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Thierry Germain Cep by Cep Anjou Rouge 2015

Thierry Germain Cep by Cep Anjou Rouge 2015

A second wine review from Thierry Germain Cep by Cep in the Loire Valley. This wine is an Anjou rouge, which is an organically tended ...
Thierry Germain Cep by Cep Anjou Chenin Blanc 2016

Thierry Germain Cep by Cep Anjou Chenin Blanc 2016

This is a delicious Anjou blanc from Thierry Germain in the Loire Valley. The label is simple too - "Anjou blanc" needs to be ...
Herederos del Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2013

Herederos del Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2013

A second Spanish wine review, also from the same producer. I wasn't initially entirely taken by this wine - a Rioja Reserva. That sa...
Herederos del Marqués de Riscal Rueda 2016

Herederos del Marqués de Riscal Rueda 2016

This wine is from Rueda in Spain, and the grape variety is verdejo. Not verdelho, which for the English speaker, is close enough to be c...
A southern Italian masterclass - Etna and more

A southern Italian masterclass - Etna and more

I recently attended a tasting that proved to be a masterclass in southern Italian wines with wines from Etna, Basilicata, Taurasi, Sardinia,...
Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

This is an aged cabernet sauvignon release from Mitchell Wines in the Clare Valley.  The vineyard does not see irrigation and the wine is...
Gartelmann Petit Verdot 2014 and Hunter Valley/Clare Valley Shiraz 2014

Gartelmann Petit Verdot 2014 and Hunter Valley/Clare Valley Shiraz 2014

Here are reviews of a couple of new releases from Gartelmann wines. Gartelmann Petit Verdot 2014, Mudgee You don't see too many peti...
Pazo Barrantes Rias Baixas Albariño 2016

Pazo Barrantes Rias Baixas Albariño 2016

This is an enjoyable albariño from Pazo Barrantes in Rias Baixas. Neither the name of this appellation (Rias Baixas) nor even the grape ...
La Chablisienne Petit Chablis 2016

La Chablisienne Petit Chablis 2016

I am delighted to have spotted a couple of La Chablisienne wines imported into Australia. I have previously spent some time visiting the...
Robert Stein Half Dry Riesling 2017

Robert Stein Half Dry Riesling 2017

Robert Stein makes this riesling in Mudgee, not a riesling hotbed. It works regardless. In the glass, there are aromas of musk, flora...
Shaw Vineyard Estate Canberra Shiraz 2014

Shaw Vineyard Estate Canberra Shiraz 2014

This is a quite serious shiraz from Shaw Vineyards in Canberra. Deeply coloured in the glass, there are aromatics that remind of pepper,...
Chateau Batailley Pauillac 2011

Chateau Batailley Pauillac 2011

The 2011 vintage in Bordeaux is considerably more modest than its predecessors in 2009 and 2010. This does mean however that it is (mode...
M. Chapoutier Les Incontournables Crozes-Hermitage 2014

M. Chapoutier Les Incontournables Crozes-Hermitage 2014

This is a pretty basic Crozes-Hermitage from Chapoutier. The 2014 vintage has aromatics of syrah spices and earth. The palate is medium...
Yalumba Y Series Whites 2017

Yalumba Y Series Whites 2017

I recently tasted through Yalumba's new 2017 vintage of "Y Series" whites. All the wines are $15 and all five wines from diff...

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