Australia

61-100AED, Australia, Chardonnay, dry white, good wine, medium bodied white

Jacobs Creek Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Jacobs Creek Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Assessed three of the range recently in a wine blogger competition entitled “The Label Project“ Squeaky clean chardy that is bound to be a room pleaser – not too heavy and buttery, and not the other flinty extreme either. Just some light fruit hints of green mango and lemon oil, […]

October 10, 2012 ×

61-100AED, Australia, barossa valley, dry red, full bodied red, good wine, Shiraz

Jacobs Creek Reserve Shiraz 2009

Jacobs Creek Reserve Shiraz 2009

Assessed three of the range recently in a wine blogger competition entitled “The Label Project“ Textbook Barossa Shiraz – super viscous and chocolatey with a spicy and lean blackberry jam backbone. Nice oak treatment – a little sweetness but not over-the-top coconut-flavoured like some from the region. Fairly good vintage […]

October 5, 2012 ×

Australia, comment, Jacobs Creek, labels, life in dubai, tall poppy syndrome, the label project, wine, wine tasting

The Tall Poppy

The Tall Poppy

It’s human nature to want to cut it down, but also desire to be one. From the sidelines, it’s beautiful, blooming and bright – for some reason, head and shoulders above everyone else. It’s soaking up the sun, taking in the view. Glorious. But the other poppies don’t like it […]

October 5, 2012 ×

Australia, melbourne, mount hotham, ski, snow, travel, winter

From the ridiculous to the sublime

From the ridiculous to the sublime

Hume Highway, a matchbox-sized hatchback, stuffed to the gunnels with padded clothing, the Mountains still three hours away. Children screaming in the back. Father screaming in the front: “Don’t make me come back there!”. Me, staring out the window at the landscape just outside of frosty Melbourne, thinking “…this is […]

July 23, 2011 ×