Monthly Archives: January 2019

2015 Clemens Hill Old Clones Pinot Noir

The Coal River Valley is close, it’s not very far. We go there often, a leisurely drive in our car. The Pinots are great they consistently shine through, with colour, perfume whether they’re old or new. This Clemens Hill example … Continue reading

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2018 Gartelmann ‘Stephanie’ Pinot Gris

I’ve tried plenty of pinot gris and grigios in my time but I can not remember ever trying one from the Orange region of New South Wales.  Actually, I have to admit, I didn’t even know they grew it out … Continue reading

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2018 Robert Stein Farm Series Rosé

Remember when everyone had a box of barbeque shapes in the pantry or cupboard for when people dropped in unexpectedly?  You knew there’d be very few left by the time the crowd decided to go home.  How good is it … Continue reading

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2018 Robert Stein Farm Series Semillon Riesling Gewürztraminer

A few years ago I was lucky enough to do a short tour of Dublin.  I remember going to a particular area and a particular street, the names of which escape me, where the doors to the identically built homes … Continue reading

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2017 Matriarch & Rogue M&R Riverland Saperavi

I knew there were red grapes that had red flesh, and subsequently red juice, but I didn’t know they had a name.  That name is teinturier grapes.  Saperavi is a teinturier type grape.  I’m sure there are others but I … Continue reading

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2017 Domaine Dawnelle Riesling

Isn’t time an interesting thing.  It can have such an effect on so many things and not always in a good way.  It’s pointless me giving you examples because they are endless but I’m going to tell you the story … Continue reading

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2017 Tamburlaine Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc

I feel a little sorry for Cabernet Franc.  It seems it’s the middle child of the Cabernet family, with Cabernet Sauvignon at one end and Merlot at the other end of the Bordeaux bunch of red grape varieties.  Not necessarily … Continue reading

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