October 24, 2010

Quiet night at home

Drinking:
2008 Torbreck Woodcutter’s Shiraz, Barossa Valley, SA

(I only managed half a glass!)

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October 23, 2010

Invited out for dinner

We took to drink:
2005 Native Point Pinot Noir*, TAS
2007 Kalleske VP Shiraz*, Barossa Valley, SA (Fortified)

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School

Tasting
2008 Pierropan Soave, Veneto, ITA
2009 Summerhouse Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ
2009 Duboeuf, Beaujolais Villages, Burgundy, FRA
2006 Chateau Tanunda, Ebenezer Shiraz, Barossa Valley, SA
2000 Oremus Tokaji, 3 Puttonyos*, Hungary
2008 Chistophe 1ere Cru, Montee de Tonnere Chablis, Burgundy, FRA
2006 Milly Lemartine Macon*, Burgundy, FRA
2007 Balthazar Cornas*, Burgundy, FRA
2006 Mt Langhi, Ghiron Shiraz*, Grampians, VIC
2008 Albert Mann, Cuvee Albert Riesling, GER
2007 Gisselbrecht Gewurtztraminer, GER

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October 22, 2010

Impromptu Dinner Party

Drinking:
2007 Gunderloch Pinot Gris*, Rheinhessen, GER
2009 Mount Majura Pinot Gris, Canberra District
2004 Krinklewood Shiraz, Hunter Valley, NSW

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October 21, 2010

Maison Louis Latour

Tasting
2008 Louis Latour Chassagne-Montrachet ‘Cailleret’*, Cote de Beaune, FRA
2008 Louis Latour Chassagne Montrachet ‘Morgeot’, Cote de Beaune, FRA
2008 Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne*, Cote de Beaune, FRA
2008 Louis Latour Batard-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, FRA
2008 Louis Latour Beaune ‘Vignes Franches’, Cote de Beaune, FRA
2008 Louis Latour Volnay ‘En Chevret’*, Cote de Beaune, FRA
2008 Louis Latour Pommard ‘Epenots’, Cote de Beaune, FRA
2008 Louis Latour Gevrey Chambertin ‘Cazetiers’*, Cote de Nuits, FRA
2008 Louis Latour Nuits St Georges ‘Les Damodes’*, Cote de Nuits, FRA
2008 Louis Latour Chambolle Musigny ‘Les Chatelots’, Cote de Nuits, FRA
2008 Louis Latour Corton ‘Clos de la Vigne au Saint’, Cote de Beaune, FRA
2008 Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey, Cote de Beaune, FRA
2008 Louis Latour Romanee St Vivant ‘Les Quatre Journaux’*, Cote de Nuits, FRA

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2010 NSW Wine Awards

Tasting
2009 Shaw Vineyard Estate Premium Riesling, Canberra, ACT
2010 Pokolbin Estate Riesling, Hunter Valley, NSW
2008 TErtini Wines Riesling, Southern Highlands, NSW
2010 Benwarin Verdelho, Hunter Valley, NSW
2010 First Creek Wines Winemakers Reserve Semillon*, Hunter Valley, NSW
2009 First Creek Wines Winemakers Reserve Semillon*, Hunter Valley, NSW
2005 Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon, Hunter Valley, NSW
2003 Tempus Two Copper Zenith Semillon*, Hunter Valley, NSW
2007 Hungerford Hill HhSemillon*, Hunter Vally, NSW
2008 Hungerford Hill fEpic Chardonnay*, Tumbarumba, NSW
2008 Logan Cabernet Merlot, Orange, NSW
2009 Mount Majura Vineyard Tempranillo, Canberra District
2008 Ballinaclash Daniel Cabernet Sauvignon*, Hilltops, NSW
2009 Gundog Estate Shiraz, Canberra District
2009 Moppity Vineyards Reserve Shiraz*, Hilltops, NSW
2009 Thomas Wines Sweetwater Shiraz*, Hunter Valley, NSW
2009 De Iuliis Wines Steven Vineyard Shiraz, Hunter Valley, NSW
2009 Nick O’Leary Shiraz*, Canberra District
2008 Philip Shaw No 89 Shiraz, Orange, NSW
2007 Tyrrell’s Vineyards Vat 8 Shiraz, Hunter Valley, NSW
2008 McWilliam’s Morning Light Botrytis SEmillon, Riverina, NSW

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October 19, 2010

Penfolds Kalimna Club

Tasting
2008 Penfolds Cellar Reserve Gewurztraminer*, Eden Valley, SA
2008 Penfolds Reserve Bin 08A Chardonnay*, Adelaide Hills, SA
2009 Penfolds Cellar Reserve Viognier, Barossa Valley, SA
2008 Penfolds Cellar Reserve Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, SA
2008 Penfolds Cellar Reserve Tempranillo, McLaren Vale, SA
2006 Penfolds Cellar Reserve Sangiovese*, Barossa Valley, SA
2007 Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz*, Adelaide Hills, SA
2007 Penfolds RWT Shiraz*, Barossa Valley, SA
2005 Penfolds Grange*, SA

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October 13, 2010

The Internationalist

I’m preparing for my next level WSET exam. Busy tasting as many wines as possible…

For the short term I’m going to use this site to list all the wines I taste, daily… got to keep a record somehow.
* denotes that it made the cut

Best Cellars World Wine Tasting
2008 Retief Cabernet Sauvignon*, Gundagai, NSW
2009 Syrahmi ‘Climat’ Shiraz*, Heathcote, VIC
2008 Syrahmi ‘L’Imposteur’ Grenache* Banyuls, FRA
2008 Torbreck Viognier Marsanne Rousanne*, Barossa Valley, SA
2010 Torbreck ‘Natural Wine Project’ Grenache*, Barossa Valley, SA
2009 Torbreck ‘Woodcutters’ Shiraz, Barossa Valley
2007 Torbreck ‘The Steading’ Grenache Shiraz Mataro, Barossa Valley, SA
2008 Torbreck ‘The Gask’ Shiraz*, Eden Valley, SA
2008 Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot*, Margaret River, WA
2007 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon*, Margaret River, WA
2008 Pierro Chardonnay*, Margaret River, WA
2008 Pyramid Valley Vineyards ‘Riverbrook’ Pinot Noir*, Marlborough, NZ
2008 Pyramid Valley ‘Calvert’ Pinot Noir, Central Otago, NZ
2008 Mount Edward Earth’s End Pinot Noir*, Central Otago, NZ
2008 Mount Edward Pinot Noir*, Central Otago, NZ
2008 Rippon ‘Jeunesse’Young Vine Pinot Noir, Central Otago, NZ
2008 Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir*, Central Otago, NZ
2007 Hans Herzog Pinot Noir*, Marlborough, NZ
NV Devaux ‘Cuvee D’ Champagne*, FRA
NV Devaux Blanc de Noirs Champagne*, FRA
2007 Rimauresq Petit Rouge, Cotes de Provence
2009 Clos du Tue-Boeuf Touraine Gamay ‘La Butte’, Loire, FRA
2009 Cave des Vignerons d’Estezargues Cotes du Rhone ‘Cuvee des Galets’*, Rhone Valley, FRA
2009 Domaine Saint Charles ‘Pinede’Cotes du Rhone Rouge, Rhone Valley, FRA
2009 Maxime Graillot ‘Equinoxe’ Crozes-Hermitage*, Rhone Valley, FRA
2008 Maxime Graillot ‘Domaine des Lises’ Crozes Hermitage*, Rhone Valley, FRA
2009 Domaine de la Ferme St Martin ‘Terres Jaunes’* Beaumes de Venise, Rhone, FRA

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October 5, 2010

The Holiday

Just got back. 3 days in London, 2 weeks in France, 4 days in Shanghai. Fantastic trip, but glad to be home.

filles at 8:08 am

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