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PHI Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

 

Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

 

Style: Medium bodied red

 

Tasting Note: A nose of lifted spice and sour cherry. On the palate there are characters cherry, spice, game. It is quite juicy and at the same time savoury and clean. Finishes with soft tannins

Score: 18.5 out of 20 (93 out of 100)

 

Smiths 310 Beechworth Shiraz 2008

 

Region: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia

 

Style: Medium to full bodied red

 

Tasting Note: A plethora of aromas, raspberry, licorice and oak. A brooding palate of blackberry, aniseed, menthol and chewy tannins.

 

Score: 18.5 out of 20 (93 out of 100)

 

Seppeltsfield Flora Fino

 

Region: Australia

 

Style: Dry aperitif

 

Tasting Note: Nutty, citrus, great texture and acid. A perfect pre-dinner drink

 

Score: 18 out of 20 (90 out of 100)

 

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Delatite Riesling 2011

Region: Central Victoria, Australia

Tasting Note:

 

Almost clear in colour, citrus on the nose. A palate of citrus, orange blossom, green apple and a delicate acid.

 

Score: 17.5 out of 20 (88 out of 100)

 

Wood Park Wines Sparkling Pinot Noir/Chardonnay 2009

Region: Victoria, Australia

 

Tasting Note:

 

Toasty nose. Yeasty characters on the palate, soft citrus fruit.

 

Score: 16.5 out of 20 (83 out of 100)

 

Wood Park Wines Meadow Creek Chardonnay 2010

Region: King Valley, Victoria, Australia

 

Tasting Note:

 

Older style, quite oaky with characters of butterscotch and peach.

 

Score: 16.5 out of 20 (83 out of 100)

 

Wood Park Wines Wild’s Gully Tempranillo 2010

 

Region: Victoria, Australia

 

Tasting Note:

 

Peppery nose with a palate of cherry and savoury spice. Lighter style

 

Score: 15.5 out of 20 (78 out of 100)

 

Wood Park Wines Kneebones’s Gap Shiraz 2006

 

Region: King Valley, Victoria, Australia

 

Tasting Note:

 

Nose and palate of plum and blackberry, softer tannins.

 

Score: 16 out of 20 (80 out of 100)

 

 

Wood Park Wines Cabernet Shiraz 2006

 

Region: King Valley, Victoria, Australia

 

Tasting Note:

 

Raspberry nose, red fruit on the palate. Nice tannin structure.

 

Score: 16.5 out of 20 (83 out of 100)

 

 

Brown Brothers Limited Release Prosecco 2011

 

Region: King Valley, Victoria, Australia

 

Tasting Note:

 

Light sparkling style. Apple and pear characters with a nice bead.

 

Score: 17 out of 20 (85 out of 100)

 

Brown Brothers Patricia Pinot Noir/Chardonnay Brut 2006

 

Region: King Valley, Victoria, Australia

 

Tasting Note:

Yeasty, brioche nose and palate with subtle citrus backbone.

 

Score: 18 out of 20 (90 out of 100)

 

Brown Brothers Limited Release Vermentino 2011

 

Region: Victoria, Australia

 

Tasting Note:

Talc nose, nice herbacousness, nice fresh style.

 

Score: 15.5 out of 20 (78 out of 100)

 

Brown Brothers Chenin Blanc 2011

 

Region: Victoria, Australia

 

Tasting Note:

Touch of sweetness, grassy and pear flavours.

 

Score: 16 out of 20 (80 out of 100)

 

Brown Brothers Limited Release Banksdale Chardonnay 2011

 

Region: King Valley, Victoria, Australia

 

Tasting Note:

Oaky nose, soft and complex. Quite Chablis like.

 

Score: 17 out of 20 (85 out of 100)

 

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Telmo Rodriguez Basa Blanco 2009

Region: Rueda, Spain

Tasting Note:

Straw and citrus on the nose. A palate of straw, citrus, chalky minerality, fennel. A rich mouthfeel and lingering acid.

Score: 18 out of 20 (90 out of 100)

 

Henri Bourgeois Sancerre 2010

Region: Loire Valley, France

Tasting Note:

Passionfruit nose, flinty with a steely minerality.

Score: 16 out of 20 (80 out of 100)

 

Sánchez Romate Cardenal Cisneros Pedro Ximenez NV

Region: Jerez, Spain

Tasting Note:

Lovely coffe nose, muscat fruit and raisins.

Score: 16.5 out of 20 (83 out of 100)

 

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Capel Vale Regional Series Cabernet 2009

Region: Margaret River, WA, Australia

Tasting Note:

A nose of coffee, plum and tobacco. The plum carries on to the palate joined with characters of menthol, mint and grainy tannins. Finishes a touch bitter.

Score: 16.5 out of 20 (83 out of 100)

 

Kooyong Clonale Chardonnay 2011

Region: Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Australia

Tasting Note:

Restrained nose, subtle stone fruit. Flavours of peach, soft citrus and minimal oak influence. Lacking some acid on the finish.

Score: 16 out of 20 (80 out of 100)

 

Sorrenberg Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2011

Region: Beechworth, VIC, Australia

Tasting Note:

Flinty nose with a touch of herbaceous characters. Sweet fruit on the palate, gooseberry and nice mineral tones. Lingering acid.

Score: 17 out of 20 (85 out of 100)

 

Cofield’s Muscat NV

Region: Rutherglen, VIC, Australia

Tasting Note:

Muscat grape nose (der) with spice and subtle raisin tones. Palate of spice, sultana, spice. Quite soft. A good young style muscat.

Score: 16.5 out of 20 (83 out of 100)

 

 

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Tuck’s Ridge Turramurra Chardonnay 2009:

Region:Mornington Peninsula, Vic, Australia

Tasting note: A flinty nose with hints of line and subtle oak. Citrus, white nectarine and minerality on the palate. The oak is subtle and adds another dimension to the wine without being overpowering

Score: 18.5/20 (93 out of 100)

Querciabella Mongrana 2009 (Sangiovese/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon)

Region:Tuscany, Italy

Tasting note: Relatively simple and uncomplicated, nice red fruit characters and spice.

Score: 15.5/20 (77 out of 100)

Quiciabella Chianti Classico 2008

Region:Tuscany, Italy

Tasting note: Savoury spice, raspberry and delicate plum on the nose and palate. Quite floral.

Score: 17.5/20 (88 out of 100)

Querciabella Batar Chardonnay 2009

Region:Tuscany, Italy

Tasting note: Liberal oak contact, this oak dominates the nose. Very full on the palate with characters of peach and melon, the fruit notes are bold enough that the oak does not dominate the palate.

Score: 18/20 (90 out of 100)

Lungarotti Rosso di Torgiano DOC Rubesco 2007:

Region:Umbria, Italy

Tasting note: An elegant style, dusty on the palate and spicey.

Score: 16.5/20 (83 out of 100)

Lungarotti Rosso di Torgiano Riserva DOCG Rubesco 2005:

Region:Umbria, Italy

Tasting note: Aged characters are only just gracing the palate of this wine, smokey, tobacco palate with a great earthiness.

Score: 17.5/20 (88 out of 100)

Marchesi Alfieri La Tora Barbera d’Asti 2009:

Region: Piedmont, Italy

Tasting note: White pepper, blueberry complimented by soft tannins. Very floral

Score: 17.5/20 (88 out of 100)

Marchesi Alfieri ‘Alfiera’ Barbera d’Asti 2009:

Region: Piedmont, Italy

Tasting note: A little more brooding in style, it still has those lovely pepper tones but enters more the cherry and prune spectrum of fruit characters.

Score: 18.5/20 (93 out of 100)

Matteo Correggia Roero Arnies 2011:

Region: Piedmont, Italy

Tasting note: Lifted citrus tones on the nose and palate. Great texture and nutty flavours.

Score: 17/20 (85 out of 100)

Matteo Correggia Roero (Nebbiolo) 2009:

Region: Piedmont, Italy

Tasting note: Brambly characters, herbaceous with a good tannin structure.

Score: 16/20 (80 out of 100)

Matteo Correggia Barbera Bricco Marun 2009:

Region: Piedmont, Italy

Tasting note: Silky, velvety mouthfeel. Pepper, spice and sour cherry.

Score: 17/20 (85 out of 100)

Matteo Correggia Nebbiolo Val di Preti 2009:

Region: Piedmont, Italy

Tasting note: Raseberry, menthol, mint on the nose and palate, as expected with Nebbiolo it has a big tannin structure.

Score: 17.5/20 (88 out of 100)

Matteo Correggia Roche d’Ampsej (Nebbiolo) 2007:

Region: Piedmont, Italy

Tasting note: Vanillian oak on the nose, cherry and violets. Needs a good piece of salami to tone down the tannins.

Score: 18/20 (90 out of 100)

Forteto della Luja Loazzolo 2005:

Region: Piedmont, Italy

Tasting note: A dessert wine made from dried muscat grapes, very delicate, orange blossom and honey characters. Barely showing a hint of age.

Score: 19/20 (95 out of 100)

 

Knappstien Handpicked Riesling 2011:

Region:Clare Valley, SA, Australia

Tasting note: Straw, citrus, lime juice and racy acid. One of the better ’11’s I’ve tasted so far.

Score: 18/20 (90 out of 100)

Fowles Ladies Who Shoot their Lunch Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2011:

Region:Strathbogie, Vic, Australia

Tasting note: Funky nose, palate of citrus, white nectarine and subtle oak.

Score: 18.5/20 (93 out of 100)

Fowles Ladies Who Shoot their Lunch Merlot/Lagrein/Tempranillo 2010:

Region:Strathbogie, Vic, Australia

Tasting note: Mediterranean style, savoury spice and fine tannins.

Score: 17/20 (85 out of 100)

Fowles Ladies Who Shoot their Lunch Shiraz 2010:

Region:Strathbogie, Vic, Australia

Tasting note: Holy white pepper! White pepper on the palate and nose but nicely rounded out by soft blueberry characters.

Score: 18.5/20 (93 out of 100)

Spitting Optional Newbie Guide

Posted: February 12, 2012 in Misc

Spitting: Optional Newbie Guide

            As requested I have included a guide to reading my wine blog, basically the Overview is my thoughts on the region, the variety and any quirky facts or opinions I have about the wine. The Tasting Note is the more traditional side of tasting where I have put to paper what characters I could taste while assessing the wine. The Final Say is my overall thoughts on the wine and why I decided to include it in the blog. The Score is based on the wine guiding style of tasting which means it is out of 20; I will never publish scores under 15.5. Wines are scored on colour, nose and palate.

I hope this helps in understanding the blog.

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