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Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

The price of Vasse Felix's cabernet sauvignon has crept up a little to the mid $30s and it's from the 2011 vintage.  These would...
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Great mailing lists

Over time, I have endeavoured to join the mailing lists of many favourite local wine producers.  The opportunity to have access to go...
Lark Hill Grüner Veltliner 2014

Lark Hill Grüner Veltliner 2014

I look forward each year to the release of Lark Hill's grüner veltliner, such is its anticipated quality.  And the 2014 vintage, desp...
Hewitson Ned & Henry's Shiraz Mourvèdre 2012

Hewitson Ned & Henry's Shiraz Mourvèdre 2012

This is one of those "good ordinary" wines that I write up too few of.  Its aromatics remind of plum, meat, pepper, spice and b...
Chateau La Tour du Pin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2009

Chateau La Tour du Pin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2009

Chateau La Tour du Pin's 2009 vintage is initially a little closed and lacking in intensity in its mouthfeel.  It does however build ...
Lark Hill Sangiovese 2013

Lark Hill Sangiovese 2013

Sangiovese is a grape that appears yet to find its true place in Australian soil and Lark Hill is a winery that produces some very good w...
Château Bonalgue Pomerol 2009

Château Bonalgue Pomerol 2009

This appealingly affordable Pomerol is another good wine from the 2009 Bordeaux vintage.  It is fashioned by Château Bonalgue and is a bl...
Château Les Hauts-Conseillants Lalande de Pomerol 2009

Château Les Hauts-Conseillants Lalande de Pomerol 2009

If you take any message away from my various writings, let it be this: if you have any inclination towards the wines of Bordeaux, buy as ...
Teusner Albert Shiraz 2012

Teusner Albert Shiraz 2012

Tuesner's Albert shiraz ably fulfils any brief for high quality, full bodied Barossan shiraz.  The 2012 vintage is a very good releas...
Hahndorf Hill GRU Gruner Veltliner 2014

Hahndorf Hill GRU Gruner Veltliner 2014

This is another excellent gruner veltliner release from Hahndorf Hill in the Adelaide Hills.  I can't help thinking that it improves ...
Montalto Pennon Hill Chardonnay 2013

Montalto Pennon Hill Chardonnay 2013

This is a very smart chardonnay from Montalto.  Aromatically, it is very restrained, with muted notes of lemon, stone and bread.  The pa...
Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz 2010

Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz 2010

Forgive me for the short note on such an outstanding wine, but I was too busy drinking it.  Kilikanoon's 2010 Oracle shiraz is a reso...
Lowe Nullo Mountain Late Harvest Riesling 2013

Lowe Nullo Mountain Late Harvest Riesling 2013

There's something innately fascinating to me about a vineyard planted at the sub alpine altitude of 1,180 metres in Australia.  I'...
Chateau de la Prégentière Rosé de Provence 2012

Chateau de la Prégentière Rosé de Provence 2012

I recall tasting this wine's quite lovely rosé sibling some weeks ago here .  Well, by weeks, in fact I mean months; time just passes...
Lowe Mudgee Blue Cabernet Shiraz 2012

Lowe Mudgee Blue Cabernet Shiraz 2012

Over the last few years, it has become apparent that the Mudgee region - a region I have only relatively recently become acquainted with ...
Pink Lady Cider Co Apple Cider

Pink Lady Cider Co Apple Cider

Just for something a bit different today, here's a review of an apple cider.  The purveyor said it was dry and in a Normande style, ...
Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz 2010

Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz 2010

Tim Adams' Aberfeldy shiraz joins my list of outstanding wine.  I very much enjoyed the 2009 vintage (reviewed here ), but the 2010 v...
Topper's Mountain Bricolage Blanc 2013

Topper's Mountain Bricolage Blanc 2013

Blends are underrated in my view.  This wine from Topper's Mountain is an ostensibly unlikely blend of chardonnay, gewurtztraminer, ...
De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2009

De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2009

For no particular reason, I haven't tried a De Bortoli Noble One for years.  The 2009 vintage here is a particularly welcome return ...
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More publishing

This is just a short note to let you know that one of my more recent posts on carignan has also wended its way into the Vinodiversity wi...
Montalto Estate Chardonnay 2013

Montalto Estate Chardonnay 2013

Source: www.montalto.com.au The 2013 vintage is an excellent release of Montalto's Estate Chardonnay.  It has aromatics of gun flint...
d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2010

d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2010

This is the last of d'Arenberg's new releases of their top of the line range.  The 2010 vintage of "The Ironstone Pressings&...
Laubade Floc de Gascogne NV

Laubade Floc de Gascogne NV

Six odd years of wine study, roughly five years of writing, and this is the first time I've come across a Floc de Gascogne .  At thi...
d'Arenberg The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

d'Arenberg The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Cabernet sauvignon is not something that necessarily comes to mind when I think of McLaren Vale.  However, that the wine will not resembl...
Montalto Estate Pinot Noir 2013

Montalto Estate Pinot Noir 2013

Montalto's Estate Pinot Noir from the 2013 vintage is a very good wine indeed.  It has aromatics that are savoury in impression with ...

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