If you’ve been following along with the blog this year, then you’ll know that we visited Tasmania in April and loved it. It’s also safe to say they make bloody good Riesling down there! Unfortunately we didn’t make it to Riversdale Estate, however there will be a another trip to Tassie so we’ll definitely do it next time. Continue reading
Chardonnay never lasts long in our house, it is similar for anyone else?
I recently received this sample from Cellarmasters (thank you!!) and we couldn’t wait to get stuck in. You can only find this 9th Fable by Usher Tinkler Hunter Chardonnay 2019 in two places. That’s online via Cellarmasters and at the Usher Tinkler cellar door in the Hunter Valley. Continue reading
Dovetail Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir
A big thank you to Cellarmasters for sending over this Yarra Valley Pinot Noir for us to sample. One of our rescue cats, Fizzy, absolutely loves wine bottle screw caps. Whenever she gets the chance, she’ll snatch the cap if we leave it off the bottle. Which means there’s always a stash of them under our couches!
It was great to try the recent 2018 vintage, having tried the 2017 around this time last year (see my tasting note below).
Here is what we thought of the 2018:
It’s a ruby red shade in the glass. On the nose I pick up sweet fresh cherries, musky spice, cranberry acidity and sweet cigars. While in the mouth those cherries flow through with notes of plums, a bit of smokiness and some nice fine tannins with well balanced acidity across the palate.
This wine was sent to me direct from Cellarmasters as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
Dovetail Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir
Did you celebrate International Pinot Noir Day last week? Don’t worry if you didn’t because I think any day is good to enjoy a glass of Pinot! The lovely team at Cellarmasters sent this #sample of the Dovetail 2017 Pinot over for me to try recently.
Made from Yarra Valley (VIC) grown fruit, this Pinot picked up Best Wine of Show and Best Red Wine of Show at the 18th International Cool Climate Wine Show (ICCWS) on Mornington Peninsula.
It’s a ruby red colour in the glass with a whiff of savouriness followed by a warm berry pie full of raspberries and black cherries. In the mouth, those vibrant berry fruits continue with juicy acidity and a nice rounded mouthfeel.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #winesample #tcweekdaywine
What’s special about this wine you ask? Well, it tastes pretty good, and it’s been crafted by former Penfolds chief winemaker, John Duval. In fact he is one of only 4 men who have made Penfolds Grange. Continue reading
Sauvignon Blanc, yay or nay? I find people have very strong opinions about wines made from Sauvignon Blanc.
Personally I enjoy a glass of Sauvy B, for me it makes me think of the beach and seafood. I also love the diversity you can find, for instance Aussie Sauv can be so different from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and these days you can find winemakers oaking it and doing all sorts of things to it to create their own expression of it.
This example is a recent sample I received from the team at Cellarmasters. ‘Tash’ by Natasha Mooney 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is from South Australia’s Adelaide Hills region. It’s made exclusively for Cellarmasters, so you won’t find it anywhere else. Continue reading