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Rockford Rifle Range Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Rockford Rifle Range Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

I have had doubts at times on both Barossa cabernet sauvignon in general, and Rockford's Rifle Range cabernet in particular.  Too far...
Scarbolo Friuli Merlot 2011

Scarbolo Friuli Merlot 2011

I spotted this well priced Italian merlot on a restaurant list.  Friuli is in north eastern Italy bordering Austria to the north and Slov...
Domaine Lupé-Cholet Comtesse de Lupé Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

Domaine Lupé-Cholet Comtesse de Lupé Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

This is a very typical white Bourgogne from Domaine Lupé-Cholet.  The grapes are from the Côte de Beaune and the wine is vinified in stai...
Angove Studio Series Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Angove Studio Series Sauvignon Blanc 2016

This is a sound sauvignon blanc from Angove.  Made from Riverland fruit, it has a varietal aroma of passionfruit and grass.  The palate i...
Ten Minutes by Tractor - Wallis and Judd single vineyard pinot noirs from 2015

Ten Minutes by Tractor - Wallis and Judd single vineyard pinot noirs from 2015

I've previously reviewed Ten Minutes by Tractor's other single vineyard wines from Coolart Road and McCutcheon from the 2015 vintage...
Blue Wren No516 Single Vineyard Rosé

Blue Wren No516 Single Vineyard Rosé

This wine is made from merlot grapes grown in Mudgee.  I'm not entirely clear whether the "16" in the big font is intended ...
A few Burgundy new releases from Domaine Lupé-Cholet

A few Burgundy new releases from Domaine Lupé-Cholet

Here are three good pinot noirs from Domaine Lupé-Cholet.  The wines are from the appellations of Mercurey, Bourgogne and Aloxe-Corton Premi...
Rutherglen fortified muscat; from bottom to top

Rutherglen fortified muscat; from bottom to top

Here's the second of my promised posts on the Rutherglen wine region.  The first post was on  Rutherglen's renaissance and can be fo...
Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Vasse Felix's cabernet sauvignon has crept into the deep $30s on retail shelves.  The 2013 is a good wine, with determined licorice ...
Stoney Rise Tasmania Pinot Noir 2015

Stoney Rise Tasmania Pinot Noir 2015

This is a pretty pinot noir from Stoney Rise in the Tamar Valley in Tasmania.  The 2015 vintage has aromatics of rhubarb, struck match an...
An outstanding Burgundy tasting of pre-2003s

An outstanding Burgundy tasting of pre-2003s

I attended this amazing tasting back in April.  It was almost a case study in outstanding premier cru  and grand cru  red Burgundy with 15 o...
Domaine Lupé-Cholet Chateau de Viviers Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2014

Domaine Lupé-Cholet Chateau de Viviers Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2014

There are 17 main Chablis premier cru climats, and Vaillons is one of the largest of them at approximately 110 hectares.  This wine is a...
Punt Road Napoleone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Punt Road Napoleone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Punt Road continues to produce impressive medium bodied wines under the guidance of winemaker Tim Shand.  The 2016 pinot noir was in the ...
Taylors Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Taylors Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2016

This is a varietally correct sauvignon blanc from Taylors from the Adelaide Hills.  Aromas of passionfruit and pineapple.  Well balanced...
Domaine Lupé-Cholet Bois des Chênes Beaujolais-Villages 2015

Domaine Lupé-Cholet Bois des Chênes Beaujolais-Villages 2015

The 2015 vintage was an outstanding one in the Beaujolais region, and it shows.  Domaine Lupé-Cholet's 2015 Beaujolais-Villages is de...
The Rutherglen renaissance

The Rutherglen renaissance

Rutherglen vines in the morning mist. Rutherglen as a tourist destination provides a vision of a rural idyll surrounded by Victorian bui...

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