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The $30 Pinot Noir you can have for $19.90

Friday, February 03, 2017


The $30 Pinot Noir you can have for $19.90

The $30 Pinot Noir you can have for $19.90 plus the
 2015 Vintage Beechworth Chardonnay for $24.75

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**THE WHITE WINE VOTED ITALY'S BEST**

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


**THE WHITE WINE VOTED ITALY'S BEST**

**THE WHITE WINE VOTED ITALY'S BEST**

PLUS THE ROSE VOTED THE BEST FROM PROVENCE!
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Anyone for an aged Clare Valley Riesling?

Tuesday, November 01, 2016


Anyone for an aged Clare Valley Riesling?

ANYONE FOR AN AGED  
CLARE VALLEY RIESLING?

Hi Folks, 2010 was a great vintage for Clare Valley Riesling and with 6 years of age, many are now just hitting their stride.   This fact makes our offer today just that little extra special.   The wine is Tim Adams Reserve Riesling 2010 and you'll be hard pressed to find a better 2010 available for sub-$30.   What I like about this wine is that Tim Adams is a household name, his 'standard' riesling is known to be among the best value for money offerings in Australia and over the last 30 years, has only released 4 reserve rieslings, this 2010 is the latest to be released.   Campbell Mattinson tasted this wine last year and wrote 

"This wine though justifies the (reserve) tag and the (hold back from release) treatment."  Campbell Mattinson

While some producers put absurd prices on reserve wines, especially those with age, you can buy this reserve riesling from the 2010 vintage for just $28.90.  I bet you couldn't name another producer who does this.  As James Halliday writes, this wine is 

"Irresistible, especially at this price. 96 points."  James Halliday


This wine is made by a stalwart of the industry and designed to be opened with at least 5 years of age on it.  It will live for another 20, but why wait, it's really signing now and with a $28.90 price tag, you can stock up. Both Campbell Mattinson and James Halliday have tasted this wine over the last 12 months or so and published glowing reviews, which can be seen below.

   
What the critics say:
From the Jenner Vineyard, only free-run juice (500l per tonne) used, traditional vinification with neutral yeast, cool fermentation and early to bottle. Still in its primary phase, fresh and vibrant, still pale in colour; that said, it has intensity and prodigious length. There can be no question about its future, with some honey just peeping around the corner, toast still far away. Irresistible, especially at this price.Rating: 96  Drink By:2030 Price:$29.00 Date Tasted:Dec 2015 Alcohol:11%  James Halliday Wine Companion

Released as a five-year-old. I find most “museum releases” of Australian riesling quite disappointing, on the whole, which I understand is not part of the accepted or common wisdom. This wine though justifies the (reserve) tag and the (hold back from release) treatment. It’s alive with scent, feels textural and (relatively) rich, and has a tonne of sizzle though the finish.  
Rated : 94 Points Tasted : Oct 2015 Alcohol : 11% Price : $29 Closure : Screwcap Drink : 2015 - 2021.  Campbell Mattinson.  The Winefront.
 
As usual, thank-you for your support.
Chris, Geoffrey, Jeremy, Simon & Laura.


www.cloudwine.com.au    /      Phone: 03 9699 6700         /       Join Our Wine Club

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The Best Ever Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier

Thursday, October 27, 2016


The Best Ever Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier

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THE BEST EVER CLONAKILLA SHIRAZ VIOGNIER,
PLUS A SUB $15 PINOT NOIR FROM MORNINGTON

Hi Folks, finally, a big name that lives up to the hype and reputation.  Today we commence taking orders for one of Australia’s greatest Shiraz, the Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier. The vintage is 2015 which is considered to be one of the all time best vintages for the Canberra District and this Clonakilla is also going down as one of their best.  This wine rates on a world scale and as James Halliday once said about a previous vintage, "Put this in a blind tasting with top–end Cote-Rotie wines of the Rhone Valley and it would be a bargain, easily outpointing wines costing far more.”  I'm tired of seeing the big names produce wines that are good, but not special and as Nick Stock writes, this "is every bit as great as it should be"  Here are some scores from the critics:     
 
98 Points James Halliday
97 Points Mike Bennie 
99 Points Nick Stock

Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier, despite the mid-$90 price tag, is perhaps the most affordable of the big, iconic wines in Australia and this is perhaps the best wine they've ever produced.  If your cellar needs a special wine, then look no further and consider Clonakilla.  If you drink this is 10 years time, you'll be kicking yourself you didn't buy more.
 
MORNINGTON'S CHEAPEST PINOT NOIR - JUST $13!
What a very drinkable, very quaffable, very inexpensive pinot noir this is!  The Wine is 148 Brown's Road Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2015 and seeing is believing.  It’s a pinot noir that tastes and smells very much like a pinot noir, but one you'd never pick as just $13 in a blind tasting.  I'll also point out this is a fully fledged, single vineyard winery branded wine from the Mornington Peninsula.  I'll go further and say I don't think there is a cheaper Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir available on the market today and there certainly isn't one that's better at $13.  See below for tasting notes and details of how to buy online.
 
As usual, thank-you for your support.
Chris, Geoffrey, Jeremy, Simon & Laura.


www.cloudwine.com.au    /      Phone: 03 9699 6700         /       Join Our Wine Club
 

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DISCOUNTED CLARE VALLEY RIESLING WAS $20, NOW $14.95

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


DISCOUNTED CLARE VALLEY RIESLING WAS $20, NOW $14.95

The riesling is Gaelic Cemetery Celtic Farm Clare Valley Riesling 2013 and in the year of release, Gourmet Traveller WINE put it in their Top 100 New Releases (June 2013) and Chris Shanahan in the Canberra Times named it Wine of The Week (March 2013).  Gary Walsh slapped 93 Points on it and 92 points came from Tyson Stelzer.  You would not expect such a wine to be $14.95, but today it is and will be until we sell our stocks.

It's made by the famous Clare Valley winemaker Neil Pike and it's from a fantastic vintage.  At the moment, this wine is drinking really well; the palate is full of lovely lime and lemon flavours that are most definitely Clare Valley Riesling and definitely from an excellent producer.  It's aged, but it hasn't turned oily or kerosene-like; that will come in maybe 5 years if you can wait that long.  If you enjoy Clare Valley Riesling with a few years age you will love this.    ..

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Hints of Rosé

Friday, July 15, 2016


Hints of Rosé

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