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Yering Station Reserve Shiraz Viognier 2020

A Reserve range has been made at Yering ...

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Rated : 94+ Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 14.3%
Price : $130
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2025 - 2035+
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Posted in shiraz et al, Yarra Valley0 Comments

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In Dreams Chardonnay 2021

Yarra Valley Chablis, if you like. Or th...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2023 - 2029+
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In Dreams Pinot Noir 2021

The label has been (slightly) redesigned...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $32
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2028+
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Posted in pinot noir, Top Value, Yarra Valley0 Comments

riposte the sabre

Riposte The Sabre Pinot Noir 2021

Muted aromatics lead to a closed-but-pro...

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Rated : 89+ Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $38
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2023 - 2026+
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Riposte The Cutlass Shiraz 2021

There's a sweetness to the flavour profi...

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $28
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2026+
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Posted in Adelaide Hills, shiraz et al0 Comments

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Tapanappa Definitus Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

There's a lot of spice here, and autumna...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $90
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2024 - 2029+
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forest hill block 2 riesling

Forest Hill Block 2 Riesling 2021

Intensity of flavour and the texture to ...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $38
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2028+
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forest hill block 1 riesling

Forest Hill Block 1 Riesling 2021

Sizzling riesling. This is line and leng...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $55
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2024 - 2030+
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yangarra ironheart shiraz

Yangarra Estate Ironheart Shiraz 2019

This puts down some roots. It offers a m...

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Rated : 96 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $120
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2024 - 2038+
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yangarra kings wood shiraz

Yangarra Estate King’s Wood Shiraz 2020

This is a firm, chocolatey, slightly bak...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $60
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2025 - 2035
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high country pinot noir

Gapsted High Country Pinot Noir 2021

Pinot noir from the King Valley.

Ligh...

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Rated : 87 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $22
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2025
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bannockburn de la roche

Bannockburn De La Roche Shiraz 2018

This is a medium-weight shiraz that's bi...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $53
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2030
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Posted in Geelong, shiraz et al1 Comment

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Riposte The Katana Chardonnay 2021

Lots of flavour here. Sweet yellow peach...

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $28
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2025
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lienert roussanne

Lienert Roussanne 2021

Well this is a lean expression of the va...

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Rated : 89+ Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 11.7%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2023 - 2026+
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Faber Vineyard Donnybrook Durif 2020

There are some wine varieties that I onl...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2026+
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faber cabernet sauvignon

Faber Vineyard Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

This release gets the balance of fruit a...

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Rated : 92+ Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $60
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2023 - 2028+
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bests hamill shiraz

Best’s Hamill Shiraz 2019

Inaugural release of Hamill Shiraz, made...

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Rated : 92+ Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $60
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2024 - 2030+
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Lienert Vineyards Grenache 2021

This is in a good place. It's sweet and ...

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Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Mar22
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2026+
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Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Very happy with this release. Find it at...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2028+
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running with bulls tempranillo

Running With Bulls Barossa Tempranillo 2021

The Running With Bulls wines are always ...

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Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : May22
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2022 - 2025+
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Posted in Barossa Valley, tempranillo et al0 Comments

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