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Andrea Shapiro

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Centenario

Bodega Toro Winery Centenario Malbec 2019

Mendoza, Argentina
23 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 88/100

A fruit forward Argentinian Malbec from the Mendoza region. Plummy and earthy with a hint of sweet smoke. Notes of blueberries, cherries and blended spices that linger. Easy drinking. Serve slightly chilled for a fun summery barbecue sipper. A great value and sure to please any crowd or wine lover, from beginners to those with a discerning palate. Try with honey garlic wings, pork loin or grilled sausages. Enjoy!

Reserve

Piattelli Vineyards Reserve Malbec 2016

Cafayete Valley Salta, Argentina
50 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 89/100

From Piattelli Vineyards - Reserve Malbec from the Salta region of Argentina. Showing long legs, with bright dark plum, cherry stems, leather and a hint of smoke. Flavours show ripe raspberries and a variety of earthy red fruit. Bright, well balanced acidity and silky clean tannins. Awesome with burgers and grilled portobellos.

Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
135 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 89/100

A bright, fruity, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc hailing from New Zealand’s Marlborough region. Organically made with distinct elements of freshly cut kiwi skin, green grass and flinty splashes of tropical mango. Dry, with invigorating acidity complete with a stony quality carrying into the back. Anything herbal and creamy can be a delightful food partner - think herb encrusted goat’s cheese bites. 89 points - tasted January 2019

Terrassen Federspiel

Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel Grüner Veltliner 2018

Wachau D.A.C., Austria
149 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 88/100

A unique and zesty Grüner Veltliner from Domäne Wachau. An abundance of green fruit and leaves shine amongst lemon curd, lime zest, green apple, stony rocks and flavours of white citrus, peach, shallots, garlic scapes, limestone and graphite. Brisk, mouthwatering acidity with a light body and finish. Spry elements of graphite, cedar and smoke notes persisting into the back. An awesome accompaniment to seafood ceviche or sushi. 88 points - tasted December 2019

Organic

Angove Organic Shiraz 2017

South Australia, Australia
149 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 88/100

A budget friendly organic Aussie Shiraz for quite a reasonable price. Excellent QPR, available locally for $14.95. Red, fleshy plum fruit with an intricate amount of spice. Flavours follow through with elements of dark chocolate, and chalkly stone driven undertones. Lively acidity shines, with a medium body and finish that reveal some persistence of vanilla beans and juicy pomegranate carrying into the back. An awesome pairing for barbecued ribs. 88 points

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Memorable Wine

A 10 year old Aglianico from Taurasi featured at the winemakers home

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First Wine

Sauvignon Blanc

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Unusual Wine Experience

It involved 80's music, and poisonous snakes! :D

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Current Fav Wine

Pinot Noir and Rosé

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