August 2015 News
A Great tasting with Huon Hook
Back in May, (yes, its been a while since we have emailed!) Adam was invited to visit with Huon Hook and taste through the A.T. Richardson portfolio. It was a fun tasting an interesting conversation with one of Australia’s most esteemed wine reviewers. If you dont already subscribe to Huon’s Blog, it is well worth it, he writes on a range of subjects, not just wine. Entertaining reads! Check out his article of our tasting in May here.
Remembering the 2015 vintage
And since we are casting our minds back to May, its worth noting a couple of points about the 2015 vintage. Although a while back now, we do remember that it finished early, and unlike the current chilly winter, the weather was warm and kind throughout the entire harvest season. Our Riesling came to perfect ripeness and despite, perhaps because of very low yields, our Shiraz turned out to be very dense, dark and spicy. Likewise, the 2015 Neb and Durif are looking intense and muscular.
Since the 2015 reds are not ready to drink yet, why not try some of our current releases while you wait.
Chockstone mixed dozen from $240 (delivered).
Hard Hill Road six-pack $255 (delivered)
Adam’s Recent Cool Discoveries
Wine: Last month I tasted a pretty fine California Pinot; 2010 Etude Carneros Pinot Noir. A perfect combination of Californian Pinot weight and delicate varietal character. Overall pretty complex and intriguing. I liked it so much I bought a few more bottles.
Music: I recently watched an old DVD; A Night With Lou Reed. A 1983 performance in a pretty small NYC club. Classic gritty Lou Reed stuff.
Book: Where Men Wine Glory by Jon Krakauer – a factual book about a pro U.S. football player who volunteered to go to war in Afghanistan in the 90’s and the corruption that ensued in covering up the facts that he was shot by his own mates.
Before we go…
Thanks for taking the time to catch up with us, and a special welcome to all those who we met at our booth at the Grampians Grape Escape.
Adam and Eva