Category Archives: australia south

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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Torbreck Barossa Semillon 2012

Torbreck, Woodcutters’s Semillon, Barossa Valley, South Australia, 2012 Barossa GI and Barossa Valley The Barossa GI (Geographical Indication) lies to the north of the city of Adelaide, and includes the two regions of Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, and the … Continue reading

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