KAY BROTHERS 1998 SHIRAZ AMERY VINEYARD McLAREN VALE (AUD$150.00) RED 98+ Fabulously concentrated and unctuously textured, with a finish that remained on my palate for 60+ seconds, this large scale, classic Australian Shiraz from old, unirrigated, head-pruned vines should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. If you can find it and afford it,dont hesitate! ROBERT M. PARKER JR. The Wine Advocate ®
GIACONDA 1998 CHARDONNAY VICTORIA (AUD$170.00) WHITE 86 It is undoubtedly exciting to see so many new wineries represented in the United States. However, with wines such as this, the pricing seems, at the minimum, comical and frankly absurd. In short, this is a good glass of Chardonnay, the likes of which there must be thousands available that would rate this well. ROBERT M. PARKER JR. The Wine Advocate ®
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In this ever more plastic and concrete society, wine is an expression of the earth, the seasons, the personality of the maker. It is an essential truth which human beings need to keep themselves in touch with nature, in touch with art, in touch with magic, in touch with God. As such it is essential. PAUL DRAPER, Ridge Vineyards
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