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belmonvig

Bel Colle Barolo Monvigliero 2015

Importer: Ethereal Wines

Red and blac...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $125
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2022 - 2035
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seghesiolavilla

Seghesio Barolo La Villa 2015

Their 'La Villa' sits on the Monforte si...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $135
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2022 - 2030+
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Chatto Wines Mania Pinot Noir 2018

'Mania' a good word to describe an obses...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.6%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2027
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babochiantishire

BABO Chianti 2017

From Italy's famous Chiantishire region....

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $29
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025
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BABO Sangiovese IGT Toscana 2015

Seems like they're on to 2016 now, thoug...

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $26
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2023
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Wild & Wilder Cloud Cuckoo Land Red 2019

Nero d'Avola and Montepulciano from the ...

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Rated : 88 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $22
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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Yelland & Papps Second Take Grenache 2018

Not tried one of these for a while.

B...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.7%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2022
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Posted in Barossa Valley, grenache et al0 Comments

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Eastern Peake Intrinsic Pinot Noir 2016

Curious name for a Pinot Noir.

Cherry...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : SEP19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2027+
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Eastern Peake Project Zero SO2 Pinot Noir 2017

I couldn't be definitive about how this ...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.2%
Price : $55
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2023+
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Posted in Ballarat, pinot noir, preservative free0 Comments

seppeltsfieldgrenache

Seppeltsfield Village Grenache 2019

Striking packaging.

Juicy, bright, al...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025
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Posted in Barossa Valley, grenache et al4 Comments

looselay

Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Kabinett Riesling 2018

Importer: Cellarhand

Such a fun and j...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 8.5%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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50-Years-Aged-Tawny

Yalumba Rare Aged Tawny 50 Years Old NV

Superb packaging. You'd have to say.

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 22%
Price : $199
Closure : Synthetic
Drink : 2019 - 2020+
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Yalumba Fine Aged Tawny 30 Years Old NV

Grenache and Shiraz, aged for 30 years. ...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 21%
Price : $119
Closure : Synthetic
Drink : 2019 - 2020+
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Yalumba Aged Tawny 21 Years Old NV

Cellar door or online only, and tasting ...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 20%
Price : $79
Closure : Synthetic
Drink : 2019 - 2020+
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Faber Vineyard Liqueur Muscat NV

The Swan Valley can be a treasure trove ...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 18%
Price : $48
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2019 - 2021+
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Morris Old Premium Rare Liqueur Muscat NV

We've not done a review of some of these...

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Rated : 97 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 17%
Price : $70
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2022+
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Mount Mary Quintet 2017

It's 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot,...

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Rated : 97 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $155
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2025 - 2047
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mmpinot

Mount Mary Pinot Noir 2017

There's much fuss and demand for Mount M...

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Rated : 95+ Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.3%
Price : $145
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2024 - 2037
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Posted in pinot noir, Yarra Valley2 Comments

mmchard

Mount Mary Chardonnay 2017

I think the general release date is some...

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Rated : 96 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $115
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2030+
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Oakridge Willowlake Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

I've probably said it before, and anyone...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Sep19
Alcohol : 13.4%
Price : $38
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2026
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Posted in chardonnay, Yarra Valley3 Comments

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