Showing posts with label Clare Valley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clare Valley. Show all posts

Sunday, May 24, 2015

2012 Tim Adams 'The Fergus' Grenache

Taking it's name from the owner of a neighboring vineyard who was kind enough to sell them Grenache grapes during a shortage of Shiraz and Cabernet during. This vintage the grapes were fermented with Tempranillo skins and blended with a significant amount of Tempranillo and Malbec. 

Good varietal distinction with aromas of cherry, raspberry and spice. Nice hardy tannins, mid level acidity, and good length. Paired very well with Turkish lamb pide (something like a Turkish pizza). A pleasant surprise to find such an enjoyable Grenache from a region not well known for this varietal.  

Price:      RRP $24
Source:   Bottle at Restaurant 
Varietal:  Grenache, Tempranillo, Malbec
Tasted:    May 2015
Rating:    93
Website:  http://www.timadamswines.com.au

2014 Unico Zelo Dolcetto

Unico Zelo DocettoMade from fruit sourced from the Clare Valley, alongside a smaller amount of fruit from their own Adelaide Hills vineyard. A very easy drinking, yet interesting wine at a very fair price.

I get aromas of violet and cherry. Very soft tannins and mild acidity make this an easy drinking wine that I could see going well with plenty of food options. I quite enjoyed it with a margherita pizza.

Price:      $20
Source:   Different Drop
Varietal:  Dolcetto
Tasted:    May2015
Rating:    92
Website:  www.unicozelo.com.au

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2013 Vinomofo Fanny Limehead Riesling

Spring has been hitting us here in Brisbane and I'm starting to crave fresh, zippy, refreshing Rieslings. This one fit the bill pretty darn well. Another collaboration from Vinomofo, it was produced in collaboration with Penna Lane, in the Clare Valley.

This hits all the notes I like in a fresh young Riesling; good aromatic intensity with lots of lemon, lime, and a bit of green apple, followed by nice bright and crisp citrus acidity.

Overall, a refreshing good quality riesling, delivered at a very fair price. Best served in a hammock, after a hard days work, by the pool, or anytime you realize it's summer.

Price:     $15
Source: Vinomofo
Varietal: Riesling
Tasted: October
Rating:   90
Website: http://vinomofo.com/