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Best’s Great Western ‘E.V.T. 51’ Riesling

best’s great western ‘e.v.t. 51’ riesling
The Wine Named it after Eric Vivian Thomson who played an instrumental role in this 51st vintage! I love riesling! all of them, just dry, dry, off-dry, botrytis. However, I have to be in the mood for a riesling. For me, it's a plan to have with...

 Domaine Cornu Pernand-Vergelesses 2011

 domaine cornu pernand-vergelesses 2011
Earthy, fresh soil, aged fruit notes. Having said that, not a lot of upfront fruit left, but this is 10yo so it's to be expected. The aged characters show on the nose with hints of cherry and rhubarb, drying tannins on the finish. Needs food...

Chateau de Puligny Montrachet Meursault 2008

chateau de puligny montrachet meursault 2008
I would like to point out that I drink white wine warmer than most Australians (just chilled, not frozen cold). If you over chill good quality white wines, you might as well save your money and drink iced water. Wine Fact #1 White wines in the cheaper...

Gevrey Chambertin Les Champeaux 2010

gevrey chambertin les champeaux 2010
Olivier Bernstein began making wines in Burgundy in 2007. He focuses on making tiny quantities of wine from premier and grand cru vineyards. The Wine In the glass this wine is dark & rich, I find this wine very fragrant as the fruit wafts from the...

 Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin AC

 domaine armand rousseau gevrey chambertin ac
The Wine This wine is rare and all most impossible to get. (As we receive only a small allocation of 6 bottles a year, they don't hit the shelf.)   They are distributed amongst our Burgundy customers and it might surprise you, just how many people drink...

Domaine de Montille Beaune 1er cru Les Perrieres

domaine de montille beaune 1er cru les perrieres

THE WINE Domaine de Montille is one of the greatest Domaines in Burgundy.
 Volnay, is the village where this Domaine is based. And can be traced back to the middle of the 17th Century. Named after the historic quarries that were a neighbour to the...

BALLOT-MILLOT et Fils, Meursault Genevrières

ballot-millot et fils, meursault genevrières
Tasting Note: The cork was wet almost to the end.   I would have nominally ruled the bottle out on that point alone.   However, it did not taste faulty, everything smelt and tasted as it should. Having said that, I was expecting a lot more from this...

Gevrey Chambertin Domain Taupenot Merme Grand Cru

gevrey chambertin domain taupenot merme grand cru
The Wine: I keep my wines in a climate-controlled wine storage complex in South Melbourne. So I made my weekly visit on Tuesday and I found this Chambertin and a couple of red and white Burgundy's much to my surprise and delight.   The other wines are for...


The Wine Shiraz: planted 1907 Mataro: planted 1898 This Dark red wine was appealing from the very first sniff, showing deep ripe red fruits, blackberry's and prunes are the first to fill the nose, followed by more deep fruity floral notes. The deep wooded perfume of...


A friend told me about ReWine - Wine Merchant @ the Vic Market The wine in point was this bottle of: Beaujolais Village 2019.   This wine may be a bit of a surprise to most people that have tried Beaujolais nouveau, and think, that's what it's...