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penfolds bin 311 chardonnay

Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2018

Chardonnay made with grapes sourced from...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2024+
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penfolds bin 51 riesling

Penfolds Bin 51 Riesling 2019

Bin 51 Eden Valley riesling is always se...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2027+
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Posted in Eden Valley, riesling0 Comments

penfolds bin 407 cabernet sauvignon

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

The grapes for this release were sourced...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $100
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2023 - 2032+
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Posted in Barossa Valley, cabernet et al, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Wrattonbully1 Comment

glenlofty cabernet

Glenlofty Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Cabernet sauvignon from the 110-hectare ...

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $NS
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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Posted in cabernet et al, Pyrenees2 Comments

dappled appellation chardonnay

Dappled Appellation Chardonnay 2018

It might be the best $30 you can spend i...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2027
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Posted in chardonnay, Tip Top Tipple, Top Value, Yarra Valley10 Comments

dappled appellation pinot noir 2016

Dappled Appellation Pinot Noir 2018

$30 is the new $20 in pinot noir land, y...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2026
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Posted in pinot noir, Yarra Valley2 Comments

flametree cabernet merlot

Flametree Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017

79% cabernet sauvignon, 11% merlot, 10% ...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14.4%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2028+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Margaret River0 Comments

flametree shiraz

Flametree Shiraz 2017

Margaret River shiraz with a bit of spun...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $29
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2026+
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Posted in Margaret River, shiraz et al0 Comments

veronique old vine gms

Veronique Old Vine Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016

Old vines, Barossa Valley, GSM blend. Gr...

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Rated : 92+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2024+
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Posted in Barossa Valley, shiraz et al, Top Value1 Comment

tenuta ulisse montepulciano

Tenuta Ulisse Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2016

The 2017 seems to be around the traps bu...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $27
Closure : Diam
Drink : 2019 - 2023


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Posted in Italy, other reds, Top Value6 Comments

xanadu djl cabernet sauvignon

Xanadu DJL Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

87% Margaret River cabernet sauvignon, 4...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2026+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Margaret River0 Comments

xanadu djl chardonnay

Xanadu DJL Chardonnay 2018

Margaret River chardonnay at $25 from on...

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Rated : 91+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2025
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xanadu djl shiraz

Xanadu DJL Shiraz 2017

The words 'return to form' are apt.

C...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2029
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Posted in Margaret River, shiraz et al1 Comment

bellvale quercus pinot noir

Bellvale The Quercus Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Quercus Pinot Noir is from Bellvale's un...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2025+
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Posted in Gippsland, pinot noir, Top Value20 Comments

bellvale athenas vineyard chardonnay

Bellvale Athena’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Current release chardonnay from Bellvale...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2025
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Posted in chardonnay, Gippsland0 Comments

mike press merlot

Mike Press Wines Merlot 2017

Few producers put a tick in the value bo...

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Rated : 89+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $14
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2024+
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Posted in Adelaide Hills, merlot et al, Top Value0 Comments

Marchand & Burch Savigny-Les-Beaune Les Lavières 2017

Premier Cru red Burgundy from a decent y...

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Rated : 91+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $102
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2027+
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Marchand & Burch Mount Barker Chardonnay 2018

A piece of pure silk from the Marchand &...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $78
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025
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Posted in chardonnay, Great Southern1 Comment

Glenlofty Lookout Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

It tastes of pear drops, barley and peac...

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Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $NS
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2023
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Posted in chardonnay, Pyrenees0 Comments

xabregas shiraz

Xabregas Shiraz 2017

Shiraz from Mount Barker.

As peppery ...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13.8%
Price : $NS
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025+
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Posted in Great Southern, shiraz et al0 Comments

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