Category Archives: Other Reds

2016 Rowlee Nebbiolo

I’m happy to admit I did not know what to expect when I poured this wine, for two reasons;  I’d not heard of Rowlee and Nebbiolo was not a variety my olfactory senses were familiar with.  At the very least … Continue reading

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2017 XO Wine Co Single Vineyard Adelaide Hills Barbera

This is a nice little collaboration between Greg Clack and Kate Horstmann punching out a small bunch of low production wines that are impressive buggers…just like their makers. Barbera loves the Adelaide Hills and I think the feeling is mutual.  … Continue reading

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2015 Tatachilla Sangiovese

Here’s an Aussie Sangio (that’s slang for Sangiovese just so you know) that sits pretty comfortably in its skin. When my wife said she was going to build a bolognese, this just seemed the perfect ‘grab’.  Italian bolognese, Sangiovese wine.  … Continue reading

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2017 Penley Estate Spring Release Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is a grape variety that, sort of, gets treated like the poor cousin to Cabernet Sauvignon.  They are related but one is viewed as the King, the other…not so. On this occasion, good ol’ Cab Franc has been … Continue reading

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2015 Hollick The Gondolier Barbera

This was one of three I presented to a group of punters at a barbecue.  The reason was to get a objective view of the three wines where food was also a player in proceedings. This one got a few … Continue reading

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2016 Chateau Yaldara Foundations Grenache

This was one of three I presented to a group of punters at a barbecue.  The reason was to get a objective view of the three wines where food was also a player in proceedings. There was not much said … Continue reading

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2017 Lowe Wines ‘Headstone’ Rosé

It’s no secret that rosé is on the comeback trail.  It’s been dubbed a “Rosé Revolution” if you like. I can remember watching a documentary back before the Y2K panic when a group of winemakers, sommeliers and chefs got together … Continue reading

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