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Wild Duck Creek Dabbler Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2017

Wild Duck Creek Dabbler Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2017

Well, here's a blend you won't see often...

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Rated : 94 Points
Alcohol : 14.6%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2027
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Wild Duck Creek Fortified Duck 2015

Wild Duck Creek Fortified Duck 2015

This is the 375ml release. Toss up betwe...

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Rated : 95 Points
Alcohol : 18.4%
Price : $40
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2019 - 2030
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Wild Duck Creek Alan’s Cabernet 2017

'Bordeaux blend' here. The alcohol for c...

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Rated : 93 Points
Alcohol : 14.1%
Price : $65
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2030
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Wild Duck Creek Springflat Shiraz 2017

This wine has been produced since 1991, ...

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Rated : 95 Points
Alcohol : 15.8%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2035
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Posted in Heathcote, shiraz et al, Tip Top Tipple, Top Value2 Comments

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Wild Duck Creek Roussanne 2018

Liam Anderson is at the helm, he's cool,...

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Rated : 94 Points
Alcohol : 14.1%
Price : $32
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2015

Well. This needs a warning sign or somet...

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Rated : 95 Points
Alcohol : 16.4%
Price : $390
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2035
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Wild Duck Creek Shiraz Reserve 2015

No hiding from this wine. Order the whol...

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Rated : 94 Points
Alcohol : 16.2%
Price : $125
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2030
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Posted in Heathcote, shiraz et al24 Comments

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Wild Duck Creek Yellow Hammer Hill Shiraz Malbec Cabernet 2016

Just a splash of cabernet. The rest 80/2...

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Rated : 93 Points
Alcohol : 14.8%
Price : $27
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2030
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LArco Rosso del Veronese

L’Arco Rosso del Veronese 2013

It is a twist on Amarone here with some ...

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Rated : 93 Points
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $41
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2019 - 2030


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Posted in Italy, organic, other reds, sangiovese et al, Tip Top Tipple0 Comments

David Hook Old Vines Chardonnay

David Hook Old Vines Chardonnay 2018

David Hook is such a lovely man. He plan...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : SEP19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $32
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2026
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Margan Breaking Ground Albarino 2019

Why the mostly pedestrian, seaside, budg...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : SEP19
Alcohol : 12%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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Margan White Label Ceres Hill Semillon

Margan White Label Ceres Hill Semillon 2019

Lisa and Andrew Margan planted this vine...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : SEP19
Alcohol : 11.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2030+
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Posted in Hunter Valley, semillon et al0 Comments

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Tyrrell’s Mother’s Vineyard Shiraz 2017

Cuttings are from Johnno's, Old Patch an...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : OCT19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $42
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2035
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Posted in Hunter Valley, shiraz et al, Tip Top Tipple10 Comments

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Forlorn Hope Songs From Mars Black Sallad 2018

The winemaking team from Forlorn Hope in...

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Rated : 96 Points
Tasted : OCT19
Alcohol : 12.9%
Price : $34
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2019 - 2030+


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Posted in Eden Valley, orange wine, other whites, Tip Top Tipple, Top Value8 Comments

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Brash Higgins ZBO 2018

If you've ever tried the wild, esoteric,...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : OCT19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2026
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Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne 2008

From the Tahbilk website: The name Tahbi...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : OCT19
Alcohol : 11.5%
Price : $48
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025
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Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Tasted alongside Cullen Vanya 2012, Moun...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : OCT19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $75
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2035
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Penley Estate Helios Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Winemaker Kate Goodman is producing wine...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : OCT19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $100
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2035
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Olivers Taranga Fiano

Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards Fiano 2018

This wine seems to have found a good pla...

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Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : OCT19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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Yalumba Samuel’s Garden Collection Viognier 2017

Yalumba must have six or seven viognier ...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : OCT19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2022
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