…now this is how you open a bottle of Champagne

Another letter to add to end of her name for the very qualified Danae.

Another letter to add to end of her name for the very qualified Danae.

 

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2011 Isabel Pinot Gris – A Toast to Isabel

The nose exhibits a fullness, fresh fruit and perfumed spices. It smells luxurious. The texture is full and slippery and there’s a lovely element of residual sugar just as theacid grips and leaves your mouth dry and wanting another glass. Lychees, ripe yellow apples, William pears and a note of floral honey. A generous glass of wine with which I think a little fatty roast pork and slow-cooked spices apples would be well-suited.

Ben Knight, From the Grapevine, Melbourne Weekly Eastern,
May 1st 2012, Page 28

 

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Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

96 Points
Light straw-green; the Tarraford Vineyard has some of the oldest chardonnay in the valley, reflected in the
intensity and structure of this wine; has the depth of fruit that can be obtained at 13% alcohol, pointing the way for the future; here the grapefruit, nectarine and melon skin flavours are prominent, the oak a means to an end. 13% alcohol.

James Halliday, Current Releases, Wine Companion Magazine,
June/July 2012, Page 110

 

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Thorn-Clarke ‘Sandpiper’ Shiraz 2010

90 Points
Strong purple-crimson; the sheer consistency of the Thorn-Clarke wines is remarkable; this medium bodied wine brings together gently ripe blackberry and plum fruit; fine-grained tannins and a wisp of oak. Great over the next five years. 14.5% alcohol.

James Halliday, Tasting Notes,
James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine, Feb/Mar 2012, Page 113

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2008 Isabel pinot noir – a toast to Isabel

I often find Marlborough Pinot Noir lacking structure but this is aside from the norm. While it is undeniably composed of forward and ripe fruit, plums and cherry baking spice, it has a firm acidity and grip that makes the wine worth putting in your mouth again. The nose is bright and fresh, almost a cranberry note. There are flavours of fresh herbs and more dark spice behind the bright and juicy fruit. While there is little beguiling aroma coming from little Isabel, she is more than a little wonderful.

Ben Knight, From the Grapevine, Melbourne Weekly Eastern,
May 1st 2012, Page 28

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2007 Isabel Chardonnay – a toast to isabel

I revel in the opportunity to see older wine. While so many are 2010 and 2011 vintage, with this wine we get to taste the complexity derived from age and the levels of flavour it brings with it. The colour is deeper and the nose is of buttery toast, oats, biscuit with lemon and a little honey. The wine offers a grapefruit acidity that follows the richness and balances its power with ease. White it is full flavoured, the texture is still light and the acidity refreshing. This is a beautiful bottle of chardonnay.

Ben Knight, From the Grapevine, Melbourne Weekly Eastern,
May 1st 2012, Page 28

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Pizzini Sangiovese Shiraz 2010

3 current for the Pizzini Sangiovese Shiraz 2010

“The Pizzini family make an excellent range of wines in the King Valley in north-east Victoria but it is hard to go past this delightfully savoury blend for everyday drinking pleasure. A perfect partner for pizza or pasta dishes, it is extremely food friendly and very quaffable. Medium-bodied and boasting sweet fruit and some gentle spice, it is a wine for enjoying with family and friends.”
http://www.winsorschoice.blogspot.com April 2012

“…it has bright fruit, tightly bound up with firm tannins and with a persistent, savoury, earthy flavour. The savouriness and firm structure make it a good match with roasted red meats and game or with savoury food, such as cooked tomato and olives.”
Chris Shanahan, http://www.chrisshanahan.com February 2012

“Embrace your inner Italian with this lovely blend that just screams for a big spread of antipasti, sliced meats, cheeses and prosciutto laden breads. It carries lighter stylings than many Shiraz blends, yet retains a great depth of character, a sweet spot mid palate, and an enjoyable minerally finish.”
Tony Love, Herald Sun March 2012

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