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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The Event: Vintages Platinum Wine Tasting from Wine Australia, Sept 30/09
The Time and Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 to
The Event: Vintages Platinum Wine Tasting from Wine Australia
The Venue: Brassaii Restaurant
The Target Audience: wine media
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are at Vintages, or will be at Vintages through Feb 9, 2010. Some of them will only be available online. Relevant details in the catalogue were clearly spelled out, with names of importers, release dates, quantities, etc.
The Quote/Background: I had already tasted many of these wines at the last Australian show in August (see my August 2009 notes, and the Yalumba wines last week (see above). So I tasted only some of the other wines. My time was limited because I was to go to a matinee at .
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Evans & Tate The Reserve Chardonnay 2004, +140699, $29.95, Oct online (fave white)
-Evans & Tate X & Y Margaret River Shiraz 2004, +41194, $15.95 Dec 5 (fave red)
-Heartland Director's Cut Shiraz 2007, $31.95, +48496 Oct 24
-Katnook Estate Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, +590471, $29.95 Oct 24
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):