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Monday, June 7, 2010

May 11/10: Wine Agents' Evening Tasting at Australian Wine Society meeting.

 The Time and Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010  6PM to 9PM

The Event: Wine Agents' Evening Tasting, Australian Wine Society

The Venue: U of T Faculty Club

The Target Audience: members of the AWS

The Availability/Catalogue: everything is available through consignment or Vintages, although there were a few "private orders".

The Quote/Background: 13 agents presented selections from their Australian wine portfolios. The booklet was replete with data and large print, lacking only prices. Some wines didn't make it, others were added. C'est la vie…

The Wines: I did not taste all the wines; I had to leave early for a concert.


**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Josef Chromy Pinot Gris Tasmania 2008, $22.95 +162974

-Pirramimma Old Bush Vine Grenache 2004, $21.95 +108068

-Andrew Pirie Estate Pinot Noir 2007 Tasmania, $39 Ex-Cellars

-Torbreck Roussanne-Marsanne-Viognier 2008 Barossa, $21.95 Kylix

-Small Gully Mr. Blacks Concoction Shiraz-Viognier 2006 Barossa, $23.95 Kylix

-Geoff Merrill Premium G & W Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 McLaren Vale, $25.50 TWC Imports

-Geoff Merrill Reserve Shiraz 2003 McLaren Vale, $49.95 +96040

-Ulithorne Paternus Cabernet Shiraz 2008, $47 Le Sommelier


***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (8890 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Joseph Chromy Pepik Pinot Noir Tasmania 2009, $21.95 +162990

-Langmeil Three Gardens Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre Barossa, $19.95 +644047

-Andrew Pirie Estate Sparkling NV Tasmania, $37 Ex-Cellars

-Andrew Pirie Estate South Sauvignon Blanc 2008, $24 Ex-Cellars

-Torbreck Old Vines GSM 2006 Barossa, $21.95 Kylix

-Small Gully Robert's Formula Shiraz 2005, $17.95 Vintages August 2010

-Billy Goat Hill Cabernet Merlot, $18.95 Palmyra

-Stone Gully Shiraz Zinfandel, $15.40 Palmyra

-Geoff Merrill Pimpala Road Shiraz 2006, $16.25 TWC

-Skillogalee Basket Pressed Shiraz 2006 Clare Valley, $24.95 Vintages

-Skillogalee Take Two Shiraz/Cab 2006, $22.70 WorldWide Cellar

-Farmers Leap Brave Shiraz 2005, $35.95  Groupe Soleil

-Clairault Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, $25.95 Hobbs & Co

-Robert Oatley Shiraz 2007, $17.95 Profile


*** Three Stars (8587 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-DeBortoli Willowglen Riverina Chardonnay 2008, $13.95 Abcon

-St. Kilda Chardonnay 2008, $13.50 Appellation Wines

-St. Kilda Shiraz 2008, $13.80 Appellation Wines

-McPherson Shiraz 2009 Murray Darling SA, $14.45 Kylix

-Ferngrove Frankland Estate Shiraz 2007 WA, $19.95 Vintages

-Scarlet Ridge Classic Red, $16.55 Palmyra

-Skillogalee Chardonnay 2007 Clare Valley, $22.95 WorldWide Cellar

-Farmers Leap Shiraz 2004, $24.95  Groupe Soleil

-Grant Burge 51 Cabernet-Shiraz 2008, $15.95 HHD Imports

-Clairault Semillion/Sauvignon Blanc 2008, $23.95 Hobbs & Co

-Clairault Tall Poppy Select Shiraz 2008, $13.95 Hobbs & Co


The Food: cheeses, pate, breads, crackers.

The Downside: I had to leave early, no time to properly nosh or gab.

The Upside: I had a personal invite from organizer Malcolm Cocks.

The Contact Person: Malcolm Cocks <>

The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 92.


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