Archive for the 'Wine' Category

Eden Road (April 2014 Cellar Door Visit)

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

A relatively new winery in the Canberra region. A fantastically presented cellar door. As the new kid on the block these guys have a simply massive range of wines available for testing. They’re massive range must give them scope to play around and determine what works best from a wine making perspective. As a punter […]

Shaw Vineyard Estate (Apr 2014) Cellar Door Visit

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

The Shaw Vineyard Estate cellar door is locate up the back of Murrumbateman near the top of a hill, it’s in a nice location, and the restaurant attached looks appealing. There are a decent range of wines available to taste and buy.   [ Key ]: B = Purchased S = Smelled T = Tasted […]

Clonakilla (CD Tasting/Smelling Notes April 2014)

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Clonakilla: The cellar door was manned by the winemaker Tim Kirk on our visit. He’s a man who’s got a good product and he knows it. One of the best things at the cellar door was that all wines available for purchase were available for tasting, including their wonderful Shiraz Viognier. As per the history […]

Capital Wines (CD Tasting Notes April 2014)

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Capital Wines: The cellar door while pretty is quite a dark affair. The food is good and eating out under the marquee is pleasant. Any comments regarding tastes reflect the thoughts of the person I was driving around, if not indicated that I tasted. [ Key ]: B = Purchased S = Smelled T = […]

Lark Hill (Cellar Door) – Canberra District April 2014

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

As a Canberra local it’s only natural for me to completely take for granted the local wineries, and not visit them until having a visitor to take around. This seems to be a common theme among locals of most wine regions, they rarely if ever visit them and typically when they do visit it’s because […]

Tatachilla – Shiraz (Reserve) 2008

Friday, September 17th, 2010

This drop hailing from the McLaren Vale this is an interesting wine at the price point. (Currently available at 12.90 when purchasing 6 wines from Dan Murphy’s). Nose: This is nice and brooding, rather dark. Spicy, a little star anise and vanilla. It’s fantastic and seems to evolve in the glass, my favorite aspect of […]

Wine Cellar in a cupboard

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

One of my mates sent me a link to this site that has a step by step build plan for creating a cellar in a cupboard. Instructable for mini wine cellar. This solution intruiges me and is worthy of some consideration. If I could improve my passive cellarability I’d be a very very happy camper […]

Penfolds – 2002 St Henri Shiraz

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Even after 6 hours decanting time this wine is still very tight and closed up. The nose is fragrant savoury smells along with liquorice, some dark berry – I’ve smelt this before but am unsure what is it. A dash of clove along with some Chocolatey characteristics. On the palate – there is fruit starts […]

Penfolds – “What’s customer service?”

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

I’m not too happy with Penfolds today – had a 2002 St Henri Shiraz (one of a 6 pack – this pack had 4 in it, and one of these remaining 4 had a leaky cork). After removing two for gifts I had placed other bottles into the box – 1x 2004 Wirra Wirra RSW […]

Hugh Hamilton Cabernet Sauvignon ‘The Villian’ 2005

Friday, February 13th, 2009

2005 Hugh Hamilton Cabernet Sauvignon The Villain Glenelg – Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale (2/11/2009)A slightly green nose and palate. A good schwag of dark fruit. Oak still very prominent in this wine, held together really well for 48 hours under vacu-vin, there was a large amount of heat on this puppy, I’m not […]