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Reviews August 1, 2014

Norton Barrel Select Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Mendoza, Argentina 13% $12.99 (Special Price) NSLC General List Partly fermented in French oak, this is a ripe style Sauvignon showing citrus and tropical fruit flavours backed by gritty mineral, crisp acidity and lightly spicy rounded character imparted by oak. ***

Saint Clair Family Estate Sauvignon 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand 13% $19.99 NSLC General List Archetypal Kiwi Sauvignon showing emphatic gooseberry, asparagus and passion fruit notes together with fresh grassy herbal overtones. Lively acidity, grippy mineral and fresh green fruit linger on the finish. **

St. Hallett Gamekeeper’s Shiraz Cabernet 2010, Barossa Valley, South Australia 14% NSLC (De-listing Sale) $15.29 Showing good bottle development with red and dark fruit and subtle spice on the nose and lush berry fruit in the mouth. Firm tannic structure and lively acidity gives scope for further ageing. Excellent value. ***

Finca El Encinal Crianza 2010, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain 14% $ NSLC (Limited Distribution) Aged 12 months in American oak, this 100% Tempranillo offers deeply scented  berry fruit with a pinch of cinnamon and clove. Blackberry dominates on the palate with a splash of dark chocolate, firm dry tannins and good weight, finishing very dry. **

*    Good value in its price range

** Particularly good value in its price range

***Exceptional value in its price range

 

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