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Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Vineyard Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Date: Thu, Nov 12, 2009 Wine Tasting

The logistics involved in being a wine writer (of sorts) can be quite challenging. Sorting and unpacking bottles, not least the storage of them, coupled with the disposal of packaging and bottles via recycling all takes a fair bit of effort. Last weekend I sorted out about 16 dozen or so wines that I’m just [...]

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The Wanderer Shiraz 2008

Date: Thu, Nov 12, 2009 Wine Tasting

Andrew Marks, the man behind The Wanderer wines, spent three years as a winemaker in the ‘white wine’ section of Penfolds, and he recently said that “in some ways I still make reds as a white winemaker would”. Not 100 percent sure what he means, but I like the sound of it. This Wanderer Shiraz was [...]

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De Bortoli Estate Grown Syrah 2008

Date: Thu, Nov 12, 2009 Wine Tasting

There is so much care and thought put into De Bortoli’s Yarra Valley reds these days that you’d almost call them works of art. That said, the style choices made for this wine have pushed marginally beyond my boundaries. You need a subscription to The Wine Front to see this part of the post

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Mayford Chardonnay 2008

Date: Thu, Nov 12, 2009 Wine Tasting

I’ve been on the bandwagon of Mayford’s reds for the past year or two, but I’m now on the Mayford chardonnay bandwagon too. You need a subscription to The Wine Front to see this part of the post

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Saint Cosme Cotes-du-Rhone 2008

Date: Wed, Nov 11, 2009 Wine Tasting

Just in case the 2007 release of this wine didn’t sound to your tastes … here’s the 2008. Again, this is exclusive to Vintage Cellars stores. You need a subscription to The Wine Front to see this part of the post

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Shadowfax Chardonnay 2008

Date: Wed, Nov 11, 2009 Wine Tasting

This is a single vineyard chardonnay grown at Romsey in the Macedon Ranges. It was fermented direct in used barriques. You need a subscription to The Wine Front to see this part of the post

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De Bortoli Estate Grown Chardonnay 2008

Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2009 Wine Tasting

I found it hard to make up my mind on this De Bortoli Estate Chardonnay. I loved it at first, then cooled on it, then came back to somewhere in-between. Possibly because it’s so young. Possibly because I’m just having one of those days. Possibly because it’s made in a fairly - but not excessively [...]

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Saint Cosme Cotes-du-Rhone 2007

Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2009 Wine Tasting

This is a 14 percent alcohol, 100 percent syrah from the southern Rhone. It’s exclusive to Vintage Cellars. I went looking for a bottle image and noticed - or so a retail site noted - that Parker had given this 90 points. You need a subscription to The Wine Front to see this part of the [...]

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Eperosa Synthesis 2006

Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2009 Wine Tasting

Eperosa’s Barossa Synthesis red is a blend of grenache (80%), shiraz (15%) and mourvedre. You need a subscription to The Wine Front to see this part of the post.

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Eperosa Elevation 2006

Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2009 Wine Tasting

Eperosa’s Elevation is a blend of shiraz (60%) and cabernet sauvignon. You need a subscription to The Wine Front to see this part of the post

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Craggy Range The Quarry 2007

Date: Mon, Nov 9, 2009 Wine Tasting

The best parcels of Craggy Range cabernet and merlot (grown on the Gimblett Gravels of Hawke’s Bay) are used to make The Quarry. You need a subscription to The Wine Front to see this part of the post

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McIvor Estate Shiraz 2006

Date: Mon, Nov 9, 2009 Wine Tasting

The press release claims that this is made “more in the Cote Rotie, Northern Rhone vein than a brutish Aussie shiraz”. You need a subscription to The Wine Front to see this part of the post

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McIvor Estate Sangiovese 2007

Date: Mon, Nov 9, 2009 Wine Tasting

It spent 15 months in oak, but you can hardly taste oak at all. Always a good sign with sangiovese. It was a hot year - bringing this in at 13.5% alcohol is a fair effort too. You need a subscription to The Wine Front to see this part of the post

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Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Date: Mon, Nov 9, 2009 Wine Tasting

You always get a nice drink when you open a bottle of Angus the Bull cabernet. You need a subscription to The Wine Front to see this part of the post

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