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www.happs.com.au

A very funky winery with a ceramics business as well. These guys pride themselves on making new and experimental wines.

2004 Three Hills Viognier
4-5-6
Pale straw. Nose is a bit weak, a bit astringent. Apricot flavors, a bit toasted, hints of almond. Finish is long and round, ending in some mandarin.

2005 Three Hills Cahrdonnay
5-7-6
Very light. Not much nose, tight. Serious peach flavors.

2005 Happs Fuchsia
Happs' popular pink wine. Sweet, but with a touch of tannin. Very light bodied. Feels spritzy, but has no bubbles. Their top selling wine, but not my favorite. AU$16

2004 Happs Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Soft, easy acid. Balanced savory tannins. Short finish. Dark cherry flavors, a bit of dark bramble fruit. AU$20

2002 Three Hills Grenahce
4-6-6
Light colored, Not sweet at all, completely dry. Mocha and raspberry flavors. Short finish. AU$30

2003 Three Hills Merlot
6-7-6
Dark plum color. Grat tannins. Nice touch of yummy oak. I like this. Got to taste the 2004 as well, it's woodier (in a good way) and a bit longer finished. In a few years this will be very nice. AU$36

2002 Three Hills Charles Andreas
6-7-7
A Bordeaux blend. Inky dark color. Easy and approachable. Very fine tannins. AU$36

2003 Happs Shiraz
6-8-7
"Mountain herb" flavors. Very good stuff. AU$20

Posted by Bruce on April 11, 2007 3:24 AM

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