Category Archives: Other Reds

2019 Glen Garvald (by Levantine Hill) Merlbec

Merlot and Malbec together, in a bottle, under a screwcap, would have to be a rare occurrence surely?  Normally they form part of the famous Bordeaux blend quintet with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.  Could you imagine Angus … Continue reading

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2020 Glen Garvald (by Levantine Hill) Rosé

What a terrific Rosé!  Loved it!  Buy some!  Simple as that.  End of review.  Okay, so, I probably should expand on this a little to explain why I was so taken by it, and it wasn’t just me.  Everyone I … Continue reading

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2019 Clandestine Vineyards Margaret River Malbec

I have a mate who definitely, without question, knows about wine.  Mainly from one particular state but has been involved in many a tasting and judging panel over the years.  I will never forget a comment he made a couple … Continue reading

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2020 Clandestine Vineyards Tempranillo Rosé

It’s that time of year isn’t it.  The days and evenings are warmer, and bottles of wine start taking up space in the fridge and, you shuffle food items around to make room for more wine.  I don’t know if … Continue reading

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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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Rare Ozzies. A Hundred Rare Australian Wine Varieties. Author: Darby Higgs (Vinodiversity)

I used to read a lot. I still read quite a bit but not as much as I used to or should. I’ve read pretty thick books that involved plenty of pages, almost into the four digits. From what I … Continue reading

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Hastwell & Lightfoot ‘Fat and Skinny’ Pinot Grigio & Rosé

How good is it that summer is only a 27 days away. I don’t know about you but I tend to start scanning bottle shop shelves, checking out Instagram and looking at wine websites for summer wines that people are … Continue reading

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2019 Yelland & Papps Second Take Grenache

It’s easy to get carried away with a quality wine that captures your senses when you open it, pour it, take in the aromas and, of course, taste it.  Not that there is anything wrong with that.  I consider myself … Continue reading

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Hastwell & Lightfoot ‘Fat and Skinny’ Range Releases

I don’t know who else will be able to relate to this but, when I read the name of these wines, and saw the picture on the label, I immediately thought of Laurel & Hardy, the comedy duo from the … Continue reading

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