West Sixth Brewing Co

Snake + Herring

'Calypso' Margaret River Merlot Cabernet Franc 2018

If you love your oaky and super flavoursome Chardonnay’s, then you need to get this Snake + Herring 2018 ‘Corduroy’ Chardonnay from Margaret River in your glass stat 🥰

I was gifted this bottle as part of my media sample Chef Collection pack from Wine Selectors (thank you!). This exciting 6-pack is a collaboration with Chef Miguel Maestre (aka @thecrazybull) so alongside the wines you get a recipe booklet full of Spanish recipes to match the wines 😋

The matched recipe for this yummy Chardonnay is ‘Caldero Murciano’ - fresh lobster 🦞 with a rice risotto type filling. It sounds and looks absolutely divine. Miguel can you come over and cook it for us please? 🤣

Unfortunately we had no lobster so it was Pan Con Tomate for us (bread, oil, salt, garlic and tomato). It was delicious though 😜

Here’s my notes on the wine:

It’s a delicious looking lemon colour in the glass. On the nose it has wonderful toasty aromas with butter, popcorn, melon, citrus, almonds and all the goodness of a beautifully oaked chardonnay. In the mouth it’s rich but oh so fresh at the same time. Absolutely satisfying!

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

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

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Larry Cherubino

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Ron R

We loved this. Fruit forward with no signs of aging. 13.5% abv. Comes across as a cool climate example. My mates down under are getting it done. — 19 days ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Ron R A producer that is new to me . I like that alcohol number .
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I like Aussie wines. I birdwatched at Margaret River for 5 days. Didn’t have this wine. It’s a beautiful country
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I remembering visiting Xanadu winery. I recall about 20 k of vines with roses until we reached winery! Very beautiful winery

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Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ron R

Lithe. However, the palate signature displays notes of underripe green veggies and olives. Also lacks sweetness. Tannins are well presented, but this may not evolve to a better place. Overall, disappointing.
— 6 days ago

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Jan A

Jan A

Wrong wine ID?
Ron R

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Thanks, @Jan A 😀

Vasse Felix

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Similar notes to 29 weeks ago. A classical Margaret River nose - herbs, geranium, bay leaf and cassis. A medium weight palate without the weight of the top Cuvée the Heytesbury. — 19 days ago

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Mark Y

I opened the bottle and had a taste right away and it tasted weird. But after letting it breath for a while it was great. — 13 days ago

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