Wine & Musings

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Carlei Green Vineyards, Chardonnay 2005 Review

Carlei Green Vineyards, Chardonnay 2005

Life is full of surprises, and there has been no bigger surprise this year than when a member of our wine club, known affectionately as “Mr Vinegar”, brought an exceptional wine to share at last week’s regular club dinner. Best known for his corked chardonnays and aged white burgundys that are beyond creating even a…
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Taylors, Eighty Acres Chardonnay Review

Taylors, Eighty Acres Chardonnay

If there’s one thing better than finding the perfectly fitting bargain at a Boxing Day sale, it’s stumbling across an exceptionally good wine at a price point that means you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to enjoy it. Australians are blessed to have so many really good wines available at budget price…
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Morande, Reserva Carménère 2006 Review

Morande, Reserva Carmenere 2006

The Lost Wine Found – It may not be a well-known style but Carmenere is a wine set to stage an almighty comeback thanks to its rise as the signature varietal of the Chilean wine industry. Carmenere is often referred to as the ‘lost grape of Bordeaux’ as a result of the vines being wiped…
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Bethany, Shiraz 2006 Review

Bethany, Shiraz 2006

There aren’t too many winemakers around who hold back their reds for over five years before releasing them, but the Schrapel family from Bethany Wines are one of those rare breeds. The 2006 Bethany Shiraz shows the benefits of age from the nose to the toes and in fact, right across the palate. Some softness…
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