Monthly Archives: March 2016

2015 Petaluma Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

You know a winery is serious about producing quality, ultra-premium (buzz word) Chardonnay when they go to the trouble to find the precise location to grow the grapes to make that ‘distinquished’ wine.  Petulama is that type of winery. There … Continue reading

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2011 Wendouree Shiraz Mataro

Established in 1895, Wendouree is heralded in Australia, their wines avidly sought after and collected.  With very old vineyards comprising shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, mataro and muscat of alexandria, the wines have incredible age-ability.  Even the 100 year old stone winery … Continue reading

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2008 Grey Sands Merlot

This wine is not trying to be anything other than what it is.  A damn good expression of Australian merlot.  The other thing I have to clarify, this is the current release for Grey Sands. This is a merlot that … Continue reading

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2015 Guthrie Wild Grüner (Veltliner)

There is a lot we have to thank Austria for. Arnold Schwarzenegger (debatable).  Weiner Schnitzel (a given).  Apple Strudel (goes without saying).  Sachertorte (yes, yes, yes).  And of course, Grüner Veltliner. I’ve had some wines lately with very trippy labels and … Continue reading

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2010 Taylors St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon

My brother has developed quite a taste for red wine and he blames me for that.  The upside to this is, he has developed a taste for good quality wine.  When you think about the old adage of, “life’s too … Continue reading

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2013 Paddy Borthwick Paper Road Pinot Noir

The Borthwick family’s involvement in farming goes back a long way but the extension into viticulture kicked off in 1996 when Paddy and his dad planted 27 hectares of vines.  Mind you, Paddy already had the credentials to get involved … Continue reading

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2010 PHI Lusatia Park Sauvignon

I have an announcement to make.  I’ve decided to admit I like Sauvignon Blanc. To clarify that, certain styles of Sauvignon Blanc.  This style of Sauvignon Blanc. I’ve also tried three (so far) from the Adelaide Hills made by Guthrie, … Continue reading

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A 2014 Terrific Teusner Twosome

The first thing I did was read the Teusner story.  It is a great read but also a relaxed read and a really interesting read.  You have to read it. I have always been a fan of their wines but … Continue reading

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2012 Yelland & Papps Devote Rousanne

Prior to heading out the door to go to work this morning, I was having a look in my wine racks to find something nice to have when I got home and I came across this wine.  It proved to … Continue reading

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2014 Kinvarra Estate Riesling

I have mentioned before that part of the vineyard at Kinvarra Estate was planted in 1990, some of it to Riesling.  I can distinctly recall tasting some old Rieslings from here at a wine expo (for want of a better … Continue reading

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