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Heritage Estate 2018 Old Vine Reserve Shiraz
Ridgemill Estate 2017 “Lincoln” Shiraz
Balancing Heart Vineyard 2017 Syrah
Symphony Hill Wines 2017 Tempranillo
Ridgemill Estate 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Symphony Hill Wines 2018 Reserve Saperavi
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Heritage Estate 2018 Old Vine Reserve Shiraz

Heritage Estate 2018 Old Vine Reserve Shiraz

This wine has come from some of the oldest shiraz vines on The Granite Belt, these vines located at Sundown Road Ballandean were part of the old Winewood Vineyard, which … Read more

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Ridgemill Estate 2017 “Lincoln” Shiraz

Ridgemill Estate 2017 “Lincoln” Shiraz

Just my personal view about Shiraz/Viognier – in general I don’t like them and the reason is that so many impart an apricot flavour to shiraz which I find quite … Read more

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Balancing Heart Vineyard 2017 Syrah

Balancing Heart Vineyard 2017 Syrah

Some darker aspects at the depths but the main spectrum is a slightly darker raspberry so a lighter coloured red wine and as you might expect from the rain challenged … Read more

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Symphony Hill Wines 2017 Tempranillo

Symphony Hill Wines 2017 Tempranillo

The fruit is from Toppers Mountain Wines in the New England GI. I guess if you were sourcing non-local GI fruit for your Granite Belt Wine then the red oxide … Read more

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Ridgemill Estate 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Ridgemill Estate 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

I first tasted this wine at the Ridgemill Estate Cellar Door on 12th July 2020. At the time it was a lighter style easy drinking Cabernet from the challenged wet … Read more

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Symphony Hill Wines 2018 Reserve Saperavi

Symphony Hill Wines 2018 Reserve Saperavi

One of the few grapes that has red/pink flesh and together with very dark skins results in the reputation of ‘The Inky Grape of Georgia’. The fruit for this wine … Read more

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Ravens Croft Wines 2021 ‘Raven’ Rosé

Ravens Croft Wines 2021 ‘Raven’ Rosé

Mostly Sangiovese fruit with some other local GI fruit in the mix. The greater volume of fruit came from Duncan Ferrier’s rather excellent Rosemary Hill Vineyard.

Deep reddish pink in … Read more

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Ravens Croft Wines 2021 Verdelho

Ravens Croft Wines 2021 Verdelho

Mostly Estate fruit and all Granite Belt GI fruit. Interesting to follow the 2021 Granite Belt Vintage, due to more rain events during March veraison I suspect the whites may … Read more

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Ravens Croft Wines 2021 Pinot Grigio

Ravens Croft Wines 2021 Pinot Grigio

100% Granite Belt fruit. The Pinot Grigio wine I’m most familiar with on The Granite Belt is this one from Ravens Croft Wines. I’m not sure there’s another Pinot Grigio … Read more

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Ravens Croft Wines 2018 Shiraz

Ravens Croft Wines 2018 Shiraz

Made with local GI fruit and from the excellent 2018 vintage. Mark’s genes are South African but I suspect his long exposure to The Granite Belt has influenced his epigenetic … Read more

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