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Bought for a palate calibration on the morning of the Paper 1 MW exam, and a really good, balanced, elegant varietal Semillon – unusually …

Randomly bumped into David Hohnen in a wine shop in Kensington, and had a good chat through some of his wines on tasting. All …

Charlie Melton’s accidentally mis-translated Château-Neuf-du-Papes blend. Equal Grenache and Syrah, with 4% Mourvèdre. Mid ruby-garnet. Ripe, refined plum and ripe raspberry. Meat development to …

A slightly unusual Aussie Shiraz that blends ripe, baked fruit with herbal notes and high quality oak. Mid-deep ruby-garnet. Breadth of cinnamon and vanilla …

Dropped into Planet of the Grapes, shortly after getting back from Australia. With dinner, it felt appropriate to tuck into something Aussie, so picked …

In a fortuitous meeting at the Yalumba Cellar Door, Jane Ferrari set up a 6am vineyard tour & tasting, including Pewsey Vale Rieslings, that …

I got the email reply from the Cellar Door team at Kilikanoon whilst at lunch, just up the road at Skillagolee. Fortuitous. Yet more …

Though Mornington Pinot Noir hasn’t turned up on the exam (only Pinot Gris), the quality of wines like this suggest it’s possible. Pronounced rich, …

One of the interesting highlights of the semi-aromatic line-up, and a first Barossa Semillon. Fairly deep gold. Bright. Legs. Hint of spritz. Most notably, …