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Americas tasting UOMSWS

The University of Melbourne Student Wine Society had it’s day out in the sun a couple of weeks ago with a showing of quaffers from the Americas. To be honest, there is a decent range of South American wines to … Continue reading

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Littorai Les Larmes Anderson Valley 2012, Mendocino, CA, USA

AUD$60 from PWS. This is the entry level Littorai Pinot Noir produced from fruit off 4 parcels from a single vineyard. The crush spent 18 days in open top fermenters, worked by native yeasts, before 11 months maturing in 10% … Continue reading

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Sine Qua Non On Your Toes 2001 Syrah, Central Coast, CA, USA

What a way to start off 2011! This bottle came from JHL Wines by way of Chris (Cloudwine). Aged for 39 months in new oak, A medium+ black ruby core, this prodigious wine exudes enticing aromas of Morello cherry, blueberry … Continue reading

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A blind surprise of Chardonnays

I recently enjoyed a quick single-blind tasting of Chardonnays at PWS that threw 7 surprises back in my face. Couple of points though before the tasting notes. Firstly, I figured that the screwcaps would be the Aus/NZ wines, and that … Continue reading

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Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir 2008, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

$115. Tasted at Prince Wine Store. To be honest, I really struggled with this one. It was the first in a line-up, and to me, all the others simply stomped this into the ground. There was nothing wrong with it, … Continue reading

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