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    Moss Wood Cabernet sauvignon 1999

    The last two bottles I tried were from a warm cellar, in contrast this bottle has been in my wine fridge since purchase. The cork was crusted with tartrate crystals and mostly I thought the shape was better, though in end my opinion was unchanged. The opening few minutes is the most convincing. The nose in particular is deep and ...

    7 readers - By Wino sapien

    Weekly Interview: Blair Poynton

    Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Blair Poynton, the director and winemaker at Jed Wines. Blair Poynton Blair hails from Perth in Western Australia – located just a few hours’ drive along the coast from Margaret River. So, Blair explained to me, youngsters in Perth got exposed to wine “whether they like it or not.

    5 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Six stunning wines – all delicious and all under a tenner!

      Matthew Jukes - - 5 readers - Six stunning wines for Tom Kerridge’s dishes in Weekend Magazine today. 2013 Martinfort, Carignan Sélection Vieilles Vignes, Pays d’Herault, France (£7.40, Tanners tel. 01743 234455 & www.tanners-wines.co.uk). Tom’s Duck and lemongrass kebabs need a juicy red rather than a rich white to match their charms and this old vine Carignan is just the ticket.

      6 superb wines including 4 ‘lighter’ versions

      Matthew Jukes - - 5 readers - I have included no less than four ‘light’ wines in this week’s collection for the dieters out there. This column coincides with the Hairy Bikers’ lighter recipes in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Dr. L Riesling, Loosen Bros, Mosel, Germany (£8.99, Majestic). I love German Riesling and it is always lower in alcohol and high in class and grapey flavour. Dr. L is 8.

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      Moss Wood Cabernet sauvignon 1999

      … The last two bottles I tried were from a warm cellar, in contrast this bottle has been in my wine fridge since purchase. The cork was crusted with tartrate crystals and mostly I thought the shape was better, though in end my opinion was unchanged. The opening few minutes is the most convincing. The nose in particular is deep and satisfying…

      7 readers - By Wino sapien

      A QUARTET OF POSH CHARDONNAYS

      … Piccadilly, from Hoddle's Creek to Horror Gulch, way down there in the Badlands, well what? Why? The Oakridge Funder and Diamond Drive Block model ($75; 13.4%; 93++) is finer and longer, but fairly, ummmm, spendy. So what am I saying about Chardonnay? Unless you're growing it in the coolest bottom bits of southern Victoria or Western Australia, the highest of the Adelaide Hills, or Tasmania, you might be better off growing muscat or hemp. Forget bloody vanilla. …

      2 readers - By Philip White/ drinkster

      Six stunning wines – all delicious and all under a tenner!

      … it in every one of the fifteen years I have been your wine writer! Bargain-priced and packed with masses of cassis fruit, drink it with the Puff pastry steak pizza and raise a glass to the clever little devil on the label. 2013 Margaret River Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc, Western Australia (£10.00, Marks & Spencer). This is a particularly balanced…

      5 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2012

      …, with grapefruit, grip and length. The nose reminds me of a riesling - flint, powder, pollen and crushed lime leaf. Also the Si Vinters Semillon Chardonnay 2012. More cider than wine. Unfiltered and cloudy. A Fino sherry nose, with something salty and nutty. It feels gentle and slightly microbial, and in contrast to the Giant Steps - there are no green edges. Unrelated image: Samphire from the Borough markets. http://feeds.feedburner.com/WinoSapien Click here for the original context …

      1 readers - By Wino sapien

      Vasse Felix Cabernet sauvignon 2001

      …They say you spend the first half of your life visiting and the last revisiting. I imagine myself moving in ever smaller circles until I'm back at the start. . . This particular wine was one of the first I wrote about in 2006, I tasted it again in 2007. The first tasting note a list of words, with a small grainy picture of a cork on a keyboard…

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      6.10.14

      … as opposed to cachectic and alien. (Jardin des Tuileries) Tasting notes. CR Shiraz 2010. Chris Ringland. Barossa. Screw cap. 15%. Approx $A20. Sweet and deboned. Rum and raisin, stewed berries and confection. It's very full, simple, forward and smooth. Grant Burge Shadrach Cabernet sauvignon 1998. Barossa and Coonawarra. Cork. 13%. Cellar. Uncomplicated…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      6 superb wines including 4 ‘lighter’ versions

      …I have included no less than four ‘light’ wines in this week’s collection for the dieters out there. This column coincides with the Hairy Bikers’ lighter recipes in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Dr. L Riesling, Loosen Bros, Mosel, Germany (£8.99, Majestic). I love German Riesling and it is always lower in alcohol and high in class and grapey flavour. Dr…

      5 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Weekly Interview: Blair Poynton

      … Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Blair Poynton, the director and winemaker at Jed Wines. Blair Poynton Blair hails from Perth in Western Australia – located just a few hours’ drive along the coast from Margaret River. So, Blair explained to me, youngsters in Perth…

      5 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      29.9.14

      … I've sniffed and cooked with fresh and dried Bay leaves before, but never sequentially or with intent. The larger green leaves have a softness and roundness to the their scent, they seem more complete, though milder and warmer. More nutmeg and cinnamon and less point. The dried leaves are sharper and more focused - with menthol, eucalyptus, cloves…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      Blind Corner Governo 2014

      … is curious, there's something familiar but out of place. . . it smells slightly sweet with mauve flowers, sunshine and raisins, a shake of pepper, musk. . . it's only later that there's more of a green edge - grass and Margaret river asparagus. . . There is of course passionfruit and something tropical and wild in the mouth, but these expected players…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      Upside down boot + Rightside up New Zealand’s wines

      … Country Vintners. She had the Zeepaard samples delivered to me earlier, and turned it right around with this new list. 2008 Longview Red Bucket Shiraz Cabernet (Adelaide Hills) RRP $13 Get ready for Girl Scout Mint Chocolate cookies. Blackberry fruit wrapped in flavors of Eucalyptus, this wine is called Shiraz Cabernet, with the blend being 76% Shiraz…

      7 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      Last week

      … 1. A green rub for roast lamb. A small handful of parsley, a few sprigs of rosemary, three or four cloves of garlic and the zest from half a small lemon, salt and pepper. Process (with mortar or machine) into a paste and add a glug of olive oil to loosen. Rub onto a leg lamb which is lying on a bed of chopped onions (3) and white wine vinegar (2…

      5 readers - By Wino sapien

      Keller Von Der Fels Riesling 2012

      …. The gustatory equivalent of a bucket of icy cold water on the face. Related but of course different is the 2011 Castle Rock Riesling. West Australian, clear and bright, but already showing some petroleum on the nose. Citrus zest, it's light and frontal in the mouth, mostly dry, there is a suggestion of sugar, which is only apparent when you are informed. http://feeds.feedburner.com/WinoSapien Click here for the original context …

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