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Robert Stein Rosé 2018

This is a sound rosé from Robert Stein made in the current style.  It is pale in colour, with a mineral and strawberry aroma.  The palate is dry, has fresh acidity and a medium body.  The styling is French.  Ready to drink now.  Rating: Good. Website: https://www.robertstein.com.au; wine-searcher.com. Source: Sample.  Reviewed: September 2020.Continue readingRobert Stein Rosé 2018

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Angullong Pinot Grigio 2019

This is a good pinot grigio from Angullong in the Orange region.  It is a suitable substitute for Veneto pinot grigio, but positioned in qualitative terms above the ubiqutious entry level offerings from that region.  The wine opens to saline and light floral aromas.  The palate is unoaked and a fine pin point like high…Continue readingAngullong Pinot Grigio 2019

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Pig in the House Organic Rosé 2017

This is a sangiovese based rosé from organic producer Pig in the House in Cowra. It has restrained and savoury aromatics of raspberry and strawberry. Old oak influences the palate, which has a light to medium body, mid range length, spice and raspberry on the finish and a loose knit but pleasant expression. Rating: Acceptable…Continue readingPig in the House Organic Rosé 2017

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Topper’s Mountain Wild Ferment Tempranillo New England 2012

This tempranillo from Topper’s Mountain in New England has a certain likeable exuberance to it.  Its aromas remind of sweet cherry, game and plum and are almost pinot noir like.  The palate is balanced with gluggable sweet ripe fruit.  Like.  (Region: New England, Rating: Good, Drink: now, Tasted: July, 2017, Source: Sample) Read more: toppers.com.au Other…Continue readingTopper’s Mountain Wild Ferment Tempranillo New England 2012

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De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2009

For no particular reason, I haven’t tried a De Bortoli Noble One for years.  The 2009 vintage here is a particularly welcome return to this label, with an impression of crispness and purity that suggests that it remains in good hands.  Fruit continues to be sourced from the Riverina, and apricots and honey feature aromatically…Continue readingDe Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2009