Aranleón Sólo 2017

June 25, 2020By Yvonne

Aranleón Sólo 2017 $32 I love how it has the details of the wine punched in braille on the side of the label, very cool and should be compulsory on all wine bottles methinks.  Organically crafted from 80% bobal and 20% syrah grapes grown in the Valencia region, this inky-dark, intensely spicy and aromatic red … Read More

Collazzi Liberta Toscana IGT 2015

June 25, 2020By Yvonne

Collazzi Liberta Toscana IGT 2015 $40 Collazzi Estate was built in 1560 by Michelangelo on the ruins of a Roman fort. The vineyard is tiny, so wines from here are scarce. Run by three siblings from the Marchi family – Carlo Marchi, Grazia Marchi Gazzoni Frascara and Bona Marchi Frescobaldi, this blend of merlot, cabernet … Read More

Tamellini Soave 2018

June 25, 2020By Yvonne

Tamellini Soave 2018 $25.95 A Venetian white wine crafted entirely from garganega grapes, it’s a crunchy-fresh, lemon-licked,  lusciously structured soave that brings a wave of summer to every dinner table. I love it’s lifted florals, apple and peachy punch and the whipcrack acidity and minerality in the mouth.  I could sip this all day!  Love … Read More

Privat Alella Organic Brut Reserva NV

June 25, 2020By Yvonne

Privat Alella Organic Brut Reserva NV $40 This incredibly fine-tuned cava is crafted organically and with zero sulphites from  xarello  macabeo, parellada, chardonnay and pinot noir grapes.  It boasts a biscuity, lightly floral and slightly chalky perfume, licked with lemon and 15-20 months ageing on its lees (normally cava ages for only about 9 months) … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019

June 24, 2020By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 $23 Looking for a dry-style pinot gris that still packs a punch of richness, elegance and all-round excellence?  Then you’ve come to the right cul-de-sac friend, because Rosie Butler and Rodger Tynan of Tikokino have created all that in spades. Rich stonefruit notes overlap with classic apple … Read More

O:TU Limited Release Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

June 24, 2020By Yvonne

O:TU Limited Release Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 $35.99 Twelve months in barrel has given this ‘only produced in exceptional years’, hand-harvested, single-vineyard, pinot noir real  spice and weight despite its light, mulberry colour.  You see, pinot noir is a crazy grape in that even the lightest-looking examples can turn out to absolutely heave with flavour.  … Read More

O:TU Limited Release Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

June 23, 2020By Yvonne

O:TU Limited Release Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $23 This sauvignon blanc is an ultra-elegant example, stitched together with citrus and passionfruit, basil and lemongrass layers .  The powdery texture in the mid-palate provides a lovely counterweight to the punchy herbaceousness and floral tones.  It’s delicious and crunchy-fresh. For stockists in your area email b.magan@otuwines.com  

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

June 23, 2020By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $19 (retasted 23.6.2020) At five years old, sauvignon blanc should, according to popular belief, be heading toward the rest home.  However this example from Rosie Butler’s vineyard growing in the deep, limestone soils of Tikokino, has loads of life left in it. Lemongrass, basil, peapod and passionfruit … Read More

Taylors Jaraman Clare Valley + Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

June 23, 2020By Yvonne

Taylors Jaraman Clare Valley + Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 $33 Utilising fruit from both Coonawarra and the Clare Valley has injected banging spices on the nose, yet soothing, soft textures in the mouth.  Deeply perfumed with pepper, menthol, bay, plum, cocoa and cherry, then following up with all those elements replicated on the flavour-front, this … Read More

Taylors Jaraman Clare Valley + McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018

June 23, 2020By Yvonne

Taylors Jaraman Clare Valley  + McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 $33.99 Blending top class fruit from two of South Australia’s greatest wine regions, this shiraz heaves with personality and ‘drink me’ deliciousness.  Intensely plummy and edged with cocoa and fruitcake spices, it’s a wine with super-smooth, elastic tannins and a long, satisfying finish.  Warming, woolly and … Read More