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Customer Reviews - Jon Gillespie-Brown

Jon Gillespie-Brown


Reviews

2005 Elderton "Command" Single Vineyard Shiraz Barossa Valley (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-28-2009
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Superb. Even at only 4 years old this wine is majestic, well balanced and an excellent example of a shiraz style wine. The price and quality make this a bargain and the wine will ast for many years yet. I have bought a load!

2008 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-28-2009
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A bargain wine for parties and every day drinking, not as good as Kim Crawford but still a great value.
Price: $8.99 Add To Waiting List WS 90 BC 0

2006 Joseph Phelps "Le Mistral" Monterey County Red Blend (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-28-2009
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This is an excellent example of a great syrah style, better than the Pax and others I have tried recently. More refined and enjoyable to me. Also, the price is right and so we just have to see what the future holds now that Phelps have sold the brand on.
Price: $39.99 Add To Waiting List WS 92 BC 0

2007 Mollydooker "Blue Eyed Boy" Shiraz South Australia (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-28-2009
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I have to confess to being a fan of the Mollydooker brand that uses its name on many wines, most of which are excellent. This is a great value if you like the shiraz style wines as I do. It will be way better in 2-3 years too!

2006 Pax "Griffin's Lair" Sonoma Coast Syrah (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-28-2009
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I was disappointed with this syrah for the price. I think it needs more age and will probably improve but seems over priced and lacking in much character. I think the Pax brand is overdone compared to equivalent shiraz wines.
Price: $44.99 Add To Waiting List RP 93 BC 0

2005 Ridge Vineyards "Lytton West" Dry Creek Syrah (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-28-2009
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A nice example of a US style syrah but not overwhelming. Will probably do better with age.
Price: $29.99 Add To Waiting List CG 95 BC 0

2004 Rolf Binder "Hanisch" Shiraz (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-28-2009
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This is a "Super Bargain" I paid over $150 when I got it in the UK. It's a superb wine, and also a great wine maker. I have over 150 shiraz style wines from OZ in the this is on the top 5. Rolf Binder is a superb wine maker and even his lower cost wines are superb. I would buy as much as you can!

2008 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-28-2009
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This is an absolute bargain. Clearly a volume wine but for the price and the quality its hard to beat if you like SB style whites.

2006 Water Wheel "Memsie" Shiraz-Cabernet-Malbec Bendigo Victoria (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-28-2009
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First, the price of this is very good compared to other places you can get it, so buy from KL. It's a great wine for the price, sure its a blend but for every day drinking it's hard to beat if you like more shiraz-syrah-rhone style wines.

2008 d'Arenberg "Stump Jump" Shiraz McLaren Vale (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-28-2009
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I have tried many Shiraz and this has an "odd" taste to me, not necessarily bad, but not to my taste. If I want a lower cost wine, I would suggest the "memsie' that's great, everyday drinking and a silly price for the quality and taste. I can't get on with this one.
Price: $8.99 Add To Waiting List WS 90 BC 0