Posts Tagged: Great Southern

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2013 Castelli Shiraz. Great Southern. 14.3%

Nose of warm liquorice spice with black pepper, blackberry & pencil shavings. Full of black fruits with blackberry, cherries along with some black pepper. There’s a delicious note of Pomegrante along with hints of dark chocolate, bay leaf and cedar

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2013 Castelli Shiraz. Great Southern. 14.3%

Nose of warm liquorice spice with black pepper, blackberry & pencil shavings. Full of black fruits with blackberry, cherries along with some black pepper. There’s a delicious note of Pomegrante along with hints of dark chocolate, bay leaf and cedar

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2012 Clos Marché Longley Pinot Noir. Denmark. WA. 14.5%

Clos Marché is a new venture. Driving it are partners Elizabeth Reed and Skigh McManus, both possessing local and international winemaking experience. Made from vines planted in 1998. “Fermented in open fermenters with a portion of whole bunch. Post ferment,

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2012 Clos Marché Longley Pinot Noir. Denmark. WA. 14.5%

Clos Marché is a new venture. Driving it are partners Elizabeth Reed and Skigh McManus, both possessing local and international winemaking experience. Made from vines planted in 1998. “Fermented in open fermenters with a portion of whole bunch. Post ferment,

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2012 Empirica by Castelli Tempranillo. Geographe Region, WA. 14.4%

I’m a huge fan of Castelli’s Empirica range packaging. Classy labels with unique bottles that look the business. This wine was hand plunged, small batch fermentated, cold soaked and minimal new oak was used. Bright berries, juicy. Fine tannins. Red

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2012 Empirica by Castelli Tempranillo. Geographe Region, WA. 14.4%

I’m a huge fan of Castelli’s Empirica range packaging. Classy labels with unique bottles that look the business. This wine was hand plunged, small batch fermentated, cold soaked and minimal new oak was used. Bright berries, juicy. Fine tannins. Red

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X by Xabregas. Spencer & Figtree Rieslings.

I recently helped track down a bottle of wine for the crew at Grape and Grain. When picking it up, the remains of these 2 wines were left behind for me to try. There was just a glass left in

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X by Xabregas. Spencer & Figtree Rieslings.

I recently helped track down a bottle of wine for the crew at Grape and Grain. When picking it up, the remains of these 2 wines were left behind for me to try. There was just a glass left in

Grand Cru Riesling Tasting. 26th March 2014.

I recently joined a tasting group who have called themselves the “Grand Cru”. We have now met twice and have enjoyed tasting some good wine with like minded people. Last meeting was held at the Butterworth Bar & Kitchen in

Grand Cru Riesling Tasting. 26th March 2014.

I recently joined a tasting group who have called themselves the “Grand Cru”. We have now met twice and have enjoyed tasting some good wine with like minded people. Last meeting was held at the Butterworth Bar & Kitchen in

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

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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2012 Castle Rock Estate. Great Southern Riesling. WA. 12%

Controlled precision for this dry Riesling. Seems to have everything in check. Lemons and Lime? Tick. Minerals and cleansing acid? Tick. Splash of cold tea & green apples? Tick. Good mouthfeel? Yep. Has everything going for it, but just seems

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2012 Castle Rock Estate. Great Southern Riesling. WA. 12%

Controlled precision for this dry Riesling. Seems to have everything in check. Lemons and Lime? Tick. Minerals and cleansing acid? Tick. Splash of cold tea & green apples? Tick. Good mouthfeel? Yep. Has everything going for it, but just seems