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Atticus Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Atticus Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

A hitherto unsighted label.  It presents quite similarly, in my view, to the better producers of the Margaret River region.  In the glass...
Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph Les Pierres Sèches 2014

Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph Les Pierres Sèches 2014

This is a very tasty Saint Joseph from Yves Cuilleron.  Tasted out of a half bottle, it has red fruited aromas of redcurrant, strawberrie...
Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2013

Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2013

You can't tell I've started tasting (for MW studies) from some lesser known (in Australia) regions can you?  First, a Stellenbosc...
Kanonkop Estate Wine Pinotage 2014

Kanonkop Estate Wine Pinotage 2014

Pinotage is a South African speciality, and this wine's a serious version of it from Simonsberg within Stellenbosch.  A deep intensit...
Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz 2014

Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz 2014

I haven't tasted the Billi Billi shiraz from Mount Langhi for a few years.  I'm not sure it ever went away, but certainly I'd...
Château Liversan Haut-Médoc 2009

Château Liversan Haut-Médoc 2009

This is a delicious wine from Château Liversan from the outstanding 2009 vintage in Bordeaux.  It has classic left bank Haut-Médoc aromas...
d'Arenberg, the big guns: Coppermine Road, Dead Arm and Ironstone Pressings 2014 vintage releases

d'Arenberg, the big guns: Coppermine Road, Dead Arm and Ironstone Pressings 2014 vintage releases

Here are notes of the soon to be released d'Arenberg "icon" wines from the 2014 vintage.  The 2014 vintage in McLaren Vale ...
Wild Duck Creek Estate Springflat Shiraz 2013

Wild Duck Creek Estate Springflat Shiraz 2013

Speaking of styles that will have both friends and foes, this wine from Wild Duck Creek in Heathcote weighs in at 15.6%abv.  I was scepti...
Topper's Mountain Barrel Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Topper's Mountain Barrel Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2013

This wine is what the label says: a barrel fermented sauvignon blanc.  It has citrus, cedar and peachy aromatics that remind of chardonna...

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