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Stockman's Ridge Savagnin 2013
Pale green wine of moderate intensity; aromatics of honeydew melon, kiwi fruit and citrus. Buttery, butter-menthols, some semblance of green fruit that carries through, but is held up against a slightly hard back palate. Overall a balanced wine, just a bit ...
Pale green wine of moderate intensity; aromatics of honeydew melon, kiwi fruit and citrus. Buttery, butter-menthols, some semblance of green fruit that carries through, but is held up against a slightly hard back palate. Ov...
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Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Montepulciano 2013
Fresh Mediterranean herb (Thyme, oregano) over a base of fruit. Inviting, appealing - Italianate? Has a little earthen truffle, some woody spice with bright blue-ish fruit writ large across its attractive profile. Medium bodied, rounded, plump - perhaps. Go...
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Ridgemill Estate 'Hungry Horse' Monastrell Tempranillo Garnacha 2012
A Spanish inspired blend of Monastrell, Tempranillo, Garnacha (1/3rd each)  Opens with some meat and funk, black fruit, some floral lift perhaps; rather, fruits of the forest come to dominate.  Easy going nature about the palate, fresh-as-you-like acidity t...
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Yelland & Papps Devote Roussanne 2014
Fresh! Whack - sensory assault: florals, honey, golden delicious and nashi pear in the mix too. Alcohol down on the 2013: mid-11 here compared to 13% on the previous year. Apparently both picked at the same baumé, around high 11s. Mealy, honeyed, creamy por...
Fresh! Whack - sensory assault: florals, honey, golden delicious and nashi pear in the mix too. Alcohol down on the 2013: mid-11 here compared to 13% on the previous year. Apparently both picked at the same baumé, around hi...
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d'Arenberg High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Sweet, fudgey edge - bit of roasted capsicum that veers to the briny touch of olive skin. A cornucopia of black fruit on the palate, sweet edge, perky and pert acid. Structure is good, slightly rough, bit of cranberry-esque red fruit. Brings together region...
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View Road Wines Chardonnay 2012
Sourced from the Swaby Vineyard - up near the Botanic Gardens in the Adelaide Hills - a vineyard also used as a fruit source by Michael Hall, BK Wines and Yalumba. Oxidative notes on the nose, giving that nuttiness and bruised apple complexity. The palate s...
Sourced from the Swaby Vineyard - up near the Botanic Gardens in the Adelaide Hills - a vineyard also used as a fruit source by Michael Hall, BK Wines and Yalumba. Oxidative notes on the nose, giving that nuttiness and brui...
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Rusden Black Guts Shiraz 2012
An interesting composition, but composed and assured it is. Dry, dusty earth aromatics - baked in the sun, not stewed. A little sweet spice, cinnamon, with a handful of dried grass and herb thrown in for good measure. Full of body, yet trim and light. Not u...
An interesting composition, but composed and assured it is. Dry, dusty earth aromatics - baked in the sun, not stewed. A little sweet spice, cinnamon, with a handful of dried grass and herb thrown in for good measure. Ful...
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Yelland and Papps Devote Shiraz Roussanne 2013
Third consecutive vintage of this - somewhat uncommon - blend.  Black fruit by way of blackcurrant, mulberry and a little plummy depth - gives way to a little green leaf and orchard fruit. Suggestion of olive skin, citrus peel - and with time that citrus is...
Third consecutive vintage of this - somewhat uncommon - blend.  Black fruit by way of blackcurrant, mulberry and a little plummy depth - gives way to a little green leaf and orchard fruit. Suggestion of olive skin, citrus p...
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Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Nero d'Avola 2014
A bigger, riper manifestation of a variety that is making a name for itself across a few select regions in South Australia. Initially it presents itself as smokey, dusty, a little ash over ripe cherry; the patient will be rewarded, with time it's more about...
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Rusden Christine's Vineyard Grenache 2012
The block the fruit for this wine was drawn from is cited as winemaker Christian Canute's mother's favourite, it doesn't state whether she is Christine. A polarising wine stylistically - a shake of the head from the individual I shared this with confirms th...
The block the fruit for this wine was drawn from is cited as winemaker Christian Canute's mother's favourite, it doesn't state whether she is Christine. A polarising wine stylistically - a shake of the head from the individ...
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Alkoomi Blackbutt Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
A blend of  Cabernet Sauvignon (63%), Malbec (20%), Merlot (10%), Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc (at 3.5% each). Interestingly released as a six year old. Showing that time in bottle. Dusty, dried leaf matter, blackcurrant leaf. Has a distinct 'purple' fee...
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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2013
A little sweet grass, ripe stonefruit, and vanilla accented nougat oak. 'Golden' is a sense I found myself being drawn to more than once, a little honey and floral edges here too. Full in the mouth, an impressive wine of weight and substance. Citrus, stonef...
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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
allaboutcider.blogspot.com

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
ilvinodatavola.wordpress.com

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
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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