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Australian wine blogs: surveying the scene in 2012

With Australia day shortly upon us, it seemed an appropriate moment to pen a few thoughts on the wine blogging scene in Australia in 2012.  ...
Amiral de Beychevelle 2008

Amiral de Beychevelle 2008

Amiral de Beychevelle is the second wine of the distinctively labelled and well known Saint-Julien estate, Chateau Beychevelle.  In 2008, in...

Fraser Gallop Chardonnay 2010

I have observed Fraser Gallop's chardonnay over a couple of years now, see reviews of the 2005 and 2009  (in an omnibus lineup at "...
Quealy Pinot Grigio 2010

Quealy Pinot Grigio 2010

I tried this wine from Quealy at the rather cool  Merricks General Store , the sort of place that personifies summer.   The wine?  On ...
Campbells Rutherglen Classic Muscat

Campbells Rutherglen Classic Muscat

This wine really is a must buy, and an excellent example of the exemplary fortified muscats of Rutherglen in north eastern Victoria.  The wi...
Henriques & Henriques 15 year old Malmsey

Henriques & Henriques 15 year old Malmsey

I have been tasting a few Madeiras recently, and Jesse Lewis over on Good Drop wrote one up recently as well, suggesting my pursuit is not ...
Chateau Potensac 2008

Chateau Potensac 2008

Chateau Potensac's 2008 vintage sees a welcome return to form for this producer following the difficult 2007 vintage, reviewed here . ...
Tyrrell's Stevens Vineyard Semillon 2007

Tyrrell's Stevens Vineyard Semillon 2007

And so it is, just like you said it would be ... A semillon from the Hunter Valley that is very good indeed.  Tyrrell's Stevens Vineyard...

Luke Lambert Nebbiolo 2010

Luke Lambert continues to produce very good quality wines from the Heathcote region, in small quantities - this wine sees only 168 dozen bot...
Chateau Lagarde Saint-Emilion 2009

Chateau Lagarde Saint-Emilion 2009

The 2009 vintage of Chateau Lagarde is a lovely Saint-Emilion wine that is particularly good value.  It is a blend of 73% merlot, 25% cabern...
Chateau Haut-Vigneau Pessac-Leognan 2009

Chateau Haut-Vigneau Pessac-Leognan 2009

Much has been written on the 2009 Bordeaux vintage, it being largely universally regarded as among the great Bordeaux vintages.  This too fr...

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Cloudy Bay has the distinction of being a "region defining" wine.  It helped put the Marlborough wine region, and its unique sauvi...

Felton Road Pinot Noir 2005

Beautiful but flawed. I am referring though to Felton Road's website, rather than their wine. The wine, as might be expected of such ...

Grosset Springvale Riesling 2011

Grosset's wines make for an easy restaurant choice: an excellent producer, yet often not too expensive.   I found the 2011 vintage of Gr...
Chateau Lalande-Borie Saint-Julien 2008

Chateau Lalande-Borie Saint-Julien 2008

The 2008 vintage of Chateau Lalande-Borie from Saint-Julien situated in the left bank of Bordeaux is a very good wine for its price point. T...

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