Bin 60A that Grant Tilbrook brought to dinner. We were all so gob-smacked after a glass each that we left it for Grant in respect.
Depends where it was... at Dinner Table Penfolds Bin 60A from 1962, on the boat fishing at Channel Point Ornellaia... can’t remember the vintage.
The one I am looking forward to tonight.
Silly question. I know I wrote it, but, 1937 Doctor Barolet Morey-Saint-Denis, because I am a nerd and I didn’t have to pay for it.
A few mates fit, but would not want to give them big heads. My Father Doug Collett needs a mention.
Unfortunately too many of them are dead, but those that have built a success around family business without the benefit of a silver spoon in their gob e.g. Tyrrell, Osborn, Lehmann, Blass, Pannell...
My family has obviously been a big influence, and my family and the industry are pretty inseparable. Bruce Tyrrell gets a mention too.
I reckon all the wine journos and educators who share their love and barely see a penny for their work or the bloggers, collectors and all those who spread the word and open the bottles. We’d be stuffed without them.
Farkin Cork Taint. Thin reds with green, unripe tannins. Pinot Noir (except big ripe ones which are almost as good as McLaren Vale Grenache). Heat affected bottles.
TCA…what a waste plus cheap and chippy wood.
Lots of fruit and not much else. Boring me should be a criminal offense.
Viognier. There is no excuse for this grape.
a/. Life’s too short. b/. If it has my name on it, I care.
Enjoy the challenge of trying to make a $ in a difficult and complicated business that encompasses most of the work things I enjoy.
I would be rubbish at virtually anything else and my football career was not all I’d hoped.
We have a duty to enjoy our lives. Wine gives hard working people a bit of pleasure at day’s end. Sounds like a noble calling to me.
Personal drinking trainer. It’s what I do best.
Architect….like to be constructive.
Buying fruit in Armenia. I have lived a little.
Writer or public speaker. I don’t like to be interrupted when I am making a point.
2008 Director’s Cut Shiraz with Osso Bucco, cooked for days.
Directors Cut with a good steak medium well done with peas and chips.
Dolcetto & Lagrein with a beef schnitzel and pepper sauce…after a pint of course.
Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon with a classic Aussie lamb roast, or better, lamb on the spit with garlic, rosemary and thyme and maybe a little oregano…try it.
Varies, but one is chilled Fino Sherry with cheese and crackers.
2001 Dr Loosen Urziger Wurtzgarten Riesling Auslese I admire Dr. Loosen Estate because I love wines with character and a sense of place like these gems from the Mosel. I also respect the way Ernie champions not just his own wines, but his entire region.
Riesling from anywhere, because it always tells the tale of its origin.
I am not often in one place for long.
I prefer to live with the dogs because I can put them outside when they annoy me.
My personality. If you know me, you understand.
Restless Leg Syndrome and I am a very bad influence.
They can have fun, take a joke, work hard and play hard.
My health and quality of life always improves by the second day after I see them.
They know how lucky they are to know me.
They corrupt me in the nicest way.
Wide open spaces, blue skies, clean waters.
Space, country life, simplicity, being part of the new master race.
You could only ask that if you have never been here or if you are a complete idiot. Nick wrote the questions. Need I say more?
Being awoken by 10 different kinds of bird on a summer’s morning and taking a swim at the beach before work.