Elephant in The Room, Langhorne Creek, Stupendous Shiraz 2017

It smells like wine, four time award winner, soft and gentle, like a cold flowing river in Germany. Very soft, almost like you don’t realise it, but you get that feeling of warmth and a fireplace too; like being snug in winter. Pleasant, charming and relaxing.

Google to find where to get this great bottle!

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McGuigan Black Label, Cabernet Sauvignon

You know that feeling when you jump into a pool, then you know when you dive deeper and deeper and deeper, and it’s cold at the bottom of the swimming pool. It’s something like that. Anyway, the coolness relates to the bubbles that you feel on your tongue as you swish the wine in your mouth. And then it leaves a sweet/sour aftertaste after you swallow it; more on the sour side – it just sits in your mouth. It’s like after a fireplace has burnt out, it’s like the ash that sits in the fireplace (the feel of the experience, not the taste of ash!).

Again a wine from a friend so google will be your best friend to find a bottle to buy!

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Atiru, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blank 2018

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Tried on a date with 9 candles…the bottle described the vineyard the wine originated from in New Zealand as being in-between mountains. It reminded me of the mountains in New Zealand that have the snow and ice on them. When the sun comes out and it warms up, the snow and ice melt. So with this wine, when you put it in your mouth, it’s like the snow and ice melting in your mouth. But then, once it has ‘melted’ in your mouth it has a bitter after-taste; not the bitter taste like a beer, but enough to say “Ahh, that’s a wine.”

You will need to google where to find this wine sorry!

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Champagne, Louis Auger, France, Brut

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All I can say is not bad. Champaign’y’, it has bubbles, has a fruity taste. Yeah, would recommend it for a special occasion. Economically priced, not going to set you back too far. The bank account can still look ok. Tried it down at Yallingup at a holiday house. Highly recommend it as something to share with friends.

You will need to google where to find it as I was given a taste by a friend.

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cabernet sauvignon, pensilva 2017

cabernet sauvignon, pensilva 2017

Smooth and a little bit of a tang at the back of the mouth. But with a hearty lot of ribs slightly charred, you don’t know the tang from the wine. It’s also sweet and sour like a warhead, but without the sour cringe on the tongue a warhead gives. Enjoyable & reasonably priced. The little bitterness on the tongue at the end is nothing to worry about.

You can buy this for around $10 according to Vivino, but does not seem to be stocked at Dan Murpheys.

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moscato, brown brothers 2017

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Like, if you could ever put those cheap red lollies and yellow lollies and green lollies into a bottle and melt them, and then make the wine taste smooth with a very slight sparkle, make it look good as well, it’s something like that, it’s probably the sweetest wine you’ve ever had or had for a while. Nice. I’m trying it with a bit of camembert and cracker barrel vintage cheddar. Some say it’s a good beginner wine. Let me know what you think it is.

Get this at your local bottle shop for a reasonable $11.

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shiraz cabernet, peperjack certified 2016

shiraz cabernet, peperjack certified 2016

Now this wine was a treat. Brought over for a meal by my brother. This wine wants to be different. For a start it not only brings along the crushed grape juice in the bottle, but also what looks like some ground pepper. You notice the pepper especially towards the end of the bottle – it’s trying to tell you: look I’m different to other wines! It is, it has a soft “tingle on the tongue” feel at the start of the bottle, and when you get towards the end of the bottle it is a definite “tingle on the tongue” as the ground pepper says hello. A treat to be had with red juicy steak, or slow cooked beef cheeks (yum yum).

This wine can be found at your local Dan Murphey’s for $30 (or less when you get it for a bargain on special!)

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riesling, jen pfeiffer 2018

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This white wine is like a person who wants to keep all to themselves as they walk into a room with lots of people for a social occasion. They are trying not to be noticed…even though they are in a room full of people. Someone comes up to them (this is the point you are about to swallow the wine in your mouth) and they come alive and are happy and friendly. The wine is sweet as it goes down and enjoyable with a few small bubbles when served chilled.

I found a song the next day which I reckon goes with this wine is I Don’t Care (with Justin Bieber) [Loud Luxury Remix].

I tasted this wine at a friend’s place so you will have to wait until you are served it one evening over a white chicken curry…

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merlot, the cellar cut 2018

merlot with chicken dinner

I’m trying this wine with a casual dinner of cold roast chicken and coleslaw. Trying the wine first before starting dinner, the first thing I notice is the smell brings back memories of good wines. The first sip reminds me of kite surfing, a hobby I have taken up recently. It reminds me of those days when the ocean is smooth and glassy, fresh in temperature like in winter. It reminds me of smoothness and coolness on the lips. It has a nice little bit of tanginess on the tongue. I think it will go well with many foods. Almost some sourness or bitterness wrapped up in the tang it gives on the tongue.

Trying the wine again after some dinner, it’s interesting. It does have a little sweet aftertaste. It is like you are in a parallel universe. The taste is similar but different. If before food it was like kite surfing on a glassy ocean, then afterwards it’s like doing a small jump, then another quick sip builds the intensity in the mouth like doing a slightly higher jump kite surfing and so on. I think this is a good wine for having with a simple meal at home.

You can buy this wine from your local store for around AUD$8

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chardonnay, hay shed hill 2016

chardonnay with fried goats cheese

So, this is like a summers day when it’s really hot. And you get that splash, spray on you which is refreshing on a hot day. Yeah. It’s like “oh, it’s so hot today, that is nice!” It’s not hiding; it lets you know it’s there. It feels like a summer’s day.

You can find this wine at rustico, hay shed, margaret river.

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