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Valrhona Ampamakia 2010 single-plantation, Madagascar

Not sure why someone in my dinner party would still be holding onto stock of the 2010 Ampamakia (time to shuffle them along perhaps?) as the current vintage is the 2012. But Valrhona is ceaselessly high-quality chocolate, and this block … Continue reading

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The Ports of Morris and Stanton & Killeen (Part 3)

After tasting the recent vintages, we shifted to ports of ages past. So in the third bracket, we evaluated how the Morris and Stanton & Killeen VPs stood up to the test of time by tasting VPs that were 10, … Continue reading

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The Ports of Morris and Stanton & Killeen (Part 2)

This is a continuation of the introductory tasting of fortifying spirits (Part 1). The next bracket was set up to showcase Morris and Stanton & Killeen as distinct but traditional styles of the Rutherglen. General comments about the wines in … Continue reading

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The Ports of Morris and Stanton & Killeen (Part 1)

Within Australia, when port or fortified wines become the topic of conversation, there is only one region which emerges in my mind – Rutherglen. However in recent years, this region of immense historical richness has been enduring a marketing nightmare … Continue reading

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Morris Black Label Liqueur Muscat, Rutherglen, VIC

$14 from Dan Murphy’s. Dark mahogany colour, denser aromas of reduced maple syrup and sweet nutmeg and cinnamon bark. A lovely lush dessert wine with flavours of Turkish delight and rose syrup. Easy drinking, great with cookies. 89/100.

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