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23rd September, 2017

Wallace Shiraz Grenache by Ben Glaetzer

Wallace Shiraz Grenache is a great value wine from a distinguished Winery, known more for its flagship Amon-Ra, but equally at home producing a fantastice shiraz grenache blend. On its own the old vine shiraz dominates, adding weight and richness to the wine. The grenache brings a level of fruitiness...

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15th September, 2017

Yalumba The Strapper Grenache Shiraz Mataro

The Strapper Grenache Shiraz Mataro from Yalumba. The strapper is slang for the solid reliable one in the group and this GSM blend does not fail in that respect. An excellent blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro (known as mourvedre in Europe) which is designed to appeal to most tastes....

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14th August, 2017

d’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache

d’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2011 Mclaren Vale was my tipple this weekend. A mid range , foot trod, basket pressed grenache from the incredible d’Arenberg winery. Completed in French oak . www.darenberg.com.au/index.php?option=com_platfform&view=crm&layout=productdetails&productId=3531&Itemid=102 In my view not a traditional grenache, drier than most I have tasted but with a full...

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7th August, 2017

McLaren Vale Willunga 100 Cabernet Shiraz 2013

McLaren Vale Willunga 100 Cabernet Shiraz is a great example of a well priced shiraz blend from McLaren Vale. Having consistently taken home full bodied pure shiraz wines to Test (It’s a tough job) I decided to try something different and took this home. A blend with Cabernet which exhibits...

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7th August, 2017

New Card Clearer for Australian Wines Online

We are in the process of changing our credit card clearer as we have experienced a few problems with our previous provider. Barclaycard is much simpler to use, and does not currently have the complex “Robot” deterrent system which our current provider uses. You can still use any card on...

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13th June, 2017

2017 Halliday Guide

Finally bought in a 2017 Halliday guide, the bible for Australian wines. It is an amazing publication with lists of vineyards, wines and huge amounts of information on current vintage releases. Ratings are given to vineyards and the wines produced in them. There are some exceptions where some producers choose...

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