2011 Cassegrain Shiraz – Top Drop

2011 Cassegrain Shiraz – Top Drop

2011 Cassegrain Shiraz The cooling weather calls for a rich, warming wine with more body and flavour. Cassegrain’s 2011 Shiraz has an alluring deep plum colour with the aroma of ripe berries. The lush fruit flavours give the wine body whilst the velvety mouth feel provides the depth and length I Continue reading

Top Drop Black Duck Brewery

Top Drop Black Duck Brewery

The Black Duck Brewery Platypus On a hot summer’s day, the Platypus from Black Duck Brewery is the beer you want to kick back with. This Australian pale ale has a pleasant earthy hop aroma and a clean fresh palate making it a great thirst quencher. The Aussie malt lends sweetness and body to the Continue reading

Top Drop – Cassegain Chardonnay

Top Drop – Cassegain Chardonnay

  Cassegrain Chardonnay 2012 This chardonnay is from Cassegrain’s premium wine range with good reason, it’s a wine you will keep coming back to over the summer months. From the first hint of peach and tropical fruits on the nose, the wine excites the palate. On tasting, Continue reading

Top Drop – Cassegrain Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Top Drop – Cassegrain Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Cassegrain "Stone Circle" Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Enjoy the young, fresh flavours of this crisp, dry white wine. With a vibrant lemon colour and the aroma of passion fruit and green apple this wine ignites the senses. On the palate you will notice flavours of kiwi fruit and fresh Continue reading

Top Drop – Deckchairs White

Top Drop – Deckchairs White

Long Point Vineyard Deckchairs White Deckchairs is a delicious light, crisp and refreshing wine with just a nice amount of residual sugars to appeal to most palates. The wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Verdelho and has a pleasing un-oaked style with a wonderful fruity aroma and mouth filling Continue reading

Top Drop – 2012 Sparkling Rose

Top Drop – 2012 Sparkling Rose

Roses Vineyard at Innes View 2012 Sparkling Rose Who needs a special occasion to enjoy a bottle of pink bubbles! This elegant sparkling rose is blushed a pretty shade of pink and has a sensuous floral, summer berry aroma. On the palate the wine is clean and fresh and the flavour is Continue reading

Top Drop – Black Duck Brewery

Top Drop – Black Duck Brewery

The Black Duck Brewery Indian Runner With the cooling weather our tastes turn to cozy comfort food and warming beverages to ward away the chill. Beer drinkers tend to favour a beer which is richer, with a more complex flavor profile; a slower drinking beer with higher alcohol content. The Indian Continue reading

Top Drop – Inneslake Blush

Top Drop – Inneslake Blush

Innes Lake Vineyards  Blush There is nothing as attractive as a sweet blush… a chilled rose blush of course. Especially as we approach the month of romance and Valentine’s Day. Innes Lake Blush has a delicate flavour and colour profile that pleases most palates. It is equally comfortable being Continue reading

Top Drop – Roses Vineyard Port Macquarie

Top Drop – Roses Vineyard Port Macquarie

This month I have been sampling wine from Roses Vineyard in Port Macquarie. If you get a chance to getaway over the Christmas break I recommend you call in and try some of the wine from their current range.  They also have boutique accommodation available. Roses Vineyard 2011 Oaked Continue reading

Top Drop – October 2012

Top Drop – October 2012

Innes Lake Vineyards 2011 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc I have found the perfect wine for the start of the picnic season and outdoor entertaining. This Semillon Sauvignon blend is light straw in colour with the aromas of melon and tropical fruit. The flavours mirror the aroma but develop further Continue reading

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