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Domaine Villebois Sancerre 2014

Domaine Villebois Sancerre 2014

Buy up this Sancerre if you are able, as it is simply delicious drinking.  From Domaine Villebois in Sancerre (sauvignon blanc territory)...
Balbas Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2010

Balbas Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2010

Next stop, we venture overseas to Spain in the Ribera del Duero.  The region's principal grape variety is tempranillo, which usually ...
Alex Russell Wines Alejandro Saperavi 2015

Alex Russell Wines Alejandro Saperavi 2015

Planting alternative varieties that are suited to Australia's warmest viticultural regions makes a lot of sense.  The Murray Darling ...
Domaine Serisier Le Bout du Monde Bordeaux Rosé 2014

Domaine Serisier Le Bout du Monde Bordeaux Rosé 2014

It's always a pleasure to taste rosé wines that have been made with attention to detail.  This rosé from Domaine Serisier is made fro...
Chateau de la Dauphine Fronsac 2009

Chateau de la Dauphine Fronsac 2009

Bordeaux and Beyond continue to fish out excellent wines from the Bordeaux region.  This is another.  From the outstanding 2009 vintage, ...
Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Asili 2001

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Asili 2001

This is an impressive Barbaresco from Produttori del Barbaresco.  Fashioned from the nebbiolo grape in Piemonte in north western Italy, t...
Élodie Les Tongs Vin de Pays du Var 2014

Élodie Les Tongs Vin de Pays du Var 2014

This rosé from Domaine de Cantarelle is a Vin de Pays du Var , which becomes Var IGP (an indication géographique protegée ) as of 2014, a...
Alex Russell Wines Alejandro Montepulciano 2014

Alex Russell Wines Alejandro Montepulciano 2014

This is an interesting montepulciano from Alex Russell Wines' smartly labelled "Alejandro range".  You don't see too mu...
Stockman's Ridge Rider Pinot Noir 2014

Stockman's Ridge Rider Pinot Noir 2014

This pinot noir is from Stockman's Ridge and the "Central Ranges" geographic indication.  Lightly coloured, it unexpectedly...
The McAlister 2006

The McAlister 2006

Fresh from my glowing review of the 2010 vintage of The McAlister reviewed here (see also the 2005 reviewed here ), I managed to snaffle...
Napoleone Cider Méthode Traditionelle Yarra Valley Cider

Napoleone Cider Méthode Traditionelle Yarra Valley Cider

If, like me, you enjoy Breton style apple cider, you will most certainly enjoy this.  From the Napoleone Ciderhouse in the Yarra Valley, ...
Airlie Bank Noir 2015

Airlie Bank Noir 2015

The Airlie Bank 2015 Noir (a pinot noir) is a really interesting wine from Tim Shand and the team at Punt Road in the Yarra Valley.  For ...
Traversa Starderi Barbaresco 2010

Traversa Starderi Barbaresco 2010

I tasted this nebbiolo from Traversa blind among what I must say was an excellent tasting of Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello wines.  It&#...
Château Chasse-Spleen 2001

Château Chasse-Spleen 2001

This is still a relatively youthful expression of Château Chasse-Spleen from Moulis en Médoc on Bordeaux's left bank, despite being 1...
Murdock Rosé 2005

Murdock Rosé 2005

I hadn't intended to cellar rosé for a decade, but here we are.  While rosé does not seem to age in dog years like say sauvignon blan...
Stockman's Ridge Rider Shiraz 2014

Stockman's Ridge Rider Shiraz 2014

This wine is from Orange producer Stockman's Ridge.  It didn't particularly grab me, the potential confirmation bias of its vario...
Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012

Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012

Moss Wood's Ribbon Vale cabernet sauvignon is the smart choice in Moss Wood's range.  Substantially better than the inconsistent a...
Château Caronne Ste-Gemme 1975

Château Caronne Ste-Gemme 1975

There is no particularly good reason why a cru bourgeois from 1975 should prove drinkable in 2016 (for more on the cru bourgeois see my p...
Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2012

Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2012

This may be the best Rockford Basket Press that I have tasted in its youth.  The 2012 Basket Press is quite pure and delicious in express...
Toolangi Estate Chardonnay 2014

Toolangi Estate Chardonnay 2014

This is a lovely chardonnay release from Toolangi in the Yarra Valley.  Made at Oakridge, the fruit is from Toolangi's Dixon's Cr...
The McAlister 2010

The McAlister 2010

This wine is something of an enigma.  Having tasted it twice now (the first was the 2005 vintage reviewed here ) my unequivocal conclusio...
Chapoutier Luberon 2014

Chapoutier Luberon 2014

There are only so many appellations I can remember and I'm afraid Luberon isn't one of them.  The possibility that it may, on exa...

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