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2003 Mt Pleasant Maurice O’Shea Shiraz Hunter Valley, 14.5%

Here are some notes from an earlier tasting in September 2006. ‘Legendary winemaker, the late Maurice O’Shea founded the Hunter Valley’s Mount Pleasant winery in 1921. This wine is a tribute to Maurice O’Shea, a true visionary, who is acclaimed as one of Australia’s greatest winemakers.’ That’s how the label reads on the 2003 Maurice […]

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2010 Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir 13.5%

Colour is pale and transparent, tinged with pink, a little unusual to say the least. Nose shows strawberry, forest floor and savoury characters. Palate belies the colour and nose somewhat; light to medium bodied with strawberry, savoury spice, a fine acid backbone, and a long finish. Tannins are soft and present to the end. Made […]

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2012 Graillot Syrah, Heathcote Victoria, 13.5%

Graillot Syrah is making waves on the Australian wine scene. A collaboration between Rhône Valley superstar Alain Graillot and importer Robert Walters, this remarkable Syrah is already pressing for entry to the very top ranks of Australian wine, after just 3 vintages. James Halliday’s take on the 2012 Graillot Syrah: “Excellent depth and clarity to […]

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