Archive for the 'Wine' Category

Wirra Wirra – ‘Sparrows Lodge’ Pinot Gris – 2007

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

This review is painful to write – I am sure I will be forgiven any offence caused in it’s posting, for in the wine world there is a chance that this is a one off event a bad bottle, some fluke cause by the handling, or it could be representative… so with apologies I pen […]

Orlando ‘Trilogy’ (Sparkling Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Miunier) NV

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

This sparkling has been fermented in the bottle on the lees for 18 months. The nose has subtle hint of creamy lemon zest with an odd smell of skinned carrots w/ freshly cut capsisum. The tiny bubbles slowly come out of the wine as it hits the tongue, which is disappointing as something like this […]

Barossa Valley Estate – ‘Ebeneezer’ Shiraz (2001)

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

This wine was past it’s peak with some bricking beginning to show in the colour. I’d held on for just a little too long. The nose was all over the shop and after about 3 hours had pretty much blown off, however the palate was surprisingly resilient. The black fruit was there a sort of […]

Casillero del Diablo – Carmenere 2007

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

The nose on this wine is pretty interesting, with the assistance of my pregnant supersniffer wife we’ve been able to get out of it the following smells leather (wet), vanilla, fresh (hot) bread, dark chocolate (lindt – 80%cocoa), coffee grounds, mulberry, (tiny teeny itty bitty vegemite), jersey caramel, hints of aniseed (going compared to when […]

Varietal in Focus: Carmenere

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Welcome to a new feature on Bugga.NET – “Varietal in Focus” where we take a quick look at a specific variety used to produce wine. Not too sure where this will lead to, but could be interesting, the very first variety to be examened will be Carmenere inspired by the individual to whom the NWLD […]

It’s that time of year again…

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

It’s the time of year when several of the wineries from McLaren Vale are dropping their 2006 vintage Shiraz’s and Cabernet Sauvignons. Be on the look out for Wirra Wirra’s “RSW” Shiraz and “The Angelus” Cab Sauv. Coriole have just dropped some vintages as have Kay’s Amery the makers of the very fine Block 6 […]

Wirra Wirra – ‘Sparrows Lodge’ Tawny Port (NV)

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Phwoar – this is a tasty Tawny. It’s got orange zezt combined with orange blossom honey as a primary flavour, with mocha and burnt toffee backing it up – these combine very nicely to form a full, mouth filling flavour that is not too intense. There seems to be a little fire/heat wilst in the […]

Wirra Wirra – “Sparrows Lodge” Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

This Cab Sauv from Wirra Wirra is a fantastic drop. I think it deserves a phwoar 😉 Seems the 2006 goes for $30/btl I’d suspect that I got mine on sale somewhere for around the $20 mark but I still think it would be worth $30AUD as price of admission. The nose is fantastic and […]

The joys of a good drop of wine.

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

It seems that having the occasional drop of red wine could really be good for you.? The catch is that it seems the resveratrol is something that is very helpful for your health and diet and can be found in red wine (albeit in small quantities) yet not so much in white wine. So don’t […]

Women who drink wine avoid dementia, study says

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Women who drink wine avoid dementia, study says Want a long an happy marriage, especially one where you can interact well into your twilight years – share your wine with your partner! Sounds like a good reason to pop a bottle.