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After a couple of leaner years over the past few vintages it seems that The Wirra Wirra The 12th Man Chardonnay is now back to a rather more classically full flavoured Hills Chardie style – and likely for the better. It smells of ripe fruit – of peaches…
After a couple of leaner years over the past few vintages it seems that The Wirra Wirra The 12th Man Chardonnay is now back to a rather more classically full flavoured Hills Chardie style – and likely for the better. It …
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The Masters of Wine (MW) bandwagon rolled through town on the weekend, with local students (not me) diving in for another round of intensive wine study. Personally, I look on in admiration at anyone willing to subject themselves to the routine…
The Masters of Wine (MW) bandwagon rolled through town on the weekend, with local students (not me) diving in for another round of intensive wine study. Personally, I look on in admiration at anyone willing to subject themselves to the …
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Following closely behind the ’15, and this looks rather similar (though obviously four years younger). Golden straw, the lemon butter nose is surprisingly forward all things considered, with just a little hessian and butter. Underneath it’s still very…
Following closely behind the ’15, and this looks rather similar (though obviously four years younger). Golden straw, the lemon butter nose is surprisingly forward all things considered, with just a little hessian and butter. Underneath it’s still very classic and …
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I’m just going to quote straight from the press release here. It says everything needed: After winemaker Simon Burnell’s tragic passing last year, his friends and family have come together to bottle his last wine, the 2014 Burnello Sangiovese, which was…
I’m just going to quote straight from the press release here. It says everything needed: After winemaker Simon Burnell’s tragic passing last year, his friends and family have come together to bottle his last wine, the 2014 Burnello Sangiovese, which …
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Still more satisfaction in Margaret River Sauv Sem styles than straight Sauv. Yet the single varietal wine sells more. Ugh.. Green straw coloured, this is slightly muted to start before a little Sauv herb kicks in. Palate varies between crunchy green…
Still more satisfaction in Margaret River Sauv Sem styles than straight Sauv. Yet the single varietal wine sells more. Ugh.. Green straw coloured, this is slightly muted to start before a little Sauv herb kicks in. Palate varies between crunchy …
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From the intensity and wild concentration of the Kaesler wines to a much more gentle, silky style of Barossan in this Tim Smith Shiraz. Sourced from the Barossa and Eden Valleys, this is all about berry juiciness, complemented by the sort of mouth coating…
From the intensity and wild concentration of the Kaesler wines to a much more gentle, silky style of Barossan in this Tim Smith Shiraz. Sourced from the Barossa and Eden Valleys, this is all about berry juiciness, complemented by the …
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It’s just gone a long weekend here in Australia, and I spent most of the break rafting down the Shoalhaven River. That, of course, meant a wine free weekend, with a dash of port (brought in a small Coke PET bottle. Every gram counts when packrafting in…
It’s just gone a long weekend here in Australia, and I spent most of the break rafting down the Shoalhaven River. That, of course, meant a wine free weekend, with a dash of port (brought in a small Coke PET …
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‘What if we were to tell you this was a new fandangle variety called Ohledrev.’ That was on the sticker stuck on the box of this Bremerton Mollie & Merle Verdelho. What a wonderfully provocative statement. Verdelho badly needs a makeover, and instantly…
‘What if we were to tell you this was a new fandangle variety called Ohledrev.’ That was on the sticker stuck on the box of this Bremerton Mollie & Merle Verdelho. What a wonderfully provocative statement. Verdelho badly needs a …
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Bimbadgen’s quality has really kicked up a notch in recent years, particularly with the classic Hunter varieties of Hunter Semillon and Shiraz. I think newish winemaker Rauri Donkin can take plenty of credit for that, a man who I used to drink shedloads…
Bimbadgen’s quality has really kicked up a notch in recent years, particularly with the classic Hunter varieties of Hunter Semillon and Shiraz. I think newish winemaker Rauri Donkin can take plenty of credit for that, a man who I used …
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Tasmanian Shiraz has come a long way. Ever since Nick Glaetzer won the Jimmy Watson trophy back in 2011, Tasmanian Shiraz (or Syrah. I hate that. Just call it Shiraz) has gone from industry joke to serious cool climate contender. There’s still bugger-all…
Tasmanian Shiraz has come a long way. Ever since Nick Glaetzer won the Jimmy Watson trophy back in 2011, Tasmanian Shiraz (or Syrah. I hate that. Just call it Shiraz) has gone from industry joke to serious cool climate contender. …
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So this sample turned up with a bag of Easter eggs. Yes, Easter eggs. Literally a bright orange box, with a bottle of wine and an array of chocolates. Odd. While that sentiment is nice – the bottle turned up Easter week – it’s also ethically questionable.…
So this sample turned up with a bag of Easter eggs. Yes, Easter eggs. Literally a bright orange box, with a bottle of wine and an array of chocolates. Odd. While that sentiment is nice – the bottle turned up …
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It doesn’t get much attention but there is a fair bit of Semillon in Mudgee, with Robert Stein, Huntington Estate, Burundulla and Bunnamagoo (amongst others) all releasing dry table examples, and even more producers make dessert style Sem. I imagine it’s…
It doesn’t get much attention but there is a fair bit of Semillon in Mudgee, with Robert Stein, Huntington Estate, Burundulla and Bunnamagoo (amongst others) all releasing dry table examples, and even more producers make dessert style Sem. I imagine …
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