Category Archives: Adelaide

2012 Clarence Hill Chardonnay

From the Adelaide wine region. I can’t give you anymore detail. Lots and lots of melon, canned peaches, cheap oak and vanilla with very forced citric cut. Rough. Feels industrially made. 82 Region: Adelaide Alcohol: 13.0% Closure: Screwcap Price: $18 … Continue reading

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2012 Penfolds Thomas Hyland Cool Climate Chardonnay

Penfold’s Thomas Hyland Chardonnay has become a perennial all-star in the sub-$20 Chardonnay stakes over the last few years. This 2012 keeps up the good work. Fuller and more forward than the previous release with significant palate weight…but acidity carries the load … Continue reading

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2012 Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Viognier

“If you want, want my love Take it baby If you want, want my heart Take it baby You can have it all.” – Yo La Tengo I’ve always been fond of this snappy little white blend from Wirra Wirra. … Continue reading

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2010 Mr Riggs Piebald Syrah

The label clearly states “Adelaide” as the growing region, so I’ll go with that. The ‘Piebald’ used to be labelled Shiraz Viognier but now it carries the name Syrah. I’m not so fond of the re-naming. If the use of … Continue reading

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2010 Vinteloper ADELO

David Bowley’s Vinteloper label is rapidly establishing itself as a one to keep a close eye on. His Rieslings, particularly the quirky, complex and delicious ODEON, have led the way but this curious blend of Touriga, Shiraz and Pinot is right up … Continue reading

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