Latest Wines

2011 Yeringberg Marsanne Roussanne

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This Yarra blended white has lovely freshness and concentration here in 2011, showing melon and citrus notes on the nose, some peach and lemon in the mix and a hint of fragrant,...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:00 EST 2012

1999 Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged

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Very complex, and well and truly stamped with the E.J. Carr signature inside the bottle as well as on the label – it's all about beautifully struck autolysis, time on lees and quality...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:59 EST 2012

Andre Clouet Silver Brut Nature

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A blanc de noir with very strident fruit character, showing all the power of the variety and the Bouzy terroir.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:59 EST 2012

Vve Fourny & Fils Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs

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This shows some development, with honey, nougat and dried white flowers on the nose ahead of citrus and brioche, some grilled hazelnuts too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:58 EST 2012

2010 Ruggeri Giustino B Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore Extra Dry DOCG

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Attractive, light stone fruits, apples and pears here – sweetly fragrant nose – white pepper and green almonds too. Very floral though.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:58 EST 2012

2011 Josef Chromy Sauvignon Blanc

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A distinctly cool and grassy, herbal nose here: this has a floral edge, with a hint of gooseberry and lime fruit, distinctive, plenty of lees and solids influence here too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:57 EST 2012

2011 Tamar Ridge Kayena Vineyard Pinot Gris

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A complex, young example with spiced, yeasty, bready notes, fresh, doughy appeal, some pear and apple fruits; vinous and youthful.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:57 EST 2012

2010 Moorilla Muse Series Chardonnay

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Quite ripe fruits here; this has a nicely integrated savoury thread of grilled nuts and grains, lees-derived pastry and a pear and peach core.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:57 EST 2012

2010 Moorilla Muse Series Pinot Gris

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This will polarise as it's not the fruity sort at all: very savoury, flinty and quite leesy on the nose, wild yeasts methinks; it also has sweet pollen, honeysuckle and apple danish notes.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:56 EST 2012

2010 Moorilla Muse Series Riesling

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Showing some hints of bottle development already, this has lively apple and lime juice, some hints of toasty complexity and a lime curd edge.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:56 EST 2012

Arras Brut Elite Cuvee No. 401

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Some bottles show a gently reductive style on the nose; opens with some time in the glass though. There's lemon pith and a charming, biscuity autolysis richness in the mix, some deeper,...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:55 EST 2012

2008 Jansz Premium Vintage Rose

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A lovely light salmon-pink hue on the glass, this has a fine bead and plenty of ripe strawberry fruits, with handy, yeasty autolysis complexity on the nose, really smart and full of...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:55 EST 2012

2008 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco DOCG Asili

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Some darker colours here, and a very restrained style: dry, fine spices and dried rose petals too. This is a very composed and cryptic wine, quite backwards and tightly wound.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:55 EST 2012

2010 Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC Valmaggiore di Vezza

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Very pale colour, and the wine has superb fragrance: citrus rind and musky lightness (from sandy soils), and there's a lovely, approachable nature here, bright red fruits and a strong...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:54 EST 2012

2011 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

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Bright and juicy red and blue fruits: very pure and dense, fresh and lively. Some terrific length and great ripeness here, looking very poised but just bottled.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:53 EST 2012

2011 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis DOCG

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From the sandy soils of Roero, this has a lovely pear-drop nose, poached white stone fruits and ripe green apples, some melon and citrus; very concentrated.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:52 EST 2012

2009 Bartolo Mascarello Barbera d'Alba DOC

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A single site, San Lorenzo. Lovely, musky, charming fragrance here: this has a lilting, fragrant nose with plenty of black fruits and lovely cassis, hints of licorice here, no oak...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:52 EST 2012

2007 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo DOCG

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A blend of vineyards in the Barolo region: Cannubi, Rue, San Lorenzo and Rocche di La Morra. It is a mellow wine on the nose, with superb, smooth red fruit, cherry and light strawberry...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:52 EST 2012

2010 Bartolo Mascarello Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

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From Rue and Monrobiolo, this is lovely, soulful and pure on the nose, with a sweet perfume: musky and fragrant, floral style.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:51 EST 2012

2007 E. Pira Barolo DOCG Cannubi

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A stronger wine than the Via Nuova. This shows a very bright, energetic nose with deep cherry fruits, red berries and some light oak here too; there's also vanillin and spice.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:51 EST 2012