Alchemy Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

First time for this producer and very rarely have wines from the Orange District. Lovely aromatics, not really Cab Sauv but then I noticed the blend was 45% Cab Sauvignon; 45% Cab Franc; 10% Shiraz. A lovely Aussie right bank rendition you might say. Red and black fruits with plum and tobacco notes. The palate is sweetish and luscious texture with supple tannins. This wine proves that Orange Is an accredited Australian wine district for both Reds and Whites taking in Hilltops. Have experienced the excellent whites from here and must seek out more Reds based on the quality of this wine. — 11 days ago

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Bevela Wines

Unforseen Alchemy Syrah Teroldego Blend 2015

Garage wine. — 4 months ago

Jim Hadley
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Jean-Charles Boisset (JCB)

JCB No. 39 Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Pinot Noir 2017

A fun way to meet Jean Charles and his new book Alchemy of the Senses. Bright and bubbly. — a year ago

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Bodega Noemia de Patagonia

A Lisa Patagonia Malbec 2018

Spectacular. Deep fruit, rich fig, luscious alchemy. — a month ago

G.D. Vajra

Langhe Nebbiolo 2018

Young Nebbiolo!!! Yesssss. This worked. Tannins in check, bright fruit, moderate acidity. What’s the magic? Hope it’s not alchemy in the cellar. — 3 months ago

Vicki Sliwa
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Alchemy Geelong White Blend 2015

Funky town!!
Nose throws you off but the palate draws you in.
— 7 months ago

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Cachapoal Valley Carménère 2014

Green bell pepper nose. Peppery blueberry spice mouth. Nice body.
After naturally aerating, TAR demoinates the nose, followed by tastes of green pepper, raspberry and leather. Incredible the changes that this wine undergoes with just a bit of exposure.
Pair with mole sauce and Spanish inspired cuisine, but nothing overly spicy on the heat scale.
— 2 years ago

Paul, Neil and 7 others liked this

Fox and the Flock

California PInot Noir 2018

Delicious and complex flavors. Unfolds magically with an alchemy of earth and fruit-raspberry and hints of clove, sage and a touch of licorice at first sip. Highly recommend. Not your usual jam only Pinot. — a month ago

Alchemy Wines

100 Year Old Vines Carignan 2018

Vines over 100 years old. Fresh damsons with good length and ripe tannins. — 3 months ago

Luigi Maffini

Kratos Paestum Fiano 2018

Really good minerals, first thing. Aromatic, but limited, like really honeyed sprite. Smells almost like an aged spatlese. Looks lightweight but has a slightly heavier body than appears, like gasoline does. Don’t get this confused with petrol taste, but the weight has that alchemy. Unlike Riesling it has a bitter and spicy phenolic note at the end that seems to come with more southern whites. Middle weight in reality. Good heavy orchard fruit. I like fiano and I’m still learning it’s limits. Every once and awhile I find a great one, but I want to learn what the typicality is. — 5 months ago

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Chris MacLean

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@Chris Shultz the Italian guide books seem to admire Maffini but I’ve not had good luck with his wines. They struck me as a little soft and sweet.
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

@Chris MacLean I’ve found the guide books don’t always agree with me on Italian whites. I’ll go to the other extreme which I enjoyed, picariello, soon. I liked the intensity
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Chris Shultz

@Chris MacLean the more I’m reading the more I want to hold onto some bottles for 5-10 years