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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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Bremerton Old Adam Shiraz 2012
Caution! Do not approach now. A hard one to call. Premium packaging here: tall, narrow bottle with a long neck housing a pristine plug of cork. Black fruit, a little liquer, touch of prune and oak, A black, dense mass; unashamedly big, brooding. Slick feel,...
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Cooks Lot Allotment 66 Pinot Gris 2014
Touch of bronzing ball applied here. Musky, hints of honeysuckle, pear, and suggestions of stonefruit. Mineral, nippy acid, barely there fruit, short in short. Bit of texture, but nay much else, Length just falls away on this occasion. Tasted on: Sunday 19t...
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Ridgemill Estate Pinot G 2014
The Australian Wine Research Institute developed a scale for the determination of whether a wine was a Grigio (typically crisp, apples, florals etc) or a Gris (poached pears, spice, textural). Ridgemill Estate undertook to see whether this wine, sensorily, ...
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Rusden Driftsand GSM 2012
Good gear from the Rusden label. Winemaker Christian Canute certainly seems one that marches to his own beat, his wines - Barossan for sure, but with his own unique signature. More reviews to follow, but they certainly carry a lightness and freshness to the...
Good gear from the Rusden label. Winemaker Christian Canute certainly seems one that marches to his own beat, his wines - Barossan for sure, but with his own unique signature. More reviews to follow, but they certainly carry ...
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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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Windowrie The Mill Chardonnay 2014
This is extraordinary value at the members price of $12.54 per bottle and still fair  drinking at a dollar under twenty.  A lovely pale straw on the pour. Stonefruit, a little green melon, residual oak via a little creamy cashew - augments the fruit on intr...
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Redbank Sunday Morning Pinot Gris 2014
Spiced, and poached pear; vanilla, mere hints of florals - magnolia perhaps, a little musk and Turkish delight. The spice carries through to the palate, a consistent and pleasing presence throughout. It's textural, yes, but with enough balancing backbone to...
Spiced, and poached pear; vanilla, mere hints of florals - magnolia perhaps, a little musk and Turkish delight. The spice carries through to the palate, a consistent and pleasing presence throughout. It's textural, yes, but...
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"Hen's Teeth" - Wine and Food Event
Tickets are available for our 19th May tasting via Eventbrite here hen ’s  teeth plural form of  hen's tooth ( idiomatic ) anything very rare or impossible to obtain is said to be  like finding hen's teeth . OK, so we maybe stretching the idiom here - but t...
Tickets are available for our 19th May tasting via Eventbrite here hen’s teeth plural form of hen's tooth (idiomatic) anything very rare or impossible to obtain is said to be like finding hen's teeth. OK, so we maybe st...
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Angullong Pinot Grigio 2014
I've been impressed with the Angullong wines of late, that good impression is continued here with this appropriately called Pinot Grigio. Pear and green apple - pronounced aromatics here, certainly of its variety. Small presence of some guava-esque tropical...
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Hither & Yon Aglianico 2013
Licorice root, amaro/bitter wood and herb - deliciously savoury with a dark undercurrent. Yet, for that darkness, it squarely fits the H&Y profile of producing deliciously appealing wines. Fruit, by way of cherry and plum, with a moreish tang and juiciness....
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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
www.thevinsomniac.com

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
www.ratfaced.com

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
thewinerules.wordpress.com

“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
cookedandbottledinbrunswick.blogspot.com

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