Wine Selectors : Wine Review

 

 

Recently, those very nice people at WineSelectors.com.au offered us the chance to sample six of their offerings.  Who are we to refuse?

In the interests of keeping it real, this is not a sponsored post.  Wine Selectors offered us the opportunity to select six of their wines valued at up to $120 for review purposes.  Kimba Likes’ opinion cannot be bought.  

 

Wine Selectors started business in 1975 as a small retail space servicing the Hunter region.  35 years later, they have evolved to an online distributor with more than 200,000 customers.  You may have noticed the Wine Selectors kiosks located at Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane Airports.  They are also at the Wine Interpretive Centre at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley.  Wine Selectors have their very own specialist Tasting Panel and even print Selector Magazine, which offers excellent subscription member benefits, just quietly.

I’m much more of a wine drinker than a wine reviewer, so I roped in the Welshman and a couple of friends, who, not surprisingly, took on the task with gusto.

Stand by for the Welshman’s inaugural blog post at Kimba Likes.  He’s reviewing the first three wines this week.  Stay tuned for his second review next week.

 

 

 

First off the block was the Sam Miranda Arneis 2010 – what’s that, I hear you ask?  Well, it’s a light to medium bodied wine, typically grown in Italy, but this one comes from the King Valley in Victoria.

It was delicious with a few nibbles, cheese and dips at the start of our afternoon.  It didn’t last long, which was a very good sign.

Excellent value at about $16 each.

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Next was the Josef Chromy Pinot Gris 2010.  Another variety coming into favour, and widely grown in Europe.  This one comes from Tassie, and is a lovely lemony, spicy drop with a long finish.

It’s quite dry and not sweet which I think can be a problem with a lot of Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigios. It was very delicious with our BBQ chicken, but I reckon it would go really well with pork, turkey or salmon too.

The winemaker, Josef Chromy, has won loads of awards and you can see why with this one.

Again, excellent value at about $20.

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We then went onto some red.  First off the block was a Grant Burge Mourvèdre Shiraz Grenache 2009.  Not everyone in Australia loves blended wines, but we liked this one.  Not too much oak, and not too full bodied.  It’s a great wine for an afternoon barbeque and went very well with our lamb chops.

It’s not as fruity as some on the market, and is quite savoury.

It’s currently on offer at about $10 a bottle which is an absolute steal.

Click here for more details and to get this one in your belly cellar now.

 

 

 

 

 

That was enough for the afternoon and the next tasting session is set up for next weekend.

Thanks very much to the Welshman for his excellent review notes.  I think he might have a new career ahead of him!  Stay tuned for next week’s review for the last three wines.

 

 

  • Alvin Mcguires - 21 May 2014 - 3.29 pm

    Sam Miranda Arneis 2010 is my best choice. With fresh fruit blossom aromas with all balanced by the sherbert like natural acidity on the palate.ReplyCancel

  • EssentiallyJess - 10 November 2012 - 10.53 pm

    It’s moments like this I wish i was drinking wine. *sigh*ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 14 November 2012 - 10.13 pm

      I think this is the pitch you wrote about deciding against, Jess! The Welshman enjoyed it 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Toddlers On Tour - 9 November 2012 - 9.29 pm

    Wow what a job.
    Looks like a great way to discover some new wines.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Purtell - 6 November 2012 - 10.37 pm

    I’m not a huge wine drinker, but thankfully I work with someone who used to be a winemaker and still does the occasional shift at a winery so whenever I need her advice for a good wine I go to her. Great reviews by the welshman!ReplyCancel

  • Housewife in Heels - 6 November 2012 - 8.51 pm

    Just checked out there website. It’s great that they suggest food matches. I’ll drink to that xReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 7 November 2012 - 5.21 am

      Yup, not a bad idea. Not a bad idea at all. Food is a very important part of wine drinking!ReplyCancel

  • Mumabulous - 6 November 2012 - 8.01 pm

    The Pinot Gris sound to-die-for. Mumabulous is all about a “long finish”.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 7 November 2012 - 5.20 am

      I’m a big pinot gris fan. A very underrated grape, although it does seem to be in a bit of popularity upswing at the moment. Fab summer wine, I reckon. Too much wine and it can be a very long finish 😉ReplyCancel

  • Sophie Allen - 6 November 2012 - 6.15 pm

    Bottle of Arneis would go down nicely!ReplyCancel

  • Rita - 6 November 2012 - 4.22 pm

    Great reviews!ReplyCancel

  • Jayne - 6 November 2012 - 3.55 pm

    Ohhh, my wine blogging husband will be so envious of your freebies. I wouldn’t know one grape from another :))ReplyCancel

  • B - 6 November 2012 - 2.19 pm

    Well done to the Welshman!

    Great reviews!

    I shall forward this on to Mr Cool, I am sure he would love to restock our wine rack…ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 6 November 2012 - 6.46 pm

      It’s a really good website actually. Great stock and deals. Thanks from the Welshman xReplyCancel

  • Catherine RodieBlagg - 6 November 2012 - 2.09 pm

    Excellent work Mr Welshman!ReplyCancel

  • Kevin - 6 November 2012 - 1.40 pm

    I liked the way you framed the review. Goog to see you’ve outsourced the post at the same time.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 6 November 2012 - 6.48 pm

      Thanks Kevin. Might as well get him doing some work for me! Funnily enough, he is more blogging-tolerant. May have had something to do with free wine! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Eleise Bott - 6 November 2012 - 9.11 am

    Wine mmmmm! Wine selectors is great especially when you want to try something new!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 6 November 2012 - 6.48 pm

      Yes, I’d only seen them at the airport before but definitely going to be using them again.ReplyCancel

  • ColoursofSunset - 6 November 2012 - 8.54 am

    mmmmmmmm wine. My wine rack has run dry and it’s time to re-stock! Will check out wineselectorsReplyCancel

  • Lyndal - 6 November 2012 - 8.39 am

    do you reckon they’d have a prob at work if i had a glass now? youve made me thirsty 😉
    #teamIBOTReplyCancel

  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style - 6 November 2012 - 8.06 am

    I think I would really like the Arneis. I have never tried that grape and would love to give it a go. Great reviews Welshman 🙂 Rachel xReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 6 November 2012 - 6.49 pm

      That was my favourite one, Rachel. Delicious and really good value. The Welshman says cheers! xReplyCancel

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