Monthly Archives: November 2013

Crittenden Estate Los Hermanos Txakoli Petit Manseng 2012, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

$25 direct from winery. I foresee this as one of my favourite summer wines for 2013-14. Brilliantly vibrant fruit, clean fresh acidity, this Petit Manseng rendition of the Spanish Txakoli blend – Hondarrabi Zuri, Hondarrabi Beltza and Petit Manseng – … Continue reading

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Thank Turkey goodness!! (gobble gobbled from Huff Post)

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Crittenden Estate Los Hermanos 2012 Homenaje, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

AUD$34 direct from winery. This is a blend of 43% Garnacha (Grenache), 38% Mataro (Mourvedre) and 19% Tempranillo. Parcels of destemmed fruit fermented by wild yeasts were racked into 3rd-use oak hogsheads and barrels where they aged separately for 10 … Continue reading

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Melbourne Wine Show 2013, coverage by Huon Hooke

http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/drink/giant-steps-for-lighterbodied-reds-20131109-2x7nq.html History was made when the Jimmy Watson trophy was taken out by Yabby Lake’s Block 1 Pinot Noir 2012. I tried this wine at the winery on the weekend and I’ll post my notes up soon. Quite a cracker, … Continue reading

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Man O War Dreadnought Syrah 2008, Waiheke Island, NZ

AUD$46 from PWS. The current vintage is 2010, and this is one of the bottles I had kept aside. Intense black ruby purple colour. A developing forward nose that is ripe with blackberries, mulberries and earthy spice. Dry, med+ – … Continue reading

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