Wine Shops : The Wine Gallery and Crystal Wines
The Wine Gallery had the wine tasting in their warehouse setup with about 9-10 distributors and their wines, I got a Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 for $32.50 highly dark heavy fruit flavours with a commendable length and a Bleasdale Late Picked Riesling for a value buy of $16.50 with light almond fig sweetness minus the usual lemon citrus punch. They also had nice German Rieslings, of worthy mention were the Schloss Lieser Helden Spatlese from 2003,2004 and 2005, of which the 2005 stood out with more flavourful lychee, lemon sweetness with less acidity and nice flora aromas.
Excellent service, friendly and generous pours of wine, The Wine Gallery staff and their distributors made everyone feel at home and most customers were enjoying themselves.
Keep up the great work!
Crystal Wines had a bunch of 30 wines outside the shop for tasting such as Mitolo Jester, Tamar Range Pinot Noir, Battle of Bosworth Shiraz etc. I tasted a few interesting Pinot Noirs and enjoyed the Aussie Mouton Estate Hawk's Bay the best. There was a light sweet bubbly sparkling wine from Italy 5% alcohol only- Moscato going for $23. It's essentially ice cream soda with alcohol, but very popular among the customers. The attendants were friendly and offered the wines when asked. I got the Chateau Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2002 (375ml) for $33.
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