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?

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

Tatachilla Merlot 2004, or, The new featherweight champion of the world

Ah Merlot. It’s almost odd how much vitriol such a seemingly innocuous grape variety can stir up among the serious drinkers in the wine world. Max Allen in his recent book The Future Makers brands most of the Australian versions of the varietal as “rather insipid and gutless”, serving no better (or worse) purpose than…… Continue reading Tatachilla Merlot 2004, or, The new featherweight champion of the world

Plantagenet Omrah Cabernet Merlot 2008, or, Wine Blending 101

Something I didn’t really realise, until I started doing some wine courses and really getting into the stuff, was how much liberty the winemaker has to shove grapes in from all over the place. All sorts of tinkering can go on behind the scenes which doesn’t have to get mentioned on the label. Take this…… Continue reading Plantagenet Omrah Cabernet Merlot 2008, or, Wine Blending 101

Di Giorgio Family Lucindale Sparkling Merlot 2006, or, It does exactly what it says on the bottle

They say you should never judge a book by its cover or, by the same token, a wine by its label. But that, my friend, is a fallacy. Of course you can! If I can judge a person purely on what type of jeans they wear (which I do) then surely that 3 inch piece…… Continue reading Di Giorgio Family Lucindale Sparkling Merlot 2006, or, It does exactly what it says on the bottle