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    MATCHBOOK WINES - Arsonist Red Blend - 2017

    • - 92 points-

    Wine Enthusiast

    October 2020

    This wine is super concentrated and complex in its array of red and black fruit flavors, with...

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    MATCHBOOK WINES - Cabernet Sauvignon - 2018

    • - 91 points-

    Wine Enthusiast

    October 2020

    This is a brawny, full-bodied and firmly tannic wine that's nevertheless seductive, complex and...

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    JOSEPH PHELPS - Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards - 2018

    • - 96 points-

    Wine Enthusiast

    September 2020

    From a majority of estate-grown grapes and percentage of grower fruit, this impressive wine is...

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    ALEXANA - Chardonnay Terroir Series - 2016

    • - 90 points-

    Vinous

    September 2020

    Light, bright yellow. Fresh, spice-accented citrus and orchard fruit and melon scents pick up a...

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    RENÉ ROSTAING - Côte Rôtie La Landonne - 2017

    • - 94 points-

    Wine Spectator

    September 2020

    This has an old-school persona, with a dusty sandalwood and cedar frame around a mix of mulled plum...

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    TOLPUDDLE - Chardonnay - 2019

    • - 98 points-

    James Suckling

    September 2020

    This has power and complexity and the right grade of reductive flair, overlaid on fresh yellow...

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    SOKOL BLOSSER - Evolution Lucky No. 9 White Edition - 22

    • - 90 points-

    Wine Enthusiast

    August 2020

    Production keeps rising while the price stays the same and the quality is as good as ever. A blend...

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    PIRRAMIMMA - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve - 2017

    • - 94 points-

    James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

    August 2020

    These have always been unashamedly rich wines, exploiting the maritime cooling breezes and...

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    PIRRAMIMMA - Petit Verdot Ironstone - 2015

    • - 92 points-

    James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

    August 2020

    A complex meld of French oak across age, provenance and size, placating searing vinous power. This...

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    JOSEPH PHELPS - Cabernet Sauvignon - 2019

    • - 92 points-

    Wine Spectator

    August 2020

    Crisp, mouthwatering Key lime, passion fruit and orange blossom notes are fresh and fragrant,...

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    ARGIANO - Brunello di Montalcino - 2015

    • - 95 points-

    The Province

    Anthony Gismondi, August 2020

    Argiano Brunello is made with 100 per cent Sangiovese grown on ancient clay with a high-level of...

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    LANGMEIL - Blacksmith Cabernet Sauvignon - 2017

    • - 93 points-

    James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

    August 2020

    Matured in French oak (15% new) for 19 months. Only in a cool vintage such as this does the Barossa...

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    LANGMEIL - Jackaman's Cabernet Sauvignon - 2017

    • - 95 points-

    James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

    August 2020

    From low-yielding vines planted '59, '64 and '71 at Lyndoch and Light Pass, matured in French...

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    LANGMEIL - The Freedom 1843 Shiraz - 2017

    • - 95 points-

    James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

    August 2020

    The wine was matured in French hogsheads and barriques (44% new) for 24 months. It's an important...

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    LANGMEIL - Orphan Bank Shiraz - 2017

    • - 93 points-

    James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

    August 2020

    Produced from 10 rows of vines planted pre-1860 that were about to be bulldozed, but saved and...

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    LANGMEIL - Valley Floor Shiraz - 2017

    • - 90 points-

    James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

    August 2020

    Produced from 10 rows of vines planted pre-1860 that were about to be bulldozed, but saved and...

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    FAIVELEY - Corton Grand cru Clos des Cortons - 2015

    • - 95 points-

    Wine Advocate

    August 2020

    The 2015 Corton Grand Cru Clos des Cortons Faiveley is going from strength to strength, unfurling...

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    SOKOL BLOSSER - Big Tree Block Pinot Noir - 2017

    • - 94 points-

    Vinous

    August 2020

    Glistening magenta. Fresh, spice-accented red berries, cherry, incense and candied flowers on the...

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    SOKOL BLOSSER - Orchard Block Pinot Noir - 2017

    • - 93 points-

    Vinous

    August 2020

    Limpid ruby-red. An expansive, spice-tinged bouquet evokes fresh red and blue fruits, vanilla and...

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    SOKOL BLOSSER - Dundee Hills Estate Pinot Noir - 2017

    • - 92 points-

    Vinous

    August 2020

    Deep scarlet. Assertive red/blue fruit, cola, floral and baking scents show fine definition and...

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    ALDO CONTERNO - Barolo Romirasco - 2016

    • - 97 points-

    James Suckling

    August 2020

    The dried flowers are so impressive on the nose here with lavender and lily, as well as raspberries...

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    SHAW + SMITH - Sauvignon Blanc - 2020

    • - 93 points-

    Decanter

    August 2020

    The familiar Shaw + Smith take on clean, lean Sauvignon Blanc continues to confidently champion a...

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    SHAW + SMITH - Chardonnay M3 - 2019

    • - 96 points-

    Decanter

    August 2020

    The nose presents a strong and compelling argument: firm white peach, pretty lemon blossom, a whiff...

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    TOLPUDDLE - Chardonnay - 2019

    • - 97 points-

    Decanter

    August 2020

    The filigree structure is a study in delicate balance between pure varietal character, site...

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