Monthly Archives: May 2013

Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz Cabernet Petit Verdot 2010, Barossa Valley, SA

Intense purple ruby colour. A blend of shiraz (69), cabernet sauvignon (21) and petit verdot (10) from multiple vineyards across the Barossa. Matured for 12 months in American and French oak. Intense ruby purple colour. A youthful, plush nose of … Continue reading

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De Bortoli Willowbank Shiraz Cabernet 2010, South Eastern Australia, NSW

This is a curious one I picked up from GetWinesDirect for $8, but I can’t find it on the De Bortoli website, and it’s not one of their listed export labels either. Med+ – intense crimson-ruby colour. Savoury notes of … Continue reading

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Windowrie The Mill Orange Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2011, Orange, NSW

Paid $11 from GetWinesDirect (it’s down to $8 now). Fruit was harvested during the cool of the night from 20+ year old vines that are of low yield. A product of several blending trials and previous versions were dominated by … Continue reading

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Jacobs Creek Three Vines Shiraz Grenache Tempranillo 2009, South Australia

$8 from GetWinesDirect but easily available from online sources. Medium+ intensity ruby color. A fresh, youthful nose of spice, plum and cherry. A dry, medium-bodied wine with a silky texture and light tannins. Flavours of cherry dark berries plum skin … Continue reading

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Wyndham Estate George Wyndham Shiraz Tempranillo 2009, Barossa Valley

$12 from GetWinesDirect. Intense ruby color. Smoky notes of anise, plum and cherry gummies. Dry, full-bodied wine with high acidity, 14% alc. Smooth velvet texture with fine chalky tannins. Sweet fruit flavours of blackcurrants and cherry cordial. A simple wine … Continue reading

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