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Castle Rock Estate

Porongurup Riesling 2021

I looove my Great Southern Rieslings which is why I was super excited to tuck into this kindly gifted sample bottle from Castle Rock Estate (thank you!).

It’s a 2021 Porongurup Skywalk Riesling which retails for approximately $20. Definitely food friendly and also cellar worthy.

In the glass it’s a hay like colour with plentiful lemon-lime citrus characteristics, notes of apricot, musk sticks and minerality. In the mouth it’s fresh, juicy and crisp. A fantastic aperitif wine and it’s also so Asian cuisine justice.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— 16 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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A terrific winemaker with a great palate and all round nice bloke is Rob Diletti. We visited his cellar door a few years ago and had a private tasting with him. A good article in today’s Weekend Australian by James Halliday.
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

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@Bob McDonald he sure is Bob! I’ll have to check out that article. Thank you for the heads up!

Domaine Dujac

Aux Combottes Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2012

Beautiful wine that still needs more time showing dark cherry, berry fruit, spice, crushed rock & violet. — 14 days ago

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Russ W

Russ W

Any blood/sanguine?
Ron Siegel

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This did not have that note. Cheers!

Château Barde-Haut

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018

Delectable Wine

The 2018 Barde-Haut has a vibrant bouquet with blackberry, raspberry preserve, briary and crushed rock, very perfumed and pure. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy black fruit, fine acidity, white pepper and a touch of fennel combining beautifully. A little savoriness comes through on the finely proportioned finish. Excellent. Tasted at the Barde-Haut vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, June 2022)
— 10 days ago

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Magic Rock Brewing

Murk-Life Balance Hazy Pale Ale

Ron R

Even the Irish are getting in on the IPA scenario. It ain’t bad, either… ferried this back from Europe. — 20 days ago

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Justin Girardin

Santenay Beauregard 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Very enjoyable. Nose has vibrant, sappy dark cherry juice, a bit of sweet spice, and warm, crushed-rock infused minerality and a little teeny bit of cow pasture. Savory, with nice flavor concentration in the mouth, nice minerality and zingy acids at the tail end of the finish. Whispy tannins. So drinkable now, but will be better in 2-4. — 17 hours ago

Severn, Eric and 5 others liked this

Domaine Dujac

Aux Malconsorts Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Grand Cru like showing dark cherry, raspberry that was open, expressive with 30 min of air. Complex with the classic Dujac spice, crushed rock, earth & violet. — 8 days ago

Lyle, Severn and 17 others liked this
Byron Hewett

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2013s are showing well now!

Shibumi Knoll

Shibumi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Free hugs to whoever can identify the rock star in this pic…. — 15 days ago

Shay, Doctor and 6 others liked this

Jean-Marc Pillot

Les Caillerets Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Racy & intense with notes of lemon, citrus, apple & crushed rock — 3 days ago

Lyle, Jan and 4 others liked this

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé Blend 2020

👃 Watermelon, cold peach, cold clementine peel, crushed rock.

👅 Under-ripe peach, cold raspberry, red currant, orange zest.

Lovely, been a while since we've grabbed this bottle, in a great spot, probably killer in 2-4Y, but I'll never know; one off purchase.
— 8 days ago

Aravind, Daniel and 43 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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Yep. Always lovely (I rarely use that word, but all Tempier’s wines are lovely).

Blankiet Estate

Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Early check In- needs a ton of time but a rock star in the making. Sweet overripe nose. Tart red fruit with a bitter black licorice finish. Backward today but great stuff. — 2 days ago

Tom, Rob and 19 others liked this
Shay A

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Had the 2014 last night…wow was it good, but young!