Monthly Archives: January 2015

Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling 2010, Frankland River, WA

AUD$35. I pulled this one out after having left it pick up a bit of age. I had hoped for some character development, but I feel that its rate of progression suggests this is a 2-3 year drinking wine. Or … Continue reading

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Tim Adams Pinot Gris 2013, Clare Valley, SA

AUD$19. One of Australia’s best Pinot Gris, Tim Adams’ brilliant lychee syrup, nashi pear flesh laden offering is still drinking wonderfully despite the current vintage being the 2014 bottling. Light yellow-gold colour, a fresh nose which tends to last 2 … Continue reading

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Old Kingdom, Fitzroy

It’s been a couple years since I’ve been to Old Kingdom. It’s changed so much since Simon sold off this business. Who remembers the restaurant when the lighting was so dim that all you could make of the duck was … Continue reading

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Some Young Punks Double Love Trouble Nebbiolo Cabernet 2013, Adelaide Hills McLaren Vale, SA

$22 from Cloudwine. Some Young Punks‘┬áColin McBryde is unmissable with his tattoos. University of Adelaide friends and business partners┬áJennie Gardner and Nic Bourke might lack the ink but are as academically qualified and passionate about winemaking. Their choice of labels … Continue reading

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Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir 2009, Willamette Valley, OR

This inexpensive Pinot Noir from Elk Cove has a very generous nose of red fruit, ripe strawberry, plums and spice. Med+ to intense crimson colour, the 14.2% alc isn’t very obvious as the abundant acidity provides the perfect cover. The … Continue reading

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