(Adelaide Hills, SA) / 78 The last of our collection of their excellent 2016 wines. I’m a huge fan of these guys, i like Mon’s parents’ wines too, and like Tim so much we’re doing an event with him at the Mouse for the food festival. This one is co-ferment of Moscato Giallo and… Continue reading Manon Modern Lovers 2016
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, fermented over Moscato lees, actually 80% white, but drinks like a light red.
McLaren Vale, South Australia $15 glass You all know James Erskine, still for me one of the most consistent and excellent producers in the Australian new-school. He’s had a couple of French oenology students with him this past vintage, originally from the Beaujolais, so has played around with carbonic maceration for this wine (which… Continue reading Jaume Fairygarden Carbonic Shiraz 2016
Sicily Italy $12 glass One of our imports, and actually made according to Eric’s specifications. Cataratto is the grape, pretty neutral most of the time, although there are some crackers out there, including the Lucido from Marco de Bartoli which you’ve all tried i think. Not to be confused with the ‘other’ white… Continue reading Ciello Cattaratto 2015
Beechworth $150 Dark berries pulse across the bouquet and palate, with fine vanillin/cedary oak, dried herbs and sweet spices. Wonderful length, primary dark fruits and vibrant acidity endure throughout the complex finish.
Barossa Sa $97 Syrah dominant, mature and grenache. Crunchy acidity, elegant red and blue fruit and a lengthy spicy finish.
Hunter Valley NSW $85 named in homage to the Hermitage hill in northern Rhone (not to be confused with Grange Hermitage) Textural, slightly rustic, dark fruits and spices. Not too weird for an aussie shiraz drinker, but its lighter and juicier so they may find it a little lacking.