Monthly Archives: July 2012

Agricola Querciabella Mongrana, Maremma Toscana IGT 2009

$25 from Prince Wine Store. A 50/25/25 blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. A small proportion of the wine is aged in barriques for ten months and this gives some element of tannin structure to this young fruity wine. … Continue reading

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Agricola Querciabella Chianti Classico DOCG 2009

$40 from Prince Wine Store / $25 for 375ml. A 95/5 blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for up to 14 months in French oak barriques of various ages. Medium+ – intense ruby colour. Sweet youthful aromatics of blackcurrant, … Continue reading

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Karra Yerta Shiraz Cabernet 2006, Eden Valley, SA

$25 direct from winery. A blend of fruit from Eden and Barossa Valleys. This one has a bit of age to it, and for a vintage that received less than average rainfall, this has developed nicely all factors considering. Intense … Continue reading

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An introduction to Barcelona

After many years dreaming of the warm Spanish summers fueled by the imagination of Ernest Hemingway’s A Dangerous Summer, I finally landed in Barcelona which had rather luckily for me traded in its previous week of 36degC days for a … Continue reading

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Quick location update

Just wanted to make mention that I have just returned to Melbourne from a trip to London and Barcelona. It was a half work trip, so less wines involved but a couple of impressive meals which I shall write about … Continue reading

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