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

Cape Mentelle ‘Marmaduke’ GSM 2007, or, Three wise grapes bearing gifts

You’ll only have to have read a few of my reviews (in fact, you need look no further than the first review I did on here) to see that I’m a fan of reading the label. And if I can see that it was written by the winemaker him (or her) self then that’s even…… Continue reading Cape Mentelle ‘Marmaduke’ GSM 2007, or, Three wise grapes bearing gifts

Telmo Rodriguez ‘LZ’ Rioja 2009 (Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha), or, While my guitar gently drinks

I love a good Rioja, so this one had a lot to live up to. And with no oak influence this one was a bit of a risk, no matter how good the reputation of the wine maker is. But I needn’t have worried, the Tempranillo grape is in safe hands here. Finely crafted dried…… Continue reading Telmo Rodriguez ‘LZ’ Rioja 2009 (Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha), or, While my guitar gently drinks