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Dodgy Bros Grenach Shirache Mourvédre 2012
" I've got an aching in my bones,   I've been exposed to what I want to see" ~ Dodgy, Good Enough Reliving my teen years there. A big and ripe wine reflective of its provenance, of the early ripening Sellick Hills of McLaren Vale. Fruit drawn from a range o...
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Duck Duck Goose Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Tasted blind in a bracket of 7 Cabernet Sauvignon/ dominant blends. Dark, prune and raisin. Thick, lush and plush; touch of fruit and nut chocolate about it. Good-ish, gentler than initially thought. 'They' would love it, a crowd-pleaser. 87 Tasted on: Tues...
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Mawson's 'Far Eastern Party' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Tasted blind in a bracket of 7 Cabernet Sauvignon/ dominant blends. Plum, damson, play-doh touches; smooth, plump and rounded. Plenty of soft black fruit coursing through the palate, backed-up with some savoury touches of tobacco and a little clove derived ...
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Taylor's Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Tasted blind in a bracket of 7 Cabernet Sauvignon/ dominant blends.  Mulberry, choc/mocha, touch leafy with a hint of eucalypt. Delightful aromatic intro. Palate a little flat, all up front aroma, little by way of body. Tannin firm. 86   Tasted on: Tuesday ...
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Alkoomi Cabernet Merlot 2011
Tasted blind in a bracket of 7 Cabernet Sauvignon/ dominant blends. Positioned nicely at the entry to Alkoomi's portfolio, opens with plum, fig and tapenade. Fresh with plenty of fruit coming forward. Medium bodied, fresh, touch fleshy, fine-grained tannin ...
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Swirl Sniff Spit - Session 32 - April 2015
April's tasting sees us explore a number of wines that utilise different techniques - some new, most old - in which to express themselves and their terroir. Wines such as Yelland & Papp's Roussanne made as many a Chardonnay is, to build texture and complexi...
April's tasting sees us explore a number of wines that utilise different techniques - some new, most old - in which to express themselves and their terroir. Wines such as Yelland & Papp's Roussanne made as many a Chardonnay...
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Chapel Hill Parson's Nose Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Tasted blind in a bracket of 7 Cabernet Sauvignon/ dominant blends. Attractive perfume: pomegranate, cassis, mulberry and red cough candy. Soft, plush and rounded on entry; fine tannin, touches of chocolate. More-ish, soft and of moderate-good length. 89 Ta...
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Cooks Lot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Tasted blind in a bracket of 7 Cabernet Sauvignon/ dominant blends.  Sweeter aromatics on display here, mint and cassis with some red fruit character rounding out the profile. Palate sees a wine that's juicier, sweeter, touch riper; mint present too - firm ...
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Xabregas Mount Barker Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
2009 Bottle Image Tasted blind in a bracket of 7 Cabernet Sauvignon/ dominant blends.  Deep, rich, cabernet. Cedar, chocolate, red berries and a little mint. Elegant palate profile, acid and fruit in good balance; structured - powdery/ graphite tannin. Leng...
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Topper's Mountain Gewürztraminer 2013
This was an interesting exercise: two Gewürztraminer, different regions (this from New England in NSW, the other from  Symphony Hill in Queensland's Granite Belt, some 200 KMs north), same winemaker ( Mike Hayes ), made at the same winery. Musky, slightly m...
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Favourite pastime: sitting round a big table with friends, plenty of good wine, lots of delights to nibble on, talking shit.
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Yalumba Eden Valley Roussanne 2012
www.thevinsomniac.com

Quite subtle on introduction: florals, a little citrus, white peach and honeyed pear. Nicely textured, a little width that grabs your attent

Toolangi Emanai 2013
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A Chardonnay and Viognier blend, fruit drawn from Dixon's Creek in the Yarra Valey, wine made by the steady hand of Franco d'Anna of Hoddles

Simple Tools, Elegant Complexity - Sorrenberg Wines
thewineidealist.com

The rain is incessant, from Sydney all the way south, past the the New South Wales/Victorian border. After 8 hours of driving, the tedium th

Stoney Rise Tasmania Gruner Veltliner 2013
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Something really special here folks. This was crazy good. Most interesting white in quite a long time. Not a lot to sniff, but lots of textu

Session 27 - Bird on a Wire Wine with Caroline Mooney
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Swirl, Sniff, Spit's September tasting sees us joined by a very special guest: Caroline Mooney of Bird on a Wire Wine. This is a ticketed ev

The Wolf at the Door
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“Were it not for mendacity and hypocrisy, there would be no discourse at all” – Ambrose Bierce "The zeal which begins with hypocrisy must co

Cider Apples 101
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Right at this very moment you can hear the ciders of 2012 being prepared for bottle or put to sleep in barrel. Ah, what a beautiful sound th

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2007
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I love the 2007 vintage in Tuscany. I am a traditionalist at heart and the vintages that show exactly how a grape variety should look to me

Greenstone Monastrell 2008
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    I felt like opening a white tonight but ended up cracking this instead. Really interesting nose. It’s a contrast of crushed mixed b

DiscoverVin - Domaine du Crampilh Madiran Vielles Vignes
www.discovervin.com.au

A delicious red wine from the Madiran region produced by Domaine Crampilh. Made form the indigenous grape of the region-tannat. French wine

My friend Bill Dhillon
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On the morning of January 26th this year, Australia Day, my friend Bill Dhillon passed away. At his side were his son Michael and his wife W

vino-review: Shobbrook Wines Nebbiolo 2010
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Shobbrook Wines Nebbiolo 2010. Now there are not too many Nebs from Australia that take my fancy as they mostly don't possess the struct

Is terroir relevant? — jamie goode's wine blog
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chalk limestone terroir. Some discussion on twitter at the moment about whether terroir is relevant to consumers. It's all a bit daft re

The Wines of Jura - An Overview
cambridgewineblogger.blogspot.com

From the outside, at least, Jura seems stuck in an oenological time-warp with its own ways and traditions that owe little to contemporary wi

The real cost of supermarkets
www.unscrewed.co.nz

This strategy is no good for the wine industry, as it becomes a necessary evil for wineries to have presence in the supermarkets. The local

Thomas Kiss Shiraz 2009 - Full Pour
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Thomas Kiss Shiraz 2009. 11 Dec 2011. This is the second of Andrew Thomas's 2009 Shirazes that I've tasted. The first impressed me a

Northern Rhone series 18, Equinoxe 2009 from Maxime Graillot — jamie goo...
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Archives. December 2011; November 2011; October 2011; September 2011; August 2011; July 2011; June 2011; May 2011; April 2011; March 2011; F

Hawks in danger of extinction in illegal hunting campaign
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Just one breeding pair of hen harriers is left in England, warns the RSPB, which claims gamekeepers on grouse moors are being ordered by lan

This is how I work post Christmas: spritz & emails…
ilvinodatavola.wordpress.com

Whilst we still have two @mondoimports vans on the road delivering stocks to restaurants in the Melbourne, there is definitely a more relaxe

Andrew Jefford: The Wine Writer is Dead
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Andrew Jefford: The Wine Writer is Dead. As some of you know, I just returned from about two weeks spent in Turkey, during which time I wand