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Mount Pleasant Rosehill Shiraz 2004

Date: Tue, Jan 6, 2009 Wine Tasting

Mount Pleasant Rosehill ShirazI held out much hope for the Mount Pleasant Rosehill Shiraz 2004 after the overripe and tarry number from the previous year. Sadly I cannot help but feel that once again, you would be better off with a $12 Philip Shiraz instead.

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Rosemount Show Reserve Shiraz 2004

Date: Mon, Jan 5, 2009 Wine Tasting

This particular bottle was a replacement for its older and sadly corked brother from the 2002 vintage. Unfortunately the good customer service from Rosemount cannot make up for the contents of the Show Reserve Shiraz 2004.

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Meerea Park Shiraz Viognier 2007

Date: Sun, Jan 4, 2009 Wine Tasting

Meerea Park Shiraz ViognierJust after Christmas Gemma and I inexplicably found ourselves at the Boutique Wine Center inquiring after any new releases. Although there was nothing released in the previous two months, we were lucky enough to taste some unreleased 2007 reds from Meerea Park (all of which look superb), including the Meerea Park Shiraz Viognier 2007 which is available as of today.

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Ernest Hill “Rosalie Joan” Verdelho 2008

Date: Fri, Dec 5, 2008 Wine Tasting

Ernest Hill VerdelhoErnest Hill are a boutique producer from the Hunter Valley. They make several Shiraz wines that typically sell out rather quickly via their mailing list, however they also have some good quality aromatic whites and a range of dessert wines. On the white front today we have the Ernest Hill "Rosalie Joan" Verdelho 2008.

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Ernest Hill “Rosalie Joan” Verdelho 2008

Date: Fri, Dec 5, 2008 Wine Tasting

Ernest Hill VerdelhoErnest Hill are a boutique producer from the Hunter Valley. They make several Shiraz wines that typically sell out rather quickly via their mailing list, however they also have some good quality aromatic whites and a range of dessert wines. On the white front today we have the Ernest Hill "Rosalie Joan" Verdelho 2008.

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Lazy Ballerina Shiraz 2007

Date: Wed, Nov 26, 2008 Wine Tasting

Lazy Ballerina ShirazI initially became aware of Lazy Ballerina a couple of years ago with the release of the 2005 vintage, the current 2007 release has received high praise from many critics.

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Meerea Park Shiraz 2007

Date: Thu, Nov 20, 2008 Wine Tasting

Meerea Park ShirazFollowing swiftly on the heels of the very good 2006 vintage is the Meerea Park Shiraz 2007, a blend of 60% Hilltops and 40% Hunter Valley Shiraz.

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Mountain X Hunter Shiraz 2006

Date: Mon, Nov 17, 2008 Wine Tasting

Mountain X Hunter ShirazThe Mountain X Hunter Shiraz 2006 is the inaugural release and the brain child of Gary Walsh and Campbell Mattison of The Wine Front fame. It is a blend of approx 95% Hunter Shiraz (good start) and 5% Yarra Pinot - a throwback to a traditional blend of yesteryear. The winemakers are Rhys Eather (Meerea Park) and Franco d'Anna (Hoddles Creek) respectively.

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Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2008 Wine Tasting

Tahbilk Cabernet SauvignonTahbilk have being making wine down in central victoria since... well basically the dawn of time. I have no idea why it has taken so long for us to review what is one of the great bargains of the Australian wine world: Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon 2004.

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Turkey Flat Rosé 2008

Date: Sun, Oct 19, 2008 Wine Tasting

Released from the shackles of winter we are now free to enjoy a nice chilled glass of Rosé in the sun, and what better way to kick off the new releases than with the Turkey Flat Rosé 2008.

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Meerea Park “The Aunts” Shiraz 2006

Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2008 Wine Tasting

Meerea Park The Aunts ShirazMeerea Park have been through a (pardon the pun) purple patch recently, especially with their red wines. The 2003, 2004 and 2005 vintages were very good to exceptional and the 2006 vintage of "The Aunts" Shiraz is no exception. There is one big difference this year, your favorite Aunts now come dressed in a red frock.

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Sandalford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2008 Wine Tasting

Sandalford Reserve CabernetFor some reason it has taken me around three years to even try a Cabernet based wine from Margaret River, I will atone for my sins and swiftly include several of these wines in my cellar, starting with the Sandalford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005.

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A good customer service story

Date: Wed, Oct 1, 2008 Wine Tasting

Recently I opened a bottle of Rosemount Estate Show Reserve Shiraz 2002 which was sadly corked. The next day I followed this up with the producer via their website, which led me up submit my request about replacement of corked wine via their online email form. Flash forward a couple of weeks and I realised [...]

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