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  1. The 12 Wines of Christmas XI

    Yellow Tail
    2005 limited release Cab /Sav

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    $45.00


    No you are not seeing things I am drinking Yellow Tail and I love it.

    Its $45.00 a bottle not a dozen as you might have first thought.

    This wine is from their limited release range and its good very good.

    Full flavored dusty berry fruit, ripe and dry not overly sweet this wine delivers well over its price tag…
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  2. The 12 Wines of Xmas IX

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    Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve NV

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    $60.00


    Billecart is my choice in Champagne when it comes to a little drink at the start of the night it goes well with nibbles.
    I find this wine to have pure fruit flavours with a fine bead.
    A good moose and it is elegant to say the least and best of all it puts you in the right mood to enjoy the night. (I love Champagne)
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  3. The 12 Wines of Christmas VIII

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    It’s the season - just give me an excuse to pop a cork!

    Boizel 1996
    Joyau de France Brut

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    $150.00


    This is amongst my Top picks in vintage Champagne
    Boizel is a smaller Champagne house hence not seen in the same light as Bollinger and Billecart

    However it too has a high Pinot Noir content and oak treatment, this would explain the forest flour and strawberry hints on the nose.
    This wine is complex for Champagne and it finishes creamy dry and long
    With a hint of nuts at the very end.

    This wine is well worth tracking down

    http://www.nicks.com.au/Product/View/1996-Boizel-Joyau-de-France-Brut-Champagne/485713
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  4. The 12 Wines of Xmas VII

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    1996 CABERNET FRANC
    Chateau Xanadu
    Margaret River



    $50.00 (15 years ago)


    Clear, bright colour no sign of age

    Nose: Restrained earthy fruit

    Palate: Creamy finish on back

    24 Hours later

    Very tight wine well put together.

    Vibrant fruit now showing through, still quite young and fresh finishing with a creamy texture and pleasing fruit acid.

    The wine is 16 years old and shows no great sign of age.

    I would liked to have given the wine a further 24 hours to open up even more and see what it had to show, but I drank it all.
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  5. The 12 Wines of Xmas VI

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    Jim Barry Mc Ray Wood Shiraz 2005

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    $35.00


    Colour: crimson and dark & inky
    Nose: is intense, ripe tangy sweet plumb laced with liquorice and a hint of lavender and herbs
    Palate: is out of control, ripe fruit backed up by blueberries, smooth light brown tobacco leaf darting around the palate this wine is Delicious, it is plush full bodied and the finish goes on and on.
    This wine is well under rated.


    Michael Lillis I Love my Wine and Food
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  6. FAIVELEY 2000 NUTITS ST – GEORGES 1er CRU

    Les Porits Saint Georges

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    $100.00

    Wine on opening was soft and drinkable straight away, No great perfume other than a hint of stem that I have come to expect from this wine both on the Nose and the Palate.

    Over night the wine has softened even more with a little acid the wine has become fine and delicate. The stem character has now developed into a soft pleasing bitterness that warms and fills the mouth; this is a very fine wine indeed.

    A Fine Wine indeed!
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  7. The 12 Wines of Christmas III

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    DOMAINE BILLAUD-SIMON
    CHABLIS GRAND CRU
    VAUDESIR 2002


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    $300.00


    Nose: Hints of green melon
    In the mouth, ripe round fruit with loads of lemon, a robust full-bodied wine that is drying on the finish with a length that goes on forever.
    This is a drinking pleasure I would LOVE to say there are flavors of, White stone and exotic spice, NO!
    This is just one big full, round lemony Chardonnay and I mean a big mouth full of wine.

    The very best Chablis that I have drank this year or any other!
    It was not the Chablis I was expecting.
    But it was twice the Chardonnay I wasn’t!
    Very good booze!


    Michael Lillis I
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  8. The 12 Wines of Christmas

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    *My Christmas wish Wine List for 2012 and beyond*


    Twelve wines that I think you should have a crack at over the Christmas period.

    Most will not break the bank, some will need a credit card but thats what its all about, How ever untilyou will need to try these wines because they are all good,

    And coming in at number one on the list is…


    Brothers In Arms Shiraz 2006


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    Langhorne Creek

    WOW I had forgotten how good Shiraz could get from this place!

    I have tried 3 bottles so far and this last one has been quite big the concentration of fruit was a surprise; the other two had been good but this bottle is wonderful.
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  9. The 12 Wines of Christmas II

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    Chardonnay comes in many shapes and sizes this is just a few.

    Giaconda 2010

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    Beechworth

    $140.00


    This is amongst the best Australian Chard’s and there are a few I love the Nose of this wine; Soft cashew nut, white stones a little oak that flows on to the palate in waves changing with each mouth full.

    It just opens layer after layer it is an outstanding wine.

    And it will get better with time.

    Coldstream Hills Reserve 2010

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    Yarra Valley

    $65.00

    Nose: Warm hazelnuts with hints of wonderful vanilla oak wafting in and out, In the mouth
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  10. Jr JONES 2011 Pinot Noir

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    Mornington Peninsula


    I need to state that the wine has been decentered for several hours now and is just starting to offer ripe dark cherries, warm spices with a hint of forest undergrowth and grape stem up lifted with a sweetish warm earthy nose that you can get in Mornington -Peninsula Pinot.

    This Pinot is quite dark in colour, if you swirl the wine around in the glass you can see the all most brick red colour of the grape.

    I found the wine quit light and youthful in the mouth at first but after a while it builds showing concentrated flavours of sour cherry flesh with cleansing velvety tannins that coat the palate.

    Conclusion: I love Pinot Noir ...
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  11. 2010 Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir

    2010 Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir

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    $25 +

    Where do I start first this wine comes from the Four Sisters stable?
    ...and it comes from the Geelong area.

    1) Four Sisters wines are very good, don't get me wrong but I find them a little commercial these days, this Pinot is far from commercial in fact it’s a little out there.

    2) Second it comes from Geelong and Geelong Pinots have an earthiness sometimes soil flavour that makes them easy to pick.

    This Pinot is juicy to say the least almost spicy with good fruit strawberry yummy cherry and a deep plumb and that is just the nose:

    The Juicy fresh fruit flows on to the plate ...
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  12. Yering Station 2005 Reserve Shiraz viognier

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    From my cellar, there is still some around in good wine stores but $$$! I have to admit I was expecting a big wine for some reason. What I got was a very refined wine full of spice and soft tannins.

    The wine has been decanted for 2 hours.

    Colour: Dark purple almost black crimson rim around the glass

    Nose: Lots going on spice, dried fruit pepper and flowers the perfume is jumping from the glass.

    Palate: The wine is all class, really its full flavour without being heavy. All the spice fruit and pepper on the nose have moved straight into the mouth and are coating the palate with fine grained tannins. The wine finishes long dry and spicy with black fruit ...
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  13. Hop To It!

    MOO BREW Pilsner

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    I drink my beer from a large red wine glass

    A perfect white head on top of a golden beer, fine bubbles rising to the top there is a wonderful hop aroma and a crisp clean palate with a soft bitterness that gets right into the sides of your tongue and flows down the back of your through a good full flavored beer that hangs on well after you finish drinking.

    The most important thing you need to understand about artisan beer makers is they go out of there way to source the right hops and the best barley, some beers are even aged in oak and not mass-produced in large stainless steel tanks by computers and men in white coats with hard hats.
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    Updated 8th October 2012 at 03:18 AM by Mick Pacholli

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  14. Peter Lehmann BAROSSA 2010 Cabernet Merlot

    Peter Lehmann


    BAROSSA 2010 Cabernet Merlot



    $13.99

    Found an older bottle in my wine rack last night with $13.99 price tag on it. Sure It’s not going to become a Grange but give it some air (decant) the wine let it breath and wow!

    Colour: Deep red fruit in the glass lets you know you are in for Treat.

    Nose: Red and dark fruit waft up from the glass, Blackcurrant hints fill the nose this wine has been around $15.00 for Years.

    Palate: Cabernet Sauvignon, has rounded out with plummy Merlot, filling the mouth with rich ripe fruit and soft ...

    Updated 29th September 2012 at 03:23 AM by Mick Pacholli

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  15. Velvet glove 2010 Shiraz

    Velvet glove 2010 Shiraz

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    $180.00

    I am tasting the last half from a bottle that has been open for 2 days:

    So what I am taste now is a wine that has evolved well beyond where you last tasted it.

    Nose: The wine is so open now (by that I mean the flavours are just flowing up from the glass and filling the nostrils and I mean flavours) and so cold, a little spice from the oak wafting up along with cool ripe plumbs and red fruit, coffee soil you name it...

    Its all in this glass.

    Yes the nose is addictive, I would be happy to just smell this wine for ever, it offers dark blood plums that fill the nostrils with a spice so subtle ...

    Updated 29th September 2012 at 03:19 AM by Mick Pacholli

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