Monthly Archives: September 2018

2013 Clemens Hill Pinot Chardonnay

It’s been quite a few years since producers had to stop using the word ‘Champagne’ associated with sparkling wine unless it was from the Champagne region.  I think this was a good thing.  It stopped Champagne getting credit for quality … Continue reading

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2017 Angullong Fossil Hill Sangiovese

I so admire the Italians when it comes to food, wine and life.  From what I have seen on telly, and having visited there, they always seem to know what they want, when they want it, how they want it … Continue reading

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2017 Inverquharity Gewürztraminer

First up I’m going to say, it is much easier to drink this wine than it is to spell the above two words.  Just out of interest, Jancis Robinson said, “Gewürztraminer has the dubious dual distinction of being the easiest … Continue reading

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2017 Garagiste Merricks Pinot Noir

I reckon I could count on one hand the amount of Mornington Peninsula pinot noirs I’ve drunk over the years.  This is not because I’m not a fan, it’s simply because they don’t seem to be promoted that much and … Continue reading

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2015 Serafino Bellissimo Nebbiolo

I don’t reckon Nebbiolo has many friends in ‘Winemakers World’.  From what I’ve read, it’s a temperamental bugger.  Difficult to grow (apparently), tight and tannic in its youth, loses its colour really early on in its life (because in its … Continue reading

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2017 Langmeil Three Gardens Grenache Shiraz Mataro

Even though my memory may not serve me well these days, I cannot remember having a Langmeil wine.  I went onto their website and the history of this family is pretty special.  The first Shiraz vines were planted in 1843 … Continue reading

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2016 Grant Burge Nebu Cabernet Shiraz

This is a new wine to the Grant Burge range and it sits in the Icon Wines section.  I have to say, I can definitly understand why.  This is delightful even at such a young stage of its life. In … Continue reading

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2018 Huntington Estate Pinot Noir Rosé

Rosé can no longer be taken lightly in the world of wine in Australia.  Because of the current and unrelenting popularity, many producers are putting one into bottle.  As a result, there are many hitting the bottle shop shelves these … Continue reading

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2018 Wobbly Boot Riesling

Young Riesling is, as you would expect, energetic, lively and not shy at all.  This also describes Paul and Lynda Williams, the owners of Wobbly Boot Vineyard.  They love talking to everyone about their wines and their enthusiasm is infectious.  … Continue reading

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2014 Huntington Estate Shiraz

I don’t receive many wines to review but, you know what, some of those that I have received have opened my eyes up to some winemakers and wines I would not normally, if ever, get to see in Hobart.  I … Continue reading

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