Jason’s Hill is an awesome winery. Their wine is awesome. The 2016 Chenin is fantastic. Apparently the 2019 was a bit of an experiment. The fact it was part of a special suggests that maybe the experiment wasn’t as successful as hoped. Maybe I’m lashing out because I’m sick of lockdown. Go to Jason’s Hill […]
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend (CAbernet MERlot. Not sure where the stray CA comes from?). Not as smooth as the Merlot but still a lovely drop.
I’m afraid the sound of silence is down to me being a bit underwhelmed. As most of my ex girlfriends kindly told me, it’s not you it’s me, and as previously mentioned, I’m not the biggest Pinot Noir fan so it must be me especially as I’m a fan of other Oak Valley wines and […]
Interesting combo of red wine body and white wine sharpness with tons of strawberries thrown into the mix. Would probably go well with fairly bold food and hopefully with roast chicken as I’m about to have some!
I’m prepared to hold my hands up and admit that if this merlot was given to me in a bottle covered in gold Michelangelo stickers or a label from my favourite winery, I’d probably give it higher marks, but it’s not inspiring me so it gets a 6.
Not sure why Oak Valley have dropped their old school labels for a catchy name and an painting of some sort of bok? Leave the animals to David Attenborough and make wine that looks old and stuffy. Bah humbug etc. My mood wasn’t helped by the fact that this was too young to be drinking […]
I bought this for my wife as she loves an oaky Chardonnay and I remembered this being one (insert joke about wife needing more wood here). A quick sniff promises a lot but there’s a slightly sour acidic aftertaste that lets the side down.
My happiness in finding a 5 year old oddbins Bordeaux style blend was quickly doused by the fact that this is pretty ordinary for a 5 year old Bordeaux style blend. It’s by no means bad, but manage expectation (or better still, go with #970).
I’m a vinyl addict. I’ve been buying records for years. At times you walk into a record shop, the guy behind the counter tells you about a tune that you have to have. He plays it on the shop’s state of the art sound system. It sounds amazing. You buy it. You take it home. […]