Kalleske “Buckboard” Durif 2013, or, I’m looking for a word

Chewy. There’s a word. Dark. There’s another one. Intense. Yep, third one’s a charm. Durifs aren’t known for their subtlety, but ultimately therein lies the joy. They’re full-bodied to the point of bursting, like your favourite busty burlesque dancer, and this one was no exception. Similarly, I’ve only ever known Durifs to smell awesome. And this…… Continue reading Kalleske “Buckboard” Durif 2013, or, I’m looking for a word

Head Red G-S-M 2013, or, Goldilocks approved

I’m not going to lie to you. It was not my discerning eye, but the canny manoeuvring of a cheeky Vintage Cellars staff member, that led me to choose this particular drop. When I stumbled upon it, it was labelled as the “Best Wine of 2014” and even had one of those labels dangling round…… Continue reading Head Red G-S-M 2013, or, Goldilocks approved