Adelaide Hills


Fourth Dimension Pinot Noir 2016, Adelaide Hills, Australia (£8.99 Aldi) A strange wine, seems like the fruit was decent, with gentle berry flavours and a touch of plum, but somewhere in the winemaking, there was a little too much extraction, which has given a lightly stewed note, along with a […]

Fourth Dimension Pinot Noir 2016, Adelaide Hills, Australia


Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay 2013, Adelaide Hills, Australia (£24.99 Majestic, Bentley’s Wine Merchants, CellarVie Wines, D Byrne & Co, Harrods, Leamington Wine Company, ND John Wine Merchants, Noel Young Wines, Ozwines.co.uk, Philglas & Swiggot, Provender Brown, Taylor’s Fine Wines, The Secret Cellar, Shills of Cockermouth, Slurp.co.uk, Winedirect.co.uk) Initially shy […]

Chardonnay from Australia, France, South Africa & California


More wines to celebrate the week in which Australia Day falls. This time, it’s Shiraz, with a European version making its way into the line-up… Smart Dog Syrah 2013, Alentejano, Portugal (£8.99 Adnams) Sweet, almost smoky notes alongside the cinnamon and clove aromas, but while there’s no shortage of flavour, […]

Shiraz from Australia & Portugal



Australia Week Day 2, although another country muscles its way into this video. Thought both of these Sauvignons were excellent, although quite different (and apologies for the lighting…) Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Adelaide Hills, Australia (£15.99 Selfridges, Askewine, Noel Young Wines, Horne & Daughters, ND John, The Vineyard, […]

Two delicious but quite different Sauvignons


If you’d asked me in advance which of these would be my favourites, I don’t think I’d have been too close… Sol de Sol Pinot Noir 2010, Malleco, Chile (£19.95 Winety) Very impressive wine, lithe and fragrant, with a fresh and lightly cooked strawberry edge, s touch of leafy eucalyptus […]

Pinot Noir from Chile, Australia, California & New Zealand