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2013 Howling Wolves Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. Margaret River. 12.5%

Lemon green in appearance. Youthful nose of green fruit, gooseberry, pear skins and lime zest. Hints of capsicum and just cut grass. On the palate, flavours of lime zest, a juicy pop of finger limes. Background grassy flavours, along with

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2013 Howling Wolves Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. Margaret River. 12.5%

Lemon green in appearance. Youthful nose of green fruit, gooseberry, pear skins and lime zest. Hints of capsicum and just cut grass. On the palate, flavours of lime zest, a juicy pop of finger limes. Background grassy flavours, along with

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2011 Michel Gassier Nostre pais blanc. Costieres de Nimes, France. 14%

Blend of 90% Grenache Blanc, 5% Rousanne, 5% Viognier. Fermented 50% in barrels and then aged on lees for 6 months before bottling without filtering.    This is a full bodied, mouth coating white wine. Flavours of spiced pineapple, apricot

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2011 Michel Gassier Nostre pais blanc. Costieres de Nimes, France. 14%

Blend of 90% Grenache Blanc, 5% Rousanne, 5% Viognier. Fermented 50% in barrels and then aged on lees for 6 months before bottling without filtering.    This is a full bodied, mouth coating white wine. Flavours of spiced pineapple, apricot

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2012 Howling Wolves Cabernet Sauvignon. Margaret River. 14%

This is part of the Howling Wolves “Claw” range.        This is a soft, juicy cabernet that slips down easily. Flavours of blackcurrants, juicy cranberry, bay leaf and nuances of dark chocolate. With time, ground coffee notes emerge. Gentle, fine

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2012 Howling Wolves Cabernet Sauvignon. Margaret River. 14%

This is part of the Howling Wolves “Claw” range.        This is a soft, juicy cabernet that slips down easily. Flavours of blackcurrants, juicy cranberry, bay leaf and nuances of dark chocolate. With time, ground coffee notes emerge. Gentle, fine

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2011 Lancaster 9 Rows Cabernet. Swan Valley, WA. 14.5%

It was world cabernet day & I decided to crack open one from one of my favourite Swan Valley wineries. Lifted mulberry, eucalypt and blackcurrant nose. Palate. Well structured. Dusty, fine tannins. Dark, bitter chocolate, sweet cassis & blackcurrants. Pomegranate

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2011 Lancaster 9 Rows Cabernet. Swan Valley, WA. 14.5%

It was world cabernet day & I decided to crack open one from one of my favourite Swan Valley wineries. Lifted mulberry, eucalypt and blackcurrant nose. Palate. Well structured. Dusty, fine tannins. Dark, bitter chocolate, sweet cassis & blackcurrants. Pomegranate

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2013 Domaine des Poëte, Le Sauvignon des Poëte. VDP Touraine, France. 12.5%

This wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and comes from the appellation of Touraine, which sits in the Loire Valley in France. It spent 6 months on lees. Nose of crunchy Granny Smith apple and hints of flinty, smokey minerality. On

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2013 Domaine des Poëte, Le Sauvignon des Poëte. VDP Touraine, France. 12.5%

This wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and comes from the appellation of Touraine, which sits in the Loire Valley in France. It spent 6 months on lees. Nose of crunchy Granny Smith apple and hints of flinty, smokey minerality. On

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2014 Luna Rosa Rosado. Central Ranges, NSW. 12%

This wine sits in the portfolio of Cumulus Estate wines and is a blend of Merlot, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. It has 12 g/L of residual sugar in it. Aroma of strawberries and cream with a rhubarb tang. Juicy, giving palate

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2014 Luna Rosa Rosado. Central Ranges, NSW. 12%

This wine sits in the portfolio of Cumulus Estate wines and is a blend of Merlot, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. It has 12 g/L of residual sugar in it. Aroma of strawberries and cream with a rhubarb tang. Juicy, giving palate

Vinteloper Wines. 8th Cellar Series at Bad Apples Bar, Applecross.

The Bad Apples Bar in Applecross hosts a regular cellar series, where they showcase a winery and have the winemaker in attendance to discuss and take the guests through each of the wines, all served with matching food. Previously, they

Vinteloper Wines. 8th Cellar Series at Bad Apples Bar, Applecross.

The Bad Apples Bar in Applecross hosts a regular cellar series, where they showcase a winery and have the winemaker in attendance to discuss and take the guests through each of the wines, all served with matching food. Previously, they

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2013 Vinteloper VUWP Red #1. South Australia.

“For the people, by the people” VUWP stands for Vinteloper Urban Winery Project and was part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. It’s an interesting project where Vinteloper brought their winery to the city of Adelaide and created this wine with

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2013 Vinteloper VUWP Red #1. South Australia.

“For the people, by the people” VUWP stands for Vinteloper Urban Winery Project and was part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. It’s an interesting project where Vinteloper brought their winery to the city of Adelaide and created this wine with

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1978 Domaine de la Presle. Fleurie, France.

Is Beaujolais any good? I’ve never been a fan of Beaujolais Nouveau, but do enjoy proper Beaujolais. What is “proper” Beaujolais, you ask? Firstly, it actually forms part of Burgundy and is made from the Gamay grape. Good Beaujolais can

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1978 Domaine de la Presle. Fleurie, France.

Is Beaujolais any good? I’ve never been a fan of Beaujolais Nouveau, but do enjoy proper Beaujolais. What is “proper” Beaujolais, you ask? Firstly, it actually forms part of Burgundy and is made from the Gamay grape. Good Beaujolais can

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2011 Whicher Ridge Riesling. Frankland River, WA. 12.5%

Aroma of lime, hints of coriander seed and a saline character. On the palate, lime, chalky, flinty minerals, along with flavours of starfruit, mangosteen & ripe mango with some grapefruit pith. Moderate to long palate. An enjoyable dry Riesling that

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2011 Whicher Ridge Riesling. Frankland River, WA. 12.5%

Aroma of lime, hints of coriander seed and a saline character. On the palate, lime, chalky, flinty minerals, along with flavours of starfruit, mangosteen & ripe mango with some grapefruit pith. Moderate to long palate. An enjoyable dry Riesling that