Category Archives: australia south

Lidl Clare Valley Riesling 2017

[Lidl] Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia, 2017 This wine: lot No. L0585P1 (on back label), varietal riesling, screw cap closure, 11% abv, Lidl, £6.99 (10/19) Consumer tasting note: I bought this out of interest, a couple of days after it … Continue reading

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Henschke Barossa 2014

Henschke, Keyneton Euphonium, Barossa, South Australia, 2010 This wine: lot No. L13014 (on back label), a blend of 45% shiraz, 36% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot and 2% cabernet franc; matured in 15% new and 85% seasoned (85% French and 15% … Continue reading

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Penfolds Max’s Shiraz 2015

Penfolds, Max’s Shiraz, South Australia, 2015 This wine: lot No. L8301W2, a multi-regional blend of varietal shiraz, 12 months ageing in American oak, coated natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, Waitrose, £15 (10/17) Consumer tasting note: deeply hued ruby, with a … Continue reading

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Majella Coonawarra 2012

Majella Wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia, Wine of Australia, 2012 On Coonawarra Coonawarra is on the Limestone Coast at the south-eastern extremity of South Australia, and so one of the coolest of this state’s vineyard areas. It is famous … Continue reading

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Cleanskin Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Cleanskin, Sauvignon blanc, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 2016 This wine: varietal sauvignon blanc, made from anonymous surplus wine of the named region, screw cap closure, 13% abv, Direct Wines, ~£9 (10/17) Consumer tasting note: pale lemon, with rich ripe aromas … Continue reading

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Berton Coonawarra 2014

Berton Vineyard, Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia, Wine of Australia, 2014 On Coonawarra Coonawarra is on the Limestone Coast at the south-eastern extremity of South Australia, and so one of the coolest of this state’s vineyard areas. It is … Continue reading

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Penfolds Bin 144 Yattarna 1999

Penfolds, Chardonnay, Bin 144 (released 2002), Yattarna, South Australia, 1999 This wine: bottle no. 19011, varietal chardonnay, coated natural cork closure showing softness in the bottom 2mm, otherwise sound, 13% abv, Tasting Room, £53 (09/17) Consumer tasting note: a nose … Continue reading

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