Category: Australian Wine

Peter Lehmann Portrait shiraz 2016
11
Aug
2021

Peter Lehmann Portrait Shiraz – good enough to frame

Been a while since a wine enthralled me like this one did, what an absolute delight it was, even for a Monday night. I grabbed this Barossa Shiraz to bring…

Heritage Wines Semillon 2018
19
Jul
2021

Heritage Wines – Semillon

Semillon, another wine that divides opinion but for me it deserves serious consideration if you want a white wine that is just a little different. Apart from Bordeaux, Semillon is…

Jaraman Australian Chardonnay
07
Jan
2021

Wakefield Jaraman Chardonnay

Carrying on the excellent start to 2021 (I am only talking drinking wine here) we are off to our Australian friends for an unusual fusion of Chardonnay grapes from from…

Battle of the Chardonnays
07
Dec
2020

Chardonnay – Two contrasting styles

Still regarded as one of the most popular wines in the world, Chardonnay has gone through some rocky times, remember the 1990’s when over oaked Chards were everywhere. Well, times…

17 Trees Shiraz DeBortoli
04
Nov
2020

What a difference a day makes

Australian producer De Bortoli has launched a range of three sustainably produced wines under the label ’17 Trees’ including a Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Shiraz, these are Organic and vegan…

Wolf Blass red label
20
Oct
2020

Thirsty like the Wolf

Not had a bottle of Wolf Blass for a while now, don’t really know why as I have always enjoyed their wines, great value, nice enough for any a occasion…

Old Vine Grenache 2019
09
Jul
2020

Take a trip down this ‘Summer Road’

Every now and then a wine comes along that makes you sit up and take notice and that’s exactly what happened when I opened up this Aussie Old vine Grenache….

Jim Barry The cover Drive
30
Jun
2020

The Cover Drive

Love the look of this bottle from Jim Barry, the Cover Drive. Non cricketers amongst you will ask what is a cover drive? It’s to do with stroking the ball…

Kilikanoon Grenache 2018
07
May
2020

Kilikanoon – Mouthful of summer fruits

Another winner from Waitrose with this succulent Rhône blend comes the Kilikanoon from South Australia, apart from being a bit of a tongue twister (especially after a few glasses) this…

Duckpoint Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
02
Apr
2020

Duck Point Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

I must admit I was not sure what to expect from this offering from Lidl a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa Valley Australia but with a recommendation from Brian Elliot’s…

Yalumba Old vine Grenache 2015
19
Mar
2020

Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2015

Always loved Yalumba, every time I go back to a bottle it’s almost like pulling on an old comfortable pair of slippers and this Old Vine Grenache is just one…

Kangarilla Road Shiraz 2016
08
Mar
2020

Kangarilla Road Shiraz 2016

I first came across this Kangarilla Road Shiraz a few years ago at a tasting event where I sampled the 2009 vintage, the impression it made has always stayed with…

Jacob's Creek double barrel matured Shiraz
04
Mar
2020

Double Barrelled Jacob’s Creek

Had this bottle of Jacob’s Creek for a while now and always passed over it for something else when delving into my wine rack, well, this time I took the…

08
Dec
2019

ARTAN Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Searching for a wine on the high street, popping into all the big major supermarkets, navigating your way around all the deals and promotions, half price this (which is probably…

26
Sep
2019

Ian Botham Wines, 2nd Test

As I’ve said in an earlier review of celebrity endorsed wines I’m always a bit sceptical but I must say in this case that scepticism is unfounded, the Botham range…

14
Jul
2019

Lindeman’s Bin 1355 Hunter Valley Semillon 2013

Semillon, most widely known and grown in France and Australia. France in particular use it as a integral part of making White Bordeaux. and is the 3rd most planted grape…

Botham Wines
07
May
2019

Sir Ian Botham Wines

Always a bit sceptical about celebrity endorsed wines but in this case the man himself cricket legend Sir Ian Botham is renowned as a passionate wine lover especially the Aussie…

14
May
2018

Stone, Vine & Sun – Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival 2018

If you like and want to know more about wine the best way is to try as many as you can and what better way of doing it without breaking…

22
Apr
2018

A view from Penfolds Hill

I must admit the first thing that springs to mind when seeing a bottle of Penfolds is the 1980’s cartoon series Dangermouse, a parody of British spy fiction which features…