Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Narkoojee 2006 Isaac Shiraz

A terrific shiraz from one of the best Gippsland wineries. It is bright, has lovely rounded fruit flavours, balance and delicious cool-climate spice. Full-flavoured and mouthfilling despite coming from young vines. $28.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Balnaves 2006 The Blend

How do they do it for the price? Balnaves make several more expensive reds than this, but it's hard to beat when it comes to price/quality ratio. Evocative aromas and lashings of berry/chocolate and oak on the palate. Flavoursome and delicious. $19.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Yarrabank 2004 Cuvee

Yarrabank is a joint venture between Champagne house Devaux and Yering Station. As you'd expect, the end result is top notch. There's a complex nose, followed by tight, focused fruit on a delicately structured palate. Delicious! $35.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Petaluma 2005 Coonawarra

An outstanding cabernet merlot blend from the ever-reliable Petaluma winery - with just a dash of petit verdot and malbec added. Better than a lot of Bordeauxs with its ripe fruit flavours combined with elegance and structure. Beautiful! $65.