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Rockford Riesling Eden Valley 2015

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Five new release Australian chardonnays from five different regions

I tasted today through five Australian new release chardonnays, all blind, with prices ranging from $22 to $68. The average quality level in Australian chardonnay is very good indeed if you are able to spend $20 or more per bottle. The cooler climate regions of the Mornington Peninsula and Orange shone more brightly than the…Continue readingFive new release Australian chardonnays from five different regions

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6 new release Australian whites

At the table today I tasted through six new release Australian whites, all completely blind. No price exceeded $22, although that was not known either. The average quality was very good and as usual blind tasting leads to a few surprises. Interestingly, the two wines with gold medal stickers on them (the first and third)…Continue reading6 new release Australian whites

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Mesh Eden Valley Riesling 2014

The Mesh label has been with us for just a little over a decade, and is a collaboration between Robert Hill Smith (of Yalumba fame) and Jeffrey Grosset (of Grosset fame) intended to raise the status of riesling and the Eden Valley in South Australia.  The extraordinary quality of Australian riesling probably does need some…Continue readingMesh Eden Valley Riesling 2014

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Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2012

Pewsey Vale’s 2012 riesling presents very well.  It opens to complex aromatics of lemon, lime, slate, stones and chalk.  The palate has high acid, a medium body and flavours reminding of lemon, lime, slate and lemon pith.  This is a good to very good Pewsey Vale release due to its length, complexity and true to…Continue readingPewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2012

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Jacob’s Creek Steingarten Riesling 2012

Source: Google Maps I was still thinking about this 2012 vintage of Jacob’s Creek’s “Steingarten” riesling the next day.  It has fresh aromatics of lemon and stones.  The palate is dry, with high acid and flavours reminding of minerals, stones, lemon and lime.  The length on the finish is towards long.  There’s quite some complexity…Continue readingJacob’s Creek Steingarten Riesling 2012

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Langtons Classification Tasting: September 2013

The Langtons auction house classification tasting has quickly become one of the “must attend” tastings on the Australian wine calendar.  The Langtons classification is a ranking of 123 of Australia’s best wines in the categories “exceptional”, “outstanding”, “excellent” and “distinguished”.  To make the grade, the wine must have at least 10 vintages, and a judgement is formed…Continue readingLangtons Classification Tasting: September 2013

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Rockford Hand Picked Riesling 2010

I admit I haven’t been entirely convinced by some of Rockford’s non “Basket Press” offerings in the past (I am a card carrying fan of that wine), but more recently I seem to be tasting some very good wines from the broader Rockford stable.  This riesling from the Eden Valley for example presented very well…Continue readingRockford Hand Picked Riesling 2010

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Tim Smith Wines Riesling 2012

Tim Smith Wines is the venture of winemaker Tim Smith.  This is the second vintage of his Eden Valley riesling, with the grapes sourced from a vineyard planted in 1922 at an elevation of 450 metres above sea level.  That a riesling vineyard might be a lazy 90 years old, and no doubt with the…Continue readingTim Smith Wines Riesling 2012