Category Archives: Victoria

2011 Jamsheed The Harem Series José the Rosé

José the Rosé delivers the goods again in 2011. Syrah and Pinot I think, with a little Chardonnay added at the last moment. Has dryness and palate weight, distinguishing itself from many Australian Rosés immediately. Cherries and fennel with a leesy softness … Continue reading

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2008 Brown Brothers Patricia Shiraz

We’ve got a crowd pleaser here. Smooth as the proverbial baby’s bottom. That melting chocolate texture is a winner. Creamy toasted coffee oak contributes further to that dimension. I’d like to see a little more structure but this will make … Continue reading

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2010 De Bortoli Windy Peak Chardonnay

Victoria 12.0% Screwcap $14 I lined up four De Bortoli Chardonnays last week – 2010 Estate, 2008 Reserve, 2008 Gulf Station and this. In terms of QPR (Quality-Price Ratio) the Windy Peak was the pick of the bunch. You’re getting a … Continue reading

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2010 De Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Noir (Take Two)

Victoria 13.0% Screwcap $14 I reviewed a bottle of this earlier in the month. Upon reading my description of the wine, Leanne De Bortoli and Steve Webber suggested that I may have received a bad bottle and kindly offered to send me … Continue reading

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2010 De Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Noir

Victoria 13.0% Screwcap $14 EDIT 19/4/10- I am of the opinion that the particular bottle reviewed below is not representative of the wine in question. You can find a review of a re-submitted sample here. I’d imagine it will be far … Continue reading

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2006 Seppelt Original Sparkling Shiraz

Victoria 13.5% Cork $20 I’ve found myself getting back into Sparkling Reds in a big way of late. Particularly the drier, less porty styles. Seppelt’s introductory offering provides superb value, drinkablity and a dry-ish finish. The complexity of a Joseph … Continue reading

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