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June, 2008

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Railroad Red

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Vintage: 2003
Type: Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: Western Cape – South Africa

This wine was OK. It had a sharp taste that most Shiraz have, but it overpowered the rest of the flavours if the wine. I would recommend a pass on this one (but if it is on sale, you might want to try it out.)

Hardys Crest

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Vintage: 2002
Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: South Eastern Australia

A very good wine, with an excellent flavour and zest. One of the better Cabernet Sauvignons.

Georges de Boeuf

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Vintage: 2002
Type: French red (not sure of the grape)
Country: France – Beaujolais

One of my favourites. A great colour, excellent bouquet and an amazing flavour. It isn’t overpowering so it will go well with most food. If you can get a hold of a bottle, try it!

Crocodile Rock

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Vintage: 2002
Type: Cabernet Merlot
Country: Murray Valley – Australia

Not a bad wine. Not as strong as a Cabernet, but it is easy and enjoyable to dirnk.

Cape Promise

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Vintage: 2001
Type: Merlot Shiraz
Country: South Africa

An excellent dry red wine. It had an nice full flavour with a hint of spice, a good aftertaste and a great aroma.

Barramundi

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Vintage: ?
Type: Cabernet Merlot
Country: South Eastern Australia

I was a little worried when I couldn’t find a vintage year, but the wine was pretty good. The initial taste is wild and hits your palette fairly hard, but it finishes off well.