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balgownie estate white label cabernet sauvignon

Balgownie Estate White Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Average vine age is 47 years.

When Ba...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 13.6%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2034+
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Posted in Bendigo, cabernet et al0 Comments

balgownie estate shiraz

Balgownie Estate White Label Shiraz 2015

Estate grown on vines with an average ag...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Nov19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2030+
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Posted in Bendigo, shiraz et al7 Comments

balgownie estate white pinot noir

Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from Balgownie's vineyards in...

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Rated : 91+ Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2024+
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Posted in pinot noir, Yarra Valley0 Comments

montara old vine riesling

Montara Old Vines Riesling 2018

The estate was established in 1970 and s...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $49
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2026+
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Posted in Grampians, riesling4 Comments

clonakilla shiraz viognier

Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2018

Australia's best shiraz isn't Australia'...

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Rated : 98 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $120
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2040+
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Posted in Canberra District, shiraz et al, Tip Top Tipple26 Comments

first foot forward chardonnay

First Foot Forward Chardonnay 2018

Chardonnay from the Upper Yarra. I love ...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $28
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025
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first foot forward pinot noir

First Foot Forward Pinot Noir 2018

Put this wine on your radar.

It's mur...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $28
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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Posted in pinot noir, Top Value, Yarra Valley0 Comments

vasse felix heytesbury chardonnay

Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2017

$80 last year. $90 this year. The beat g...

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Rated : 96 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $90
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2028
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Posted in chardonnay, Margaret River5 Comments

huntington estate cabernet shiraz

Huntington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The quality of Huntington Estate's reds ...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $32
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2030+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Mudgee0 Comments

karrawatta dairy block shiraz

Karrawatta Dairy Block Shiraz 2017

From Meadows in the Adelaide Hills. This...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $38
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2032+
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Posted in Adelaide Hills, shiraz et al0 Comments

other wine shiraz pinot

The Other Wine Co Cabernet Franc 2018

Cabernet franc from Kangaroo Island. Cat...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Kangaroo Island4 Comments

other wine shiraz pinot

The Other Wine Co Shiraz Pinot Noir 2018

Co-fermented with 10% whole berries. Bas...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $26
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025+
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Posted in Adelaide Hills, pinot noir, shiraz et al, Top Value1 Comment

other wine co pinot gris

The Other Wine Co. Pinot Gris 2018

Refreshment is the order of the day with...

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Rated : 87 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $26
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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Posted in Adelaide Hills, pinot gris/grigio0 Comments

mandala pinot noir

Mandala Pinot Noir 2018

2018 Yarra Valley pinot noir. Easy to ta...

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Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 13.2%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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karrawatta sauvignon blanc

Karrawatta Anna’s Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Sauvignon blanc from the Adelaide Hills....

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 12.3%
Price : $26
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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Posted in Adelaide Hills, sauv blanc et al1 Comment

gapsted high country tempranillo

Gapsted High Country Tempranillo 2018

High Country in this case means the King...

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Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $18
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2023
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Posted in Alpine Valleys, tempranillo et al0 Comments

angullong fossil hill sangiovese

Angullong Fossil Hill Sangiovese 2017

Sangiovese from the Orange region of NSW...

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Rated : 89+ Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $26
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2023+
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karrawatta sauvignon blanc

Karrawatta Sophie’s Hill Pinot Grigio 2018

Pinot grigio from the Adelaide Hills.

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 12%
Price : $26
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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huntington estate cabernet shiraz

Huntington Estate Shiraz 2015

Mudgee shiraz. Bin 18.

Ripe, bold, fu...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $32
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2027+
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angullong fossil hill barbera

Angullong Fossil Hill Barbera 2017

Barbera from the Orange wine region.

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $26
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2023+
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Posted in Orange, other reds0 Comments

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