Author Archives: Tony Peters

2019 Huntington Estate Merlot

If they could think and have an opinion in the land of the red grape, I wonder if ‘Tall Poppy Syndrome’ would be a thing.  Do you know what I mean?  When there is a ‘Noble Variety’ and a ‘most … Continue reading

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2018 Huntington Estate Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

I’m pretty sure I have mentioned before that these two varieties make for the perfect couple.  They just seem to get on so well together.  I know they are not exclusive because both have engaged in ensembles with other varieties … Continue reading

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2015 Levantine Hill Sparkling Rosé

Have you ever watched a fireworks display on New Year’s Eve?  The pyrotechnicians do an excellent job organising it, sending them up at particular times, in a particular order and with just the right interval in between.  Have you noticed … Continue reading

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2018 Carillion Origins ‘Fenestella’ Shiraz

I heard someone say today that, when you have a thought, you can’t get rid of it. It’s there until another thought comes into your head. It’s true. Think about it. I know you’re going to think this is a … Continue reading

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2019 Clandestine Vineyards McLaren Vale Shiraz

I no longer run anywhere.  These days it’s walking and to call it brisk would be an overstatement.  Near where I live there’s an area of sports fields where I like to walk. It’s not very exciting but it is … Continue reading

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2019 Clandestine Vineyards Margaret River Malbec

I have a mate who definitely, without question, knows about wine.  Mainly from one particular state but has been involved in many a tasting and judging panel over the years.  I will never forget a comment he made a couple … Continue reading

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2020 Clandestine Vineyards Tempranillo Rosé

It’s that time of year isn’t it.  The days and evenings are warmer, and bottles of wine start taking up space in the fridge and, you shuffle food items around to make room for more wine.  I don’t know if … Continue reading

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2018 Carillion Origins ‘Block 22’ Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon

The suburb I live in and the suburb next to it are divided by, literally, one street.  On one side of the street, the suburb where I live starts.  On the other side, the ‘other’ suburb ends.  Both are a … Continue reading

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2018 Castle Rock Estate Great Southern Shiraz

The Castle Rock Riesling did it to me and now this Shiraz has done it to me as well.  By that I mean, much like the Riesling, I’ll get straight to the point and let you know my thoughts about … Continue reading

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2018 Clandestine Vineyards McLaren Vale Grenache

You’re not going to believe this, just like I didn’t when I read it; Grenache achieved the highest price per tonne in Australia for 2020 and one of only two that broke the $1000 mark (thanks Mr Halliday).  Considering it … Continue reading

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