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

Bespoke Bros. Monastrell Syrah 2009, or, My new favourite grey waistcoat

Replete with the phrase “tailored by…” and an image of a needle and thread on the label there is no doubt as to what angle these bespoke fellows are taking with this wine. And it’s not a shiraz but a “syrah” if you please. Well, well, if I do say old chap. With pretension like…… Continue reading Bespoke Bros. Monastrell Syrah 2009, or, My new favourite grey waistcoat