Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Queens Pinch Vineyard Chardonnay 2011QPC

Style: Oaked, dry white.

Region: Mudgee, NSW

Tasting note: Super toasty oak on the nose that pushes the subtle, fresh citrus back to the palate. Fresh and clean but needs a bit more time for the new oak characters to integrate with the fruit.

Final Say: If you love your oak get on it! $14.99 a bottle.

Score: 15.5 out of 20

 

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Philip Shaw The Conductor Merlot 2012PSM

Style: Mid-full bodied red.

Region: Orange, NSW

Tasting note: This isn’t your quaffing style of Merlot, this wine is serious stuff. Rich red berries on the nose, dusty with just a hint of menthol. Blueberry and peppery spice on the palate with grainy tannins and a tiny herbal edge.

Final Say: Don’t slurp, savour. $18.99 a bottle.

Score: 17 out of 20

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Robert Stein Shiraz 2012RSS

Style: Mid-full bodied red.

Region: Mudgee, NSW

Tasting note: Muted mulberry aromas with hints of savoury oak. The palate is lean and spicy, some fleshy plum with pepper notes, earthy with chalky/grainy tannins.

Final Say: A more elegant style of Shiraz. $21.99 a bottle.

Score: 16 out of 20

 

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