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Coombe Farm Pinot Noir 2012 and Coombe Farm Cabernet Merlot 2012

Coombe Farm Pinot Noir 2012 and Coombe Farm Cabernet Merlot 2012

Coombe Farm is situated in the Yarra Valley outside of Coldstream, and has approximately 60 hectares of vines planted.  I looked at their 20...
Yarrabank Cuvée Traditional Method Sparkling 2009

Yarrabank Cuvée Traditional Method Sparkling 2009

Yarrabank is the label of an Australian joint venture between Yering Station of the Yarra Valley and the ambitious Champagne co-operativ...
Toolangi Pinot Noir 2011

Toolangi Pinot Noir 2011

The 2011 vintage was not a great one in the Yarra Valley, with persistent rain and disease pressures a theme.  The pinot noirs I have rev...
Chateau Tour de Ségur 2010

Chateau Tour de Ségur 2010

Well folks, I'm back on deck after a torrid few weeks!  Wine continues to pile up at the door, and my WSET diploma studies continue a...
McAlister Vineyard, The McAlister 2005

McAlister Vineyard, The McAlister 2005

I've always wondered whether east Gippsland might be eminently suited to producing fine Bordeaux style wines.  It has lakes, proximity t...
Pepperilly Estate Wines Rosé 2011

Pepperilly Estate Wines Rosé 2011

This rosé from Pepperilly Estate is made from 70% cabernet sauvignon and 30% shiraz.  I was half hoping that this estate's rosé might ha...
Pepperilly Estate Wines Purple Patch 2010

Pepperilly Estate Wines Purple Patch 2010

Pepperilly Estate is situated in the Ferguson Valley in the Geographe region immediately north of the Margaret River region.  Geographe has ...

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IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting - 2013 vintage

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