Wines of the Week – 3

myattsfield

As I think I have written before, we have been drinking wines from Carmel Valley winery Myattsfield quite a bit lately and three of those are reviewed here. Josh and Rachel Davenport really are turning out some top quality wines, and they are well ...

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Riverbank Estate

Beef

Riverbank Estate restaurant has a lovely outlook over vines rolling down to the Swan River and across to Woodbridge House on the far side. The veranda, shielded by heavy cafe blinds is the prime place to sit - in winter gas heaters add a touch of ...

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The Garden

hotel

Once upon a time I spent a lot of time on Saturdays at the Leederville Hotel - prior to and after watching the mighty West Perth toy with the opposition at Leederville Oval. When Subiaco and the pseudo-Eagles came to infest the hallowed ground, the ...

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Moss Wood Retrospective Magnum Tasting

Magnums

Moss Wood, my pick as the winery producing the best Cabernet Sauvignon in Australia has been bottling a limited magnum edition of the flagship wine since 1991. And I have been buying one of each vintage and storing them and admiring them but until ...

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Wines of the Week – 2

Wines

Duke’s Vineyard in the Porongurups is one the best wineries in the Great Southern region; they produce excellent Cabernet and Shiraz and outstanding Riesling. The Magpie Hill Reserve range is particularly noteworthy. Duke has also instigated another ...

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Wines of the week

Wines

2010 Galafrey Mount Barker Dry Land Reserve Riesling While the 2014 vintage of this wine won gold at the last Qantas Wine Show, I had the pleasure of opening a bottle of the 2010 the other night. What a great wine and it shows the cellaring ...

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Millbrook Wines

bar

Late last year we dropped down to Millbrook in Jarrahdale for lunch http://perthcafeculture.com.au/millbrook-restaurant-and-winery/, and while there bought a few bottles from their extensive, and excellent range – as well as Millbrook and Barking ...

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Alkoomi Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Alkoomi

We drank this Frankland River sourced wine with our meal at Baby Mammoth the other night. Alkoomi have been turning out excellent wine from this Great Southern winery for many years and continue to do so. This particular wine is ruby red with ...

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Mt Trio Riesling 2014

MountTrio

On our recent lunch foray to Butterworth Bar and Kitchen in Sherwood Court we chose a bottle of 2014 Mt Trio Riesling to accompany our meal. Mt Trio vineyard is on the slopes of the Porongurups and turns out some excellent wines. We first tried the ...

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Prosecco

glass

One of my great pleasures – apart from eating and drinking – is reading and I have a particular preference for detective fiction; two of my favourite detectives are Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti (who is based in Venice) and Michael Dibdin’s ...

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