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Australia is suffering from a massive oversupply of wine, and we’re on a mission to do our part in reducing the volume that could go to waste. Could there be any greater tragedy?

2009 Black Hills Estate Alibi

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She says: Overall, this wine showed excellent balance with its high Sauvignon Blanc content providing refreshing acidity.

He says: Lived up to its reputation as one of the best white wines from the Okanagan.

2009 Buty Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

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He says: I didn’t mind it, and it would be good in the right situation, however, it’s not without its flaws.

She says: Overall, this wine had a lovely aroma and flavour profile.

2008 Maison des Bulliats Régnié

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She says: This was a good value wine and easily the best out of the three.

He says: For $16, I think it’s a bargain and worth a try, especially if you’re looking for an alternative to a budget bottle of Pinot Noir which keeps on disappointing you.

2008 Henry Fessy Saint-Amour

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He says: As the most expensive in our trio of wines from the region, it proved to be a poor value.

She says: At the $25 price point I can think of a long list of wines I’d prefer to drink.

2008 Georges Dubœuf Brouilly

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She says: There is not much to say about this wine; it was clearly the most disappointing.

He says: Even the bottle is dreadfully ugly. Avoid.

Wine truths

“Wine is the intellectual part of a meal while meat is the material.”
by Alexandre Dumas

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.