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Ruggabellus Retrospective 2019 TWF Chardonnay in 2019 – The Year in Review Cape Mentelle International Cabernet Tasting 2019 Wineark Grosset Gaia Retrospective : 1990 A Foray into 4A: Tyrrell Penfolds Champagne reviewed: Thienot x Penfolds Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvee 2012 Lethbridge Allegra Chardonnay: 2004 TWF Chardonnay in 2018 – The Year in Review Kumeu River Chardonnay retrospective 2018 Penfolds media circus Riot Rose, wine in a can Rootstock pulls up stumps Penfolds goes to infinity and beyond
 
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Ruggabellus Retrospective 2019

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TWF Chardonnay in 2019 – The Year in Review

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Cape Mentelle International Cabernet Tasting 2019 – Devil’s Lair, Sassicaia, Leeuwin Estate, Houghtons Jack Mann, Montrose, Moss Wood, Far Niente, Xanadu, Vasse Felix Tom Cullity, Wynns John Riddoch, Cloudburst, Deep Woods Reserve, Lafite-Rothschild, Ornellaia, Chateau Haut-Bailly, Te Mata Coleraine, Cape Mentelle, Cullen Diana Madeleine, Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Spottswoode

Cape Mentelle Cabernet Tasting - 15 Nov.... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

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Wineark’s Most Collected Wine List: Australia’s most cellared wines

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Grosset Gaia Retrospective : 1990 – 2016

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

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Penfolds Champagne reviewed: Thienot x Penfolds Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvee 2012

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Lethbridge Allegra Chardonnay: 2004 – 2015

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TWF Chardonnay in 2018 – The Year in Review

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Kumeu River Chardonnay retrospective 2018

It feels like a very long time since Jun... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status […]

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Penfolds media circus

The Penfolds circus. Every year Penfolds... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank you.

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Riot Rose, wine in a can

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Rootstock pulls up stumps

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Penfolds goes to infinity and beyond

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Paitin Langhe Freisa Bonina 2018

10 December 2019

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Paolo Scavino Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

10 December 2019

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Weingut Frey Hangen-Weisheim Sommerwende Riesling 2016

10 December 2019

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Ngeringa Uncultured Syrah Nouveau 2018

10 December 2019

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Basket Range Wine Pet Nat 2019

10 December 2019

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Basket Range Wine Pinot 2019

10 December 2019

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Basket Range Wine Magnolia 2019

10 December 2019

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Giorgio Nicolini Eugenio 2018

Giorgio Nicolini Eugenio 2018

10 December 2019

A family affair in Friuli - over three g... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status […]

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Le Coste Le Primeur Pour les Filles Rosso 2018

10 December 2019

Aleatico from Lazio. From one of the wor... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

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Eldridge Estate PTG 2019

10 December 2019

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Flowstone Queen Of The Earth Chardonnay 2016

10 December 2019

Our own JH was unhappy with a lack of re... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account […]

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Fraser Gallop Estate Palladian Chardonnay 2018

10 December 2019

I scored the 2017 95+ last year, noting ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status […]

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La Maschera Rosé 2019

09 December 2019

Grenache with a dash of Sangiovese. P... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

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Antinori Pèppoli Chianti Classico 2017

09 December 2019

Prices seem to range from $45 down to ar... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status […]

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Bodegas Valdemar Conde Valdemar Rioja Crianza 2015

09 December 2019

Importer: Negociants Baked plum, goin... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank you.

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Bodegas Valdemar Valdemoreda 2017

09 December 2019

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Running With Bulls Barossa Tempranillo 2018

09 December 2019

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Berg Herring Nero d’Avola 2019

09 December 2019

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Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards Grenache 2018

09 December 2019

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Bekkers Grenache 2018

09 December 2019

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