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A Burgundian premier cru excursion through the 2012 and 2013 vintages

A Burgundian premier cru excursion through the 2012 and 2013 vintages

Here are some notes from a tasting in February looking at some premier crus from the 2012 and 2013 vintages in Burgundy, all tasted blind. ...
Kreglinger Vintage Brut 2004

Kreglinger Vintage Brut 2004

There was a time when I could relatively easily spot Tasmanian sparkling wines in amongst Champagnes in a blind tasting.  The give aways?...
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This is a delicious wine from Robert Mondavi in the Napa Valley.  There are a few versions of this label available, but 2013 "Rober...
Los Vascos Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Los Vascos Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This is the second more recent vintage of a Los Vascos that has been disappointing.  I have some of this producer's earlier wines in ...
Le Rocher des Violettes Cabernet Franc 2014

Le Rocher des Violettes Cabernet Franc 2014

I see few Touraines locally, but it's the most important of the Loire wine regions and is a catch all appellation, taking in Bourguei...
3 excellent Victorian chardonnays: Mount Mary 2005, Gembrook Hill 2005 and Bindi Quartz 2005

3 excellent Victorian chardonnays: Mount Mary 2005, Gembrook Hill 2005 and Bindi Quartz 2005

This was an impressive showing from three Victorian cool climate chardonnays, all tasted blind and all from the 2005 vintage.  They will app...
d'Yquem v Rieussec; Chateau d'Yquem 1989 and Chateau Rieussec 1988

d'Yquem v Rieussec; Chateau d'Yquem 1989 and Chateau Rieussec 1988

The rather fortunate opportunity arose to taste two Sauternes wines blind together from two grand estates - Chateau d'Yquem and Chate...
A couple of South Australian sangioveses; Hollick Hollaia 2004 and Reillys Sangiovese 2013

A couple of South Australian sangioveses; Hollick Hollaia 2004 and Reillys Sangiovese 2013

Here are a couple of local sangiovese wines tasted recently.  Sangiovese is a variety that I don't think has yet produced a great wine i...

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