Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir 2008
Yarra Valley – Australia
Grape type: Pinot Noir

Delicate perfumed fragrance, fruity but fine. On the palate elegant strawberry cherry fruit combines with a surprising powerful forest floor palate and ends in a long velvety finish.


David Franz Merlot 2010
Barossa Valley – Australia
Grape type: Merlot

The velvety tannins relax then allow the red fruits slip out. The mouth is filled from front to back in an assertive but not aggressive display of three point balance between the spice fruit and gentle oak treatment.


Eilo Altare Barolo 1998
Piedmont – Italy
Grape type: Nebbiolo

A joy ready to taste. Loaded of plums and dried flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and supported by hint of oak and spice with a long finish.

Rating: WS 91


North Valley Soter Vineyard 2008
Oregon – USA
Grape type: Pinot Noir

An enticing bouquet of smoke, rose petal, spice box, a mix of cherry and raspberry. Firm and concentrated on the palate, ripe, and packed with savory red and black fruit.

Rating: WA 90


Marchesi Antinori Tignanello IGT 2006
Tuscany – Italy
Grape type: Sangiovese/Cab Sau/Cab Franc

A savoury wine with a nice tannin structure. Full bodied, polished with flavours that lean toward leather and herbs rather than fruit. Sophisticated wine with a fairly long length.

Rating: WS93


Romney Park Reserve Shiraz 2008
Adelaide Hills – Australia
Grape type: Shiraz

Spiced red fruits, medium bodied, fleshy and full of fine grained tannins; attractive bramble notes provide complexity and interest to the fragrant red fruits.

Rating: JH 94