Angove Family Winemakers

François Chidaine

Les Argiles Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

truly exceptional and delicious. easy to fall in love with this one.

also bonus points because i met the winemakers by chance a few months ago and had no idea this was their label.
— 7 days ago

Ron, Pooneet and 2 others liked this

Bloomer Creek Vineyard

White Horse Red Blend 2015

Really interesting. Low alcohol-12.5%-quite tannic so has some legs to age, or benefits from a robust decant ( which we didn’t do). On nose plenty of wild raspberry, palate is somewhere between an old school Bordeaux & Saumur red( blend is 70% cab franc & 30% merlot), along with serious tannic structure. Serious natural winemakers too. — 14 days ago

Owen Mazon
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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Yes I am big fan of low% wines.

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Les Genevrières Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Beautiful wine - balanced, fine in style and great length. PYC Morey is an absolute star and one of the best white winemakers in the Burgundy of today. — 17 days ago

Peter, Eric and 10 others liked this

Lorenzo Corino

Achille Case Corini Monferrato Barbera 2018

Wow. This is what the new wave of lazy vin nature winemakers should be doing. No hints of mouse. Just pure fruit expression with a touch of that lovely Italian dust. Think bright, black cherries & lashings of leather. Sexy, soulful wine. — 3 days ago

Kn
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Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot

La 8 Côtes du Brian Grenache 2015

John Howard
9.0

This is the LA 8 Pays D’Herault Cotes Du Brian Grenache, not Minervois. Very good. You would think so, coming from these winemakers. — 6 days ago

Meg, P and 11 others liked this

Pepe Mendoza Casa Agricola

Velo Flor Ánfora Moscatel Merseguera

Surprising new release by one of Spain’s most reputed winemakers, a very aromatic blend of 95% indigenous variety Merseguera and 5% Moscatel, aged in clay amphorae. Amazing — 4 days ago

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T-Vine Cellars

Portrait Series Father & Son California Red Carignan Blend

Surprised by this. Not generally a fan of carignane. This blend works well perhaps because of the petit Syrah. Probably because the winemakers know what they’re doing! — 24 days ago

Wild Duck Creek

Duck Muck Shiraz 2002

Quite a history to this wine. Back in 1997 Robert Parker gave the 1997 Duck Muck 99/100. A rare event at the time for an Australian wine and rapidly turned it into a Cult Wine par excellence. Almost overnight a bottle of Duck Muck was bringing $1500USD and higher. Unfortunately this led to many Australian winemakers wanting to duplicate this success and began creating these ultra ripe, high alcohol, very oaky Behemoths trying to attract Mega Scores from Parker. This was a trend that set back the Australian Wine exports by 10 to 15 years. We are only recovering now from the image of only producing Massive Shiraz and anyone who knows the Aussie wine industry knows we do much more than that. This wine at 16.5% ABV is not for the faint hearted. Rich Plum Prune and cinnamon notes. On the palate concentration and intensity is off the charts. You would never guess the age of this wine if tasted blind. It tastes much younger than a 2002. On a cold Winters night it’s great to reacquaint with a big Australian Shiraz. This is the whole Box and Dice - Shiraz on Steroids - but from this Burgundy Lover I can tell you it works. Time and a place for everything. — 19 days ago

Serge, Scott and 15 others liked this
Simon Gilligan

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Hear hear
David T

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@Bob McDonald Great back story. Thanks for posting.