Archive for August, 2007

les Granges des Papes – Cotes Du Rhone – 2003

Friday, August 31st, 2007

mmmm vegemite. Pass.

d’Arenberg “The Olive Grove” (2006) Chardonnay – McLaren Vale

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Can’t really remember this one – it was quite some time ago (part of the reason you should really write about them while you’re drinking ’em). Was enjoyable enough, but certainly not an outstanding must have, but definitely check it out if you see it.

Cattier – Champagne (NV) – Premier Cru

Friday, August 31st, 2007

For about $35 I enjoyed this one more than Moet et Chandon, while no where near as good as Wirra Wirra – The Cousins (Method Traditionelle) drink it before dinner as the warm up session (while your rack of lamb cooks in the oven).

Coriole – Racked Semillion (2006)

Friday, August 31st, 2007

A decent desert wine, if not a little sweet at the moment. I’d suggest letting it age up a bit, and serving with Sticky Date pudding. Still loving their 2004 Racked Chenin Blanc which is just getting better each year!

Pirramimma – Petit Verdot (2004) – McLaren Vale

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Oh baby! What a surprise this puppy was! Having never heard of Petit Verdot I grabbed a bottle, and it was not until I had drunk it that I bothered to do a little research. It seems the “little green” did not do so well in France due to its very late ripening characteristics meaning […]

Pauletts – Shiraz (2000) – Polish Hill River – Clare Valley

Friday, August 31st, 2007

The single biggest disappointment in recent times. The cork on this puppy disintegrated on opening, leaving cork residue in the wine not only that but it seemed to be overly oxidised. Reviews indicate that this drop is supposedly good, but in this instance there is no point rating this particular bottle. Lets hope the cork […]

Wirra Wirra – Churchblock 2005 (McLaren Vale)

Friday, August 31st, 2007

From Wirra’s latest release – a Cabernet Sauvignon – Shiraz – Merlot blend. Was not in the mood for this one when I opened it so I left it until the next night to give it a second chance, the combination of extra time, changes to my palate made this rather enjoyable. It is a […]

Collapse on flight prompts needle warning to diabetics – National – smh.com.au

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Collapse on flight prompts needle warning to diabetics – National – smh.com.au This just in – proof that the terrorists have won! They have made it so that the lives of average law abiding citizens are placed in jeopardy without having to do anything. Congratulations to the fear mongers, you have handed victory to those […]