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Wednesday 23 February 2022

Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2019

It's a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc in the following proportions: 50/48/2%.

Seing a mix (61/39) of od/new oak for eight monnths; to 4000l foudres for a further 11m.

Redcurrant, cedar and bay on the nose. Warming up: chocolate, coffee grounds, earth and floral perfume.

It's lithe, soft on entry and then carrying a certain line of powdery tannin - almost the hallmark for these impressive TàT releases. There's a milk chocolate note on the finish, combined with a little freshness. Classy - balnced, but you just know this has cellarability writ large across it! 93

Tasted on: Saturday 19th February
Source: Sample
Price: $50
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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Saturday 5 February 2022

Tim Adams Skilly Ridge Riesling 2020

White florals, blossom, lavender, a little bruised apple in the frame. Beautiful aromatics, freshness juxtaposed against a little oxidative edge.

Minerally, a subtle tang of lime juice across the length of the wine, textural width adding breadth to length and filling the wine out. It's what marks it out from a raft of "acid and lime" merchants that we all know (and for the most part love).

A generosity of flavour to it, subtle and beguiling. A standout Rizza! 93

Tasted on: Thursday 3rd February
Source: Sample
Price: $30
Alcohol: 11.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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