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I’m no wine expert, but I do enjoy drinking it 🙂 Here are my latest notes from my wine adventures in Oz. P.s. I’m going to Hunter Valley for my birthday weekend!

Dirty Scavenger Hunt Wine

yuck.

At only $7.98, can you imagine? Ick.

My rating: 0.5 stars
1/2

Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimina Shiraz 2004

Now that’s what I’m talking about.

The bottle reads: “This wine style features intense, spicy, dark-berried fruits, and an enticing yet balanced warmth and ripeness without the influence of new oak. Bin 28 typically offers years of maturation potential given appropriate cellaring, with the welcome option of earlier drinking accessibility.”

Shiraz. Simply put – I just can’t get enough!

My rating: 4.5 stars
****1/2

Tyrrell’s Hunter Valley Semillon 2002

A bit on the watery side.

The bottle reads: “Pristine Hunter. Crisp and tense with grapefruit, lemon, and Granny Smith flavours. In ten years time it will be all about toast and dry honey.”

Maybe I should have let this bottle sit for 10 years and then I might have gotten some flavor. It was very easy to drink – so I would recommend this wine to people who are not big wine drinkers – but for me, I was looking for more.

My rating: 2.0 stars
**

Wynns Coonawarra Estate – Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 1994

A blend of reds that can’t go wrong!

The bottle reads: “This wine is blended to capture all the elegant fruit character that Coonawarra has to offer in a wine that drinks best in its youth. Minty Cabernet and plummy Merlot dominate the bouquet, whilst, the spice and pepper of Shiraz and fleshiness of Merlot are the making of the palate. Oak plays a lesser, supporting role, in this soft approachable style.”

I was really pleased with this wine and its fruity spice. I love the spiciness of a shiraz any day of the week, but when you also get the fruit, the taste is two-fold. Yummy!

My rating: 5.0 stars
*****

Random Sauvignon Blanc

Not bad!

Bought a random bottle for a party, but forgot to remember the name or take a photo. It was decent though, especially for the price.

My rating: 3.0 stars
***

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