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New Burgundy appellation - Bourgogne Côte d'Or

New Burgundy appellation - Bourgogne Côte d'Or

In subscribing to various of the wine industry journals, there are trickles of updates to appellation rules in various countries.  New ap...
Topper's Mountain Wild Ferment Tempranillo New England 2012

Topper's Mountain Wild Ferment Tempranillo New England 2012

This tempranillo from Topper's Mountain in New England has a certain likeable exuberance to it.  Its aromas remind of sweet cherry, g...
d'Arenberg d'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache McLaren Vale 2014

d'Arenberg d'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache McLaren Vale 2014

d'Arenberg continues to release economically priced and good shiraz grenache blends under its "d'Arry's Original" l...
Mitchell Harris Sauvignon Blanc Fumé Pyrenees 2016

Mitchell Harris Sauvignon Blanc Fumé Pyrenees 2016

A wild yeast ferment, partial malolactic fermentation in French oak and two weeks on skins have lead  here to a high quality expression o...
La Ca Nova Barbaresco 2014

La Ca Nova Barbaresco 2014

This is a very good Barbaresco from La Ca Nova.  The 2014 vintage has rose and floral aromatics.  The palate has great length, towards a ...
Conterno Fantino Vignota Barbera D'Alba 2014

Conterno Fantino Vignota Barbera D'Alba 2014

This is a sound Barbera D'Alba from Conterno Fantino.  Barbera seems capable of so many styles, it is difficult to generalise.  This ...
Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges 2015

Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges 2015

Bernard Baudry's "Les Granges" Chinon is a wine I have returned to over the years.  The 2015 vintage has aromas of leather ...
Mitchell Harris Sabre Vintage Sparkling 2013

Mitchell Harris Sabre Vintage Sparkling 2013

This is a pretty serious sparkling wine from Mitchell Harris.  From the 2013 vintage, it is made "properly" (aka using the trad...
Gartelmann Jonathan Cabernet Sauvignon Mudgee 2013

Gartelmann Jonathan Cabernet Sauvignon Mudgee 2013

This is a nice, balanced expression of warm climate cabernet sauvignon.  Cedar and blackcurrant aromas.  Soft and medium bodied through t...
McW Reserve 660 Canberra Syrah 2016

McW Reserve 660 Canberra Syrah 2016

Canberra and shiraz/syrah are a match.  I wasn't quite taken by this wine though.  In the glass, there are aromas of smoke, pepper an...
Mitchell Harris Cabernet Sauvignon Pyrenees 2015

Mitchell Harris Cabernet Sauvignon Pyrenees 2015

This is an interesting Pyrenees cabernet sauvignon from Mitchell Harris Wines.  The 2015 vintage of this wine sees 10% whole bunch fermen...
A tasting of 2012 and 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Crus

A tasting of 2012 and 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Crus

So many notes, so little time.  This was an outstanding tasting of a bracket of premier cru wines from Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Geo...
Mitchell Watervale Riesling 2016

Mitchell Watervale Riesling 2016

This is an excellent riesling from Mitchell Wines in the Clare Valley.  Lemon and lime aromatics give way to a dry, medium bodied palate ...
All Saints Estate Pierre Cabernet Blend 2015

All Saints Estate Pierre Cabernet Blend 2015

The All Saints Estate Pierre is a red Bordeaux style blend of cabernet sauvignon (48%), merlot (35%) and cabernet franc (17%).  The fruit...
Fraser Gallop Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Fraser Gallop Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

The Fraser Gallop cabernets I've tried to date have all been very good: classically profiled and well proportioned.  The "Parter...

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