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Frankland Estate Poison Hill Riesling 2018

Great name for a vineyard, though I'm pr...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2030
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Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Vineyard Riesling 2018

Every now and then, Mike Bennie and I di...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2030+
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Frankland Estate Olmo’s Reward 2015

A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauv...

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Rated : 94+ Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $85
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2030
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4avineyard

A Foray into 4A: Tyrrell’s 4 Acres Shiraz 2006 – 2018

It's now one of the most sought after wi...

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Rated : 98 Points
Tasted : May19
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Posted in Articles, Hunter Valley, shiraz et al14 Comments

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Woods Crampton Five Horses Shiraz 2018

Exclusive to United Cellars, I believe.
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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $22
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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Calo Joven Tempranillo Rioja 2018

It's fair to say I find a whole lot of r...

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Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $18
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2022
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Gilbert Picq Chablis Vaucoupin 1er 2017

After the bold 2015, and particularly di...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $90
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2019 - 2028


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R.H. Coutier Cuvee Rosé Brut Champagne Grand Cru NV

Disgorged 10/18. A 50/50 blend of Chardo...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 12.2%
Price : $95
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2019 - 2025+


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Tyrrell’s Vat 9 Shiraz 2018

Often, in the scurry for the 'yellow lab...

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Rated : 96+ Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $95
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2040+
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Tyrrell’s Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet 2018

Sort of stands out in the lineup these d...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2032+
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Tyrrell’s Old Hut Vineyard Shiraz 2018

Isn't the Old Hut at Tyrrell's a wonderf...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2028+
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Tyrrell’s Stevens Vineyard Shiraz 2018

It's still from Stevens, obviously, but ...

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Rated : 92+ Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2028+
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Tyrrell’s Old Hillside Vineyard Shiraz 2018

It used to be Stevens Shiraz, but approp...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 13.4%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2038+
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Tyrrell’s Mother’s Vineyard Shiraz 2018

Mother's really hitting its straps in 20...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 13.7%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2034
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Tyrrell’s NVC Vineyard Shiraz 2018

New livery for all the old 'white label'...

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Rated : 94+ Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 13.4%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2035
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Posted in Hunter Valley, shiraz et al3 Comments

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Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2016

I think I've had every LEAS Chardonnay o...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $110
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2023 - 2030+
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Tyrrell’s 8 Acres Shiraz 2018

A new wine from Tyrrell's from vines pla...

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Rated : 96+ Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $95
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2040+
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Tyrrell’s Johnno’s Shiraz 2018

Johnno's planted in 1908 on sandy alluvi...

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Rated : 96 Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 13.9%
Price : $95
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2040+
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Posted in Hunter Valley, shiraz et al8 Comments

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Tyrrell’s Old Patch Shiraz 2018

No new cask this vintage, which suits wh...

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Rated : 98 Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 13.3%
Price : $95
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2024 - 2048
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Tyrrell’s 4 Acres Shiraz 2018

I went through all the Private Bin relea...

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Rated : 97 Points
Tasted : May19
Alcohol : 13.8%
Price : $95
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2023 - 2042
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Posted in Hunter Valley, shiraz et al26 Comments

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