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Stuart Robinson
It's all about the wine...
It's all about the wine...

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Trossen Spatburgunder Rosé 2015
Funky, yeasty, barnyard meets toffee Apple, wild strawberry. Certainly on the more interesting of where you often find Rosé. Soft and delicate, it springs a surprise with a burst of berry energy and spike of acidity. There's a minerally, quartz-like energy ...

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d'Arenberg Ironstone Pressings GSM 2013
As per the wine's title, a blend: Grenache (67%), Shiraz (28%) and a cameo from Mataro (5%). A cracking return to form. Earth, sweet crusted red fruit, cinnamon. Medium-full bodied, significant presence of red fruit, deeper bassy note (go Mataro!); powdery,...

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Yelland & Papps Sete Di Vino 2015
A blend of Primitivo (59%) and Barbera 51%.  Savoury, roasted nuts, meat, fennel - certainly Italianate. Medium-full, juicy, soft and cushioned in the mouth, a fair gobful of mixed berries backed up with a dark, savoury vein. Plummy hoi sin, black cherry - ...

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Bremerton Coulthard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Classic cassis, mulberry, a dusting of seasoning lifting proceedings.  Full bodied, has the plushness of fruit bound up with Oak. Classy entry level Cabernet without breaking the bank. 89   Tasted on: Monday 24th October, a Fruit day Source: Sample Price: $...

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Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache 2015
Pure, fresh - Cherry, raspberry prime centre. It gives suggestion to the style that will present itself.  Light, elegant, free from artifice. Red fruit, juicy acidity, fine-grained and sandy tannin that provides the structure.  Gentle length, finishes savou...

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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2015
2003 Saw the removal of some part of the Tiers vineyard, to be replanted to Bernard clones 95 and 96 with close planting of 1.5m, the fruiting wire just 0.5m above the ground. Just 200 dozen made. Florals, citrus, quince, ripe stonefruit. Mealy with a sugge...

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Wirra Wirra The Angelus Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
This is a superb release, even in youth where it's still somewhat jangly, it still brims with positivity and intent, and you can just see how the beautiful fruit will integrate over time. Smells beautiful from the get go: a very blue and purple release back...

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Yaldara Ruban Pinot Gris 2015
The very word Chateau immediately conjures up images of the Loire Valley or the distinguished maison of Bordeaux. We oft overlook some of the stunning historical architecture that Australian wineries call home.  Yaldara - meaning 'sparkling' in the local Ab...

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d'Arenberg The Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Chambourcin NV
Historically a varietal Chambourcin, but now includes a splash of Shiraz and Graciano. Plenty on the nose: hibiscus, strawberry, cherry - plenty of red fruit.  That carries through to the palate, it doesn't hold back, the strawberry if anything more promine...

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La Bise 'Le Petite Frais' Rosé 2016
'La Bise' (French for the kiss) is Tash Mooney's (ex-Fox Gordon) solo project. I can't avoid the temptation to talk of the kiss of strawberry ( fraise ) that leads here, fresh and fun in the glass. Delicate hints of spice waft from the glass, providing a li...
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