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clonakilla pinot noir

Clonakilla Pinot Noir 2018

Pinot noir from the Canberra region's be...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2026+
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Dalrymple Pinot Noir 2017

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $36
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2028+
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Milton Reserve Chardonnay 2017

This is Milton from Swansea in Tasmania....

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.3%
Price : $NS
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2025+


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nintingbool pinot noir

Nintingbool Vineyard Smythes Creek Pinot Noir 2016

Smythes Creek is near Ballarat just nort...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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Bass River Syrah 2017

Gippsland winery but this is from a sing...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2029
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Maygars Hill Shiraz 2017

Shiraz from the Strathbogie Ranges area....

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2029
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Posted in shiraz et al, Strathbogie Ranges1 Comment

clonakilla ceoltoiri

Clonakilla Ceoltoiri 2018

GMS blend though a few other Rhone varie...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2025+
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Posted in Canberra District, grenache et al4 Comments

cape mentelle chardonnay

Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2017

It's bold once again. In a good way.

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $49
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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Posted in chardonnay, Margaret River2 Comments

blue pyrenees the pom cabernet franc

Blue Pyrenees The Pom Cabernet Franc 2016

Grown on a small section of unirrigated ...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $32
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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cape mentelle zinfandel

Cape Mentelle Zinfandel 2016

Made from 42-year-old, low-yielding zinf...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $65
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2026+
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cape mentelle shiraz

Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2016

Always a leader in the Margaret River sh...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2030+
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Posted in Margaret River, shiraz et al, Tip Top Tipple, Top Value0 Comments

arlewood cabernet merlot

Arlewood Cabernet Merlot 2016

Margaret River blend of cabernet sauvign...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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arlewood sauvignon blanc semillon

Arlewood Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018

56% sauvignon blanc, the remainder semil...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2022
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Posted in Margaret River, sauv blanc et al, semillon et al0 Comments

arlewood villaggio white

Arlewood Villaggio White NV

Blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon, m...

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Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $19
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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Posted in Margaret River, sauv blanc et al, semillon et al3 Comments

hay shed cabernet merlot

Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Merlot 2017

One of the more affordable releases of M...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $22
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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hay shed hill shiraz tempranillo

Hay Shed Hill Shiraz Tempranillo 2017

It's been a sound performer over the yea...

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Rated : 89+ Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $22
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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eldorado road perseverance shiraz

Eldorado Road Perseverance Old Vine Shiraz 2016

Made from vines planted around 1890. Inc...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.3%
Price : $65
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2035+
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eldorado road onyx durif

Eldorado Road Onyx Durif 2017

Made entirely entirely from the 'home' E...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.3%
Price : $37
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2026
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eldorado road comrade nero davola

Eldorado Road Comrade Nero d’Avola 2017

It's a tiny vineyard but this wine took ...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $37
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025
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eldorado road quasimodo shiraz durif

Eldorado Road Quasimodo Nero D’Avola Shiraz Durif 2016

The blend this year is 47/38/15 nero d'A...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.4%
Price : $29
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2023+
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Posted in Glenrowan, other reds0 Comments

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