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Thorn Clarke Morello Nebbiolo 2005

An aroma of chalky plums.  A palate of high tannins, high acid, and varietal typicity.  Good.  85 points.

Chateau de Sales 2003

With time, I find that I am appreciating more and more the wines of Pomerol and its satellites. Consumed from a half bottle, this wine had a...

Frescobaldi Remole IGT Toscana 2007

An aroma of cherries.  A rather raw palate of cherries, with notable tannins and acid.  Good food wine.  83 points.

Lindemans Steven Vineyard Bin 9825 Shiraz 1999

An aroma of leather, menthol, blackberry fruit and anise.  A palate of plums and soft lingering length.  In its prime.  86 points.

Sallys Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

A label unknown (at least to me), so I did not know what to expect.  I was rather pleasantly surprised.  Deeply coloured, with an aroma of c...

La Chappelle de Calon 2005

This wine is the second wine of Chateau Calon-Segur of troisième cru classé fame of the 1855 Bordeaux classification.  An aroma of black fr...

Penfolds Five Star Club Port 1956

An aroma of delicate raisins.  A similar palate with nice length.  Very good.  86+ points.

Seppeltsfield Grand Muscat

An extremely strong aroma of dried raisins.  A palate also dominated by raisins, with some length.  Good but not outstandingly so.  80 point...

Penfolds Grange 1970

Oh the disappointment of a poorly stored bottle.  Tasted blind, there was a very identifiable roast coffee aroma.  The aroma was otherwise a...

Purple Sands Pinot Noir 2004

From vineyards unknown comes this wine.  A very muted aroma, with some menthol notes.  A palate with a simple cherry flavour.  79 points.

Orlando St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

An aroma of pepper, brine and some mint notes.  A palate of pepper and plums.  Tasted blind it tasted rather like a cabernet/shiraz blend.  ...

Jacobs Creek St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

I recently reviewed the 2005 vintage of this wine.  The 2003 version is rather more impressive.  An aroma of red fruits, oak and black frui...

Andraos Bros Olde Winilba Chardonnay 1999

This wine was unfortunately rather oxidised.  Deeply coloutred.  An aroma with a vegemite, herbs, yeast and oxidised note.  A palate with ni...

Outlook Hill Reserve Chardonnay 2005

I must admit I quite like this wine; it, to me at least, appears identifiably from the Yarra Valley region when tasted blind.  Perhaps the Y...

Silverwings 98 Sparkling

I have tried this wine a couple of times now, and while it would not be mistaken for a champagne and is not particularly to my taste, this w...

Chateau St Georges St Emilion 1998

Another wine reviewed from the St Emilion region outside of Bordeaux.  An aroma of soft black fruits, spices and cigar box.  A palate with m...

Chateau Galius Grand Cru 1994

I haven't seen this wine before in Australia, and I suspect it is not easy to find.  Nonetheless, it is worth looking out for.  A rather...

Chateau Fombrauge Grand Cru 2006

This is a very good wine and is worth seeking out.  Deeply coloured, with an aroma of rich red plums.  A palate with good length and fruit, ...

Piper Heidsieck Red Label NV

Piper Heidsieck is a good value, reliable Champagne that punches above its weight.  An aroma of toast and bread.  A citrus dominated palate....

Crittenden Estate Cut Cane Cabernet 2006

An aroma of pleasant black fruits.  A pleasant palate with somewhat elevated tannins.  13.5%av.  83 points.

Rogers & Rufus Rosé 2009

Made from grenache, this rosé was pleasant.  An aroma of simple pleasant stone fruits.  A palate with a slight "alcohol" note on t...

Yarrawood Tall Tales Shiraz 2005

Aroma of quite intense spice and oak, with a wiff of alcohol.  With 14.7%av, this perhaps is not a surprise.  A palate with plums, length an...

Jacquesson Cuvee 733 Brut NV

This is quite a distinct champagne that almost delivered.  A rather fantastic aroma of yeast, and nuts, with an almost chocolately note.  Th...

Poggerino Chianti Classico 2007

Though vintage variation is apparent, Poggerino is a relatively safe bet in the sometimes variable world of Chianti Classico.  An aroma of d...

Dalwhinnie Shiraz 2007

Dalwhinnie from the Pyrenees in Western Victoria make some very good wines, and has been a favourite producer of mine for some time.  This w...

Torbreck The Steading Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz 2006

From the heavily praised Torbreck, I found this wine interesting and well made with good fruit, yet it wasn't a wine that I personally o...

Yeringberg Chardonnay 2006

There are some wines that I just generally like, and Yeringberg's chardonnay appears to be among them.  An aroma of light oak, exotic fr...

Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Riserva Rufina 2005

An aroma of cherries.  A palate with balance, good length (10 seconds plus) and a lingering though not intense flavour.  A very good wine.  ...

Tamellini Soave 2007

I haven't tried a lot of Italian Soave (made from the garganega grape in North Eastern Italy), but this wine was really quite interestin...

Jacobs Creek St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

A deeply coloured wine.  An aroma of mainly oak, with a palate of mixed oak and black fruits.  A bit rich in style for a cabernet sauvignon ...

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