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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 Mildara Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Test: Repour Grenache Project 17 Grosset Wines Retrospective 2017 Penfolds G3 launched New wind blows at Thousand Candles Nineteen Eighty-Four: Californian Cabernet
 
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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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Riot Rose, wine in a can

McLaren Vale winemaker Tom O'Donnell is ... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Rootstock pulls up stumps

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Penfolds goes to infinity and beyond

It's hard to know where to start. Austra... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Mildara Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

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Test: Repour

On February 28 I opened a bottle of the ... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Grenache Project 17 – A celebration of single vineyard grenache

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Grosset Wines Retrospective 2017 – a tasting of riesling and cabernets

Earlier in 2017, Jeffrey Grosset hosted ... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Penfolds G3 launched

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New wind blows at Thousand Candles

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Nineteen Eighty-Four: Californian Cabernet

Decanter magazine reported of the 1984 C... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Margan White Label Shiraz 2017

24 April 2019

Grown on 50 year old vines, cropped at o... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Balnaves of Coonawarra Chardonnay 2015

24 April 2019

Lavish spicy oak, smoke, white fruits, 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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d’Arenberg Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2016

24 April 2019

Bush vine grenache. New and old French o... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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d’Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2015

24 April 2019

McLaren Vale blend of Shiraz and Viognie... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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O’Leary Walker Shiraz 2016

24 April 2019

Shiraz from the Clare Valley. It's a ... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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d’Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2017

24 April 2019

D'Arenberg's Footbolt Shiraz. Always 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Thousand Candles Gathering Field Nouveau Red 2018

23 April 2019

Stuart Proud tends the vineyard and make... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Thousand Candles Gathering Field Rose 2018

23 April 2019

From syrah and pinot noir from the Thous... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Thousand Candles Gathering Field Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Thousand Candles Gathering Field Sauvignon Blanc 2018

23 April 2019

The fighting range from Thousand Candles... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

23 April 2019

From the Starderi cru in Neive. Importer... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Clos Clare The Hayes Boy Grenache 2018

23 April 2019

Surprised there's not wine called E. Cla... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Scorpo Estate Chardonnay 2017

23 April 2019

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Domaine de Montmains Le Rouard Hautes Cotes de Nuits

Domaine de Montmain Le Rouard Bourgogne Blanc Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2014

22 April 2019

From a producer whose work emerged from ... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Kooyong Massale Pinot Noir 2018

22 April 2019

Pinot noir from Tuerong and Balnarring o... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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S.C. Pannell Syrah 2016

22 April 2019

Smoky, spicy, roast duck, char, green he... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Port Phillip Estate Balnarring Pinot Noir 2018

22 April 2019

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Apogee Deluxe Rose

Apogee Deluxe Vintage Rose 2016

21 April 2019

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COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2015

21 April 2019

COS do things a little differently, prod... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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La Prova Nero d'Avola 2017

La Prova Nero d’Avola 2017

21 April 2019

La Prova one of the most successful Ital... 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. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

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Poggio Anima Asmodeus Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2017

Poggio Anima Asmodeus Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2017

21 April 2019

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