Parusso Dolcetto D’Alba Piani Noce DOC 2013

Parusso Dolcetto D’Alba Piani Noce DOC 2013 $32 ★★★★ Spice, spice and more spice is what you’ll get in every mouthful of this tasty Italian stallion.  The Parusso estate is located right at the border between the Castiglion Falletto and Monforte d’Alba appellation of Barolo and Armando Parusso’s son and daughter, Marco and Tiziana Parusso […]

Seifried Nelson Zweigelt 2014

Seifried Nelson Zweigelt 2014 ★★★½ Zweigelt is rare and rather crazy red wine that was purpose-built (although for what purpose is unclear) in 1922 by Austrian viticulture professor Fritz Zweigelt, from a crafty cross-dressing of It was a crossing of St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch.  Now while you’re still silently mouthing how to say the latter, […]

Seifried Nelson Syrah 2014

Seifried Nelson Syrah 2014 $22 ★★★½  Bright peppery aromatics, fresh plum and hints of dark cherry merge with a faint medicinal hit on the nose.  Punchy and vibrantly structured in the mouth, it’s a talented teenager ready to hit his straps.  Spicy, lively and could actually give some of the Hawke’s Bay syrah’s a run for […]

Seifried Sweet Agnes Riesling 2011

Seifried Sweet Agnes Riesling 2011 $32 ★★★★★ I’d happily roll up my sleeves and launch into fisticuffs with anyone who disputed that this wine was one of the most consistently successful sweet wines from our shores.  With international trophies and stacks of gold medals in the trophy cabinet, the Sweet Agnes is a star.  With […]

Nelson on my mind…

I’ve just spent three days in stunning Nelson filming at Woollaston Estate and a bunch of boutique breweries for my show Thirsty Work.  Shane Munn and his team at Woollaston Estate produce a veritable smorgasbord of certified organic wines from their four-level, gravity fed winery in Mahana, and despite loving their floral sauvignon blanc, red-fruited, […]

Seifried Nelson Gewurztraminer 2011

SEIFRIED NELSON GEWURZTRAMINER 2011 $12 – $17  Tried this for the first time yesterday and thought it was pretty darn nice.  All those classic aromas of Turkish delight, spicy ginger and peach lead to a juicy, fresh finish.  Not overly sweet, but just enough to make an impression.  Seifried are legends at making gewürztraminer, and […]

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