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Ten Minutes by Tractor McCutcheon Chardonnay 2012

Ten Minutes by Tractor McCutcheon Chardonnay 2012

This is the most sublime of the Ten Minutes by Tractor chardonnays I have tasted.  The aromatics are alluring, reminding of lemon and cas...
St Mary's House Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

St Mary's House Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This is another good release cabernet sauvignon from St Mary's winery in Penola, where a Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon is produced in...
Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz 2012

Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz 2012

A first time tasting of Greenock Creek's "Alices Shiraz".  The 2012 vintage in particular.  It has high toned aromatics of ...
Jim Barry Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Jim Barry Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Jim Barry's Cover Drive cabernet sauvignon is a reliable wine.  Only the GI of "South Australia" is claimed on the label.  ...
The Mâconnais to Beaujolais

The Mâconnais to Beaujolais

The second last instalment of my tour de Burgundy, covers the Mâcon through to Beaujolais.  These two regions are perhaps unquestionably the...
Aramis Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Aramis Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A producer previously untried.  Leaf and plum aromatics typical of cabernet sauvignon grown in McLaren Vale.  The palate has medium len...

Yeringberg Shiraz 2011

Yeringberg is a very good Yarra Valley producer whose wines I don't have enough of in the cellar.  As much as I enjoy their wines, they ...
Patina Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Patina Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

This is a thought provoking cabernet sauvignon from Patina, released with 8 years of age on it.  The wine shows that the region and this ...
Beane to Buxy, with some practice blending along the way

Beane to Buxy, with some practice blending along the way

The next instalment of my Burgundy trip is from Beaune to Buxy, with a little blending along the way. Last stop in Beaune Last but n...
Angullong Fossil Hill Barbera 2013

Angullong Fossil Hill Barbera 2013

Barbera is a grape variety that is very adaptable in Italy, and capable of many styles.  This style from Angullong in Orange appears more...
Fox Creek Shiraz 2013

Fox Creek Shiraz 2013

This is a typical expression of McLaren Vale shiraz from Fox Creek.  The aromatics remind of plums and cedar.  The palate is a soft and g...
Pipers Brook Gewürtztraminer 2014

Pipers Brook Gewürtztraminer 2014

If I had to choose where to plant vines in Australia, starting today, I would choose Tasmania.  This Pipers Brook gewürtztraminer is a go...
Chateau Doyac Haut-Médoc 2009

Chateau Doyac Haut-Médoc 2009

A return to regular transmission with this 2009 Bordeaux release.  That is, it is a very good.  I would suggest decanting it for it to s...
Domaine Bellegarde Cuvée Tradition 2012

Domaine Bellegarde Cuvée Tradition 2012

Crossing seas now back to France, this is a good Jurançon.  It is not overly sweet, and therefore, I think this style is probably better ...
Angullong Fossil Hill Sangiovese 2013

Angullong Fossil Hill Sangiovese 2013

I'm yet to taste any truly benchmark sangiovese grown on Australian soil, but at their best locally, they are crafted in what I woul...
Bloodwood Cabernet Franc 2014

Bloodwood Cabernet Franc 2014

There are so few cabernet franc wines in Australia that work for my palate, but this one does.  Deeply coloured for the grape, its aromat...
Beaune

Beaune

The next instalment of my wine trip is Beaune proper, which preceded a trip down the A6 to Buxy in the Côte Chalonnaise.  Beaune is a t...
Domaine Bernard Defaix 1er Cru Côte de Lechét 2013

Domaine Bernard Defaix 1er Cru Côte de Lechét 2013

Apologies in advance, I suspect you may end up reading here a few more Chablis reviews than in the past.  Happily this region is really ...

Quinson La Domal Mercurey 2012

From the Côte Chalonnaise, this is a typical, if plain, expression of a village Mercurey.  Cherry, earth and raspberry aromatics.  The palat...
Topper's Mountain Pinotage Viognier 2012

Topper's Mountain Pinotage Viognier 2012

This unusual blend proved to me that the team at Topper's Mountain in the New England wine region (of Australia) is rather talented, ...
Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate Chardonnay 2012

Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate Chardonnay 2012

This is another good release from this estate.  Perhaps more golden in colour than expected in the glass, the 2012 Estate Chardonnay has ...
Lowe Nullo Mountain Pinot Noir 2013

Lowe Nullo Mountain Pinot Noir 2013

Before you turn the page seeing a pinot noir from Mudgee, this one's from a vineyard that fascinates in being located at a not insubs...
Château de Sainte Gemme Haut-Médoc 2009

Château de Sainte Gemme Haut-Médoc 2009

The 2009 vintage in Bordeaux is a superlative vintage and most wines are very good, outstanding even, as a consequence.  This wine is mos...
Pierre et Jérôme Coursodon Saint Joseph Silice 2013

Pierre et Jérôme Coursodon Saint Joseph Silice 2013

This is an excellent Saint Joseph release from Pierre et Jérôme Coursodon.  Tasted during a sunny evening at the rather beautiful restaur...
Prunotto Barbera d'Alba 2013

Prunotto Barbera d'Alba 2013

The colour of this barbera gives away its quality - bright red and rather transparent.  In the glass, it has sweet aromatics of raspberr...

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