Daily Archives: December 7, 2007

Sweet side of Semillon

Margan Hunter Valley Botrytis Semillon 2005 This wines has tropical fruit and the volatility that accompanies many botrytis wines. The palate is very thick and the acidity seems shy though the stats say otherwise at 10 g/L. RS 12.7%, alcohol … Continue reading

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Bordeaux Grapes in the New World

Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Mild green elements add a nice complexity to the cherry fruit. This is a light-bodied Cabernet with a complementary level of acidity. All Cabernet aged in new and used French and US oak. Winemaker Sue … Continue reading

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A Western Autralia Cape

Cape Mentelle Margaret River Chardonnay 2005 Loads of toasty oak from the nose to the palate with enough acidity to maintain a refreshing character. Fermented in French oak and aged 9 months on the lees. P&B in Margaret River 14.5% … Continue reading

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Critter by a Cloudy Bay

Cloudy Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Intense green characters, like cutting grass in the summer on a windy day with plenty of acidity. There is full concentration on the palate. Machine harvested, fermented in stainless and aged on the lees … Continue reading

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