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Taylors deliver as Promised

Taylors-Promised-Land-cabmerlThe Promised Land is the Taylor family’s $15 (and often under) range and for this price point this bunch is vibrant and fresh. And put simply…. good drinking, whether your favourite would be the velvety Cab Merlot or the zesty Riesling. There is also an unwooded Chardonnay for those who love the fruitier, less savoury expression of this variety.

The back label also features a groovy temperature indicator which does an adequate job of telling you when you wine is in ‘the zone’ to drink. It sure is a conversation starter!

Taylors Promised Land Cabernet Merlot 2015 – Blueberry, cassis, violets and nutmeg abound from this wine. Juicy fruit backed by some velvety tannins and good length. A fun wine.

Taylors Promised Land 2015 Shiraz – Lushly coloured with plums, liquorice and pepper. The mid weight palate ends on a peppery note with soft enough tannins that you can give this wine a good chill. Read More

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Two of the latest from Shaw Vineyard Estate

shawmerlotCanberra’s Shaw Vineyard Estate is a must visit cellar door on your next trip to Murrumbateman, even if just to take in the tranquillity of the gorgeous gardens surrounding the cellar door, or to have lunch and coffee, or to taste through their quite extensive range of wines. Here are two of the most recent releases:

The Shaw Estate Range Merlot 2013 has plenty of offer in the rich chocolate and plums and there is some dried sage to lighten the nose. The mouth is rich and powdery, medium bodied and the plum fruit lingers. A Read More

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Pizzini does Sangiovese

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This month sees the release of the latest Sangiovese from the King Valley’s Pizzini family, the Pizzini Forza di Ferro Sangiovese. A family well known for high quality wines, many from Italian varieties, from the valley at the foot of the Victoria Alps, or High Country. Read More

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The Barolos, Pelavergas and Barberas of Fratelli Alessandria

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Here are some of the wines from Fratelli Alessandria …….

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Lake Breeze Bullant Shiraz 2013

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Langhorne Creek make some pretty smart juicy reds and this one from the Follett family’s Lakes Breeze winery is a good drink.  It is like a big, juicy hug of a wine. Peppery black cherry and plums, with vanilla cinnamon caramel offer up a sweet spicy combo that joins a minty refresher as it hits midpalate.

Full bodied with smooth, generous curves and soft tannins. Simply a well judged wine that aims to please whether it be the hump of the week or an easy weekender. A lot of fun for the price.

Country of Origin: Australia   Date:  August 8, 2015   Price: $16 Drink: now – 3+ years   Needs food: no   Source: tasting

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