It’s that time of year when thoughts wander to the year that has been. So I went through my notes with the aim of picking my top wine experiences this year. Reflecting on what made my top 12, it became very apparent that my tastes and preferences are changing. I have shifted from being a predominately red wine drinker to really enjoying whites and rosé wines.
These are my top 12.
– A benchmark Cabernet from Yarra Valley
– Lemongrass scents, baby powder & wet pebbles. Juicy pomelo segments & lemon curd essence on the palate.
– Lovely wine from Victoria’s oldest family owned winery and vineyard and amongst the oldest Marsanne vines in the world.
– Sublime. A wine for quiet, contemplative sipping than drinking at raucous dinner parties.
– Huge fan of this marvellous wine. I would rather buy a 6 pack of this over a single Grange any day.
– A flavour grenade that was thrown into my mouth.
– Delicious, dry and very savoury Rosé made from Pinot Noir
It is interesting to note that Si Vintners are a newish winery and has quickly made an impact on me. Can’t wait to try their new releases and their Chardonnay.
– A benchmark Valpolicella.
– Inaugural dry white from sweet wine makers Chateau Coutet, that was all about balance and power.
– Stunning cabernet from inform producer, Castelli. Cracking value.
– Fuller bodied rosé with fine grained tannins.
If only all Nero d’Avola wines were this good.
Honourable mentions go to these wines that I tried at various group tastings or dinners.
– A 100point wine tried at Steves 100 point dinner
– Stunning example of aged Bordeaux wine at the Rare wine dinner
– My favourite white tried in all our wine century tastings
– My favourite red of the wine century tastings
Merry Christmas all. Thanks for reading all my posts and for following what I’m up to….. deeply humbled. Wishing everyone a fantastic and safe festive season. May the wine gods be kind to us all with excellent and taint free wine.