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Review: 2012 Kilikanoon Riesling

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.kilikanoon.com.au/ Even though Australia is primarily known for its outstanding Shiraz, it’s also home to some very good white wines as well – like this 2012 Riesling from Kilikanoon. It’s dry, finishes very well and for sure plays along very well with various kinds of food. Technical Data:  Residual Sugar: 1.8g/L […]

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2008 d’Arenberg Noble Wrinkled – Review

There is a good form of rot that takes place in vineyards whenever the producer wants to make a sweeter-style wine and that is what’s commonly referred to as “noble rot” – hence the name of this wine, “Noble Wrinkled”.  Noble rot makes the sugars more concentrated and the grapes come in looking more like […]

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2009 Frisk Prickly Riesling-Muscat

By Duane Pemberton Leave it to the Aussies to take a popular varietal and find a way to ignite it into a fun, tasty package that’s sure to have mass appeal. The 2009 “Frisk” wine is a Riesling with a splash of Muscat Gordo tossed into the mix. The Alpine Valleys – where the grapes […]

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2008 Plantagenet Riesling

Plantegenet Wines is located in the “Great Southern” region of Australia – where an English migrant named Tony Smith bought some land and planted grapes. He started off with Cab Sauv and Shiraz – later planting Riesling. While I know many folks don’t think about Australia for great Riesling, I can tell you that after […]

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