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Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017

Curiously, these days I only get to tast...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2030+
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Thistledown She’s Electric Grenache 2018

"She's electric. She's in a family full ...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $55
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2028+
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Posted in grenache et al, McLaren Vale0 Comments

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Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache 2018

Nice packaging. From the Riverland I bel...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $24
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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Posted in grenache et al, South Australia0 Comments

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Whistler Get In My Belly Grenache 2018

Well, there is a wine called 'Fat Bastar...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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Posted in Barossa Valley, grenache et al0 Comments

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Coriole Estate Grenache 2017

You don't think of Grenache and Coriole ...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025+
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Posted in grenache et al, McLaren Vale0 Comments

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Terrason Aligoté 2018

Grown in Whitfield on deep iron-rich vol...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 12%
Price : $28
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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Brothers Wine Co. Chardonnay 2018

"The fruit for this wine is sourced from...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 12.3%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024


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Posted in Adelaide Hills, chardonnay, Tip Top Tipple, Top Value2 Comments

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Silkman Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Not sure where the grapes come from, tho...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $52
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2022
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Posted in chardonnay, Hunter Valley1 Comment

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Whistler Shiraz 2016

From the Heysen Estate vineyard, planted...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2029+
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Posted in Barossa Valley, shiraz et al0 Comments

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Coriole Estate Shiraz Fiano 2018

Includes 3% Fiano, which is better than ...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $32
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2028+
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Kalleske Merchant Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A wine that has its ups and downs (in ou...

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Rated : 91+ Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $28
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2028+
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Posted in Barossa Valley, cabernet et al0 Comments

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Whistler Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A new winery for me, but not a new winer...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2029+
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Savaterre Chardonnay 2017

It's been about 13 years since I last re...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.4%
Price : $80
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2027+
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Posted in Beechworth, chardonnay3 Comments

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Savaterre Frere Cadet Chardonnay 2017

It's the little brother to the more expe...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.4%
Price : $47
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2026
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Posted in Beechworth, chardonnay0 Comments

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Shadowfax Gewürztraminer 2018

A hard grape to get right, is Gewürztram...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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Koomilya Cabernet Shiraz 2015

The old 80/20 rule. I've not tasted the ...

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Rated : 96 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $70
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2035
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Posted in cabernet et al, McLaren Vale2 Comments

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Pooley Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling 2018

The website describes this wine as havin...

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Rated : 92+ Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.3%
Price : $65
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2029+
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Pooley Riesling 2018

There's a little bit of Tassie meets Rhe...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $36
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2028+
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Meadowbank Riesling 2018

Does Tasmanian Riesling, perhaps, get ov...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 12%
Price : $32
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2030+
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Posted in riesling, Tasmania1 Comment

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Take It To The Grave Clare Valley Riesling 2018

I'm not sure I'd be taking any Riesling ...

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Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $19
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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Posted in Clare Valley, riesling0 Comments

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