This Cork Smells like Grape Juice

  A great night to catch up with friends, the company perhaps better than the wine on the whole.  Te Mata Coleraine the star, the taint of brett and cork perhaps the most pervasive impact. 2003 Sicilia Valbuena - Amazingly youthful for its age.  Deep purple in colour with  cherries verging on blackberry and spicy... Continue Reading →

2010 By Farr Pinot Noir “Farrside”

Tart cherries and spice with a brackish bitterness and earth to close (which I suspect is whole bunch influenced). Consumed with tortellini and sun dried tomato, the acid and slightly bitter profile slice through the richness of the dish to provide perfect counterpoint. A lovely wine with excellent length; in the words of Sir Mix-a-lot,... Continue Reading →

2002 Lanson Champagne Gold Label Brut

Well into its drinking zone, this wine dances around the tongue with an array of brioche, lemon curd and sweet marmalade. On the sweeter end of the spectrum, but in no way cloying as the acid refreshes and provides nice length. An absolute bargain for vintage champagne and my absolute go to at the entry... Continue Reading →

2014 Noble Red GSM

Small family concern from Heathcote Vic., noble indeed. Jubey red fruits from the Grenache juxtaposed against the earthy savoury Mourvèdre. Very much an Australian style of GSM with a glowing warmth to keep things ticking. Drink with protein preferably of the BBQ style Score – 92 Points Drink – 2016 to 2021 Price – $28... Continue Reading →

2015 Montalto Single Vineyard Pinots

Brilliant tasting at Montalto sampling the new release 2015 single vineyard pinot noir's and providing a comparison with the 2012 vintage.  Quite a stark difference 3 years in bottle makes with the least popular Main Ridge (among those present) showing the best by far amongst the 2012's. Overall a great showing and one that clearly... Continue Reading →

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