Category Archives: Red Blends

2019 Glen Garvald (by Levantine Hill) Shiraz Marsanne

Now, I would have thought that, if the blended variety of a wine was as little as 1% it would not need to be included on the label.  However, when that 1% adds to the sum of the whole of … Continue reading

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2019 Serere Beechworth Shiraz Viognier

My wife and I are searching the market for a good SUV.  What I didn’t realise until we started looking was, there’s a plethora of them to choose from.  It’s like every single motor vehicle manufacturer has one in their … Continue reading

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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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Brand & Sons Coonawarra Untold Range

Have you ever played poker?  Did you know one of the most prized hands you could be dealt is four of a kind?  Speaking of four of a kind, have you ever looked closely at the four Kings in a … Continue reading

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2018 Huntington Estate Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

I’m pretty sure I have mentioned before that these two varieties make for the perfect couple.  They just seem to get on so well together.  I know they are not exclusive because both have engaged in ensembles with other varieties … 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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2018 Schwarz Wine Co Grenache Shiraz Mataro

I’m going to take you back to your school days and ask, do you remember what a scalene triangle is?  I don’t expect that you could be bothered googling it so I’ll remind you. It is a triangle with three … Continue reading

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2017 Yelland & Papps Vin de Soif

Two’s company, three’s a crowd. As it turns out, this phrase has been around for hundreds of years. Thankfully, it doesn’t relate to wine because, the number three in this ‘crowd’, if you like, is about 5% Carignan which perfectly … 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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2018 Main and Cherry Pinot Syrah

From what I have been able to find out on Google, the legendary (in the wine industry anyway) Maurice O’Shea made a blend of Pinot Noir and Syrah during the mid 1900’s that proved to be quite popular (the French … Continue reading

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