I do this blog for fun, the wines here are some of the very few I can be bothered to write up. The cream has risen.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sieber Road GSM 2010

On day one, I was pretty happy with this wine, and because I had another wine open, it managed to last until day two.

On day two, I am loving it. The complexity of the blend is now prancing around the palate.

On day three, I will lament that I have less patience than I would like to have.

The wine started out a bit straight up and down, somewhat like a maypole at the end of the dance, where the ribbons of flavour were quite mixed together and tightly wound. As pretty and impressive as a finished maypole may be, the excitement is when the dancers are weaving and wafting, tied together but free to show their own style. So here we have the reverse maypole dance wine.

Fruit driven with red, black and blue, chewy tannins, balanced acid, good length. This will reward patience. Drink now with some Thai curry, or hide it in the cellar for 5 years or more.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Drinking over Xmas break

If you can't make out the label it's Marius Simpatico 2011.

The location is Sheaoak Flat on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula.

Took some photography skills because the wind was howling, I really needed blue tack for the glass;

You'll note I saved at least some of the wine in the glass. Sadly, my wife washed it out.

Gomersal Wines Mataro 2008

The Gomersal area of the Barossa is west of Tanunda, and in my self educated opinion a particularly good region for Mataro. The grapes for this wine are grown as bush vines and are extremely low yielding at half a tonne per acre.

Medium bodied but with a good backbone, north African style spicy and intense flavours, the fruit is mainly red and blue, with mouth watering acid on the finish.

This is the current release and rather nice to see Mataro coming out with a fair bit of age, as it is a grape that really does benefit from some bottle time. Try to keep some for another 10 years though.

Highly Recommended+++

Apologies for a short review, I am in too much of a holiday mode just now to write more, even if the wine deserves it.