Category Archives: Reviews

Back to The Beaufort Street Merchant

I was chauffeured and shouted to a very fine dinner at The Beaufort Street Merchant, something that happens very infrequently when you are the wrong side on 50 and not yet entering the age of the doddering old fool. But … Continue reading

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A couple of good ones

Last week pulled these two wines from the depths of my cellar. Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1997 Domaine de Courcel – Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Épenots 2000 First the Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1997 This was … Continue reading

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A Youthful Duo

While dinning at Cocos recently we shared. Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2007 First the Leeuwin, it is one of my all time favorite Chardonnays and probably the style I still look for in Chardonnay, maybe old fashioned but this … Continue reading

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Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir 2009

Light reddish burgundy in colour with a matt hue when the wine is spread thin in the glass, lots of acidity and tight fruit on the nose that just wants to jump out of the glass, give it a few … Continue reading

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Cullen’s Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1998

Darkish Burgundy in colour, it has lost that bright purple of youth, there is a brown brick coloured ring around the edge showing age has crept up on this long lived wine. It was also a little cloudy, the bottle … Continue reading

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Chenin Blanc and The Beaufort Street Merchant

Apart from The Beaufort Street Merchant, there are not many WA Restaurants that serve Chenin Blanc, I was back there for dinner with friends thinking of the Chenin Blanc from Vouvray I had previously. The wine list is short, all … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting

Started what will hopefully be a monthly blind tasting with a friend who also is wanting to learn more about wine. The format is very simple and the idea is to have an enjoyable evening, drinking and talking about wine. … Continue reading

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Never Assume

I can never assume that I know even just a small bit about the vast world of wine and all it entails. Had a wonderful dinner at LaLola. The food was brilliant, last time there, I had pizza, which was … Continue reading

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Chardonnay by the Ocean

Had an interesting encounter with a bottle of Woodlands Chloe Reserve Margaret River Chardonnay 2007 at what will remain an unnamed restaurant by the ocean. After looking through the wine list, the 2007 Chloe caught my eye, at the reasonable … Continue reading

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Picardy Shiraz 1998

Picardy Shiraz 1998 supplied by friend, this wine was under cork as all Picardy Wines are and is only the second vintage of Shiraz from Picardy, the first vintage being 1997. The age of this wine had us all thinking, … Continue reading

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