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John Glaetzer John's Blend Margarete's Shiraz 2009

John Glaetzer John's Blend Margarete's Shiraz 2009

Before I head off to the old world, a review of a delicious old style of South Australian shiraz from Langhorne Creek.  This is a lovely ...
Toolangi Chardonnay 2013

Toolangi Chardonnay 2013

Toolangi's 2013 chardonnay is another good release from Toolangi in the Yarra Valley.  Performing above its price point, the wine ha...
St Mary's Carillon 2013

St Mary's Carillon 2013

St Mary's is a winery that exhibits - to taste - all the hallmarks of Coonwarra's classic terra rossa soils, yet for reasons whic...
Poggerino Chianti Classico 2005

Poggerino Chianti Classico 2005

Poggerino's Chianti Classico is a label I have largely forgotten about for no particular reason.  This  example drawn straight from ...
Lowe Organic Shiraz Block 8 Mudgee 2012

Lowe Organic Shiraz Block 8 Mudgee 2012

Like the 2011 vintage, I found the 2012 release of Lowe's Block 8 organic shiraz to be serious in intent.  The 2012 vintage has aro...
Ten Minutes by Tractor Wallis Chardonnay 2012

Ten Minutes by Tractor Wallis Chardonnay 2012

This is another very good release by Ten Minutes by Tractor.  From P58 chardonnay vines planted in 1992 (20 years old at vintage), the vi...
Taylors Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Taylors Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This wine, a somewhat geographically unlikely coupling of cabernet sauvignon from Clare Valley and Coonawarra (being more than 450 kilome...
New release 2011s from d'Arenberg: The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, The Dead Arm Shiraz 2011 and The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2011

New release 2011s from d'Arenberg: The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, The Dead Arm Shiraz 2011 and The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2011

A lot has been written of the 2011 vintage in south eastern Australia.  There was even a cheeky question on a WSET exam a few years ago invi...
Some new release whites: Ten Minutes by Tractor Pinot Gris 2013 and Ten Minutes by Tractor Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Some new release whites: Ten Minutes by Tractor Pinot Gris 2013 and Ten Minutes by Tractor Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Here are a couple of good new white releases from Ten Minutes by Tractor. 2013 Pinot Gris Pinot gris is the Mornington Peninsula'...

Update

Just a short note to share that I am off to Chablis, Burgundy and the Beaujolais region in a few weeks time, and expect that I will soon hav...
Topper's Mountain Gewurtztraminer 2014

Topper's Mountain Gewurtztraminer 2014

Gewürtztraminer works here in the hands of Topper's Mountain in New England.  It could even be a new benchmark for this grape variety...
Riversdale Estate Crater Chardonnay 2011

Riversdale Estate Crater Chardonnay 2011

Two Tasmanian wines in a row, this time a neat and tidy chardonnay from Riversdale Estate in the Coal River Valley.  Despite its coolish...
Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

I've tried a few Domaine A cabernet sauvignons now, the '98 here joining the '06 and the '01.  Overall, I am impressed. ...
Taylors Wines Jaraman Shiraz 2013

Taylors Wines Jaraman Shiraz 2013

Taylors' Jaraman shiraz from the 2013 vintage has its fruit sourced from two regions - 65% from the Clare Valley, and 35% from McLar...

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