Tag Archives: McLaren Vale

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

$22 from Cloudwine. Some Young Punks‘ Colin McBryde is unmissable with his tattoos. University of Adelaide friends and business partners Jennie 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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UOMSWS Wine Camp Intro to Australian Wines tasting

A cosy bunch of budding wine connoisseurs assembled over the weekend at BayPlay on Portsea for the inaugural University of Melbourne Student Wine Society wine camp. I was excited to be able to put together two short tasting sessions to … Continue reading

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Oliver’s Taranga Fiano 2012, McLaren Vale, SA

     $26 at Bottega (Lygon St), $24 from winery (current vintage 2013). This is a bottle from the previous vintage, so it’s gained reasonable bottle age which is not what you’d typically plan for for Fiano. I’m honestly surprised … Continue reading

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Game of Rhones, Red bloods of Australia

Game of Rhones, the premier tasting event in Melbourne for Rhone variety producers from around Australia. It’s a day closely rivalled by Pinot Palooza which is coming up soon. This was the perfect assault against the cold Melbourne weekend. When … Continue reading

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Kilikanoon Kavel’s Flock Shiraz 2010, Barossa Valley

Announcing it’s presence for 2013, this Clare Valley outpost is proudly trumpeted as James Halliday’s Winery of the Year. With an impressive lineup of wines which umbrella the Clare, Barossa and McLaren Vale, the Kavel’s Flock Shiraz is one label … Continue reading

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