Castle Rock

Castle Rock Estate

Porongurup Riesling 2021

I looove my Great Southern Rieslings which is why I was super excited to tuck into this kindly gifted sample bottle from Castle Rock Estate (thank you!).

It’s a 2021 Porongurup Skywalk Riesling which retails for approximately $20. Definitely food friendly and also cellar worthy.

In the glass it’s a hay like colour with plentiful lemon-lime citrus characteristics, notes of apricot, musk sticks and minerality. In the mouth it’s fresh, juicy and crisp. A fantastic aperitif wine and it’s also so Asian cuisine justice.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— a month ago

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A terrific winemaker with a great palate and all round nice bloke is Rob Diletti. We visited his cellar door a few years ago and had a private tasting with him. A good article in today’s Weekend Australian by James Halliday.
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@Bob McDonald he sure is Bob! I’ll have to check out that article. Thank you for the heads up!


Broken Rock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

It is time for a delicious Cabernet on this #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a pretty reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, cooked raisins, cedar, figs, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, Mediterranean spices, coffee, light earth, eucalyptus and mint.

Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, cooked plums, oak, vanilla, raisins, eucalyptus, earth, tobacco leaf, herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon from a great vintage in Napa Valley. This Single Vineyard is elegant, rich and fruit forward.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Peaked at 3 hours in the decanter.

This 9 year old is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

I've had it over a year ago, and it is drinking even better now. Peaking now, and will continue to drink nicely in the next few years.

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot and Petit verdot. Aged for 28 months in mostly new French Oak barrels. A tiny production of less than 5 barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

— a month ago

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Diamond Creek Vineyards

Red Rock Terrace Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Good on its way to great. Call me a baby killer as this will age wonderfully. — a day ago

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Domaine national de Chambord

Cuvee du Roy Romorantin 2020

Very nice wine! Had to try it after a visit 🏰

🍇 Romorantin 100%

👃 Acacia honey, white fruits (white peach & apricot)
👄 White fruits, long finish

📖 François 1st, in 1518, planted 80 000 vines when constructing the Chambord Castle.
In 2015 all the vines were replanted in a "lieux-dits" called " l'Ormetrou" at less then 2 kilometers from the castle.

Loved the tour and the history 👌
— 2 days ago

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Justin Girardin

Santenay Beauregard 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Very enjoyable. Nose has vibrant, sappy dark cherry juice, a bit of sweet spice, and warm, crushed-rock infused minerality and a little teeny bit of cow pasture. Savory, with nice flavor concentration in the mouth, nice minerality and zingy acids at the tail end of the finish. Whispy tannins. So drinkable now, but will be better in 2-4. — 12 days ago

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Jean-Marc Pillot

Les Caillerets Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Racy & intense with notes of lemon, citrus, apple & crushed rock — 14 days ago

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Seven Stone Estate Winery

Standing Rock Erratic Red Blend 2013

Overripe blackberries, dark plum and cassis with baking spices. Ripe tannins and med+ acidity. Leather and anise. — 9 days ago

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Magic Rock Brewing

Murk-Life Balance Hazy Pale Ale

Ron R

Even the Irish are getting in on the IPA scenario. It ain’t bad, either… ferried this back from Europe. — a month ago

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I Custodi

Nerello Cappuccio 2020

Light/medium bodied red wine with bright fruits. Black cherry, strawberry, pomegranate coal or dusty rock. Bright strawberry on the nose. Light/medium tannins. — 3 days ago

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Blend

2007 vintage poured in 2022. Rock solid. Red berry, cinnamon and leather. I bet this label is good for another 10 years. — 4 days ago