5 April 2013
East End Wine Down
5 April 2013
Winter Warmers and 2008 Jadot Pre-Arrival
27 May 2010
As winter sets in it's time to light the fire, crack that bottle of red and settle down on the couch. So here are a few of our favourites to kick back with and simply enjoy... plus a couple of fortifieds to really keep the home fires burning.
The team at Izway are at it again with their blockbuster wines with the release of their 2008 'Bruce' Shiraz and their new 2008 'Harold' Shiraz from Eden Valley fruit. The Bruce once again pushes the flavour envelope but still manages a level of restraint from smart winemaking. The 'Harold' is all class, a boisterous and boyish start for a wine Craig and Brian have been excited about for some time.
It's back... and once again the Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz delivers great value drinking and is still only at $15 a bottle. For the last two years running this wine has flown out the door and we have a feeling the '09 (being the highly heralded vintage it is) won't be hanging around for long either. The new Schist is fun, light-hearted and fresh. Showing a rich mid-palate with a sweet spot to it, a real honest wine.
Double the fun here! To say we are a fan of this wine would be an understatement, and not just because it's a winner in a game of options. This is like a Northern Rhone giving birth to a bottle of burgundy, the intense perfumed aromas of violet and pepper is complimented on the palate with concentrated dark fruits carried beautifully by some slick tannins. All bottled up in some special release Magnums to get the festivities on track!
There are only 12 Magnums available, all sold on a first come, first served basis.
In a country founded on fortifieds you’d think sales of ports would be bigger. Maybe it’s generational or maybe you haven’t tried the right one to get you excited. Either way the Portuguese are the masters so we’ve found a couple of producers that are ‘so hot right now’ at the right price.
Most would sneeze at the thought of drinking a Ruby Port but in the right hands they can be delightful - as is the case here with the innovative Niepoort. The Ruby is youthful, bright, fresh, impeccably balanced & oh so drinkable. You’ll be amazed at how approachable this is!
Top of the food chain here and a great buy considering its pedigree, Noval are the best of the best…
2008 Louis Jadot Pre-Arrival
One of our most popular Burgundy Pre-Arrivals is on again... The 2008's represent great value drinking for red and whites, as Mr Philip Tuck MW has put it, "2008 presents some wonderful surprises, and are a perfect reflection of Burgundian terroirs combined with the know-how of Maison Louis Jadot." For all of you playing at home the 08's have been compared to the style of the 2001 vintage. View the 2008 Louis Jadot Pre-Arrival Offer wines available and their prices (PDF).
Up Coming Tastings...
Plenty of Friday night fun coming up, so grab those diaries and write them down...
(this) Friday the 4th of June: Pinot Tasting featuring: Felton Road, Louis Jadot plus many more. 5-7pm
Friday the 11th of June: Battle of Bosworth, showing their new releases. 5-7pm
Another Event we are looking forward to is the Adelaide Hills Wine Expo.