reading about, listening to others talking about it and sometimes tasting 🍷
🇦🇺 here we go.
Red Ozzie with the expected young & lively label. A Shiraz & durif blend.
My weekend red had some petit syrah (=durif) in it so this is supposedly known territories.
Blackish and dense red 👁️
Dried dark fruit with some mint and smoke and tree leaves on the background 👃
Full body with smooth silkness - the boldness Ozzie wine is known for.
Ripe Raspberry and cherry, coffee, vanilla and hints of tobbaco 👄
Light and pleasant dry 🎯 Tannins are there but are very soft.
A well made one.
Paired surprisingly well with Roma style pizza, one with artichoke and the second with spicy (supposedly) pepperoni. Adding some chipotle Tabasco or sriracha to the slice made the wine hotter but still nice.
Very good vfm (about 60 nis as part of half case of a world variety I got delivered)
Next up is a 100% durif. I'm curious. — a month ago
Second Ozzie from a half case of 2 each from oz , sa and Italy(Sicily).
That's the last new world. Back to the old continent next.
Bluish red 👁️
Ripe fruit and figs 👃
Full body of Lemon tartness, ripe red fruit, pepper and some tar on the background.
Light 🎯 with soft tannins.
Balanced and very functional, but nothing to email home about.
Served well as a picnic wine with different 🍕 slices.
Good vfm (65 nis)
Need to put some more 💰 to achieve greatness, probably.
Everyone loved it, very quaffable. — a month ago
The second Sa whitey from the recent cheapo half case.
Chenin blanc with 20% of viognier.
14% abv 💪
Citrus Peel and pith, some flower blossom and hints of honey and some guava👃
Medium + acidity.
Mostly citrus and some tropics with viognier bitterness all along and some peppercorn.
Light and pleasent 🎯 biterness lingers for a few seconds and then it's all gone.
Quite satisfying simple dinner wine.
Good vfm (about 60 nis in variety bulk. But 75 on it's own)
Very drinkble but not exciting.
Paired well with spinach and cheese muffins and israely salad. — a month ago
Israeli pet Nat with dabuki, an indigenous grape in the blend.
Had the 2016 vintage a while ago. Progress is here, this is 2017.
2018 was released but my wine shop still lives in the past...
Strong yellow with tiny tiny bubbles 👀
Started lemon-ish but as it got warmer it was more stinky cheese factory with a horse stable next door 👃
Tiny Bubbles attack then funkness with lemon and added grapefruit bitterness 👄
Light and pleasant 🎯 with creaminess lingering.
A very pleasant one!
Made better impression on guests than yesterday's posh old vintage sparkling rose...
Excellent vfm (69 nis).
Better then 2016 vintage. Need to check 2018 now.
paired lovely with bread, butter and stinky cheese plate.
And some hummus, tahini , tomato salsa and jahnun. Great with bold food... — 23 days ago
A red I got in a small festival in a relatively new shop close to home.
Limited myself to red wine and this one seemed quite intresting so I fetched a bottle.
Condensed red with long legs 👁️
Red dry fruit with some pepper with funk on the background 👃
Medium high acidity.
Medium body of ripe fruit followed by spices that linger on 👄
Medium pleasant 🎯 with the spices taking their time, leaving you with some enjoyable alcohol burn and well integrated tannin dryness.
It's interesting and very drinkable. Me and a friend drank it slowly yet happily during a long slow weekend brunch.
Not my fave style (dark fruit with strong spice) but well made.
Good vfm (89 nis) for a well oaked red.
Paired surprisingly well with spicy but not hot feast that included carrot, pistachio and curry soup, cauliflower and brussel sprout stir fry, some shakshuka and tahini and beet. — a month ago