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Wine tasting Penang 12 Sept 2016

Occasionally, if any of us have a wine of interest, a few of us wine loving Penangites will get together for a tasting. So here we were, Adrian, kindly offering his apartment, Choong and myself looking forward to three very notable wines: two significant 2010 Shirazes from Australia, and a 2011 Syrah from Chile. Penfolds […]

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Paris cornas granit 60

Vincent Paris Granit 60 and Granit 30 Cornas Syrah

Vincent Paris produces two Cornas reds from the same slope composed of fine granite soils, where his major pruning down to four bunches per vine produces incredible power and concentration. This is what he calls the Granit 60, from his oldest vines, and is available more often in 3 star Michelin restaurants in Europe versus […]

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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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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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