Monthly Archives: June 2018

2013 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

How often do you see ‘Winemakers Reserve’ or ‘Vineyard Selection’ or, in this case, ‘Special Reserve’ on a bottle of wine?  I’ve seen a few and I don’t have a problem with that except when it’s not backed up with … Continue reading

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2017 Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz

I’ve read a couple of reviews about this wine already (here and here) so I had a pretty good insight about what to expect when it came to trying this wine.  I actually debated whether to even review this wine … Continue reading

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2017 LiNO RaMBLe ‘Simon Says’ Saperavi

I can’t help but mention the game that everyone is familiar with, ‘Simon Says’.  Everyone would have played it at least once in their life whether it be voluntarily or because your parents made you when you were a youngster. … Continue reading

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2015 Patina Reserve Chardonnay

Zip-A-dee-doo-dah Zip-A-dee-A, my oh my what a wonderful Chardonnay!! This is my second Patina Chardonnay in a very short period of time and I am mighty impressed.  From start to finish, I simply could not put the glass down.  Whether … Continue reading

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2015 Gartelmann ‘Rylstone’ Mudgee Petit Verdot

Let me start by saying, there is nothing petite about this Petit Verdot.  The colour, the aromas, the flavours, the level of interest it generated or the bang you get for your buck.  I’m not saying it’s the type of … Continue reading

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2014 Kennedy Wines Heathcote Shiraz

It’s been quite a while since I’ve tried a Kennedy wine.  For no other reason than, well, there isn’t one really.  This one reminded me of why I should revisit some of the smaller wineries/producers that have impressed me in … Continue reading

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2015 Patina Chardonnay

I have a lot to thank David Cumming of Define Wine for.  A few months back he introduced me to wineries and wines from areas of New South Wales I was not familiar with, didn’t have a proper appreciation for and … Continue reading

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