Brown Brothers Origins Series Heathcote Shiraz 2018

November 19, 2022By Yvonne

Brown Brothers Origins Series Heathcote Shiraz 2018 $14 I’m loving the label of this wine for starters, it’s very evocative of the land and farming and the classic Aussie heat and dust. I’ve gotta say, this is a delicious and very affordable shiraz that bursts with classic blackcurrant, white pepper, liquorice, plums and spice-laced chocolate. … Read More

Ricca Terra Riverland Juicy June 2021

November 2, 2022By Yvonne

Ricca Terra Riverland Juicy June 2021 $27 Ash and Holly Ratcliff are the talents behind this early-release (June) blend of grenache and negroamaro grown in the Riverland region of South Australia. They’re about capturing all that youthful, just-harvested energy and you’ll note that in its bright, crimson colour. Unfined and unfiltered, it’s also slightly cloudy … Read More

Wynns The Siding Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

August 7, 2022By Yvonne

Wynns The Siding Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 $22 Right in the heart of Coonawarra, the skinny, sausage-shaped piece of iron-rich, red soils from where some of Australia’s greatest cabernet sauvignon-based wines are grown, is Wynns Estate. Not far from the historic estate and winery (founded in 1891 is an old railway siding, which served as … Read More

Young & Co The Jam McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018

August 18, 2019By Yvonne

Young & Co The Jam McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 ($17.99) The shiny, new Young & Co ‘The Jam’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 ($17.99) provides a perfect pairsome with anything featuring roast beetroot.  Boasting buckets of dark berryfruit, cocoa and espresso layers, peppery punchiness and fresh, feisty acidity and caramelised, smoky, oaky notes – it’s a … Read More

Peter Lehmann H & V Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

July 18, 2019By Yvonne

Peter Lehmann H & V Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 $22 Trust the team at Peter Lehmann to consistently bust out richly structured cabernet sauvignon. I loved the 2015 and the 2016 is sexier still.  It shows their smoke and vanilla signature on the nose due to the combo of French and American oak barrels it’s … 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

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