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Yalumba Old vine Grenache 2015
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Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2015

Always loved Yalumba, every time I go back to a bottle it’s almost like pulling on an old comfortable pair of slippers and this Old Vine Grenache is just one of those wines, It just feels warm and comforting, especially in these troubling times of the Corona Virus epidemic where we are all uncertain of what the future holds. What’s not uncertain is the quality of this wine as with most of Yalumba bottles this…

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Jacob's Creek double barrel matured Shiraz
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Double Barrelled Jacob’s Creek

Had this bottle of Jacob’s Creek for a while now and always passed over it for something else when delving into my wine rack, well, this time I took the plunge and it ended up being a real surprise and in a good way, not at all what I expected. The double part of this refers to the continuous ageing of the wine in Scotch/Whisky barrels after the normal time spent in wine barrels. So…

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A view from Penfolds Hill

I must admit the first thing that springs to mind when seeing a bottle of Penfolds is the 1980’s cartoon series Dangermouse, a parody of British spy fiction which features the character Penfold. Not that this has anything to do with the wine, which by the way is excellent, it’s just me I smile whenever I see a bottle. This particular bottle the Koonunga Hill (Seventy-six) 2009 is a blend of 85% Shiraz and 15%…

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