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2017 Hastwell & Lightfoot Tempranillo

How’s this for coincidence.  Very recently we went to a dinner with a group of wine appreciative friends and one of the group brought up the variety Tempranillo.  He gave us three different versions of the word in the space … Continue reading

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2018 Atze’s Corner ‘Wild Rose’ Rosé

It’s less than a week since I last drank a rosé and the quality I’ve been seeing is outstanding.  I can definitely understand why it has made a huge comeback in the wine world.  Winemakers are taking the style very … Continue reading

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2018 De Iuliis Rosé

Gone are the days when Rosé sat forever and a day on the bottle shop shelf and there may have been one, possibly two, in the fridge.  From conversations with a few bottle shop managers I know, things have certainly … Continue reading

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2017 Hastwell & Lightfoot Montepulciano

When I was trying this wine, I got to thinking.  Back in the mid 1800’s when vines were starting to be planted in Mclaren Vale, I wonder if John Reynell and/or Thomas Hardy ever thought to plant Montepulciano vines?  I … Continue reading

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2018 Maclean Bay Pinot Rosé

In the past, Pinot Noir rosé has not been my ‘go to’ rosé.  There you go, I said it.  The reason is, they have generally lacked body, been one dimensional, a little on the sweet side and a bit like … Continue reading

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2017 Chapel Hill McLaren Vale Mourvèdre

If you’re keen to try a damn good Mataro or a Monastrell, get your mitts around a bottle of this Chapel Hill Mourvèdre.  It may or may not come as a suprise to you, but they are one and the … Continue reading

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2017 Matriarch & Rogue ‘Jean’ Malbec

If I asked most of my group of friends which six grape varieties make up a traditional Bordeaux blend, like me, they would probably be able to name four of them.  Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc (that may stump a few), … Continue reading

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