indoor living space that is attached to the outside of our homes.  A place to sit, enjoy the view and take in all that is happening … Continue reading

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2020 Clandestine Vineyards Adelaide Vineyards Pinot Grigio

While tasting this wine and making some notes, I got to thinking; when did I first consider this particular variety (I include the Pinot Gris style as well in that thought)? Having been involved with wine shows over quite a … Continue reading

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2019 Salena Estate “ex-PRESS-ion” Shiraz

I always liked to be surprised by a wine, especially from a producer I am not familiar with. I have to say, it is moments like this that remind me just how much good wine is out there being produced … Continue reading

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2020 Castle Rock Porongurup Riesling

There is no pre-tasting note story for this wine.  I’m dead-set keen to tell you about this delightful Riesling.  It smells simply divine!  It’s intense, it’s refreshing, it’s lively, it’s limey, it’s citrusy, it’s delicately floral and it’s ever so … Continue reading

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2020 Castle Rock Porongarup Chardonnay

And summer is here!  Yes, it usually means warmer days and evenings but, more importantly, an increase in the consumption of white wines.  Now, I know the term ‘white wines’ is all encompassing but when it comes to a versatile, … Continue reading

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