Category Archives: Other Reds

2019 Golden Grove Estate Rosé Brosé

I may be going over old ground here but, I think I’ve mentioned a few times now that, in my opinion, the best varieties to use for Rosé are Shiraz, Sangiovese, Grenache and Cabernet Franc.  How chuffed was I to … Continue reading

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2018 Golden Grove Estate Granite Belt Joven Tempranillo

When it comes to wine and food matching, from what I’ve been told and read, it’s about flavours and textures and all that sort of thing.  I’m not so sure it has to be an Italian wine with Italian food … Continue reading

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2018 Golden Grove Estate Nero D’Avola

It gets pretty damn cold here in Hobart during the winter months, but temperatures can get even lower in Stanthorpe on the Granite Belt in Queensland.  Seriously!  As an example, about a month ago at 6.30 in the morning, it … Continue reading

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2018 Golden Grove Granite Belt Durif

For ages I thought Durif and Petite Sirah were one and the same grape.  Well, I was wrong.  Don’t I feel like an idiot.  Durif is a cross between Syrah and a grape variety I’ve never heard of, Peloursin (apparently … Continue reading

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2018 Yelland and Papps Second Take Grenache

We have a lot to thank our forbears for when it comes to adages.  They came up with many a saying or two that are still used today.  One that I thought of straight away when I read the email … Continue reading

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2018 Yelland and Papps Second Take Mataro

Mataro is so Spanish isn’t it?  I can picture a Spaniard doing the dance of the matador, dressed in his flamboyant costume, saying the word while extending the ‘a’ and rolling the ‘r’, followed by stomping his feet, then placing … Continue reading

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2013 Huntington Estate Vintage Fortified Shiraz

This was quite, let’s say, interesting for me.  I cannot remember ever reviewing a fortified wine…ever!  I mean, I’ve tried plenty of them and I am, without a doubt, a fan so to put one in a glass for me … Continue reading

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