Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012

2012 was a cool, wet and cloudy vintage, so it’s interesting to see what this does to the flavour profiles. The flavour spectrum has edged away from the tropical passionfruit in these circumstances, and more towards cut grass and citrus. There’s still the tell-tale gooseberry, but it’s a little raw. Finish is a little short,…

Zohar Fiano 2011 by Susana Balbo

Argentina’s first certified oenologist is making me happy. This really is a lovely little wine, and it’s a damn shame I’ve only seen it on the shelf at Rootsock. If only I could convince Asado or Gaucho to pop it on their winelists… It’s incredibly good value. Firstly, it’s a chic grape -beautifully boutique, originating…

Pieropan Soave 2011

There’s a whole heap of Soave out there that makes it hard for any decent producer in the region to charge a reasonable amount for their product. It’s a bit like all that $5 Australian Chardonnay, in that it’s created a niche for itself that is broadly “tastes OK for a cheap wine”. And so,…