Tag Archives: 2012

Chardy Friday

Clonakilla Chardonnay 2012, Murrumbateman, NSW One from the office stash, forgot how much I paid. Pulled it to lift my draggy week. Solid as ever, the Clonakilla 2012 chardonnay exemplifies Tim Kirk’s wine crafting skills. A blend of high altitude fruit from … Continue reading

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Chateau Teyssier 2012, St Emilion

Ch Teyssier is that Grand Gru which sounds posh but tastes for the masses. With a price tag that’s more expensive than your average bottle, it’s not a stratospheric sum that would veer your gaze away. It’s simple label is … Continue reading

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Pinot Grigio / Gris, the Victorian way

The start to the week has us heading for a typical Melbourne Spring. Warm Monday then a baking Tuesday (well, it felt that way on the basketball courts). Then as I’m typing this, the nightly silence of my quiet street is … Continue reading

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Mitchelton Blackwood Park Riesling 2012, Nagambie, VIC

$22 from winery website or $12/btl/doz from Dan Murphy’s. Clear, pale lemon yellow colour. Fresh, moderate intensity of ripe apple and lime aromas. Good amount of acidity, the fruit is more bland though. Simple apple flavours. Lacks the bitey acidity … Continue reading

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TarraWarra, Yarra Valley (No Cistercian monks = no beer room)

TarraWarra Estate was established in 1983 by the Besen family on the land originally owned by the founder of The Age , David Syme. Nearby, the Cistercian monks established their order, but if the monks at TarraWarra Abbey had drawn on … Continue reading

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