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Waipara Hills Pinot Noir 2012

Waipara Hills Pinot Noir 2012

You, like me, may have the feeling that New Zealand is well represented with wine regions beginning with "W".  The Waipara regi...
Bakkheia Tripartite 2011

Bakkheia Tripartite 2011

Bakkheia have produced a very enjoyable grenache, shiraz and mourvedre (GSM) blend here from the Geographe region in Western Australia....
Gartelmann Benjamin Semillon 2013

Gartelmann Benjamin Semillon 2013

Gartelmann is a small producer situated in Lovedale in the Hunter Valley.  The winery has produced a very good Hunter Valley semillon h...
Topper's Mountain Barbera 2010

Topper's Mountain Barbera 2010

Barbera is a versatile grape, capable of a wide range of wine styles in its home in Italy.  The New England Australia region is a lesser ...
Bakkhei United & Undaunted Mourvedre 2011

Bakkhei United & Undaunted Mourvedre 2011

Bakkhei is a small producer in the warm Geographe wine region south of Perth, and north of the Margaret River.  This is the first of thei...
Langtons Classification Tasting: September 2013

Langtons Classification Tasting: September 2013

The Langtons auction house classification tasting has quickly become one of the "must attend" tastings on the Australian wine ca...
Josmeyer Le Kottabe Riesling 1999

Josmeyer Le Kottabe Riesling 1999

This is a very good riesling from Josmeyer, an excellent producer in the Alsace region of France.  The Le Kottabe riesling is sourced fro...
Leo Buring Leonay Riesling 1994

Leo Buring Leonay Riesling 1994

There aren't many table wines that you can (mostly) confidently drink at 19 years of age.  Dry rieslings from the Eden Valley and Cla...
Fowles Wine Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz 2009

Fowles Wine Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz 2009

A fairly unserious, if memorable label.  I understand the 2008 vintage of the "Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch" shiraz from the St...
Wendouree Shiraz 2011

Wendouree Shiraz 2011

Wendouree's 2011 shiraz is another successful wine from a difficult vintage in the Clare Valley region. It has aromatics of brooding ...
Mount Langi Ghiran Langi Shiraz 2000

Mount Langi Ghiran Langi Shiraz 2000

The 2000 vintage in the Grampians saw a hot summer, and rain in autumn.  Mount Langi handled their top label 2000 "Langi" shira...
Lerida Estate Lake George Pinot Noir 2011

Lerida Estate Lake George Pinot Noir 2011

The vineyard for Lerida Estate's pinot noir is situated at approximately 680m of altitude near Lake George north of Canberra.  A ligh...

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