Central Ranges, New South Wales

Hope Estate

Wollombi Brook Semillon 2018

Drinking this one just three years after the vintage, this is all fresh and crispy. The nose is Honeycrisp apple... On the palate, that apple gets really dry and crisp... Dried sage here too... Quite acidic which will be great for food pairings. — 7 days ago

Mount Pleasant Wines

Elizabeth Hunter Valley Sémillon 1998

Cellar release bought from winery by my friend Lucille. So fresh and vibrant for a 24 year old wine. Really lovely. — 18 days ago

Logan Wines

Clementine De La Mer Orange Chardonnay Blend 2021

A big thank you to Logan Wines in Orange for sending us this sample to try. We enjoyed it Adam aperitif in the late arvo 💛

It’s a cloudy pale pastel colour in the glass. Notes of fresh pear, salt air and citrus peel rise from the glass. In the mouth it’s dry, fresh and moreish with
good acidity that leaves your mouth salivating for more.
— a month ago

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Mount Pleasant Wines

OP & OH Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz 2006

Very Hunter with earth, leather and red cherries, presented in a savoury manner. More full bodied on the palate than Hunter Valley Shiraz should be. In the mid 2000’s it was when Mount Pleasant was trying to emulate full bodied South Australian Shiraz instead of doing what they do best. This was most enjoyable but I still enjoy the old fashioned style made by Maurice O’Shea in the late 1940s and early 1950s in primitive conditions which were just medium bodied and very long lived. I once had a 1952 Mt Pleasant Stevens Vineyard made by the legend (birth year wine) which I bought at auction. It was over 40 years old when I consumed it. Barely medium bodied with amazing length and still kicking goals. A wonderful old curio and a privilege to drink. The “Maurice OShea” is the top Cuvée from Mt Pleasant these days. — a month ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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Drinking one of those O'Shea's gem is one of my dreams and i am sure it will only get harder. Good on ya, Cheers!!
Bob McDonald

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Thanks Cec. If you want a good read find a copy of The Wine Hunter about the life of Maurice O’Shea written by Campbell Mattinson. Amazing the quality of wine he made with candle light and gravity. Winemakers today would aspire to this level of quality.


3rd Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Fantastic pinot. A cherry, suprising cola and eucalyptus or dried herbs. And acidity is the key. — 20 days ago

First Creek Wines

Harvest Shiraz 2020

Quite nice with sous vide flank steak ($13). Fruity with smooth finish — 5 days ago

Lark Hill

Biodynamic Wine Shiraz Viognier

Altitude @ Shangri-La Sydney — 14 days ago

Tyrrell's Wines

Hunter Valley Shiraz 2018

First Australian Shiraz I have had in ages. It was recommended as an exception to the usual 16% bruisers that we’ve all encountered. This one at 13.5% was super juicy - bursting with black and blue berries, slight forest floor, and wet concrete. Medium acid and tannin, with a fresh finish. I doubt I would have called Syrah if had blind, this comes across as just well made and balanced red wine. Simple but with impressive purity of fruit. — a month ago

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Mount Pleasant Wines

Lovedale Hunter Valley Sémillon 2009

Very pale lemon in colour particularly for a 13 year old wine. Aromas of wet hay, toast, lime and lemon curd notes. On the palate that soapy lanolin like texture you get with aged Semillon. My last 2009. If I had another one it would be ok to drink in the next few years. A prolific trophy winner on the Australian Show Circuit as you can see from the label. — a month ago

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