merlot, the cellar cut 2018

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 its 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 meals at home.

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

sauvignon blanc semillon, hay shed hill 2017

Very gentle, very gentle, it’s like it’s disguising itself in the bushes pretending not to be a wine. And there is just the slightest hint of an aftertaste, just like if a dog’s been in a house, and you go inside and walk in the house you think “I just have a feeling someone has been in the house.” It’s almost like kneading dough, as you move it around your mouth it’s extracting the flavour. Very smooth. Almost like oil in some respect.

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

pinc rose, pitchfork 2017

It’s kind of like a soft pink rose in a rose garden, with the soft pillow feeling a rose petal has. And just a tiny prick, or hint of a thorn. Like when you run your finger over it gently, it dosen’t stab you, but you feel it and know it’s there.

Allowing it to sit on the tongue reminds me of ginger. Like that time I had a ginger smoothie and put half a ginger in it. It’s not that extreme, but if you let it sit it builds and builds taste on the tongue. Whereas, if you just drink it, it has a rough finish to it, like lots of tiny tiny thorns, if we are talking rose bushes, but, there is a sweetness to it, but the sweetness and the roughness at the end of it are at odds to each other.

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