Latest Wines

2012 Southern Highland Wines Cool Climate Riesling

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A strikingly fragrant and concentrated riesling that has delved into ripe territory and offers up beautifully fresh white peach and nectarine fruits; really compelling.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:10 EST 2012

2012 Vinteloper Sauvignon Blanc

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Sourced from the Adelaide Hills and picked nice and early. This is a charming tinned pear and melon fruit style that smells really inviting, and some gentle green-leaf herbs.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:10 EST 2012

2009 Torbreck RunRig Shiraz

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An ultra-ripe edition of this big, rich shiraz that makes a statement about the depth of Barossa shiraz and the prowess of Torbreck; impressive wine.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:10 EST 2012

2010 Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir

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This has a slight reticence to it, some nutty older oak comes first; it wants for fragrance and freshness. There's plenty of leathery oak, cedar too, some dark-leaf tea and hints of spice.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:09 EST 2012

2010 Scorpo Pinot Noir

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Lovely dark cherry here, some hints of dried brown spice and chocolate too. This is a terrific wine with real concentration and regional character, some bracken too – really pure.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:09 EST 2012

2008 T'Gallant Tribute Pinot Gris

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A complex and engaging nose here; this is a very polished and concentrated pinot gris. Aromas are in the realm of apples, pears and some stone fruits too; gentle, creamy, lees-derived...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:09 EST 2012

2010 Fowles Wine The Rule Shiraz

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An intriguingly peppery shiraz that represents the flagship for Fowles. This sits in the medium-bodied, cooler-climate spectrum of shiraz and offers peppered purple cherry and plum fruit...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:08 EST 2012

2007 Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz

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Ironheart it is, with a distinct sanguine side to the nose, plenty of sarsaparilla and cola too, dried plums and a deep, woody spice thread.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:08 EST 2012

2007 Yangarra High Sands Grenache

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Well this ain't no shrinking violet but, backed by the oldest lost elevated patch of grenache, with sand between its toes, it's a wine that I'll bet has some fuel in the tank.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:08 EST 2012

2009 Yangarra Mourvedre

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The spoils of a tiny two-acre patch planted on sandy ironstone gravel soils. It's a brooding, tarry style with dark plum and licorice fruit aromas, some spicy oak and plum essence here...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:07 EST 2012

2010 Serafino Shiraz

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Lovely jube fruits and a gentle thread of oak spice, some plum and licorice and a distinct, earthy note to the nose.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:07 EST 2012

2009 Blackjack Block 6 Shiraz

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Lovely bright-red and dark berries here, a mere hint of leafy Central Victorian bushland, oak adding some sweetness to the mix, and a gently creamy edge too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:07 EST 2012

2009 Moppity Vineyards Reserve Shiraz

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Quite a complex and spicy style, and the addition of co-fermented viognier here has made for an engaging red berry style: plenty of richness, a little meat and a gentle herbal edge too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:06 EST 2012

2010 Benjamin Leroux Gevrey-Chambertin

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Great weight and depth here; this has a lovely ripeness and purity about it, some very, very deep cherry fruits, mocha, sweet earth and spice too, precisely ripened and harvested...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:06 EST 2012

2009 Louis Jadot Beaujolais Moulin-à-Vent Chat. des Jacques

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A lovely, deep and charming Beaujolias that has terrific weight and presence, showing a wealth of blue berries, cassis and a little licorice too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:06 EST 2012

2009 Witchmount Tempranillo

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A nicely balanced and quite concentrated tempranillo with a meaty edge to the nose, savoury spice and plenty of purple berry fruits.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:05 EST 2012

2012 Saltram Winemakers Selection Semillon

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A lovely semillon that heads into yellow grapefruit citrus notes, really smells mouth-watering, apples and some waxy elements too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:05 EST 2012

2012 Chateau Tanunda Vine Vale Semillon

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Seriously old (100 plus) vines here, and there's plenty of ripeness in 2012, almost heading into pineapple territory, some lemon peel too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:04 EST 2012

2012 Burge Family Winemakers Olive Hill Semillon

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Rick Burge's semillon is waxy, soulful stuff. Really comforting lanolin, lemon barley and pithy notes here.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:04 EST 2012

2012 Bethany Semillon

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A barrel sample, and boy is it showing potential. Deeper golden colour and a wealth of grilled hazelnut oak on biscuity nuances; really lovely ripe lemon citrus, some cumquat too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:04 EST 2012