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

Yalumba Barossa ‘Patchwork’ Shiraz 2008, or, Finding Aladdin’s Lion in Wall-E’s Ratatouille

You know what, this isn’t the best wine I have ever tasted. I mean, if I waited until I was truly inspired by a sublime wine to write a blog, I would either not write very often (which you might get annoyed by) or I would be exceptionally drunk all the time (which is very…… Continue reading Yalumba Barossa ‘Patchwork’ Shiraz 2008, or, Finding Aladdin’s Lion in Wall-E’s Ratatouille