It’s that time again.
The Graham wine fridge is looking a little bare and I have vouchers to spend – both of which means I’m looking for inspiration on what to buy!
I am kicking myself for not diving into the 2021 Giaconda Chardonnay when it was first announced, because I love that wine, and the 2021 sounds epic. I might have to hunt down in retail land (if it pops up).
Otherwise, some 2017 Tyrrell’s HVD seems like a no-brainer, and I’m sorely tempted to buy some of the Bollinger b13 that I had in Canberra. Champagne is definitely calling.
But what about you? What wine have you been buying/contemplating buying/already finished a case of?
Meanwhile, there has been a limited volume of wine/beer/etc actually consumed recently because I’ve come off a block of three big trail runs in a block (so more focus on tapering and recovery than drinking). I loved the Kaiju Mutation Dark Lord Vol.1 WCIPA though. Sure, it sounds out there, but it’s Kaiju, and it’s actually a wonderfully balanced, gloriously bitter classic.
On that topic, I also loved the latest Bridge Road Fresh Hop Black IPA, because black IPA is my wheelhouse at this time of year. The Hawkers Autumn Red IPA was pretty tasty too, although the official Australian Wine and Drinks Review hierarchy of deliciousness is Kaiju Mutation WCIPA > Bridge Road Black IPA > Hawkers Red IPA.
What about you? What have you been drinking lately?
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Too many offers this month. Standish, Sorrenberg, Giaconda and more. Taken up some selectively.
Beechworth gear was lovely as was king Valley (visited recently). Highlights were traviarti (best nebb besides Domenica) and castagna as well as Pizzini (they kill their top tier wines with new oak sadly imo but tier just below is great)