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The benchmark for cool-climate, elegant Aussie Chardonnay. Pale gold colour. Quite pronounced, clean nose of limey citrus fruit, with ripe pear skin, some oatmealy …

From the Princess Wine Club. Definitely ready-to-drink, if not getting on a bit. I was in two minds whether or not this was good, …

Little room to describe this! Good, very easy to drink, but not a 95+ point wine! Deep garnet. Narrow rim. Medium+ lightly vanilla and …

This may have lots of Aussie gold medals, and have scored quite highly amongst critics, but – even though I can see it’s a …

I was shopping swiftly in John Lewis food hall for an impromptu dinner, when someone called my name (Oli Loveday) and offered me a …

The wine of Christmas, and I’m glad I have a half-case of the 2004 to look forward to! Dense, dark black-purple core, with a …

The New World Cabernet Sauvignon part of the 2nd Optimor Case, this one. Shows up Margaret River beautifully, with a freshness of acidity that …

Another picked up at a POTG cellar clearance. Nor corked, this time, which was fortunate because it allowed this to live up to its …

Great opening to dinner with Jack, Rob and Kari. A classic Champagne blend of both Pinots and Chardonnay, that had elegance and refinement. Could …

Another different white from the Optimor case. I was particularly pleased because I guessed this as being barrel fermented, before looking at the label …