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Au Bon Climat La Bauge Au-dessus Pinot Noir 2009

Au Bon Climat La Bauge Au-dessus Pinot Noir 2009

You don't see too much Californian pinot noir in Australia.  Here's an excuse to have a closer look.  This wine is from the Santa...
Fox Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Fox Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

It is easy to make incorrect assumptions about wine.  This wine, cabernet sauvignon from McLaren Vale, shouldn't be particularly inte...
Windowrie The Mill Shiraz 2013

Windowrie The Mill Shiraz 2013

This is a correct expression of warm climate shiraz from Windowrie in the Central Ranges.  It has aromatics of eucalyptus, cooked plums a...
Gartelmann Jesse Shiraz 2013

Gartelmann Jesse Shiraz 2013

This is what I think you want in a Mudgee shiraz.  Ripe fruit, complementary oak and drinkability.  It has aromatics of cedar, spice and ...
Pig in the House Organic Shiraz 2016

Pig in the House Organic Shiraz 2016

This wine has such a lovely label.  In the glass, it has an initial, rich warm climate shiraz impression of baked plums and pepper, befo...
Topper's Mountain Barrel Aged Gewürtztraminer 2015

Topper's Mountain Barrel Aged Gewürtztraminer 2015

Gewürtztraminer has little profile in Australia, but Topper's Mountain in New England have produced not one, but two styles in the 20...
d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2012

d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2012

d'Arenberg's Laughing Magpie shiraz viognier from the 2012 vintage is a good release.  This year it's 93% shiraz and 7% viogn...
Bo Jus Le Beaujolais des Impitoyables Beaujolais-Villages 2015

Bo Jus Le Beaujolais des Impitoyables Beaujolais-Villages 2015

This is a joyous Beaujolais-Villages, all purple and gluggable.  Deeply coloured in the glass, it has a cherried exhuberence to its nose....
Domaine du Salut Graves 2010

Domaine du Salut Graves 2010

This is a sound wine from Domaine du Salut, a hitherto untasted producer.  From the 2010 vintage, it's a blend of 60% merlot and 40% ...
A great by the glass list; and a lovely Punt Road Gamay 2016

A great by the glass list; and a lovely Punt Road Gamay 2016

I'd plant gamay, I think.  There are few local versions, and those that are there, can enjoy prices that would surprise some from Bea...

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