Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pascal Chalon La Grande Ourse 2009, Cotes du Rhone

AUD$45 from Prince Wine Store. A biodynamic wine from the Tulette region of the Rhone-Alpes. You know their stuff can’t be too bad when most of their harvest is sold to Chateau Beaucastel. La Grande Ourse is a blend of … Continue reading

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Millton Te Arai Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2011, Gisborne, New Zealand

AUD$25 from Cloudwine. An excellent recommendation from Cloudwine. Very disappointed on missing out on the 1929 Vouvray, and while this doesn’t come close to a substitute, it easily did the job of washing down my dinner of Thai vermicelli seafood … Continue reading

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Haut Bergey 2010, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

The affordability of Bordeaux has taken quite a pummelling in recent vintages, bar 2011. Top tier wines such as La Mission and Haut Brion are priced beyond the non-investors. The next rung down the ladder such as Haut Bailly saw … Continue reading

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La Vieille Cure 2010, Fronsac, Bordeaux

Fronsac is one of the understated regions of Bordeaux, and you won’t find many examples in the Australian market. Cast in the shadows of its Right Bank neighbours of Pomerol and St Emillion, you’d have to go back to the … Continue reading

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Nino Franco by Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

Wakawaka Wine Reviews recently published a great piece on Nino Franco Proseccos. This is one label that I’ve never seen in Melbourne, which is a great shame really. I remember this label making for lovely summer drinking in London. Touring … Continue reading

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