Monthly Archives: June 2012

Jimenez Landi Bajondillo 2010, DO Mentrida, Toledo, Spain

AUD$26 from Vintage Cellars (Albert Park). A blend of Syrah, Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.Fruit from vineyards 600m above sea level. Fruit is destemmed, cold soaked for 2-5 days, then macerated for 15-20 days. Barrel fermented, aging on less for … Continue reading

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Latente Cosecha 2009, Rioja, Spain

AUD$20 from Prince Wine Store (South Melbourne). A blend of Tempranillo and Granacha (90/10). Clear intense ruby colour. A lovely nose of red currants, sappy baby wood planes, violet florals, hint of sweet clove and refined soy sauce. Dry, med … Continue reading

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Tscharke [600 x 10^6] Marananga Syrah 2010, Barossa Valley, SA

$24 direct from winery. A smart title indicative of the age of the land upon which the vineyards sit. I guess the snail did win his slow and steady race afterall. Intense dark ruby colour. Enticing youthful aromas of blackcurrants, … Continue reading

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Buller Wines Portly Gentleman Tawny, Beverford, VIC

$17 direct from winery. Quite a safe choice for a relaxing after-dinner chill’ax on a cold rainy Melbourne evening. Med+ to intense ruby coloured, developed nose of slightly peppered old brandy and strawberry reduction. Though slightly thinned and oxidised, the … Continue reading

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France’s oldest sparkling wine fights for its future

Interesting article about the Limoux region in the south of France. I wasn’t aware of its ancient history of making sparkling wine. France’s oldest sparkling wine fights for its future.

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