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ottelia riesling

Ottelia Riesling 2019

Riesling from Mount Gambier.

Beautifu...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 11%
Price : $22
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2026
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ottelia seedling cabernet

Ottelia Seedling Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

I'm not 100% sure of the RRP but it seem...

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Rated : 90+ Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.6%
Price : $22
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2025+
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geoff merrill cilento sangiovese

Geoff Merrill Cilento Sangiovese 2016

McLaren Vale sangiovese.

It's a littl...

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Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : Feb19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $28
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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primo estate la biondina new label

Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard 2019

La Biondina is always worth a taste/look...

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 12%
Price : $20
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2022
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primo estate shale stone shiraz

Primo Estate Shale Stone Shiraz 2018

McLaren Vale shiraz, straight down the l...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2027+
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primo estate nebbiolo

Primo Estate Joseph Nebbiolo 2017

Primo Estate's nebbiolo comes from the A...

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $90
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025+
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primo estate angel gully shiraz

Primo Estate Joseph Angel Gully Shiraz 2017

Single vineyard shiraz from a site above...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $90
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2027+
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yalumba organic shiraz

Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2018

It's not for "wine enthusiasts". But it ...

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Rated : 87 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $20
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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gundog chase semillon

Gundog Estate Hunter’s Semillon 2019

Back label describes this as a "modern s...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 11%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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yalumba organic chardonnay

Yalumba Organic Chardonnay 2018

The history of this wine has been that i...

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Rated : 87 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $22
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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gundog chase semillon

Gundog Estate The Chase Semillon 2019

From the upper reaches of the Somerset V...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 11%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2027+
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bromley chardonnay

Bromley Chardonnay 2018

110 dozen made. Fermented wild. Bottled ...

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Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2023
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bromley pinot noir

Bromley Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot noir from the Bellarine Peninsula ...

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2025
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gundog wild semillon

Gundog Estate Wild Semillon 2019

Hunter semillon, young and free-spirited...

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 10.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025
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mount trio syrah

Mount Trio Syrah 2018

A syrah, rather than a shiraz, from the ...

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Rated : 89+ Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $22
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2025
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3 Drops Riesling 2019

Mount Barker site. Made by Rob Diletti.
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Rated : 88 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 12%
Price : $26
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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parker first growth

Parker Coonawarra Estate First Growth 2014

We've already reviewed the 2015 so I sus...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $110
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2023 - 2034+
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parker block 95

Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block 2016

Single block release. 74.4% Cabernet Sau...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $65
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2024 - 2034+
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richard hamilton centurion shiraz

Richard Hamilton Centurion Shiraz 2018

Centurion Shiraz. Grown on vines planted...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $75
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2031+
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mount trio pinot noir

Mount Trio Porongurups Pinot Noir 2018

Pinot noir from the Porongurups in WA. N...

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Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $17.50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2023
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Posted in Great Southern, pinot noir0 Comments

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