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Two South Australian shiraz; Marko's Vineyard '15 and Heartland Directors' Cut '13

Two South Australian shiraz; Marko's Vineyard '15 and Heartland Directors' Cut '13

Here are a couple of workman like shiraz from the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek respectively. Marko's Vineyard Point Eight Shi...
A right bank Bordeaux (Cloitre des Capucins Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2011) and Californian cabernet (Drawbridge Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi 2014)

A right bank Bordeaux (Cloitre des Capucins Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2011) and Californian cabernet (Drawbridge Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi 2014)

I tasted these two wines in sequence, the former Bordeaux slightly lacking in charm, and the latter Cali cab being a little cooked in expres...
A couple of new release rieslings from Riversdale Estate Tasmania and Lowe Nullo Mountain

A couple of new release rieslings from Riversdale Estate Tasmania and Lowe Nullo Mountain

Is there a better value wine than Australian riesling?  High quality Australian riesling is not limited to the Clare Valley, Eden Valley and...
An outstanding Margaret River v Coonawarra cabernet tasting

An outstanding Margaret River v Coonawarra cabernet tasting

I attended recently a wonderful benchmarking exercise of Margaret River and Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon and cabernet blends.  A number out...
Brown Brothers Victoria Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Brown Brothers Victoria Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

I read the other day in Decanter that cabernet sauvignon may be in decline in Victoria. Were it to be read as a comment on the quality pote...
A couple of 2012 Bordeaux (Sénéjac and Lilian Ladouys) and an Orange merlot (Gartelmann)

A couple of 2012 Bordeaux (Sénéjac and Lilian Ladouys) and an Orange merlot (Gartelmann)

It has been a quiet tasting week.  Nonetheless, a couple of mid priced Bordeaux from the 2012 vintage and a new release Orange merlot caught...
Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

I haven't previously tasted Mount Langi Ghiran's cabernet sauvignon.  It is in fact rather good.  From cabernet sauvignon vines t...

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IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting - 2013 vintage

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