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2010 Tohu Rore Reserve Pinot Noir

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There's meaty dark cherry fruit on the nose of this pinot, some toasty oak and the beginnings of earthy, savoury elements.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:26 EST 2012

2011 Spy Valley Pinot Noir

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Bright, spiced cherry and red berry fruits on the nose, showing lovely clarity to their aromas. Shaped nicely on the palate with vivid fruit characters, spice, a touch of roast game and...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:26 EST 2012

2010 Konrad Pinot Noir

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Stemmy cherry fruit comes to the fore in this offering from Konrad, with hints of spice and red berry compote. Bright and vividly flavoured on the palate with plenty of drive.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:26 EST 2012

2010 Toi Toi Brookdale Reserve Pinot Gris

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This comes from the Brookdale Vineyard in the Omaka Valley, Marlborough, and shows bright, pure primary fruit style with pears and spiced apples on the nose.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:25 EST 2012

2011 Rockburn Pinot Gris

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Quite forward and expressive on the nose, with rich-smelling stone fruit and pear characters along with hints of marzipan, apple puree and lemon curd.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:25 EST 2012

2004 Ayala Blanc de Blancs

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This has emerged as one of the army of engaging, pure and scintillating blanc de blancs–style Champagnes, sporting zesty and fresh citrus fruits, some deeper dried peel, lime and lemon...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:25 EST 2012

2004 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rose

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As you'd expect from Veuve, this brash, toasty and bold vintage rose is a style that has plenty of grilled nuts and complex, spicy autolysis character laid across rich red fruits in...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:25 EST 2012

2011 Vinteloper Pinot Noir

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Lighter cherry-red colour in the glass; looks like a light year. The nose has bright strawberry fruit aromas, some grassy notes, herbs, musky oak, light cassis and blue fruits too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:24 EST 2012

2009 Oxford Landing Shiraz

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This is quite a fragrant shiraz, with bright-red florals and red berry fruits on the nose, some wet, earthy notes too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:24 EST 2012

Champagne Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs

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This chardonnay-only Champagne is made by the cooperative in the esteemed village of Les Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Cote des Blancs – there's no greater pedigree for chardonnay terroir in...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:24 EST 2012

2011 Coal Valley Vineyard FGR Riesling

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A simple and straight-shooting soft off-dry white, with simple sweet lime and apple fruits and an easy soft palate. This won't challenge but will delight.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:23 EST 2012

2010 Barringwood Park Forest Raven Pinot Noir

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A lighter colour here, quite fragrant and elegant with lighter red fruits, cherries and forest berries, a little smoky edge and some toasty oak in the mix.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:23 EST 2012

2008 Brezza Barolo DOCG

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Lovely blue florals and blueberries, some sweet herbal notes, drinking chocolate, gentle hazelnuts too, a little licorice and a complex, lively nose too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:23 EST 2012

2009 Brezza Barbera d'Alba DOC Cannubi Muscatel

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Lovely red licorice and some mocha, oak adds spices and there's a little citrus, some cassis and a lovely, smooth fragrance here. Good ripeness; very even.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:22 EST 2012

2009 Brezza Barbera d'Alba DOC Cannubi

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This shows plenty of ripeness and plenty of oak, a more savoury sheen here too, some dark cherries and plums and even a little herbal thread showing through.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:22 EST 2012

2010 Brezza Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC Santa Rosalia

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A beautifully pure expression here. This has abundant perfume and sees some older oak, lovely spice, orange zest and red cherries too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:21 EST 2012

2010 Brezza Barbera d'Alba DOC Santa Rosalia

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From a location in the Langhe between Diano d'Alba and Alba: more limestone soils here, only stainless-steel maturation preserves lovely freshness and vitality.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:21 EST 2012

2009 Vietti Barolo Castiglione DOCG

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Cask tasting. This is full of charm and musky dark cherry fruits, quite floral, not too ripe; the oak is adding interest and early complexity to the nose, which is pure and primary.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:21 EST 2012

2008 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito DOCG

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The 2008 Lazzarito is a distance runner in a bottle: impeccable shape and balance, and the tannins are muscular and ripple at the edges of the palate.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:21 EST 2012

2008 Vietti Barolo Rocche DOCG

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A reserved and restrained Rocche, and that means a force to be reckoned with for this traditionally taut and tightly held wine.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:20 EST 2012