Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Backpack at ready - here I come

My NEW backpack why so long Wayne?
Sometimes change comes hard and takes a while!!

I have walked every morning nearly without exception for a coffee and a walk back - in frozen UK, balmy Italy, near LAX in the USA, amongst the lions in Kenya, in heat and sand in Doha, rain, hail and shine [ mostly shine ] in Perth every major city in Perth [ even Hobart! ] and ideas to write always pop into my head - but my trusty computer [ Now a Microsoft Surface - wow they are good ] has been else where.

The solution has always been staring me in the face - a back pack! [ staring me in the back I should say ] This morning is day 2 of walking with my trusty computer strapped to my back.

And I will - I promise self - write every morning and post it here.

Monday, 17 April 2017

2008 Petaluma Bridgewater Mill Merlot

Still very youthful, this long-term merlot has a wild, briary and slightly meaty bouquet whose dense aromas of dark plums, blackberries, dark cherries and red berry fruits are developing cedary, leathery influences. Richly flavoured, it's fiery and chocolatey, with a dense expression of dark plums, dried herbs, blackberries and assertive oak backed by nuances of briar and currants, finishing with length, firmness and a hint of spirity warmth. It should acquire great complexity.

Original review published by Crack A Wines

Monday, 3 April 2017

2008 Yarra Yering Carrodus Merlot

When crops allow, we make some single variety wines from Merlot and Viognier. These are always
in very small volumes. Merlot and Viognier are sensitive to growing conditions, and sometimes carry very light crops, limiting our ability to make these wines every year.

Original review published by Crack A Wines