New and Noteworthy

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New tasting notes

This month sees a major tasting of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet blends and merlots, with a welter of great Aussie cabernets to choose from. Blinders from Plantagenet (tasting), Flametree SRS (tasting), Evans & Tate Redbrook (tasting), Castelli (tasting), Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz (tasting – great value discovery), Laurance Icon (tasting), Xanadu Reserve (tasting) and

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New tasting notes

The latest monthly upload of tasting notes is a whopping 680, with a smorgasbord of great wines reviewed. A 30-year vertical of St Hallett Old Block, a nine-year run of Jim Barry The Armagh – both of them great Australian shirazes – lead the charge.

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Tasting notes for the new releases from Torbreck (tastings) and Penfolds (tastings) are in the latest batch of 430 uploads. These include many impressive wines, such as the amazing 2008 vintage of Torbreck’s big gun, The Laird Shiraz (tasting), recommended retail price of $900. And

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Another big swag of wine reviews has just been posted – 600 in total – including the complete works of Henschke Hill of Grace. The Henschke family celebrated 50 vintages this year with a retrospective tasting of every wine released thus far, from the 1958

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This month I’ve uploaded the largest bunch of tasting notes ever, with around 800 reviews. These include about 300 wines from the 2013 Tasmanian Wine Show, a tasting of 130 New Zealand wines from the Wairarapa (Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton), and a large number of

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New tasting notes

Shiraz is the big story in this month’s load of tasting notes. Riesling, led by the stellar 2012 vintage, is also featured. Also sparkling wine and Champagne, and the first of several batches of tasting notes from this year’s Tasmanian Regional Wine Show. But shiraz