D’Arenberg The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was the second d’Arenberg’s wine I tasted after coming to Australia. It isn’t an expensive wine, but the level of the quality is astonishing for this price; this refers not only to this particular wine, but to almost entire d’Arenberg’s portfolio.   It was almost black coloured wine with ruby edge. The aroma was intense, complex and harmonious- consisted of pure black fruits such as blueberry, blackberry and a note of […]

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Rosemount Estate – a wine playground for visitors

Rosemount Estate was another place Allison took me to during our first trip through McLaren Vale. There were so many people! I was very surprised. Coaches, groups of friends or family, people like us visiting the cellar door. It was very crowded and loud inside but it was a kind of beauty in it. A new experience for me such different from French chateaux!     Cellar Door Rosemount Estate looks like it was built for tourists […]

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La Curio McLaren Vale – the passion doesn’t need an elegant packaging

Allison, Charlotte and I were on our way for lunch, when she stopped the car and said “It’s Adam’s car, we’ll check if he is there. You will like it”. And we checked. And I liked it. A small winery looked like the magical things are going on in it. There were no beautiful silver tanks that look amazing on photos nor nicely painted walls with pictures in frames and statues but there were passion and enthusiasm […]

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Fall From Grace – positive energy in a bottle

Gill from Fall From Grace greeted me with a smile and many good news at the same moment I stepped into her shop. I love people who have the ability to share their happiness with others ;) The level of my positive energy is growing up while I am among them!     Fall From Grace is located on the main street of Willunga town, High Street. The interior is very interesting and looks nice. A good […]

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The Cellars Shiraz Cabernet Stonyfell 2012

The Cellars Shiraz Cabernet Stonyfell 2012 was the first wine from Langhorne Creek I tasted just after coming to Australia. I’ve already had a good portfolio of wines from other sub-regions that I’d tasted here, but the wine from Langhorne Creek had something special. That Something was not easy to explain with words, but I knew that the style suited me perfectly. I put Langhorne Creek on my ‘must-visit’ list. Stonyfell 2012 was hazy, ruby coloured wine […]

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d’Arry’s Original 2011

d’Arenberg about its d’Arry’s Original 2011: ‘Known as „Burgundy” until 1993, was renamed d’Arry’s Original in honour of 3rd generation family member Francis d’Arenberg Osborn, universally known as d’Arry, to honour his lifelong services to the wine industry’. d’Arry’s Original 2011 from McLaren Vale is a black coloured wine with ruby edge and purple hues. The bouquet is full of black forest fruits and spices. Over the glass there is aroma of blackberries, blueberries, black currants, cherries […]

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Epicurean Way – South Australia’s trail for food and wine lovers

“Australia’s Great Food and Wine Touring Route”, better known as Epicurean Way, is an interesting trail for all of you who love wine and food. It starts in McLaren Vale and finishes in Clare Valley. It’s almost impossible to visit everything during one day – firstly it’s a big distance, secondly you cannot (or should not) eat and drink so much during just a few hours (most of the places are open 10am -5pm). And what’s the point […]

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Annie’s Lane Chardonnay 2013 Claire Valley

Annie’s Lane wines had been recommended by my friend as not expensive basic Australian wines, great for everyday’ dinners or as a refreshing summer beverage. I find Annie’s Lane Chardonnay 2013 a bit too heavy to call it refreshing summer white, but it definitely is a easy to drink wine that goes well with food. Golden coloured wine with viscous consistency and thick legs. The aroma is beautiful – peach, pineapple, apricot, lychee and a note of […]

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Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Shiraz 2013

Diamond Label Shiraz 2013 is a wine made in Australian Rosemount Estate and it is an example of basic/ entry level wines of the producer. In general all the wines from Diamond Label are fresh and fruity and I recommend to drink them while they are young. Diamond Label Shiraz 2013 is quite watery wine with a nice purple colour. The aroma is delicate, fresh and fruity with black currant, plum, delicate liquorice and some black pepper […]

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Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Sauvignon Blanc 2013

One of the two first bottles we bought just after coming to Australia. Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Sauvignon Blanc 2013 was very fresh, had a pale lemon colour with green reflections. The aroma was medium intense and very fresh. Lots of citrus fruits, some gooseberry and green bean with a hint of banana. In the mouth it was dry with some residual sugar, it gave a sticky aftertaste and some heat in the throat from alcohol. Flavours […]

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Weekly Blend – November 2014

‘Weekly Blend’ is a new series of posts that I’d like to introduce to my Readers. I plan to publish tasting notes of wines that I tasted recently and I think they are worth knowing about. All my tasting notes show my personal and subjective point of view and I know not all of you will agree with me everytime but I am more than keen on reading your opinions in the comments box under each ‘weekly […]

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