Tuesday, 15 October 2019

The New Australia

Quaffable Wines invited, I went! Twelve winerys was on display and showcased the "new" Australia - no old school 16% power houses with "gobs" of glycerin and alcohol!

31 wines tasted, here are my highlights.

SC Pannell/Koomilya - Mc Laren Vale
2018 Basso Garnacha - A high, intense nose with sweet/sour red fruit and a long, balanced finish (92p)
2015 DC Block Shiraz - A brilliant, multi layered nose with mint covered blackberries and a loooong, structured, balanced taste (96p)


Ministry of Clouds - McLaren Vale
2016 Grenache - A vivid, interesting nose with band aid, high pitched fruit and a rich yet crisp taste with sweet red currants, tobacco and herbs (92p)


Clonakilla - Canberra
2016 Hilltops Shiraz - Everything from Clonakilla impresses, with a handsome Hilltope with a lovely mix of blue- and raspberries and just the amount of pepper (92p)
2016 O´Riada Shiraz - Smoky and concentrated with sweet violets, white peppar and a elegant taste with lots of minerals, tobacco and scorched earth (94p)
2016 Shiraz/Viognier - A masterpiece short and simple - buy! (97p)


Spinifex - Barossa
2014 Bête Noir Shiraz - Very deep, with herbs, grilled meat and violets. It flows over the palate with grace and ease, just lovely (94p)


Moss Wood - Margaret River
2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Polished and aristocratic, this is a fine Cabernet with all the fixings in place (93p)


Pooley - Tasmania
2017 Cooinda Vale Chardonnay - A fresh, lime filled nose with chrushed rocks and dry fudge. Long lasting, expressive and delicate (92p)
2017 Butcher´s Hill Pinot Noir - A cool, refined nose with all the fine treats of a Pinot in a glass,  sumptuous (93p)



Murdoch Hill - Adelaide Hills
2018 The Tilbury Chardonnay - Ripe grey pears, sand and cap gun smoke - the nose is a dream, and it charms the palate (93p)
2018 The Ridley - 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 10% Pinot Gris, this interesting blend delivers the gods (93p)
2016 The Landau - This Syrah offers up a peppery, earthy nose with some barnyard aromas and a tight, concentrated, long finish (93p)



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