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Printhie MCC Chardonnay 2011

Printhie MCC Chardonnay 2011

Printhie's Mt Canabolas Collection (MCC) chardonnay from the 2011 vintage is another good chardonnay from the Orange region.  It has ...
Swinging Bridge Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Swinging Bridge Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Gee, there's some interest here in this chardonnay from the Orange region.  Aromatics of spice, minerals, grapefruit and lemon, with ...
Xanadu Next of Kin Chardonnay 2011

Xanadu Next of Kin Chardonnay 2011

Xanadu's Next of Kin chardonnay from the 2011 vintage is a pretty sound wine for $18. Quite aromatic for the grape variety, it re...
And then the Gods smiled: a first growth Bordeaux tasting of the 2008 vintage

And then the Gods smiled: a first growth Bordeaux tasting of the 2008 vintage

Stratospheric pricing means that certain wines that helped to define previous generations of wine lovers and wine writers are out of the rea...
Chateau Tahbilk Cabernet 1971

Chateau Tahbilk Cabernet 1971

This cabernet, opened some 42 years after its vintage, speaks from a different and distant past.  But its reach is neither a cold nor conf...
Santa Cristina Toscana IGT 2010

Santa Cristina Toscana IGT 2010

This wine is a blend of sangiovese, cabernet, merlot and syrah.  While not unpleasant, its convincing attributes were few.  Aromatically...
Patina Scandalous Riesling 2012

Patina Scandalous Riesling 2012

The name "Scandalous" suggests that this is not a serious wine, much to my mind as might a picture of a rabbit.  I wonder whethe...
Paul Durdilly Beaujolais 2011

Paul Durdilly Beaujolais 2011

Beaujolais, a part of Burgundy in name rather than perhaps reputation, faces its share of criticism, much of it deserved. That does no...
Queensland wine?  Why not.

Queensland wine? Why not.

Beginnings My initial experience with Queensland wine was a rather awkward one.  On return after a long day travelling in the beautiful Da...

Printhie MCC Shiraz 2011

Printhie's MCC shiraz from 2011 presents particularly well aromatically.  Wafts of pepper, dried herbs and plums remind of a hypotheti...

Patina Riesling 2012

Patina in Orange have produced a fairly classically styled riesling here, with the slight twist of retaining 8g/l of residual sugar.  A pa...
Scotchmans Hill Cornelius Single Vineyard Syrah 2009

Scotchmans Hill Cornelius Single Vineyard Syrah 2009

Scotchmans Hill's Cornelius syrah is not cheap at around $50 to $60, but it certainly showed well.  And I didn't even notice it...
Provenance Wines Shiraz 2008

Provenance Wines Shiraz 2008

Geelong is my favourite local region for pinot noir, and it turns out that the region can make some pretty good medium bodied shiraz too ...

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