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Andrew Graham
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Firstly, thanks everyone who responded to my post yesterday. I really appreciate all the kinds words and advice. Hopefully, I can deliver more of what you want! Meanwhile, let’s talk about these Oates Ends wines. Oates Ends is the brand of Cath Oates,…

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I’m interested in your opinion. This site is turning nine in the near future, which has prompted some reflection. Reflection on what I’m doing, where the site is going, that sort of thing. It’s also a reflection that I’m massively time-poor (too many wine…

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A few of the wines to have passed the tasting bench this month that didn’t quite make it onto the full site. La Bise Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2016 From the Kozned Vineyard in Gumeracha. Light pear juice with phenolics driving the palate and a drying…

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Can you make Coonawarra sexy? (Gary Walsh kicked off a great conversation this week with his review of the Zema Estate Cabernet when he noted that Coonawarra has gone from one of his most covered regions to amongst his least. So what has changed? Lots of…

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Not many Australian wine producers take Sauvignon Blanc seriously. That sounds like a broad, lazy generalisation, but I still challenge you to name more than a handful of producers who really focus on Sauvignon Blanc. There are lots of ‘good’ wines out…

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2014 Yarra Yering releases: Classic style from a mixed season

2014 Yarra Yering releases Although things are about to pause for vintage (which is half over in the Hunter), a few winemakers have been in town recently, and Yarra Yering’s Sarah Crowe was one of those to stop by with a clutch of new releases under her…

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New delicious Rouleur McLaren Vale Grenache 2016 + Chardonnay

Matt East stopped by the tasting facility last week (I really need a tasting facility rather than just a table, fridge and sink), bringing with him two brand-new releases from his Rouleur label (a back story here). Matt’s been busy of late, with more…

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The Chardonnay roundup: 10 fine Chardies from Even Keel, Xanadu, Tapanappa + more

Xanadu Reserve Margaret River Chardonnay 2014 Xanadu’s run of great Chardonnay continues. This is superb modern Margaret River Chardonnay, of the type that makes people wax lyrical about Chardonnay from the region. There’s a depth of flavour, of…

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Six quality Victorian Shiraz from The Story, Balgownie, Tahbilk and more

The Story Grampians Shiraz 2014 Rory Lane’s latest Shiraz and it’s a beauty – if in need of another 2 years minimum to show it’s best. Sourced from three Grampians Shiraz vineyards – Rice’s Vineyard, Hyde Park and Westgate. Wild fermented with 40% whole…

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La Bise Adelaide Hills Tempranillo 2014

La Bise Adelaide Hills Tempranillo 2014 La Bise is Natasha Mooney’s new label, and this Temp comes from the Amadio Vineyard at Kersbrook, up where the Hills head towards the Barossa. A warmer spot that, and could be well suited to Temp. Cherries, rum and…
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