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kooyong massale

Kooyong Massale Pinot Noir 2018

Pinot noir from Tuerong and Balnarring o...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $34
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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port phillip estate pinot noir

Port Phillip Estate Balnarring Pinot Noir 2018

Port Phillip Estate doesn't get it wrong...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $39
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025
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redman cabernet merlot

Redman Shiraz 2014

This is the first 'yellow label' wine fr...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : apr19
Alcohol : 13.8%
Price : $22
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2019 - 2024+
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Posted in Coonawarra, shiraz et al, Top Value1 Comment

redman scm

Redman SCM 2016

"Mike Redman, Bruce's youngest son, pump...

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Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2024
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flametree srs chardonnay

Flametree SRS Chardonnay 2017

Chardonnay from the Wallcliffe sub-regio...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $NS
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2028
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flametree srs cabernet sauvignon

Flametree SRS Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Cabernet from the prime Wilyabrup sub-re...

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Rated : 94+ Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $NS
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2023 - 2036+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Margaret River2 Comments

grosset gaia

Grosset Gaia 2016

7000 bottles made. Clare Valley blend of...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $84
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2040
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redman the last row shiraz

Redman The Last Row Shiraz 2016

Coonawarra shiraz from 85-year-old vines...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : apr19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2029+
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redman first divide cabernet

Redman The First Divide Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Cellar door only release. The 2015 relea...

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Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2034+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Coonawarra0 Comments

flametree SRS syrah

Flametree SRS Syrah 2016

Grapes were hand-picked and then refrige...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2032+
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Posted in Margaret River, shiraz et al4 Comments

little yarra chardonnay

Little Yarra Chardonnay 2017

 

Loved both the 2014 and 2015, ...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 13.2%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2026
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Posted in chardonnay, Tip Top Tipple, Yarra Valley2 Comments

redman cabernet sauvignon

Redman Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Made from 40-year-old cabernet viones. 2...

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Rated : 92+ Points
Tasted : apr19
Alcohol : 14.1%
Price : $33
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2021 - 2031+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Coonawarra0 Comments

lightfoot home block chardonnay

Lightfoot & Sons Home Block Chardonnay 2017

Grown on vines planted in 1995. 25% new ...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 13.2%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2025
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little yarra pinot noir

Little Yarra Pinot Noir 2017

Wonderful vintage of course.

This see...

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Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 13.3%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2023+
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stefano lubiana estate pinot noir

Stefano Lubiana Estate Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot noir from one of Tasmania's best p...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $55
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2028
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brave goose shiraz

Brave Goose Shiraz 2016

Shiraz from Central Victoria, made by Ni...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $28
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2028
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Brave Goose Cabernet Merlot 2016

Blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Mer...

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Rated : 87 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $28
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2026+
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Posted in cabernet et al, Central Victoria, merlot et al0 Comments

turkey flat the ancestor shiraz

Turkey Flat The Ancestor Shiraz 2015

Shiraz grown entirely on the estate's 18...

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Rated : 96 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $200
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2023 - 2043+
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Posted in Barossa Valley, shiraz et al2 Comments

samuels gorge tempranillo

Samuel’s Gorge Shiraz 2017

15% carbonic maceration, 18 months in Fr...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $40
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2020 - 2030+
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Posted in McLaren Vale, shiraz et al5 Comments

tonic wines grenache

Tonic Wines Mataro 2018

I took a couple of the Tonic wines away ...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Apr19
Alcohol : 13.6%
Price : $35
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2020 - 2030+
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Posted in Clare Valley, mourvedre et al1 Comment

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