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Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2009, Rioja

Campo Viejo isnt the first Rioja name to be thrown into a discussion circle. The famed CVNE, Marques de Murrieta or La Rioja Alta are the foremost producers. But Campo Viejo Tempranillo blends have had a long history est. 1959, … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Côtes du Rhône 2012, Rhone Valley

AUD$15 from Dan Murphy’s. This cheap Grenache Syrah blend serves as a nice contrast against the 2011 Luberon. Deeper colour with more concentration of fruit. Intense ruby colour with a purple rim. Soft perfume, youthful aromas of dark berry fruit … Continue reading

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Wyndham Estate George Wyndham Shiraz Tempranillo 2009, Barossa Valley

$12 from GetWinesDirect. Intense ruby color. Smoky notes of anise, plum and cherry gummies. Dry, full-bodied wine with high acidity, 14% alc. Smooth velvet texture with fine chalky tannins. Sweet fruit flavours of blackcurrants and cherry cordial. A simple wine … Continue reading

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Chateau Beaucastel Hommage A Jacques Perrin 2005, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone Valley

One cannot have a discussion of Chateauneuf du Pape without the mention of Chateau Beaucastel. Arguably one of the finest wineries in the world, holding on to the old-school traditions (they are one of the few to hold plantings of … Continue reading

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Tardieu-Laurent Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Speciale 2009, Cotes du Rhone, Rhone Valley, France

Bought this for $33 from Nick’s Wine Merchants. A lovely wine which is great value for money, and for a limited production cuvee, I’d suggest stocking up if you like this particular wine. The 2009 vintage is a great vintage … Continue reading

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