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?

Mitolo “Cantiniere” Shiraz 2014, or, My BFG

I’ve been going through a bit of a McLaren Vale Shiraz phase of late and, if there’s one thing I’ve realised about them, it’s that they don’t play well with others. That is especially the case with this one. The first time I drank it after a different red wine I was generally underwhelmed. It…… Continue reading Mitolo “Cantiniere” Shiraz 2014, or, My BFG

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

Wirra Wirra “Woodhenge” Shiraz 2011, or, Good fences make good neighbours

Sometimes you just really want to like a wine, don’t you? I remember when I had the 2010 of this one and it was one of those rare moments when all my hopes were exceeded in the most delightful way. Here, I thought to myself, is why everyone extols the virtues of South Australian shiraz.…… Continue reading Wirra Wirra “Woodhenge” Shiraz 2011, or, Good fences make good neighbours

Punt Road Emperor’s Prize Pinot Noir 2013, Or, What lies beneath?

I’ll level with you, my first thought about this wine was of a phrase which surely must irritate winemakers the world over: “It’s a good food wine”. These words seem inoffensive enough, possibly because people expect you to follow up with the words “it would go great with roast lamb” or something equally complimentary. (After…… Continue reading Punt Road Emperor’s Prize Pinot Noir 2013, Or, What lies beneath?

Pirramimma Petit Verdot 2010, or, Elementary My Dear Watson

After a significant hiatus in updating this part of the blog, and coming off the back of a (relatively) successful Dry July, I knew the first bottle back had to be a good one. And Pirramimma are the ones to deliver the goods. This wine has mass appeal, but I also feel like it is…… Continue reading Pirramimma Petit Verdot 2010, or, Elementary My Dear Watson

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