Monthly Archives: May 2012

Senechaux Blanc 2007, Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone Valley

A blend of Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Roussanne that saw some time in barriques. This is as old as I’ve taken my CdP blancs, and I did so with this bottle as a trial of curiosity. Pale yellow colour … Continue reading

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Yves Cuilleron St Peray Les Potiers 2010, Rhone Valley

A 70/30 blend of Marsanne Roussanne that spent 9 months in barrel. # 839 of ~6800 btls produced. This wine has a lovely pale yellow-golden colour, with youthful perfume of peach blossom, lemon cheesecake and apricot. Dry, full-bodied, there is … Continue reading

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A fund raising effort

Hi everyone, I would like to draw your attention to a fund raising effort by a student at my workplace. He is raising funds for his local footy team, the Manningham Cobras AFC. They’re selling a couple of cleanskins labelled … Continue reading

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Clonakilla Blanc 2011, Canberra District, NSW

$25 direct from winery. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon that was barrel fermented on lees. Very pale lemon colour. Clean youthful aromas of lime blossom, cut grass and passionfruit. Dry, full-bodied white wine with lots of vibrant acidity. … Continue reading

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Clonakilla Chardonnay 2011, Tumbarumba-Canberra District, NSW

$35 direct from winery. For those familiar with the wines of Clonakilla, this is certainly a different offering. Its existence is accredited to different vintage conditions with a cooler than usual ripening season. Fruit from a high altitude vineyard in … Continue reading

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