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Sunday 24 February 2019

Bremerton Fiano 2018

Plays a strong aromatic hand; by way of creamy apple, fresh podded pea and a citrus meets vanilla aspect.

The aromatics are where its strengths lie, there's a textural fullness to the wine, but seemingly at the expense of further flavour and presence. 

Pulling up a little short, it sits proudly in a position as something of a summer quaffer. Pair with a creamy seafood pasta to kick an evening off! 88

Tasted on: Friday 15th February, a Root to Flower day 
Source: Sample
Price: $24
Alcohol: 12%
Closure: Screwcap

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Sunday 17 February 2019

Barossa Boy Lifeblood Shiraz 2016

From 6th generation winemaker Trent Burge, honouring the region and the variety for which it's renowned. 

Deep set, plum, evocative, richly expressive. Hints of nut, coconut even - not so much swathed or swaddled in oak, but that's there too with its come hither coffee and vanilla ways. Framed, perhaps is how one sees it. 

Thick, rich, upfront fruit presence, before fine - yet firm - tannins sweep across the palate. Has a presence, length, and certainly possess the presence and structure to suggest it will age well. Length is flowing, the gentle ebb of spice across the palate. 94 

Tasted on: Sunday 10th February,  a Leaf Day
Source: Sample
Price: $80
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: DIAM

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