Tamar Valley Chardonnay 2012

Very pale lemon in colour. Tasted after the Premier Cru Hubert Lamy and similar in many ways - the texture, the acid, the citrus the subdued oak influence, but not as much minerality or salinity. Made by Sue Bell at her Bellwether winery in Coonawarra from Chardonnay grapes from the Tamar River in Tasmania. A good wine in the leaner style - showing the quality of Tasmanian Chardonnay. — 4 months ago

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Archery Summit

Arcus Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2012

Classical mind-bender. Bellwether fair-friender. Cyclical soul sucker. Six-cylinder brain puncher. — 8 months ago

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Sawmill Creek Vineyard Finger Lakes Pinot Noir 2014

B+ 2014 vintage. Had in 2019 — 3 months ago

Breakside Brewery

Limited Edition Bellwether

What a unique beer. The lime leaf and gin barrel really come through the funky wheat in such a nice way. Perfectly balanced. I could imagine this being even better in a year or two. Another winner from break side. — 5 months ago

Weingut Keller

Vom Muscheligen Kalk Rheinhessen White Blend 2017

Often the forgotten wine of the portfolio, but it always serves as a bellwether for the vintage at Keller. And this is so typical of the sizzling, electric and concentrated wines turned out there in ‘17. Fresh milk, racy acids and elegant level stuff! #keller #rheinhessen #pinotblanc #chardonnay — 6 months ago

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Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Tasted the 2014 against the 2008.
Even the small batch minimal intervention gear ages well here 🔥
Big thanks to Steve Brown for the flight and hospitality.
— 10 months ago

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A&D Vineyard Finger Lakes Dry Riesling 2016

Rubber cement, minor salinity, hints of orange blossom. Piercing acidity. — 3 months ago

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Carbonic Cabernet Franc 2017

So legit. Tough vintage for Can Franc around the lakes, but Chris and his team bucked the trend (yet again) and made a thoughtful, imaginative wine. Fruit bursts off the glass from the jump. Nice textural decision to counter the acidity with the slight carbonic effervescence. Just wish I had more. — 5 months ago

Sarah and Severn liked this


Wrattonbully Tempranillo 2016

Nose says old but tongue says young. 2016 Tempranillo that swings down the palate with perfume and some peppery heels; touch of cardamom, little chocolate and a lick of tart cherry. — 7 months ago

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Georgie my daughter pretty much covered the tasting note. A delicious well made new world Temperanillo showing cherries dark chocolate and pepper. Serve lightly chilled. I had another Delectable note on this a few weeks ago. Easy to drink.