Tag Archives: South Australia

Kalleske Clarry’s GSM 2012, Barossa Valley, SA

AUD$20 direct from winery. (Current vintage 2014) Intense black ruby-purple colour, a fresh sweet bouquet of black plums, blackberries, mulberry jam, hints of black olives and espresso roast. A full-bodied wine as expected from the warm ripe vintage conditions of 2012. … Continue reading

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Spinifex Rosé 2013, Barossa Valley, SA

$23. Year in, year out, Peter Schell’s Provençal interpretation of Barossan Rosé ranks in my top three summer Rosé must-buys. Slightly different from the 2012 which included Eden valley fruit and Shiraz, this year’s blend is 62% Grenache, 24% Mataro, … Continue reading

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Ramco Charisma Blanc de Blanc NV, South Australia

$7 from DM’s. Clear sunflower yellow colour, a simple easy-drinking Chardonnay sparkling, initial bite but flat in everything else. No lasting depth to the mousse. 13.5% alc. Flavoursome, but not one I can recommend. Sure, for under $10, no complaints. … Continue reading

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Running With Bulls Tempranillo 2011, Barossa, SA

$20 from Bottega Tasca (Lygon St), $18.50 from Auswine. Intense black ruby colour with a slight purple-garnet rim. On the nose, I’m getting light, lifted rose florals, but then there’s a slight disconnect with deeper black raspberry candy, anise and … Continue reading

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Bremerton Verdelho 2012, Langhorne Creek, SA

Verdelho is a white grape, mainly associated with the Portugese wines of Madeira. It is a traditional grape variety of the Azores region, an autonomous zone of islands West of Lisbon. It is also grown in the Duoro valley, sometimes … Continue reading

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