Tag Archives: Tim Kirk

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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Facing the chill, Pinot Noir leads the fight back in the sunshine!

What a chilly morning to start the long weekend, 5C is perfect for a brisk morning walk. By the time the group got together to savor San Antonio’s 4Q comeback win over the Miami Beat, the sun popped up signalling … Continue reading

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Clonakilla Blanc 2011, Canberra District, NSW

$25 direct from winery. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon that was barrel fermented on lees. Very pale lemon colour. Clean youthful aromas of lime blossom, cut grass and passionfruit. Dry, full-bodied white wine with lots of vibrant acidity. … Continue reading

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Clonakilla Chardonnay 2011, Tumbarumba-Canberra District, NSW

$35 direct from winery. For those familiar with the wines of Clonakilla, this is certainly a different offering. Its existence is accredited to different vintage conditions with a cooler than usual ripening season. Fruit from a high altitude vineyard in … Continue reading

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Clonakilla Pinot Noir 2011, Murrumbateman, NSW

Purchased direct from winery $35, limited to 4 bottles per customer. The first release of Pinot Noir from Clonakilla. To be honest, I didn’t even realise there were Pinot Noir vines out in the Murrumbateman region. And I suppose if … Continue reading

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