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Chateau Sociando-Mallet Haut Medoc, 2017 $130

chateau sociando-mallet haut medoc, 2017 $130
In the glass the wine is a dark purple, almost black plumb colour with a purple rim around the edge of the glass. On the nose: It has a cold rich plumb classic Bordeaux, fruit perfume with dark cherries just lurking in the background with a touch of oak all wrapped up in the cool dark fruit. The palate is medium...

Galli Estate 2019 Adelé Fiano Sunbury $30.00

roberto sarotto barbaresco 2016 riserva $60
Tech Info: Southern Italian white with a richer, almost waxy texture that’s known to be age worthy. Only 25 dozen bottled making this wine a true small batch gem. The Adelé range is made with Natural and Biodynamic principles. Which employs the philosophy of minimal intervention in both the vineyard and winery. The wines are all fermented from indigenous yeasts, using skin contact...

MALLALUKA Aligoté 2021 $37.00

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roberto sarotto barbaresco 2016 riserva $60
The technical info - King Valley fruit. Fermented using indigenous yeasts on active Chardonnay lees. 30% in seasoned French oak barriques, 70% in stainless steel. Kept on lees for 9 months, then blended before bottling. No fining. First let me start off by saying this has been a most enjoyable white wine. Don’t get me wrong it has been enjoyable...

Roberto Sarotto BARBARESCO 2016 Riserva $60

roberto sarotto barbaresco 2016 riserva $60
2016 was a good year for Piedmontese Nebbiolo, the grape used in this wine. In the glass, the wine is a dark plum fading to a pale rim. On the nose there is a lot going on. The fruit smells rich and ripe with violets and red fruits even mushrooms make a brief appearance, wrapped up in black liquorice. In the mouth...

TOKAR EST Cabernet Sauvignon Yarra Valley 2015 – $35.99

tokar est cabernet sauvignon yarra valley 2015 – $35.99
In the glass a deep, dark red with a fading purple ring around the rim of the glass. Not showing a lot of age to look at, still fresh on the nose with violets and Cuban cigars with hints of fresh red & green peppers wafting up from the glass. The palate shows some dark cherry and dense black fruits...

The line up – All in a days home work

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paringa estate pinot noir
*Nicolas Feuillatte Brut, $50.00 = 4 **** *Bollinger Special Cuvée Champagne, $85.00 = 5 ***** *Seppelt original Sparkling Shiraz, $25.00 = 3 *** Starting with the: Nicolas Feuillatte Brut $50.00 This Champagne is light bright and full of flavour, this wine never fails to impress me with is strong bead of bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the vintage flute. On the nose and...

BRINI

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brini
Rather bright red in colour for a Shiraz with a purple tinge around the rim. Full perfume of red ripe berries on the nose with hints of kitchen spice lurking in the background. After 30 minutes decanting the perfume of sweet raspberries makes an appearance, both on the nose and the palate finishing rich and well-balanced with soft oak tannins. This...

Merite Q Merlot 2016

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merite q merlot 2016
Merite Q Merlot 2016 is made from the Q45 clone, new to Australia. Most people see Merlot as a ripe, sweet inexpensive mid-week quaffer. And we seem to drink it by the truck load each week. Now these guys at Wrattonbully are making a good fist at producing a serious Merlot. A wine I found to be more of a dry...

PIERRE-YVES COLIN-MOREY BOURGOGNE

pierre-yves colin -morey bourgogne
Aligote is almost unheard of in Australia. As it is the poor cousin of the more prestigious Chardonnay grape. Bourgogne Aligoté is the appellation within Burgundy for white wines made from the Aligoté grape variety, created in July 1937. Not as expensive as Chablis, however there is a strong similarity to that of some more pricey Chablis I have tried in...

Domaines Leflaive Puligny – Montrachet (COTE D OR) Mâcon-Verzé 2012

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What a minefield French wine labels are, truly the French make it hard to understand what you are drinking or where it comes from exactly. Puligny-Montrachet is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France. In the middle of the Côte de Beaune region. Now, that was easy wasn’t it? It is a well-known appellation for white Burgundy, containing some...