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

Zilzie Regional Collection Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

December 21, 2019By Yvonne

Zilzie Regional Collection Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Incredibly harmonious in its combination of florals, bay, tobacco, freshly cut black doris plums, dark cherry, anise, soft pepper, sarsparilla, stretchy tannins, warm yet juicy and fresh on the mid palate.  A lovely, lifted, soothing sip.  Delicious.

Sign up for this incredible Vintage 2000 Kiwi vs Bordeaux Tasting!

May 14, 2018By Yvonne

Hosted by Geoff KellyTHE 2000 VINTAGE IN BORDEAUX,  HAWKES BAY … AND NEARBY … Date:  Friday 15 June,  2018,  6:30pm start Place:  Kidnappers Cliffs Room,  Te Awa Winery,  2375 State Highway 50 Cost:  $85 per person Bookings:  www.fawc.co.nz Limit:  19-only places Contact person at Te Awa Winery:  Lisa Chambers,  mobile 027 910 0019,  email: lisac@teawa.com Booking Conditions / Waiting-LIst:  There are no refunds … Read More

Jacob’s Creek St. Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

November 14, 2011By Yvonne

Jacob’s Creek St. Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 $50  This wine is glossy with incredibly dense colour and gorgeous aromas of mint, violet, hints of leather and black fruit.  In the mouth it is warming, plush, gamey and elegantly structured.  The tannins have a gentle yet solid grip and add a lovely textural layer to … Read More

3 November 2011 Either Hugo or I go…

November 14, 2011By Yvonne

Either Hugo or I go… One of Australia’s most famous brands has had a major makeover.  Not only has it given its label a bit of nip-and-tuck and indulged in an expensive set of extensions; it’s also visited the local council chambers, filled out the forms and instigated a name change.  First launched in 1980 … Read More

Wynns Wines and Hard Rock Shiraz

October 11, 2011By Yvonne

Wynns has been around since the dawn of the dingoes and Kiwi’s have long been huge fans.  When I asked around my local traps (the school mums, supermarket checkout ladies, the lotto man, the rural post driver, the plumber and the sparky), about the first red wines they ever tried, this reliable, cuddly Coonawarra brand … Read More

Jacob’s Creek Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

July 3, 2011By Yvonne

Jacob’s Creek Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 $21 * * * ½ Dried herbs, ripe plum, sweet cocoa, wild mint and a vein of smoky, cedary, spiciness will wash across your tastebuds as soon as you sip this gutsy red.  The acidity is fresh and the tannins quite chewy, which bodes well for those of … Read More