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Paul Blanck Schlossberg Grand Cru Alsace Riesling 2011

Paul Blanck Schlossberg Grand Cru Alsace Riesling 2011

Schlossberg is an 80 hectare grand cru in Alsace that is situated eight kilometres from Colmar, overlooking the Weiss Valley.  The Vins A...
Mr. Mick Rosé Clare Valley 2018

Mr. Mick Rosé Clare Valley 2018

The Mr. Mick rosé is made by Tim Adams in the Clare Valley and from the unlikely combination of sangiovese, tempranillo and mourvèdre.  I...
Pierre-Yves Colin Morey Saint-Aubin Le Banc 2010

Pierre-Yves Colin Morey Saint-Aubin Le Banc 2010

Saint-Aubin is probably not the best known of the Burgundian appellations.  It is in the Côte de Beaune and neighbours Puligny Montrachet...
Zuccardi Q Valle de Uco Malbec Argentina 2016

Zuccardi Q Valle de Uco Malbec Argentina 2016

Valle de Uco is southwest of Mendoza in Argentina, and is favourably regarded.  This particular malbec provides a contrast to the Cahors ...
Château du Cèdre Héritage Cahors Malbec 2015

Château du Cèdre Héritage Cahors Malbec 2015

This is a good malbec from Cahors in south western France.  Less deeply coloured and fruity than its equivalents in Argentina, it has res...
Devil's Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Devil's Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Devil's Lair is a brand owned by Treasury Wine Estates and this is the 2014 vintage of their cabernet sauvignon from the Margaret Riv...

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