penguinoid

Location: Adelaide, SA

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  • Feb 1, 2013 at 1:26am

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    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Apr 22, 2012 at 9:49am
    Nose: asparagus, lime, hints of gooseberry, smoky/flinty edge?. nettle. Intense, green & citrussy. Palate: Lime, asparagus, gooseberry, lemon, lime peel, nettle? Fresh, crisp, crunch acidity. Crunchy, slight phenolic edge. Slight hint of minerality in finish. Savoury on finish.

  • May 13, 2012 at 11:28pm
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    penguinoid's Review:
    Added May 13, 2012 at 11:28pm
    Col: pale bronze - pink/salmon pink Nose: strawberry, watermelon, hints of spice - cinnamon. Barnyard and tobacco notable in empty glass. Palate: strawberry, watermelon, lemon peel/citric. Fresh lemony acid - lemon peel. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Complex. Savoury & refreshing. Good minerality.

  • May 13, 2012 at 11:11pm

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    penguinoid's Review:
    Added May 13, 2012 at 10:51pm
    Colour: inky, dark ruby red around edges. Nose: spice, cedar wood, red berries - raspberry & cassis, forest floor, earthy, barnyard hints, dried hay. Palate: red fruit - raspberry, cassis, cedar wood, dark - liquorice hints, earthy notes, hints of white pepper?, dried hay, straw. Firm, fine grained tannins. Structured. Fresh, lively citrussy acid. Still seems v. young. NB: Galah Wines are made by Stephen George owner/winemaker at well-regarded Adelaide Hills winery "Ashton Hills".

  • Feb 6, 2011 at 5:10am

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    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Feb 6, 2011 at 5:10am
    Nose: blackcurrant, blackberry, dark berries, mocha coffee, spice. Pal: blackcurrant, blackberry, dark berries, raspberry, mocha/roasted coffee beans, spice - cloves and star anise. Very rich and full bodied, savoury. Good, fresh acidity. Long on the palate.

  • Feb 5, 2011 at 6:19am

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    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Feb 5, 2011 at 6:19am
    Interesting sauvignon blanc, made with extended skin contact during ferment. Nose: passionfruit, ripe fleshy peach, mango, gooseberry, green capsicum. Sweet and fruity. Palate: passionfruit, nectarine, peach, lemon, green apple, green capsicum, gooseberry. Good balance between sweet fruit and greener notes. Rich and full bodied. Good, fresh acidity. Some phenolics from skin contact.

  • Jan 31, 2011 at 2:40am

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    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Jan 31, 2011 at 2:40am
    Nose: peach, pineapple, honey/honeycomb, beeswax. Rich. Palate: peach, pineapple, lemon peel, honeyed, lemon, honeysuckle?. Fresh acidity. Very rich and full-bodied.

  • Jan 31, 2011 at 2:37am

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    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Jan 31, 2011 at 2:37am
    Nose: peach, honeycomb, cinnamon/clove, sweet/fragrant. Notes of roses emerging with air. Palate: peach, honeycomb, rosewater?. Good, fresh acidity. Rich, savoury, long on palate.

  • Jan 31, 2011 at 2:30am

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    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Jan 31, 2011 at 2:30am
    Nose: blackcurrant, morello cherry, spice. Soy sauce notes emerging with air. Rich. Palate: blackcurrant - rich and fleshy, cherry, spice. Smooth, elegant and rich. Silky tannins, fresh acidity. Soy sauce notes emerging with air.

  • Jan 16, 2011 at 4:51am

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    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Jan 16, 2011 at 4:51am
    Nose: raisins, spice/cinnamon, maybe blueberry, warm/spirity. Palate: raisins, spice/cinnamon, maybe blueberry, warm/spirity. Harsh tannins, sharp acidity. A bit simple and one-dimensional.

  • Jan 14, 2011 at 6:05am

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    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Jan 14, 2011 at 6:05am
    Nose: rich red berries, spice, prunes, subtle oak, some vegetative and earthy notes emerging with air. Palate: rich red berries, blackberry, spice, blackcurrant, earthiness. Some earthiness and vegetative notes emerging with air. Good, fresh acidity. Firm, dark tannins. Improves with air - decant?


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