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 →

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 →

2016 Over the Way Rice’s Vineyard Shiraz

Young, vibrant and brilliantly deep coloured Grampians Shiraz from a super talented garagiste plying his trade from the Longview Creek Vineyard in Riddles Creek.  Give it some air and watch it sing. Score - 94 Points Drink - Now to 2026+ Price - $30 (however use "friendsdiscount" code and get this for $19.50) Source -... Continue Reading →

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