• Terre à Terre Crayères Cabernet Franc Shiraz 2018

    This wine is from Terre à Terre, a very good producer in Wrattonbully near Coonawarra in South Australia. It’s an unorthodox blend of cabernet franc (63%) and shiraz (37%). In the glass, there are brooding aromas of dark fruits and cedar, and lifted herbal characters with time. The palate is medium to full bodied, the […]

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  • Mount Mary and Yeringberg new releases from the 2019 vintage

    All wines were tasted in October 2021.

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  • Punters Corner Coonawarra Triple Crown 2002

    This wine is from Punters Corner in Coonawarra and is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz from the 2002 vintage.  It was purchased in South Australia at release, when travel outside of Victoria was a thing. The wine opens to tertiary aromas of cedar, smoke and earth.  The palate is full bodied and […]

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  • Wynns Coonawarra tasting

    This was a wonderful tasting of a selection of Wynns Black Label and John Riddoch Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon wines from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, with some quite interesting conclusions.   Those conclusions were that the Black Label, for most vintages, served blind and side-by-side with the John Riddoch, provided the more compelling current […]

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