Category Archives: Other Reds

2017 Tamburlaine Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc

I feel a little sorry for Cabernet Franc.  It seems it’s the middle child of the Cabernet family, with Cabernet Sauvignon at one end and Merlot at the other end of the Bordeaux bunch of red grape varieties.  Not necessarily … Continue reading

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Pizzini Pietra Rossa Sangiovese

This is my second Australian Sangiovese in four days.  Admittedly tonight, it was always going to be a Sangiovese.  When my daughter kindly said she was going to put together a very nice spicy tomato based pasta dish, this variety … Continue reading

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2017 Main & Cherry McLaren Vale Sangiovese

I reckon when this wine was bottled it took an oath.  An oath along the lines of, “I promise to show the fruit, the whole fruit and, to a certain extent, nothing but the fruit so help me god I … Continue reading

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2016 Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache

Grenache was, and probably still is, used for fortified wines.  It is my view that both of these are so under-rated in Australia.  Let me explain. In this country, we have some extraordinary fortified wines made from old material that … Continue reading

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2017 Matriarch & Rogue M & R Riverland Nero d’Avola

Nero d’Avola in Italian means “Black of Avola”.  Avola is a decent size seaside town in southern Italy.  From some of the photos I’ve seen on the internet, it looks like a beautiful place.  I can’t believe I didn’t check … Continue reading

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2018 Yalumba Y Series Sangioves Rose

When I walked into the bottle shop to buy this Rosé, the young lady commented about how much Rosé she has been selling of late.  Then she asked me why I picked this one out of all the ones she … Continue reading

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2018 Natural Wine Co. Organic Rosé

Rosé has become increasing popular in our home, even during the winter months.  The grape varieties being used to produce different styles seems to be growing every year, and Rosés are taking up a lot more space on bottle shop … Continue reading

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