Red Wine

2015 – Brown Brothers Heathcote Shiraz

By on November 13, 2017 in Red Wine, Shiraz with 0 Comments
2015 – Brown Brothers Heathcote Shiraz

Being in a strange land, you want to sample new things.  I did that with the Brown Brothers 2015 Heathcote Shiraz.  I have had a few Brown Brothers over the years. To be honest I found this bottle to be a little bitter or tart in taste. You kind of expect a Shiraz to be […]

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Santa Julia Reserva – Malbec 2014

By on July 8, 2017 in Malbec, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Santa Julia Reserva – Malbec 2014

A long time ago, in a land far far away, I had a friend ( No longer a friend ), swung me onto Malbec, as a wine variety it is the best that Chile has to offer.  I have actively tried to buy a Malbec whenever I need a bit of comfort. Generally Malbec is a […]

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Baily & Baily Folio Coonawarra 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

By on February 15, 2017 in Cabernet Sauvignon with 0 Comments
Baily & Baily Folio Coonawarra 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Well, since I fell in love with the Baily & Baily Pinot Grigio, I thought that sure I would love anything in the Baily & Baily range, but no I was wrong.  This is a mass produced for a local supermarket chain in Australia and sold only through their BWS liquor outlets, and it shows. […]

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Grant Burge 5th Generation 2013 Cabernet Merlot

By on February 9, 2017 in Cabernet Merlot with 0 Comments
Grant Burge 5th Generation 2013 Cabernet Merlot

Sometimes I spend hours walking around the wine aisles at the local bottle shop. Looking for something that might take my interest and at least a couple of hours of my time. Every now and then the bottle shop attendant, will take the time to recommend a bottle of wine to me. Which brings me […]

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Killerby – 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

By on January 30, 2017 in Cabernet Sauvignon with 0 Comments
Killerby – 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Way back in July 2016 I bought a dozen red wine on impulse at the Brisbane Air port though Wine Selectors, read the first review here on the 2014 Tahbilk Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre.  This bottle of 2012 Killerby Cabernet Sauvignon from the Margaret river was one of those 12. As a self professed lover of […]

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Five Geese – 2012 McLaren vale Shiraz

By on January 23, 2017 in Shiraz with 0 Comments
Five Geese – 2012 McLaren vale Shiraz

I am a self professed lover of Red Wine.  Nothing beats an Australian red, well a red from any country actually.  But the Five Geese 2012 McLaren Vale Shiraz certainly reaches for the top of the list. A few years back, I started suffering from respiratory symptoms when drinking Shiraz…  thank god I got over it. […]

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Stonyfell – The Cellars Shiraz Cabernet

By on January 19, 2017 in Shiraz Cabernet with 0 Comments
Stonyfell – The Cellars Shiraz Cabernet

The Stonyfell The Cellars Shiraz Cabernet 2012 was a joyful find at the local Dan Murphy’s.  This bottle of Shiraz Cabernet was a  nice way to spend a Saturday night with a nice Spag bowl.  I know a little sad but a decent pasta dish goes well with any red wine. It was soft and rounded […]

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Voyager Estate – Girt by Sea 2011 Cabernet Merlot

By on January 17, 2017 in Cabernet Merlot, Mixed Blend with 0 Comments
Voyager Estate – Girt by Sea 2011 Cabernet Merlot

Any time winter hits, I bounce right back into drinking red wines. I went down to the local bottle shop and tried the Voyager Estate Girt by Sea Cabernet Merlot 2011, which is from the Margaret River in Western Australia. As far as New Zealand really owns the white wine market.  Australia really dominates the […]

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St Hallett 2011 Blackwell Shiraz

By on January 7, 2017 in Shiraz with 0 Comments
St Hallett 2011 Blackwell Shiraz

St Hallet’s is a funny wine, I first had it with a  girl I was dating (yes wine and girls, maybe I should look at that), share a bottle of this way back when.  The Shiraz is a great drop, the St Hallett is no different, you could almost imagine the dark chocolate, aniseed, raspberry […]

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2014 – Tahbilk Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

By on July 17, 2016 in Mixed Blend, Red Wine with 0 Comments
2014 – Tahbilk Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

Living in Brisbane Australian, I often have to fly to places for fun or work.  Well on a recent trip through the airport, I decided to stop at the Wine Selectors store and have a chat with a couple of the guys behind the counter. Getting talked into try a few of the wine on […]

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