Tag: 2011

Rock Ferry- Rapaura Riesling 2011 Review

Rock Ferry, Rapaura Riesling 2011

It wasn’t all that long ago that organically and biodynamically produced wines were often regarded as somehow inferior to their chemically supported cousins, but such is the quality of modern farming practices that the inference that “biodynamics” means “B-Grade”, seems lost forever. An emerging example of the quality of organic viticultural practices is the Rock…
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Loomwine, Crowded Hour Shiraz 2011 Review

Loomwine, Crowded Hour Shiraz 2011

The “budget” end of the red wine market has become a cluttered space in recent years. With the ready availability of so-called “cleanskins”, online sales, auctions and heavy discounting by the stores owned by the major supermarkets, the Australian consumer is spoilt for choice at the sub $15 price point. But buying a case of…
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Gibbston Valley, Gold River 2011 Review

Gibbston Valley, Gold River 2011

Buying Pinot Noir can be a tricky business; not just because of the wide range of wines available or the diverse regions that they hail from, but because the price point can increase exponentially as the quality improves. Finding value is truly a balancing exercise between price point and quality. Pinot is a difficult grape…
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Red Knot , Chardonnay 2011 Review

Red Knot, Chardonnay 2011

South Australia’s McLaren Vale may be best known for its full-bodied reds, but it’s also a region that can also produce a good quality chardy – and at a very reasonable price tag. The 2011 Red Knot Chardonnay is made by Shingleback and hits the shelves at around only $15.00 a bottle. It’s light in…
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