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2014 Hewitson Shiraz Block 88

Barossa Valley more

2/12/2016 - Avid Wino wrote: 91 points

I should drink more McLaren Vale shiraz goodness. This is an excellent example of it.

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2015 Nick O'Leary Rosé

Canberra District Rosé Blend more

2/7/2016 - Avid Wino wrote: 90 points

Strawberries and cream. Crisp dry acidic finish. Real good to drink, 90 or better.

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Red

2014 Moppity Vineyards Pinot Noir Lock & Key Single Vineyard Tumbarumba

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2/6/2016 - Avid Wino wrote: 90 points

Nice surprise this. Dunno if I've previously tried a Tumbarumba Pinot. Label note pretty much nails it. Red cherry, strawberry, cinnamon, nutmeg, toasty French oak. Fine tannin to finish. Up there with any Pinot I've had at the price.

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Red

2013 Ravensworth Shiraz

Canberra District more

1/31/2016 - Avid Wino wrote: NR

Nothing to add except tempted to go 93 instead of the 92 I scored this 8 weeks ago. Brilliant to drink.

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Red

2014 Moppity Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Lock & Key Single Vineyard

Hilltops more

1/30/2016 - Avid Wino wrote: 88 points

Drank over two nights. First night mulberry & plum but only a hint fruit sweetness, dark chocolate, cocoa, graphite tannins on a drying finish. Second night also blackcurrant and some fruit sweetness peeking out, albeit a little dilute. Savoury, structured, balanced, even serious, but lacking power and length and enjoyment for higher points. Good value, though not necessarily what punters are looking for or will appreciate at this price.

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White

2013 Houghton Chardonnay Crofters

Western Australia more

1/10/2016 - Avid Wino wrote: 91 points

Smashable WA chardonnay. Citrus and stone fruits. Cashews last and last on finish. Slight cream and nougat.

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2014 Head Wines Head Red

Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah more

1/9/2016 - Avid Wino wrote: 92 points

Fully excellent this. Fresh, smashable, yet complex. Meat, assorted red fruits especially cranberry, spice, chocolate. Finish adequate, actually the main thing holding this back from higher points.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2007 Villa Maria Riesling Noble Riesling Botrytis Selection - Reserve

Marlborough more

1/8/2016 - Avid Wino wrote: 94 points

As per label citrus blossom, apricot, mandarin. Also toffee, marmalade. Acid to balance, plenty of life left. Yum. A very pleasant surprise.

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Red

2013 Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Shiraz Merlot

Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend more

1/5/2016 - Avid Wino wrote: 88 points

Blackberry and plum mostly for me. Mint plus savoury elements. Slightly stewed or indistinct. A bit meh, but very good in its class. Looking at my words, not sure it should be 88, but actually toyed with 89, so just one of those nights where the words aren't flowing. Firmly very good, is the bottom line.

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2015 Helm Riesling Tumbarumba

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12/30/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 92 points

Bath salts, white flowers, citrus, apple. Excellent length. Pretty. Relatively soft. Better tasted at cellar / wine fridge temp than kitchen fridge temp, as with any decent Riesling. This one's better than decent!

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Red

2012 Robert Bowen Cabernet Sauvignon

South West Australia more

12/26/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 93 points

Night one: Wonderfully ripe fruit. Currants, olive, cigar box, bay leaf. Quality evident now but potentially a lot more rewarding and enjoyable in 5-10+ years. Score for now. Night three: One big glass left in bottle, more impressive than night one, especially length and quality of tannins. Bumped up a point to 93.

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2013 Woods Crampton The Big Show

Barossa Valley Red Blend more

12/24/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 89 points

Jubey fruits, savoury edge, dried herbs. Talc tannin. Drank on warm summer evening so not ideal conditions. 89 or better.

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2013 Houghton Classic Cabernet/Shiraz/Merlot

Western Australia Red Blend more

12/10/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 86 points

Berries, plum. Margaret River nose, as I like to call it, possibly meaningless to others. Touches of vanilla and chocolate. Quality 86ish, excitement not really.

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2013 Ravensworth Shiraz

Canberra District more

12/4/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 92 points

Blue, black, red fruits, a touch jubey. Spice. Graphite pencil. Fine talc like tannin, talc like fineness but like a steel spider web in their spread. SO good to drink. Brings to mind the 2009 Clonakilla Hilltops, one of my favourites. Perhaps not coincidental similarity given that Mr Ravensworth plays a huge part in making the Hilltops.

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Red

2013 Yering Station Pinot Noir Little Yering

Yarra Valley more

11/27/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 90 points

Dark cherry, spice, sap and forest floor galore upon opening but less so a few hours later. Grippy tannin builds with air. Fresh finish, decent length. Excellent.

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2010 Anvers Cabernet Sauvignon Langhorne Creek

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11/26/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 90 points

Chocolate/mocha blackberried goodness. 90 or better, drank with GGCCC.

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White

2015 Clonakilla Riesling

Canberra District more

11/14/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 93 points

Lime, pith, steel & slate. A little peach. Palm sugar? Maybe. I could drink this by the pint, wonderful, and as others have said, unusually so for a young Clonakilla Riesling.

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Red

2013 Ducks in a Row Nero d'Avola

McLaren Vale more

11/13/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 90 points

Cherry, sour cherry, pip, almond, a little marzipan. Powdery tannin. Impressive length. Not really sure how to score this as don't know the grape, but an excellent drink, and length alone says 90. Winery might be in McLaren Vale but grapes are from Heathcote.

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White

2010 Tahbilk Marsanne

Nagambie Lakes more

11/6/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 89 points

Toast, honeysuckle, citrus blossom, body.

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Red

2013 Gemtree Vineyards Shiraz Uncut

McLaren Vale more

11/6/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 92 points

If the devil had a heart, it might taste like this. SO black, with dark chocolate. Tannin builds with air. Really good.

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Red

2013 Majella The Musician

Coonawarra Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend more

11/1/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 90 points

Blackcurrant, raspberry, pepper, chocolate. Dusty drying tannin. Shows beautifully with an hour or two of air. Really good to drink.

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Red

2013 Franklin Tate Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Tate Alexanders Vineyard

Margaret River more

10/31/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 93 points

Violets, black currants, some red, shaved lead pencil, chocolate, leafiness. Length and balance both excellent. Classic Cabernet without being an overly Margaret River Cabernet, the typical MR dusty Aussie bush on the nose is a long way down in the mix. Stupendous value, scored without regard to the low price, fabulous wine. One glass worth left in bottle overnight on bench, tasted even better second day. Tempted to go 94.

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White

2013 3 Oceans Wine Company / Palandri Chardonnay The Explorers

Margaret River more

10/25/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 90 points

Excellent MR Chardonnay. Stone fruits, citrus, grilled nits. struck match, French oak in support. Took 3 hours or so to open up and creep up to 90, so a bit on the young side for my tastes, will probably improve for another few years.

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Red

2012 Franklin Tate Estates Tate Cabernet Merlot

Margaret River Red Blend more

10/24/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 88 points

Red currant, black currant, savoury bits. Good amount of that MR gravel & bush character. Drying tannin. Very good.

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White

2015 Ravensworth Riesling Murrumbateman

Canberra District more

10/18/2015 - Avid Wino wrote: 94 points

Lime, ginger. Soft, acid is there but so, so fine. Looong. There's more going on but I am not in thinking mode tonight, just enjoying it. Superb enjoyment and quality. As good as any young riesling I have tried.

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