Aylesbury Estate Waterfall Gully Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

From the Ferguson Valley in Western Australia, this cabernet sauvignon from Alyesbury Estate opens to aromas of pungent clove, eucalyptus and black fruits. The palate has very firm fine grained tannins, a medium body and integrated acidity. Ready to drink now and over the next few years. Rating: Good. Abv: NA. Price: $20. Website: https://www.aylesburyestate.com.au. […]

Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir Porongurup 2017

This is a bright pinot noir from Castle Rock Estate in the Porongurup region in Western Australia. It has a primary fruited aroma of cherries and spice. There is evident CO2 on the palate, which complements its chirpy acidity and gentle cedar influence. Ready to drink now, this is an approachable wine. Rating: Good. Abv: […]

Vinaceous Salome Western Australia Tempranillo Rosé 2017

The wine inside this bottle is more appealing than its garish label, for me.  From tempranillo sourced from Geographe in Western Australia, this rosé is European in styling, with a savoury aroma, medium body and fresh acidity. Rating: Good. Abv: 12.5%. Price: $20. Website: http://www.vinaceous.com.au. 

Frankland Estate Riesling 2015

This is an exciting wine.  It is among the best young rieslings I have tasted and is from Frankland Estate in the Frankland River region in Great Southern in Western Australia.  And here I was hoping to buy less wine over the next couple of months … Its aromatics are saline, with a mineral and […]

Houghton White Classic Houghton Original 2012

Houghton’s White Classic is a white wine blend made predominantly from chenin blanc.  It has been produced for a number of years, and is currently made by winemaker, Ross Pamment.  Tasting the wine, there seems to be a reason for its longevity, namely that an interesting wine is provided at modest price point. In terms […]