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Let’s Taste – Tahbilk Marsanne, Riesling and Viognier 2017

Not for the first time I’m looking at some wines from Tahbilk Winery from Nagambie in Victoria. The three varietal wines are all from the 2017 vintage, and are all very important to Tahbilk. For those interested to find out more about the Tahbilk story, listen to my interview with Alister Purbrick on The Vincast here.

Wines tasted;
Tahbilk Marsanne 2017 – RRP $19.50
Tahbilk Riesling 2017 – RRP $19.50
Tahbilk Viognier 2017 – RRP $20.60

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November 28, 2017 · 6:57 pm

Let’s Taste – d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab 2016 & d’Arry’s Original 2014

Some more submissions from d’Arenberg in the McLaren Vale region, new vintages of two of the best known wines they make. Let me know if you’ve had any experience with either of these wines, or indeed anything from d’Arenberg and/or McLaren Vale.

Wines tasted;
d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab 2016 – RRP $15.00
d’Arenberg d’Arry’s Original 2014 – RRP $18.00

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June 5, 2017 · 9:03 am

Let’s Taste – Bird On A Wire 2013 Wines

My most recent guest on my wine podcast – The Vincast – was Caroline Mooney, a celebrated Yarra Valley winemaker who worked for many years at Yering Station. She spoke about her journey and her particular love of the Marsanne grape. When we spoke she generously gave me a bottle of each of her Bird On A Wire wines from the 2013 vintage, which I was more than happy to taste on this edition of Let’s Taste.

Bird On A Wire 2013 Wines

Bird On A Wire 2013 Wines

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September 15, 2016 · 6:15 pm

The Vincast Episode 102 – Caroline Mooney from Bird On A Wire Wines

Caroline Mooney grew up in the Yarra Valley, very influenced by the wines and other agricultural products of the region. Her family has been farmers for decades and still run the Yarra Valley Dairy. Although inspired by art in her teens, she became more influenced by wine as a young adult, working in a cellar door. This began her journey in winemaking, which has included vintages outside the region and study at Charles Sturt. After working for Yering Station for many years she now has her own brand of Yarra Valley wine, Bird On A Wire.

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Carol Mooney from Bird On A Wire Wines

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Let’s Taste – All Saints Family Cellar Marsanne & Shiraz 2013 and Durif 2012

I was recently contacted by Angela Brown who is one of the owners of the historic All Saints Estate in the North-East Victorian region of Rutherglen. Considered to be one of the best producers in one of the best regions for fortified wines, All Saints also makes some outstanding table wines. On this episode of Let’s Taste I look at their Family Cellar wines and share my impressions.

All Saints Estate Family Cellar Marsanne & Shiraz 2013 and Durif 2012

All Saints Estate Family Cellar Marsanne & Shiraz 2013 and Durif 2012

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June 10, 2016 · 4:15 pm

Let’s Taste – d’Arenberg New Releases November 2015

The lovely Tash Stoodley from d’Arenberg wines got in touch and sent me some samples of their new releases, which I was happy to open! I separated the whites and most of the reds into two tastings, here are the whites;

  • The Olive Grove Viognier Marsanne 2014; and
  • The Hermit Crab Chardonnay 2015

The red wines were;

  • The Sticks & Stones Tempranillo, Grenache, Souzao, Tinta Cao 2011
  • The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2012
  • The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2011
d'Arenberg new-release red wines

d’Arenberg new-release red wines

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November 16, 2015 · 4:12 pm

Let’s Taste – Tahbilk New Releases November 2015

You may have heard my recent interview of Alister Purbrick, CEO and owner of Tahbilk Winery, on Episode 069 of The Vincast podcast. It was preceded by an incredible vertical tasting of the 1860 Vines Shiraz and a lunch at Vue de Monde. If you didn’t I highly recommend heading to intrepidwino.com to hear the interview and check out my tasting notes on the wines.
The wonderful team at Fireworks PR sent me bottles of the Tahbilk new releases, and I decided to open them and share my impressions. Have you had a chance to taste them yet? What were your impressions?

Tahbilk Marsanne 2015 and Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Tahbilk Marsanne 2015 and Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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November 9, 2015 · 10:06 am

The Vincast Episode 069 – Alister Purbrick from Tahbilk Winery

Alister Purbrick, almost on a whim, became the first qualified winemaker at Tahbilk, graduating from Roseworthy College. At 24 he took over at the family winery, not only as winemaker but also as CEO, working closely with his grandfather. He completely revitalised systems in the vineyards and the cellars, and whilst improving the white wine production, retained the iconic style of red wine production. He joined me on this episode of The Vincast after a back-vintage tasting of the 1860 Vines Shiraz, starting with the first one released in 1979, one of his greatest legacies (read my tasting notes here).

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Alister Purbrick from Tahbilk Winery

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The Vincast Episode 063 – Jeni Port

Jeni Port is without question one of the most respected wine communicators in Australia. Not only is she the longest running contributor to The Age Epicure lift-out, she has written articles about wine for numerous other publications including Gourmet Traveller Wine, Wine Companion, Winestate and Wine Selector. Her passion is undeniable, particularly for women in wine and Victorian marsanne. She shares her experience and wisdom on this episode of The Vincast.

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Jeni Port (image courtesy www.hot100wines.com.au)

Jeni Port (image courtesy http://www.hot100wines.com.au)

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