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Max Allen’s Intoxicating new book

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Produttori del Barbaresco Riservas 2015

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The gifts wine writers get

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Tyrrell’s Johnno’s Shiraz 2004 – 2019

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2015 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz video

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Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz historical tasting event 2019

In October 2019 a wonderful opportunity ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

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Ruggabellus Retrospective 2019

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TWF Chardonnay in 2019 – The Year in Review

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Cape Mentelle International Cabernet Tasting 2019 – Devil’s Lair, Sassicaia, Leeuwin Estate, Houghtons Jack Mann, Montrose, Moss Wood, Far Niente, Xanadu, Vasse Felix Tom Cullity, Wynns John Riddoch, Cloudburst, Deep Woods Reserve, Lafite-Rothschild, Ornellaia, Chateau Haut-Bailly, Te Mata Coleraine, Cape Mentelle, Cullen Diana Madeleine, Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Spottswoode

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Wineark’s Most Collected Wine List: Australia’s most cellared wines

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Grosset Gaia Retrospective : 1990 – 2016

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A Foray into 4A: Tyrrell’s 4 Acres Shiraz 2006 – 2018

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Penfolds Champagne reviewed: Thienot x Penfolds Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvee 2012

Stanislas Thienot and Peter Gago in the ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

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Lethbridge Allegra Chardonnay: 2004 – 2015

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Alluca Touriga Nacional 2017

19 September 2020

Single vineyard in Blewitt Springs. Tour... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank you.

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Alluca Cabernet Franc 2018

19 September 2020

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Graci Etna Rosso 2017

19 September 2020

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Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards Hillside Shiraz 2018

19 September 2020

Such a distinct tannin and flavour profi... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

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Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2018

19 September 2020

Stately 126 year old vines. Raised in 40... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

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Place Of Changing Winds Between Two Mountains Pinot Noir 2019

19 September 2020

The 'entry level' pinot noir, albeit it'... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

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Shaw & Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

18 September 2020

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Stoney Rise Chardonnay 2020

17 September 2020

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Mandala Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

17 September 2020

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Domaine Naturaliste Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

17 September 2020

A very good vintage for reds in Margaret... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Harold Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

17 September 2020

The third innings of Harold. "Every year... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

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Domaine Naturaliste Le Naturaliste Cabernet Franc 2018

17 September 2020

Wilyabrup Cabernet Franc grown on gravel... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank you.

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

17 September 2020

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Old Vines Shiraz 2018

17 September 2020

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2018

17 September 2020

Finer style, earlier picked, decisions a... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank you.

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate V&A Lane Shiraz 2018

17 September 2020

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Domaine Naturaliste Floris Chardonnay 2019

17 September 2020

Fair to say I'm liking these Chardonnay ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

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Domaine Naturaliste Artus Chardonnay 2019

17 September 2020

The smooth operator in the Naturaliste C... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

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Woodlands Wilyabrup Valley Chardonnay 2019

17 September 2020

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Bream Creek Unitus Field Blend 2020

16 September 2020

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