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2006 Oakridge Chardonnay 7-7-7
Pale straw color. Very nice clean nose, no malolactic detectable on nose, almost not butteriness. Nice clean intense chardonnay flavors - some peach and orange peel. Finishes with a bit of minerality. Lots of layers. Good stuff. AU$29

2005 864 Charonnay 5-7-7
Very pale. Bit of a tight nose, hard to get much smell, but some burnt match. Tastes zero butteriness - do get grapefruit and serious minerality. Reminds me of a white burgundy. Has a long layered finish with a touch of burnt wood at the end of the finish. A beautiful elegant wine. AU$49

2006 Pinot Noir 5-6-7
Pinkish raspberry color. Almost candy nose. Dark stewed plum taste, with a bit of violet. Not overly complex finish. Last taste is much better than first, turns out there is a nice long finish in there. AU$29

2005 Over the Shoulder Cabernet/Merlot 6-5-6
Interesting almost candy nose. Dark plum colors. Hits of grassyness, cedar, blackberries. Tiny bit bitter, tannins a bit rough. Not very well integrated. Long finish but not very layered. AU$18

2005 Shiraz 6-6-7
Purple - a bit cloudy. Bit of white pepper on the nose, maybe hints of cardamon. This is a very different style shiraz with blueberry fruit and white pepper and anise flavors. The tannins say "Hello!" A long, nicely layered finish. AU$29

2005 Cabernet Sauvignon 6-7-7
Intense dark red/purple. Nose of sweet cream de cassis, sweet grapes. Beautifully blanced, tannins is there but well integrated. Nice acid too. Tastes of black fruits, cedar, smoke. A long savory finish on a nice classic style Cabernet. Good Value at AU$29

Posted by Bruce on June 24, 2007 2:48 PM

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