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Ridgemill Estate Riesling 2017
Winemaker Peter McGlashan: " My first Riesling was in 2013 [ review ], I have been playing around with yeast and treatments for Riesling, while they have been quite good in the QLD context of Riesling, I thought it has potential to be so much more. In the p...
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Matriarch and Rogue Alice Shiraz 2016
Evocative floral perfume here, lavender and violets over Plum and and blue fruit aspects. Chinese five spice adds another element, depth and intrigue. Medium bodied, fine and sandy tannin - certainly a wine of elegance on first glance. There's an element of...
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Alkoomi Black Label Shiraz Viognier 2016
Smokey, Plummy, biscuity, nutty. Exudes a cool and dark presence, feels tight and somewhat shy. There's black Cherry at its heart, a tail of licorice and a good rub of gravelly tannin. Good going, a cool wine from a cool region.  89 Tasted on: Tuesday 3rd A...
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Angullong Fossil Hill Barbera 2016
"De-stemmed with 20 percent left as whole berries for fermentation in order to create complexity and silkier tannins. It was matured in French oak puncheons (20% new) for 12 months. The hallmark of Barbera being its natural acidity". Meaty and savoury, on o...
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Heartland First Release Malbec 2016
Despite the name, this is actually the second release of the wine from Heartland. Six Barrels, 100% Malbec, all new French oak Shy initially, taking its own sweet time to begin to unfurl. It's 100% Malbec from Langhorne Creek and it's home prior to bottling...
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d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2015
Dead Arm, d'Arenberg and McLaren Vale. Each integral to the other. Rich, a touch figgy, heady and a mix of dark black fruit that emanates from glass.  Black fruits, sweeter accents on entry, tannin that resolves to something fine and yet gravelly. B lack ol...
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d'Arenberg The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Eighteen bucks and delivers in spades, the blackcurrant truck was well and truly backed up for this release, repeatedly. Primarily fruit driven, latent savoury hints sit in the background: black olive, tomato leaf and herb.  Fresh, tangy with acidity in tun...
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Ferngrove Off-Dry Riesling 2017
Ooh, this one's a goer, more of the tropical mien to it - think something like a mandarin and lime marmalade, a little cumquat for good measure.  The aroma carries more of that subtle minerality that you might suspect betrays a sweetness within. More of tha...
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Patina Scandalous Riesling 2016
Not quite sure what the scandal is here, a Riesling with higher levels of sugar can be one of life's great pleasures. Perhaps the scandal is that the drinking masses are not aware of this (" It may be false, it may be true;  but nothing has been proved ") ....
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d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
This 2015 release was polarising. Day 1 it was sullen and the body inconsistent. A day later it was a different beast, rewarding the patient. Salt bush, bay, blackcurrant lurks in the background, with damson. There's cedar wood offering a delightful seasoni...
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