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Mary Anne van Gaal

Mary Anne van Gaal

Black Label

Wolf Blass Black Label 2010

South Australia, Australia
2392 days ago

Mary Anne scored this wine: 96/100

This deep red juicy blend has both spicy and fruity notes. Smooth on the tongue, flavours of plum and oak linger. This dry premium wine features the best varieties of the vintage. It would be stellar paired with red meat or tomato based Italian dishes.

2182 days ago

Mary Anne scored this wine: 94/100

This sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is a new take on sparkling wine. The small amount of CO2 added provides nice balance with the crisp acidity. Floral notes followed by a fruity citrus taste. Great way to start a meal!

Southern Clay’s Single Vineyard

Villa Maria Estate Southern Clay’s Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Marlborough, New Zealand
2182 days ago

Mary Anne scored this wine: 94/100

This terrific Pinot Noir with cherry notes yields a juicy mouthful of dark fruit with soft spiciness. A smooth, harmonious finish. Great with lamb.

Gold Label

Wolf Blass Gold Label Shiraz 2012

Barossa, South Australia, Australia
2392 days ago

Mary Anne scored this wine: 94/100

This deep ruby Shiraz has lovely aromas of blackberry and licorice. It is well balanced with smooth flavours of berry, light oak and spice. It would be lovely paired with roasted beef tenderloin.

Grey Label

Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz 2013

Mclaren Vale, Australia
2392 days ago

Mary Anne scored this wine: 94/100

This deep ruby Shiraz has notes of licorice and luscious berry. Flavours of plum, tobacco and spice linger in the mouth. This wine would be delicious with a juicy barbecued steak.

Mary Anne van Gaal

Memorable Wine

Tyrells Vat 1 Hunter Semillon 2008

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First Wine

Black Tower

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Unusual Wine Experience

A private wine tour by an oenephile to some new world and old world wineries in the Hunter Valley, Australia

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Current Fav Wine

Brazin B(old vine) Zinfandel, Silver Bay Riesling Gewürztraminer, Dandelion Vineyards Lionhearted of the Barossa Shiraz

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