Monthly Archives: October 2018

2016 Grava Martinborough Pinot Noir

When I visit a wine region familiar to me but one I have never visited before, various things attract me to a winery.  It could be a familiar winery whose wines I’ve never tried, it could be the name of … Continue reading

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2015 Shanahans ‘Silence is Golden’ Barossa Shiraz

Let’s be honest.  There is a lot of shiraz out there.  Heaps to pick from whether it be from the Barossa Valley (like this one), Hunter Valley, Coonawarra, Heathcote and even Tasmania (a Jimmy Watson Winner from here in 2011).  … Continue reading

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2018 Robert Stein Half Dry Riesling

As much as I loved the Dry Riesling from start to finish, this one intrigued me from start to finish.  I have to be honest and say I approached this wine with some reservation and only because I read where … Continue reading

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2018 Robert Stein Dry Riesling

There is always a certain level of expectation, well for me anyway, when a wine does well at a wine show or two.  When you’re given the opportunity to try a wine that has won four trophies and five gold … Continue reading

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2016 Huntington Estate “Special Reserve” Merlot

How ironic is it that I was talking to a good mate of mine today and after the usual catch-up banter,  the first thing he said to me was, “Mate, I gotta tell ya, I’ve been drinkin’ quite a bit … Continue reading

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2017 Huntington Estate “Special Reserve” Semillon

I don’t know if this is possible but there should be a device that activates when someone is about to drink a wine when it is way too young.  I’ve no idea what form that ‘activation’ would take but it … Continue reading

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2017 Angullong Fossil Hill Barbera

Barbera (pronounced Bar-bear-ra) is a variety that is grown in Northern Italy.  It doesn’t get treated as well as another well known variety from that region which is a shame really.  I can’t say I have tried any European versions … Continue reading

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