Posts Tagged: Chardonnay

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2012 Howling Wolves Small Batch Chardonnay, Batch 90. Margaret River. 12.5%

100% French Barrique for 14 months. Fruit comes from Rosa Glen / Karridale.     Lovers of premium chardonnay, pay attention. This is a cracker of a wine at a pretty reasonable price. Lemon green in appearance. Aromas of peach, nectarine,

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2012 Howling Wolves Small Batch Chardonnay, Batch 90. Margaret River. 12.5%

100% French Barrique for 14 months. Fruit comes from Rosa Glen / Karridale.     Lovers of premium chardonnay, pay attention. This is a cracker of a wine at a pretty reasonable price. Lemon green in appearance. Aromas of peach, nectarine,

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2012 Wantirna Estate Isabella Chardonnay. Yarra Valley. 13%

I had friends over sharing this wine, but scribbled down some notes anyway. Nectarines galore. Lemon pith, toasted almonds along with a creamy, nutty, almost crunchy texture. Juicy acidity of red grapefruits. Multilayered, powerful and complex. Well judged oak. I

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2012 Wantirna Estate Isabella Chardonnay. Yarra Valley. 13%

I had friends over sharing this wine, but scribbled down some notes anyway. Nectarines galore. Lemon pith, toasted almonds along with a creamy, nutty, almost crunchy texture. Juicy acidity of red grapefruits. Multilayered, powerful and complex. Well judged oak. I

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2011 Domaine de Valdition Blanc Tradition. IGP Alpille, Provence. France. 13.5%

Certified Organic. An intriguing blend of Maccabeu, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Viognier, Roussane, Chasan, Chardonnay, Vermentino, Muscat Petits Grains. According to the website, each variety is vinified separately before final blending.       Refreshing white wine. Crunchy white peach, apricots and toasted

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2011 Domaine de Valdition Blanc Tradition. IGP Alpille, Provence. France. 13.5%

Certified Organic. An intriguing blend of Maccabeu, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Viognier, Roussane, Chasan, Chardonnay, Vermentino, Muscat Petits Grains. According to the website, each variety is vinified separately before final blending.       Refreshing white wine. Crunchy white peach, apricots and toasted

Castelli Estate’s 5 Red Star celebrations. 5th September 2013

With the release of James Halliday’s 2014 Wine Companion, Castelli Estate was awarded 5 red stars as a winery. 5 red stars means “best of the best” in a region. Which region? The Great Southern region of WA. Consider these

Castelli Estate’s 5 Red Star celebrations. 5th September 2013

With the release of James Halliday’s 2014 Wine Companion, Castelli Estate was awarded 5 red stars as a winery. 5 red stars means “best of the best” in a region. Which region? The Great Southern region of WA. Consider these

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2012 Jones Road “The Nepean” Chardonnay. Mornington Peninsula. 13%

  Melons, nectarine and white peach. Your usual Chardonnay descriptors. What got me about this wine is its lovely creamy texture, good persistence and juicy acids. Has a real beautiful, vibrant energy. Quick note, had guests over for dinner. Beautiful

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2012 Jones Road “The Nepean” Chardonnay. Mornington Peninsula. 13%

  Melons, nectarine and white peach. Your usual Chardonnay descriptors. What got me about this wine is its lovely creamy texture, good persistence and juicy acids. Has a real beautiful, vibrant energy. Quick note, had guests over for dinner. Beautiful

The wines of Bannockburn

Bannockburn Masterclass – 24th July 2013      I was very fortunate to be invited to a tasting master class of the wines of Bannockburn and meet its passionate winemaker, Michael Glover. The tasting was hosted by Bannockburn’s distributors, Fine

The wines of Bannockburn

Bannockburn Masterclass – 24th July 2013      I was very fortunate to be invited to a tasting master class of the wines of Bannockburn and meet its passionate winemaker, Michael Glover. The tasting was hosted by Bannockburn’s distributors, Fine

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Artisan and Cape Discovery wines in Bali.

What do these wines have in common? Fruit comes from Western Australia, shipped as fruit, then made into wine in Bali. Available in Bali only. Great way to avoid the high taxes there. All just under $20 each in the

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Artisan and Cape Discovery wines in Bali.

What do these wines have in common? Fruit comes from Western Australia, shipped as fruit, then made into wine in Bali. Available in Bali only. Great way to avoid the high taxes there. All just under $20 each in the

Plantagenet tasting in their Fremantle cellar. 21st March 2013

The wines of Plantagenet are from the Great Southern region of Western Australia. They make wines under 2 labels. Their flagship Plantagenet range and their more accessible Omrah range. I was kindly invited down to take part in one of

Plantagenet tasting in their Fremantle cellar. 21st March 2013

The wines of Plantagenet are from the Great Southern region of Western Australia. They make wines under 2 labels. Their flagship Plantagenet range and their more accessible Omrah range. I was kindly invited down to take part in one of

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2010 Kidnapper Cliffs Chardonnay. Hawkes Bay, NZ. 12.5%

Kiss of oak. Crisp, tangy with a slightly creamy texture on the palate. Honeydew, guava, lemon pith like acidity. Touch of honeyed grapefruit. Finishes with Chablis like oyster shell character. Delicious! Love this! Source: Gift

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2010 Kidnapper Cliffs Chardonnay. Hawkes Bay, NZ. 12.5%

Kiss of oak. Crisp, tangy with a slightly creamy texture on the palate. Honeydew, guava, lemon pith like acidity. Touch of honeyed grapefruit. Finishes with Chablis like oyster shell character. Delicious! Love this! Source: Gift

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Wines in our Paris Apartment

We held a series of dinners at our Paris Apartment between 5th & 8th January 2013. These are the wines we had. Wines are listed in the order they were consumed. Most wines were bought from the Paris Cave wine

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Wines in our Paris Apartment

We held a series of dinners at our Paris Apartment between 5th & 8th January 2013. These are the wines we had. Wines are listed in the order they were consumed. Most wines were bought from the Paris Cave wine