Color is light clear ruby, really light considering she is Shiraz. Nose of cherry jam, berries, spice, a bit leafy and grassy, a bit vanilla and a bit biting in the nasal cavity. Taste is quite sweet and mellow, tangerine, and zest in the background. No tannins. Almost too sweet for me. The content is quite solid. Aftertaste of a bit more cherry note. On par but above average for sweetness loved. — 8 days ago
This is the only beer my wife will drink. Hailing from Belgium, this slips down easily. A new lambic beer, flavored with strawberries. Sweet and tart at the same time. The framboise version is better, but this is a nice change of pace. — 19 days ago
Dense Ruby in colour. All the classic Cabernet descriptors - Blackberry cassis, black olive and of course Mint - textbook Coonawarra Cabernet. On the palate such purity - ground cocoa, call it dark chocolate, berry fruits, touch of cedar. This wine at 10 years of age, whilst only young, and will live at least another decade, is drinking beautifully now. Made by the talented Sue Bell who was the Dux of the 2007 Len Evans Tutorial ( a handpicked group of only 12 - outstanding winemakers, somms and other full time wine professionals. Aubert de Villaine every year generously donates a mixed dozen of DRC, such was his friendship with Len Evans and James Halliday). Needless to say Sue Bell has one of the best palates in the country. A few years ago she was a guest Judge at the Toowoomba Wine Show where I often judge. I was in awe of her knowledge and her palate. On the strength of this wine I will order her 2015 Cabernet. — 7 days ago
This time last week it was #DrinkChenin Day and we celebrated in the best way possible - with not 1, but 2 bottles of Aged Chenin Blanc from John Kosovich Wines in the Swan Valley 🙌
We already had the 2012 in the wine fridge, which I picked up on my Perth trip last year and the 2013 was from a recent order of a mixed pack of CB’s sold through the Vino Volta website.
It was one of those tastings where each time I had a swirl, I was like “I definitely prefer the 20__ vintage” 😂 So it’s safe to say both went down a treat. And I reckon both are still holding up so well that they’ll keep for longer too!
It’s a clear golden shade in the glass with melon, lemon honey and fresh minerality coming through on the nose with a sprinkling of sea salt. In the mouth it’s super smooth with notes of apples 🍎, pears 🍐 and citrus zest. I also reckon there’s some feijoa on the finish. YUM!
It’s a sunshine ☀️ gold colour in the glass. There’s that fresh minerality coming through on the nose alongside cut apples and sweet timber. In the mouth there’s fresh lime with toasted apple crumble that carries through to a nice lip-licking long finish. Delish!
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! — 7 days ago
Deep Ruby - dark for a Pinot Noir. Dense, very rich - dark cherry and spices. Medium plus bodied palate. Amazing to say it is latent for an 8 year old Pinot but I have had Freycinet Pinots that are 15 years old - they are made with longevity in mind. So rich it could have come from Central Otago. Leave the last one for at least another 3 years. — 20 hours ago
Aged in amphora
This wine might be a revelation to someone
Straw yellow and brilliant aspect
Nose of yellow Apple, yellow peach
Almonds and marzipan
Hints of clay and wet stones
Lovely feeling at the palate
And quite long too
Great grapes must have been used
540 bottles produced
I can't tell the vintage, it got wet and then kind of erased🤦♂️
It looks young though — 7 days ago
Delicious Barossa Shiraz, classic flavours of blackcurrant, blackberry and plum with some spicy sweetness, vanilla and oak on the smooth finish. Deep purple in colour, I enjoyed it slightly cooler and I really recommend it. In general I am finding that 2016 seems to be living up to its reputation of being a top one in Barossa. — 13 days ago
Mid Lemon in colour with a slight tinge of green amazingly. Aromas are of profound intensity of white peach and nougat. Barb also said honeysuckle. Those notes are carried through to the fulsome mouth filling palate with a citrus note to accompany the peach and nougat - finishing with nice cleansing acid keeping the wine fresh with a bitter note inviting you to take another glass. Sadly my last bottle from the excellent 2007 vintage. Proves this wine can go the distance in good years. — 5 days ago