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L.A.S Vino Whole Bunch Grenache 2018

Whole bunch (40%) grenache from the Ferg...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $55
Closure : Diam
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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handpicked heathcote shiraz

Handpicked Collection Heathcote Shiraz 2018

Firm and bold. Big and imposing. Heathco...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14.1%
Price : $70
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2030+
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Handpicked Regional Selections Duoro 2016

Interesting one. Douro DOC. Blend of Tou...

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Rated : 89+ Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $29
Drink : 2020 - 2025+
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Handpicked Trial Batch Nebbiolo Rose 2019

Nebbiolo from the Malakoff vineyard in t...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 12.3%
Price : $29
Drink : 2019 - 2022
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Handpicked Collection Tasmania Pinot Noir 2018

No RRP supplied but last year's release ...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.9%
Price : $60
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2028+
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Handpicked Mornington Pinot Noir 2018

From Handpicked's Regional Selections ra...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.4%
Price : $29
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025
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Hunter-Gatherer Vintners Chardonnay 2017

Chardonnay from the Macedon region. Wild...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2025+
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Colours of the South Rosso

Colours of the South Rosso 2018

Blend of Montepulciano 43%, Negroamaro 4...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14.3%
Price : $28
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025+
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tim smith shiraz

Tim Smith Wines Barossa Shiraz 2017

Shiraz from the Eden and Barossa valleys...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2027+
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mount horrocks watervale riesling

Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling 2019

Single vineyard riesling from one of the...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2027+
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Tim Adams The Aberfeldy Shiraz 2015

First wine of the day, 9am, Tim Adams Ab...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $65
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2032+
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Colours of the South Pinot Gris

Colours of the South Pinot Gris 2019

Pinot gris from the Adelaide Hills.

M...

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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mount horrocks semillon

Mount Horrocks Semillon 2018

Mount Horrocks Semillon. An unsung hero ...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : SEP19
Alcohol : 12.7%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2026+
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purple hands mataro grenache shiraz

Purple Hands Wines Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2018

Barossa blend of mataro (65%), grenache ...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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yalumba tricentenary grenache

Yalumba Tri-Centenary Grenache 2015

I tasted from a bottle in February and i...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $65
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2020 - 2036+
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yalumba vine vale grenache

Yalumba Vine Vale Grenache 2017

Gary Walsh has already reviewed the 2018...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2019 - 2025+
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Yalumba Cigar Cab Sav

Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The Menzies Vineyard is the main contrib...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : SEP19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2019 - 2027+
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Yalumba Block 2 Grenache Rose

Yalumba Block 2 Grenache Rose 2018

It's from the 1889 Tri-Centenary block i...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 11.5%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2022
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Yalumba sanctum cabernet sauvignon

Yalumba Sanctum Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

New wine by the looks but it was sent wi...

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $NS
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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Hunter-Gatherer Vintners Heathcote Sangiovse Rose 2017

Rose from Tooboorac in the Heathcote reg...

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Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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