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Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin Okanagan Valley 2014

Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin Okanagan Valley 2014

This is the best Osoyoos Larose that I have tasted to date.  From Canada's Okanagan Valley, it is a Bordeaux style blend that is se...
Villa Antinori Toscana IGT 2014

Villa Antinori Toscana IGT 2014

Antinori's Villa Antinori (red) is a very reliable wine, although I haven't tasted it for years - the last vintage I reviewed was...
Château Montrevel Bordeaux Supérieur 2014

Château Montrevel Bordeaux Supérieur 2014

This is a very smart Bordeaux Supérieur from Château Montrevel, which is part of Domaine Serisier. 100% merlot with fruit grown in Cad...
Pinot noir and viognier grapes pre véraison

Pinot noir and viognier grapes pre véraison

Pre-veraison it's fairly hard to tell even very different grape varieties apart. Here are a couple of photos from the Yarra Valley o...
A good Yarra Valley cabernet: Rob Hall Cabernets Yarra Valley 2016

A good Yarra Valley cabernet: Rob Hall Cabernets Yarra Valley 2016

I recently dropped into the Yarra Valley diary in Yering ( http://yvd.com.au ) and there was such an interesting range of wines from a se...
A good local nebbiolo: Rowlee Orange Nebbiolo 2016

A good local nebbiolo: Rowlee Orange Nebbiolo 2016

This is a good rendition of a nebbiolo from Rowlee in Orange. It has restrained aromatics that remind of actual cherries. Decant this w...

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