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Margaret River Cabernet Vintage 2014 Retrospective – Ten Years On

Back in May, I visited Margaret River to... 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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Yalumba Cellar Release Tasting – Virgilius, Caley, Tri-Centenary, Signature, Menzies

Wine has been held back at Yalumba, so t... 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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Not a dog: Tyrrell’s Old Patch Shiraz Vertical Tasting 2007-2023

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GIMBLETT GRAVELS 2021 Annual Vintage Selection [MAY24] – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah.

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Place of Changing Winds ‘2022 Release’ – Marsanne, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

PLACE OF CHANGING WINDS '2022 Release'– ... 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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L.A.S. Vino Chenin Blanc Symposium – 2018 Vintage – APR24

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Australia & New Zealand wine tasting [APR 2024] – Terre à Terre, Blank Canvas, Kumeu River, Flametree, Holm Oak, Greystone, Polperro, Prophet’s Rock, Elephant Hill, Eisenstone, Obsidian, Taltarni.

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Sami Odi Hoffmann Dallwitz Shiraz collection in review 2024

Sami-Odi retrospective Hoffman-Dalwitz v... 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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TWF Chardonnay in 2021 – The Year in Review (summary)

In August 2022 the Panel met to review t... 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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Winter visit to Champagne Larmandier-Bernier [Dec2023]

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Frankland Estate cellar tasting NOV23

Great to visit the venerable farm of Fra... 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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Crittenden Cri de Coeur Verizontal Tasting NOV23

Cri de Coeur Savagnin Sous Voile What... 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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Rippon Retrospective + New Release Tasting – October 2023

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Jericho Fiano Vertical Tasting 2013-2022

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Hughes & Hughes Syrah 2022

25 June 2024

Tasmanian shiraz, when it's good, is a b... 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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Hughes & Hughes Chardonnay 2023

25 June 2024

Mewstone and Hughes & Hughes are, ba... 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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Kerrigan + Berry Shiraz 2022

25 June 2024

How's the serenity? Black fruit, lav... 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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Mewstone Riesling 2023

25 June 2024

1788 bottles produced. Hand picked, whol... 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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Balnaves of Coonawarra Shiraz 2020

25 June 2024

I'm no big fan of Coonawarra Shiraz, gen... 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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Indigo Vineyard Secret Village Shiraz 2019

25 June 2024

A bit of bottle age on this one. It's... 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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Aphelion Affinity G & M 2021

25 June 2024

380 half dozen produced, and I suspect, ... 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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Fatalone Primitivo Riserva 2020

25 June 2024

Primitivo (or Zinfandel) often hits high... 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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Mewstone Chardonnay 2023

25 June 2024

Chardonnay from the banks of the D’Entre... 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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Hughes & Hughes Lees Aged Chardonnay 2023

25 June 2024

Hughes & Hughes is produced by Mewst... 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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Viberti Pubblicano 2022

25 June 2024

The 2021 was a superb wine, this is 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. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status […]

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A box of Sierra Reed’s wines

24 June 2024

I published an article on Sierra Reed la... 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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Small Island Pinot Gris 2023

24 June 2024

Pinot gris from the Tamar Valley. Thi... 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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Small Island Riesling 2023

24 June 2024

50% Upper Derwent, 50% Tamar Valley. ... 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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Small Island Black Label Pinot Noir 2022

24 June 2024

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Silvano Follador Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Brut 2022

23 June 2024

Not an easy word to pronounce, is 'Valdo... 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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Auvigue Mâcon-Villages Bourgogne Blanc 2021

23 June 2024

Importer: Fesq Very juicy stone fruit... 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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La Vedetta Barbaresco 2019

23 June 2024

I think it's from Tre Stelle. 30 year ol... 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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Fedegraziani Etna Rosso 2021

23 June 2024

No RRP on the bottle, none on the email,... 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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Purple Hands Wines Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2023

23 June 2024

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