• Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010

    From Moss Wood’s Ribbon Vale vineyard, the 2010 vintage is a blend of 75% cabernet sauvignon, 18% merlot and 7% cabernet franc. A deep ruby in colour, the wine has taken on some tertiary characters of earth and has savoury red and dark fruits. It is bottled under screwcap; the argument that screw capped reds […]

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  • Medhurst Shiraz Yarra Valley 2005

    I think of cool climate syrah as a more recent trend. But it is not really. This 2005 vintage shiraz from the Yarra Valley provided very good drinking at 17 years of age. Deeply coloured, it has plenty of green aromas; in particular, rosemary, seaweed and bouquet garnis. The palate is fully mature and medium […]

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  • Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Wine Review

    Moss Wood is probably the most consistent producer of benchmark Australian cabernet sauvignon. It is aided by both climate and producer intent. The Margaret River climate is similar to warm to hot vintage Bordeaux, and its style sees generally higher contributions from later ripening cabernet sauvignon. The Moss Wood blend in 2009 is 88% cabernet […]

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  • Dalwhinnie Shiraz 2006 Wine Review

    This wine review is of Dalwhinnie’s 2006 Moonambel shiraz from the Pyrenees region in western Victoria. Dalwhinnie is the leading producer in this remote region. The shiraz style here is a crossover style – syrah like in manner, but in a warmer climate form with richer fruit. It reminds a little of Margaret River shiraz, […]

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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2007

    The Margaret River, best known for its cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and semillon-sauvignon blanc blends, probably in that order, also produces a ripe shiraz style that ages well. This wine, a 2007 shiraz from Leeuwin Estate (best known for its chardonnay) has an aroma of plums. The palate is rich, full bodied and spicey, with ripe […]

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  • Wills Domain Mystic Spring Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019

    Wills Domain Mystic Spring Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Wine Review

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  • Wills Domain Cuvée d’Elevage Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV

    This is a well made sparkling wine from the classic varieties of chardonnay and pinot noir. The producer is Wills Domain in the Margaret River. In the glass, there are light aromas of citrus and yeast. The palate has between medium and firm acidity. Well priced and suitable for current drinking. Rating: Good. Abv: NA. […]

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  • Aylesbury Estate The Pater Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    This wine is from Aylesbury Estate and the Ferguson Valley, north of the Margaret River. There is substantial new oak influence, with aromas of cedar and wood prominent. The palate is full bodied and has powdery (medium) tannins and a ripe fruit expression. This is a youthful wine that will benefit from short term cellaring […]

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  • Wills Domain Mystic Spring Sauvignon Blanc 2019

    This is a sound and varietal sauvignon blanc from Wills Domain in the Margaret River under the Mystic Spring label. It has aromas of lemon and passionfruit. The palate is unoaked, fruity and medium bodied in style. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Abv: 11.9. Price: $25. Website: willsdomain.com.au. Source: Sample. Reviewed: January 2020.

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  • Aylesbury Estate Waterfall Gully Merlot Ferguson Valley 2018

    This merlot is from the Ferguson Valley, north of the Margaret River. It is a ripe and balanced expression of merlot, with aromatics of clove, smoke and eucalytpus. The palate reminds of red fruits and has a fresh tomato character. Ready to drink now, this is pleasant drinking. Rating: Good. Abv: 14.8%. Price: $23. Website: […]

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