Category Archives: Red Blends

2015 Grey Sands Romanesque

Have you noticed how many Roman Empire constructions are still standing some 2000 years after they were built?  Well apparently they have worked out why.  A bloke by the name of Vitruvius (What was his mother thinking?!) wrote of “a … Continue reading

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2014 Mitchell Grenache Mataro Shiraz

I remember as a kid our neighbour had a tricycle.  You know, one of those bikes that had a large-ish wheel at the front and two slightly smaller ones at the back.  The pedals were on the front wheel being … Continue reading

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2017 Robert Stein Shiraz Nouveau

Shiraz Nouveau sounds very trendy and ‘now’.  Because I’m not a Millenial, I had to look up the meaning of Nouveau and in French it means new, in Old French it means novel so, it fits. Love the colour.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Levantine Hill – The Wines

A little while back I wrote about Levantine Hill being an extraordinary place.  Well, let me tell you, the wines are extraordinary as well.  I’ve been lucky enough to try them at cellar door (twice), at a tasting, as matching wines with … Continue reading

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2016 Irvine The Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc

A Merlot based red blend?  Not something that springs to mind if someone asked me for an Aussie red blend recommendation.  Even the people at Irvine Wines would not be at all surprised at this outcome.  For this reason, I … Continue reading

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2016 Yelland and Papps Sete Di Vino

I’ve mentioned it before but you’re excused for forgetting what ‘Sete Di Vino’ means.  A friendly and apt reminder; ‘thirst for wine’ (of which I always seem to have for the Y&P wines). Marginally more Primitivo (Zinfandel) than Barbera, both … Continue reading

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2015 Penley Estate Gryphon Red Blend

If you studied Greek mythology you would know what Gryphon is or means.  If you didn’t, you’re not alone.  I’m with you on that. As it turns out it is a mythical creature made up of two not so mythical … Continue reading

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