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Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

A last wine review for 2014.  This wine from Penley Estate in Coonawarra was unexpectedly quite regal in bearing, and sufficiently so th...
Tarrahill Shiraz 2012

Tarrahill Shiraz 2012

Tarrahill is a small estate of 16 acres in the Yarra Valley owned and run by the Hamer family.  I am quite impressed with Jonathan's...
Christmas Wines 2014

Christmas Wines 2014

I am always excited by Christmas, a combination of the parent and child in me, seasoned with the creeping realisation that each year is anot...
Domaine de la Croix Irrésistible Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013

Domaine de la Croix Irrésistible Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013

This rosé speaks of salty, humid air, and long warm days.  A very light salmon in colour, it refreshes with its reminders of rose petals ...
Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2012

Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2012

Journeymen wines abound at the $15 to $20 price point for South Australian shiraz, and their story can be difficult to tell.  The express...
L'Escalier au Ciel Sauvignon Blanc 2012

L'Escalier au Ciel Sauvignon Blanc 2012

This is a very moreish and refreshing sauvignon blanc from south western France.  The wine comes from the appellation of IGP Atlantique , ...
Tahbilk Marsanne 2014

Tahbilk Marsanne 2014

The terrible events in Sydney this week have meant little writing, and those families affected, including most unhappily a former collea...
Château Gazin L'Hospitalet de Gazin Pomerol 2010

Château Gazin L'Hospitalet de Gazin Pomerol 2010

Château Gazin.  Source: www.gazin.com It wouldn't be a French chateaux website without the slight panic that ensues when the compute...
d'Arenberg The Cenosilicaphobic Cat Sagrantino Cinsault 2009

d'Arenberg The Cenosilicaphobic Cat Sagrantino Cinsault 2009

With the exception of the name d'Arenberg, it is probably not unfair to suggest that the rest of the label won't be entirely obvi...
View Road Wines "Picked by my wife" Arneis 2014

View Road Wines "Picked by my wife" Arneis 2014

Arneis is another grape variety of the Italian vanguard, it being native to Piemonte in north western Italy where it features in the DOC...
d'Arenberg The Money Spider Roussanne 2013

d'Arenberg The Money Spider Roussanne 2013

The texts describe roussanne as a rather sensitive soul in the vineyard, compared with its Rhône stablemate, marsanne.  The former has po...
Wild Duck Creek Estate Springflat Shiraz 2003

Wild Duck Creek Estate Springflat Shiraz 2003

At 11 years of age, this Heathcote shiraz from Wild Duck Creek Estate is in its drinking prime.  I come across 15% alcohol levels such as...

Arthurs Creek Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

I stumbled upon this Yarra Valley cabernet at a restaurant for the rather fair price of $50.  Not a trophy, or from the shores of Magrathea,...

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