Stickleback Red Cabernet-Shiraz Blend 2015

Burned, deep, herby. Good CP CS+SRZ @600, XBB, 190705 — 5 months ago


Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2015

In the Rioja heartland now so no more Champagne for a while. This amazingly comes with a fixed prices menu where you get a lot of amazing food at the price you would pay for this wine in the US — a year ago

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Domaine l'Ange Gardien

From the Heartland Quebec Rosé Blend 2015

I bought at the vineyard from the actual farmer. He said it won an award. It was fresh. I liked. — 2 years ago

Domaine Borrely-Martin

Côtes de Provence Red Rhone Blend 2012

My sister was holidaying in Provence and among all the large rosé producing estates they stumbled across Borrely Martin. A tumbling shed gives way to modern equipment. Mirroring the laissez faire attitude of the winemaker that hides the obsessive approach to vineyard management. "Rosé isn't proper wine" bellows Borrely, a man making wine in rosé's heartland. Reds were tasted instead, including this entry level offering. Dark fruit, licorice and some cherry. Tasty, if a little one dimensional and a little lacking on the mid palate. I'm looking forward to trying some of the producer's other wines and maybe one day if a holiday in Provence allows then I think that I'd rather enjoy visiting this larger than life character. — 3 years ago

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Directors' Cut Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2015

Delightfully calming aroma with extremely smooth finish. Very few tannins. An all evening drink. — 8 months ago

Ben Glaetzer

Heartland Sposa e Sposa Lagrein Dolcetto

Smooth with a spicy finish. Very nice by itself or with a meal. — 2 years ago


Villa Fidelia Rosso Merlot Blend 2012

Surprisingly silky smooth Bordeaux blend with that little rustic kick that only a place like Umbria (or anywhere in the Italian heartland) can bring to the table. Reminds me why I need to occasionally get out of my Etna, Piemonte, Toscana bubble — 2 years ago

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Foreign Correspondent 2016

Chilled down and so smashable!! — 3 years ago

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Wilson Winery

Heartland Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2016

Solid again. Not too much fruit — 10 months ago

Downs Club

The Members Premium Red Blend 2008

Firstly to explain the label. 24 years ago when I was Wine Chairman at the Downs Club I copied the Yalumba concept of honouring people who had done a great job for the company. 8 years ago the Club decided to honour the contribution of my brother Mike - hence this label. Prior to Mike there have been 8 ex Presidents recognised in this way. The Wine itself is a 2008 Glaetzer Heartland Shiraz from Langhorne Creek. This is the 11th bottle of a dozen and easily the best. Medium bodied with M - Tannins and Acid. Mature plum and chocolate flavours. Interestingly the back label says cellar for up to 5 years!! What do they know! This over delivers in spades at 10 years of age. A wonderful surprise. I will leave the last one for a family occasion. — a year ago

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Nice story indeed!


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@Anthony De Blasi @TheSkip @Peter van den Besselaar The current release Downs Club Premium Red has my dial on the label so I must do a review at some stage after I do Dr Greg Bookless who was honoured after my brother Mike.