Category Archives: Burgundy

Glaetzer-Dixon Pinot Noir Nouveau 2013, TAS

AUD$25. This was one of the earliest Pinot Noirs to hit the market, from Tasmania’s excellent 2013 vintage. . My first impression was that it appeared floppy despite the inherent lush fruit, very unlike the stellar Beaujolais Nouveau, more like … Continue reading

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George Duboeuf Chiroubles 2010, Cru Beaujolais, Burgundy, France

AUD$24 from Cloudwine. Made from the Gamay grape, so expect that hubba bubba purple grape kind of nose, but there’s also pure fruit red currant and cranberry juice. An easy drink wine with med- tannin load that leaves a slight … Continue reading

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A blind surprise of Chardonnays

I recently enjoyed a quick single-blind tasting of Chardonnays at PWS that threw 7 surprises back in my face. Couple of points though before the tasting notes. Firstly, I figured that the screwcaps would be the Aus/NZ wines, and that … Continue reading

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Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2010, Brouilly, Beaujolais

$42 from Vintage Cellars Albert Park (ex-Randall’s). Brouilly is a subregion of Beaujolais that in recent years has enjoyed brilliant conditions for producing high quality Gamay wines. 2010 was an exceptional vintage and this is very clear in the wines. … Continue reading

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Comte-Lafon Clos du Four, Macon-Milly-LaMartine 2005

Soft aromatics of waxy lemon rind, hints of lemon zest. Lots of lively acidity that dances across the palate. Rich lime lemon flavours, clean and long on the finish. drink now. 93-94/100. Drank this with Barry in Noosa, June 2011

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