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A tasting of old wines from a cold Tasmanian cellar

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Living Wine Legend: Pam Dunsford

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A unique tasting of Tyrrell’s wines

For twenty years or so I've had an invit... 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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Vatellina: Tyrrell’s Vat 9 Shiraz 1972 – 2019

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Bentley Wine Vault Tasting March 2022

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Piper Heidsieck Hors-Serie Champagne 1971

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Beechworth Photo Essay

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Penfolds Superblend 802-A and Penfolds Superblend 802-B 2018

Iconic Australian winery Penfolds is goo... 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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Produttori del Barbaresco Riservas 2016

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WE WERE NOT MEN

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TWF Chardonnay in 2020 – The Year in Review

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Max Allen’s Intoxicating new book

I've been reading Max Allen's magnificen... 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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Produttori del Barbaresco Riservas 2015

Perhaps my favourite set of red wines 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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The gifts wine writers get

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Brash Higgins NDV 2021

10 August 2022

So juicy, so jolly, so much more than pu... 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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Brash Higgins FRNC 2021

10 August 2022

The fruit here is beautiful, fresh and w... 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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Brash Higgins CBSV 2020

10 August 2022

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Kellybrook Willowlake Pinot Noir 2019

10 August 2022

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Olek Bondonio Barbaresco Roncagliette 2019

09 August 2022

I had a good visit to Olek Bondonio's pl... 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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Coriole Rubato Reserve Fiano 2021

09 August 2022

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Coriole Willunga 1920 Reserve Shiraz 2020

09 August 2022

From a two acre plot in Willunga. I've l... 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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Coriole Lloyd Reserve Shiraz 2019

09 August 2022

Release date is October 1 2022. Powe... 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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Coriole Mary Kathleen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

09 August 2022

It used to be Cabernet Merlot, though ma... 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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Wendouree Shiraz 2020

09 August 2022

A straight Shiraz from 1919 Eastern and ... 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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Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 2020

09 August 2022

A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon from 1... 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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Wendouree Shiraz Mataro 2020

09 August 2022

A blend of Shiraz (65%) from 1893 Centra... 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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The Wine Farm Riesling 2019

09 August 2022

Low n slow riesling. Great to see riesli... 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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The Wine Farm Petillant Naturel 2020

09 August 2022

The South Gippsland farm of Neil Hawkins... 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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The Wine Farm Pinot Noir 2019

09 August 2022

"Pinot has been a fight. We didn't get 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. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status […]

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Lone Star Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

09 August 2022

The 2021 vintage was a ripper in many pa... 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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Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Rose 2022

08 August 2022

I tasted this alongside the Second Fiddl... 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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Kilikanoon Second Fiddle Rose 2022

08 August 2022

MB described the colour of the 2020 rele... 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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Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Pinot Gris 2022

08 August 2022

Heaps of texture here. If you're looking... 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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Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2021

08 August 2022

Tasted in a vertical including 2019, 201... 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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