Mollydooker “The Scooter” Merlot 2015, or, Er… Where did that go?

I wanted to write a really good, positive review about this wine. I really did. Because it is a good little wine. And being a “mollydooker” myself (aka – a leftie), I felt I owed it to the winemakers to put in a good show. To represent. Alas, like the gentleman on the scooter represented…… Continue reading Mollydooker “The Scooter” Merlot 2015, or, Er… Where did that go?

Bowman Wines Le Corbeaux Melange ‘The Raven’s Blend’ 2010, or, ‘Give me more!’ quoth I

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, over many a DVD after a hard day’s work, I happened upon this quaint little drop. Having already sampled (nay, heartily quaffed) the Shiraz offered by Bowman Wines but a few weeks before, I knew what to expect. At least, so I thought… Ah, distinctly…… Continue reading Bowman Wines Le Corbeaux Melange ‘The Raven’s Blend’ 2010, or, ‘Give me more!’ quoth I

Tatachilla Merlot 2004, or, The new featherweight champion of the world

Ah Merlot. It’s almost odd how much vitriol such a seemingly innocuous grape variety can stir up among the serious drinkers in the wine world. Max Allen in his recent book The Future Makers brands most of the Australian versions of the varietal as “rather insipid and gutless”, serving no better (or worse) purpose than…… Continue reading Tatachilla Merlot 2004, or, The new featherweight champion of the world