Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ranco dei Tassi Clic Bianco IGT 2010, Venezia Giulia, Italy

The Venezia Giulia is in the most North Eastern region of Italy, bordering Austria and Slovenia, to the south is the Adriatic Sea. An interesting region due to its varying terrain with Northern Alpine mountains to the Southern Central and … Continue reading

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Umani Ronchi Villa Bianchi Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico 2010, Marche, Italy

The mainstay grape of the Marche region in Central Italy, the Verdicchio white grape is quite similar to Trebbiano from Soave. The Villa Bianchi label is an affordable, high quality wine from Umani Ronchi. Pale straw colour (and some might … Continue reading

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The Colonial Estate Mungo Park Shiraz 2005, Barossa Valley

Back when The Colonial Estate was still part of Jonathan Maltus’ grand plan to break into the market Down Under, the Mungo Park shiraz was one of thee single vineyard wines released, produced from 80-100 year old vines. Back then, … Continue reading

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Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2008, South Australia

Matured for 12 months in old, 1460-litre vats so expect an fruit-driven wine with minimal oak tannins. A small proportion of Cabernet is sometimes used to improve structure, and for the 2008 vintage there is 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend … Continue reading

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Tardieu-Laurent Cotes du Rhone Villages les Becs Fins 2009

This wine is a good bargain for AUD$23 from Nicks Wine Merchants and Cloudwine, but Winestar have it for only $15 on a 3 btl minimum buy! A grenache (60%) and syrah (40%) blend, the grenache fruit comes off 60-year … Continue reading

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