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2010 Silverwood Estate Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula

Huon Hooke’s SMH wine of the week is this wine from the fabulous 2010 vintage, Huon writes: ‘Silverwood Estate is a tiny three hectare vineyard run by the Dennis family, with just three grape varieties, the others being chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. This pinot noir is medium-light red with purple tints. Some meaty reductive aromas […]

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Delatite Dead Man’s Hill Gewurtztraminer, Central Victoria, 2010

The wine of the week in today’s SMH Good Living section is the 2010 Delatite Dead Man’s Hill Gewurtztraminer from Central Victoria. Huon Hooke writes: Delatite gewurtztraminer has for years been one of Australia’s best; grown and made at the Ritchie family’s Mansfield vineyard, which recently took on the Vestey family as a business partner. […]

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d’Arenberg The Last Ditch Viogner, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale 2008 Tasting Notes

This weeks SMH Wine of the Week is the d’Arenberg The Last Ditch Viogner, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale 2008. Huon Hooke writes: ‘Viogner is a difficult beast: the good ones are few and far between but d’Arenberg’s Chester Osborne nails it more often than not. This is a subtly complex example with hints of […]

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Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, Pfalz, Germany, 2006

The 2006 Villa Wolf Pinot Gris from Pfalz, Germany, is the wine of the week in today’s SMH. Huon Hooke writes: “This expression of pinot gris reminds more of Alsace than any other place, no doubt because the Pfalz region lies just across the Rhine River from Alsace on the German side of the border. […]

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