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S.C. Pannell Tempranillo Touriga 2017

Well I have to say.

These Pannell win...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025
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flametree cabernet merlot

Flametree Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The first ever 100% cabernet sauvignon u...

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Rated : 92+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2029+
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flametree chardonnay

Flametree Chardonnay 2018

Margaret River chardonnay.

Straight d...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $27
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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port phillip estate pinot noir

Port Phillip Estate Shiraz 2018

It sees whole bunches, it's wild yeast f...

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Rated : 92+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $39
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2029
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michael hall syrah

Michael Hall Flaxman’s Valley Syrah 2016

Eden Valley, Flaxman's, 25% whole bunche...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2028+
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arlo old vine shiraz

Arlo Old Vine Shiraz 2018

100 year old vines at Taminick/Glenrowan...

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Rated : 92+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13.6%
Price : $36
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2030+
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arlo tannat

Arlo Tannat 2018

It's one barrel. It includes a dash of f...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14.6%
Price : $29
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2026+
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arlo rose

Arlo Rose 2018

Made with grenache and cinsault with jus...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 11%
Price : $24
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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pikes luccio sangiovese

Pikes Luccio Sangiovese 2018

Sangiovese from the Polish Hill River su...

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Rated : 86 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $22
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2021
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michael hall shiraz

Michael Hall Stone Well Shiraz 2016

Barossa Shiraz. 15% new French oak. Unfi...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14.3%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2030+
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lake breeze bernoota

Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet 2016

It's a blend of 60% shiraz and 40% caber...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $22
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2029+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Langhorne Creek, shiraz et al, Tip Top Tipple, Top Value1 Comment

lake breeze cabernet sauvignon

Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Lake Breeze and value go hand in hand, b...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2028+
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schmolzer brown indigo shiraz

Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Indigo Shiraz 2018

Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown has star...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $34
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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domenica chardonnay

Domenica Meeting of Minds Chardonnay 2017

Domenica may not be most famous for its ...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2025+
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Mediterrané by Redhouse 2016

Barossa Sangiovese. It's made by Redhous...

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $NS
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2022
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punch close planted pinot noir 2015

Punch Lance’s Vineyard Close Planted Pinot Noir 2015

66% whole bunch, 34% destemmed, fermente...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $90
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2027
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sentio macedon chardonnay

Sentio Macedon Chardonnay 2018

It's low alcohol, comparatively, but it'...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 12.4%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2026
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riposte sabre pinot noir

Riposte The Sabre Pinot Noir 2017

Riposte's The Sabre Pinot Noir almost cl...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025
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brothers at war the old man syrah

Brothers At War The Old Man Syrah 2018

Syrah/shiraz from the Eden Valley.

Th...

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Rated : 88 Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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sentio pinot noir

Sentio Beechworth Pinot Noir 2018

It's easier to sell Beechworth Pinot Noi...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Aug19
Alcohol : 13.3%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2028
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