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Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 2008

Henschke has offered a Museum Release of...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $1250
Closure : Glass Stopper
Drink : 2024 - 2044+
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punt road shiraz

Punt Road Shiraz 2022

This is Punt Road Shiraz in good form. I...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $38
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2025 - 2031+
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whitebox shiraz

Whitebox Shiraz 2019

This is a rich, warm shiraz with tar, ch...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 15.7%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2024 - 2028
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Henschke Mount Edelstone 2019

Grown on 107-year-old vines. Matured in ...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $260
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2028 - 2045
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Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2023

The Bannockburn winery name has an arrow...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $75
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2025 - 2035
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Oakridge Henk Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

The Henk vineyard is at Woori Yallock in...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 12.9%
Price : $48
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2024 - 2032+
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Oakridge Hazeldene Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

This is surly and structural but give it...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $48
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2026 - 2032+
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Oakridge Willowlake Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

Excellent release. Brooding and bright a...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 13.3%
Price : $48
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2027 - 2032+
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Gamay

Bannockburn Gamay 2023

"Bannockburn Gamay is made from a 1.4-ac...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2024 - 2029
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Posted in Geelong, other reds, Tip Top Tipple, Top Value2 Comments

wynns-michael-shiraz

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Limited Release Michael Shiraz 2021

Michael has been produced since the mid-...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 13.2%
Price : $150
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2027 - 2042+
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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Messenger Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

The Messenger vineyard is at the souther...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 13.6%
Price : $80
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2028 - 2039+
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wynns black label cabernet

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

I don't want to say this too loudly but ...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 13.4%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2028 - 2044+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Coonawarra, Tip Top Tipple, Top Value9 Comments

hill of grace henschke

Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 2019

Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz sees 20% n...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $975
Closure : Glass Stopper
Drink : 2026 - 2045
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Punt Road Gamay 2023

Light, juicy and easy to drink. Pepper a...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $38
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2024 - 2028
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punt road chardonnay

Punt Road Barrel Selection Chardonnay 2023

This comes with a black label on the fro...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $55
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2025 - 2030
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wynns old vine

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Old Vines Shiraz 2022

"Vineyards planted in the 1890s and 1920...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 13.1%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2027 - 2035+
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Tarrawarra Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2021

This 2021 vintage was made by Clare Hall...

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Tasted : APR24
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $65
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2027 - 2033+
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wynns v&a

Wynns Coonawarra Estate V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2022

It's not a show pony but it will mature ...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 12.3%
Price : $60
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2028 - 2035+
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Mount Horrocks Semillon 2023

It's a full-bodied white wine with both ...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 13.7%
Price : $42
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2025 - 2034
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Posted in Clare Valley, semillon et al2 Comments

cyril

Henschke Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

When Cyril Henschke cabernet(s) was firs...

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Tasted : Apr24
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $180
Closure : Glass Stopper
Drink : 2028 - 2040+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Eden Valley2 Comments

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