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S.C. Pannell Arido Rosé 2018

Mataro, Grenache, Touriga, and best drunk on the isle of Tortuga.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $28
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2018 - 2021
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Punt Road Chardonnay 2018

Very surprised to see the last Punt Road Chardonnay we reviewed was vintage 2013. Anyway, this is hot of the press, so to speak.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2023
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Posted in chardonnay, Yarra Valley1 Comment

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Stefano Lubiana Pinot Gris 2018

Surely one of the best Pinot Gris in the country? I’d have Brian, Hoddles Creek and a few others in that list too. Texture, texture, texture.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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Posted in pinot gris/grigio, Tasmania, Tip Top Tipple3 Comments

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Voyager Estate MJW Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

A selection of the best barrels from North Block 12 (planted 1995) and Old Block V9  (1978) with 4% estate-grown Petit Verdot. As an aside, we seem to be missing a review of the 2014 Estate Cabernet Merlot, so one of us should track that down…

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $180
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2024 - 2034+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Margaret River3 Comments

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Evans & Tate Redbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Now no longer owned by McWilliams, and in the hands of the Fogarty Group (Deep Woods, Lake’s Folly etc.)
This comes in a cleanskin, so I assume it’s somewhere near release, or perhaps will get a label makeover. Not sure.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $65
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2030+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Margaret River0 Comments

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Pierro Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Reserve 2014

I’ve not much experience of Pierro Cabernet, more with their Chardonnay.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $77
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2034
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Posted in cabernet et al, Margaret River17 Comments

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Juniper Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Tasted back in July as a pre-release, and again just now on release.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $70
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2032+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Margaret River29 Comments

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Voyager Estate MJW Chardonnay 2016

A new range of top end wine from Voyager, replacing the old Tom Price label. Press release and bottle both made no mention of price, curiously, so I had to go looking. This is bottle 618/1032.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $110
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2025+
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Posted in chardonnay, Margaret River7 Comments

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Dominique Portet Origine Chardonnay 2017

Sourced from a site in the Upper Yarra, rather than estate vineyards, which are located in what might be called the ‘Hollywood’ strip of the Yarra.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $55
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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Sittella Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Seems the winery is now onto the 2017 vintage, so likely I’ve been a bit slow getting around to this.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $33
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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Posted in chardonnay, Margaret River0 Comments

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Brookland Valley Estate Chardonnay 2017

Pretty much a wine where you know what you’re going to get every year.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $49
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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Posted in chardonnay, Margaret River4 Comments

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Houghton Gladstones Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Gladstones is one of my favourite Australian Cabernets. Always interested to get my gums around it.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $94
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2034
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Posted in cabernet et al, Margaret River13 Comments

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Brookland Valley Estate Cabernet Merlot 2015

For a premium wine, the packaging lets it down a bit. Looks a bit like a Dan’s own brand kind of thing.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $59
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025
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Posted in cabernet et al, Margaret River3 Comments

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Houghton CW Ferguson Cabernet Malbec 2016

So often a good wine, but gets lost in the mob, for whatever reason.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $71
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2029
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Posted in cabernet et al, Frankland River2 Comments

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Dr Edge Tasmania Chardonnay 2018

A debut Chardonnay from Dr. Ongo.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2027
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Posted in chardonnay, Tasmania, Tip Top Tipple23 Comments

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Curly Flat White Pinot 2018

I’d think that this is the first release from new winemaker Matt Harrop? And as an aside, my grandmother was a Harrop, one of many, and a popular name around the triangle of West Yorkshire/Lancashire/Cheshire, which is where both sides of my family come from, and where I was born.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 13.1%
Price : $26
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2020
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Chateau Sainte Marguerite Cuvée Symphonie Rosé 2017

Suspect this is closed with one of these sugarcane corks. Importer: Whole Bunch Wines

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $N/A
Closure : Synthetic
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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Sherrah Grenache Rosé 2018

Doesn’t he look pretty in pink. I like the terrazzo background on the label. Made from 60 year old Grenache plantings.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $22
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2022
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Posted in grenache et al, McLaren Vale, Tip Top Tipple, Top Value1 Comment

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Schwarz Wine Co. Rosé 2018

Now in a Burgundy bottle. Grenache and Mataro here.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2022
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Golden Child Beach Bum Rosé 2018

I know a few won’t believe it, but the wine I drink most over the warmer months is rosé, and almost to the exclusion of all other wine styles.

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Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2022
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Posted in Adelaide Hills, Rose3 Comments

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