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'The Sabre' Pinot Noir 2016 – Wine Selectors Pick of the Pack

'The Sabre' Pinot Noir 2016 – Wine Selectors Pick of the Pack

'The Sabre' Pinot Noir 2016 was judged 'Pick of the Pack' in two recent Wine Selectors Winemakers' Release packs, Tim was also interviewed about his approach to wine making... The Interview Q What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given when it comes to winemaking? A What determines the quality of a wine is not the barrels of wine that you put in a blend, but the ones you leave out. In other words, be ruthless when you select for quality. Don’t include lesser wines just for the...

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'The Foil' Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – Wine Selectors Pick of the Pack

'The Foil' Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – Wine Selectors Pick of the Pack

'The Foil' 2018 Sauvignon Blanc selected as 'Pick of the Pack' in Wine Selectors Varietal Release – Sauvignon Blanc. Grown in: Adelaide Hills, SAMade by: Tim KnappsteinIn the glass: Pale straw.On the nose: Very perfumed nettle, gooseberry and grapefruit lift.On the palate: Fine and pure yet with loads of rich flavours showing as passionfruit, lemon and pea pod, driven by mouth-watering acidity.Pair with: Pea and speck risottoBest time to drink: Now Download the Wine Selectors Varietal Release – Sauvignon Blanc pack to read the review.

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Huon Hooke – 'The Dagger' 2018 Review

Huon Hooke recently reviewed a series of 2018 Pinot Noirs from the Adelaide Hills region. Our 2018 'The Dagger' was awarded 91/100 and came in first place out of the 15 wines reviewed. See the review below... Huon Hooke – Riposte 'The Dagger' Pinot Noir 2018 Score: 91/100 Medium to full red/purple colour, with a sweet cherry and strawberry aroma, fruit-driven and straightforward. The palate is soft and fruit-sweet, charming and deliciously fruity. The tannins are light and soft, the wine very easygoing. A really lovely early-drinking wine, with good...

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