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Bernhard Huber Malterdinger Spätburgunder 2015

Bernhard Huber Malterdinger Spätburgunder 2015

This is a very good pinot noir from Bernard Huber in Baden, Germany.  Stylistically, it is much closer to Burgundy than new world pinot n...
Craiglee Shiraz 2013

Craiglee Shiraz 2013

I've had some very good Craiglee shiraz over the years.  The 2013 however appears to be a lesser vintage.  Its aroma reminds of red f...
Shaw Wines Vineyard Estate Merlot Canberra District 2014

Shaw Wines Vineyard Estate Merlot Canberra District 2014

This is a very good merlot from Shaw Wines and the Canberra district.  The aroma reminds of cedar, black fruits, dusty plums and soy.  Th...
La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc 2000

La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc 2000

From the very good 2000 vintage in Bordeaux, La Demoiselle is the second wine of Sociando-Mallet.    The wine is initially shy in bearing...
Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rosé 2018

Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rosé 2018

This is a well presented, dry rosé from Yalumba in South Australia.  Its aroma reminds of florals and twigs.  The palate is dry, crisp an...
Gartelmann Rylstone Mudgee Petit Verdot 2015

Gartelmann Rylstone Mudgee Petit Verdot 2015

Petit verdot is more traditionally seen in blends rather than on its own, but it can work well in warm to hot climates and this is a very...

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