Monthly Archives: August 2011

Couple of Rhones (ex-post)

Originally posted on 14th August 2011 I tasted the following Northern Rhone Valley wines last week at Prince Wine Store (Bank St). The 2009 vintage produced some pretty sharp wines (the following are syrah). As a consumer I’m not feeling … Continue reading

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The Courthouse, North Melbourne (ex-post)

Originally posted on 13th August 2011 The Courthouse in North Melbourne (corner of Queensberry and Errol Sts) has been THE gastropub of the suburb. There are quality beers on tap and several other interesting pours available if you scan the … Continue reading

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Le Tertre du Lys D’Or Cuvee d’Exception 2005, Sauternes

Purchased from Winestar. Clear pale lemon colour. Lovely apricot, honey kumquat and a hint of sweet nutmeg. A sweet wine, high acidity, but it’s partially hidden by the relatively high 14% alc. Rich flavours of ripe apricot, warm honey and … Continue reading

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Chateau Bela Riesling 2007, Muzla, Sturovo, Slovakia

$36 from Cloudwine (South Melbourne). Made by Egon Muller, it is of pale canola gold colour, and has soft lime lemon aromas. I detect a hint of reductiveness, suggested by preserved lemon peel and a sniff of slightly buttered popcorn. … Continue reading

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Mas Des Mas Corbieres 2009, Languedoc, France

$17 from Dan Murphy’s. A low-cost wine from the ‘vintage-of-the-century’ (until the 2010s hit the shelves). A blend of syrah, grenache and carignan. Dark berry notes with purple fragrance, kirsch alcohol vapors. Dry, full-bodied wine with velvet texture and mouth … Continue reading

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