News & Reviews

Halliday on Chanson

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On November 22, 2013
The following article comes from the Australian Wine Companion Website:http://www.winecompanion.com.au/news/news-articles/2013/november/chanson… Family ties: Chanson Père et Fils Publish Date: 07 Nov 2013 Authored by: James Halliday Burgundy has more domaines and maisons with similar family-named owners than any other region on earth. Napoleonic laws of inheritance prescribing that all children should be equally entitled to a […]
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Down to Earth makes Halliday Top 100… again!

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On November 19, 2013
For the second year running the Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc has made it into James Halliday’s Top 100 with a whopping 96 points. Here is the full review: 2013 Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc Estate-grown, hand-picked, cool fermented in tank, and 5% matured in a new French foudre (upright vat). Continues a proud track […]
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Best Import – Marcel Deiss 2011 Berckem

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On September 24, 2013
Huon Hooke has named the Domaine Marcel Deiss 2011 Berckem his Best Import this week. A blend of 13 Alsace varieties. Yellow colour and full-blown buttered toast bouquet reveal some development. There are background floral and spicy gewurz-like notes. Powerful in the mouth, with a little sweetness balancing a bitter-orange peel taste. Emphatic finish with […]
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Gold for Chanson

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On July 30, 2013
The 2009 Chanson Beaune Basion pinot noir has just received a gold medal at the International Wine Challenge in London. We still have a couple of cases but be quick!
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James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On July 26, 2013
The 2014 edition of Halliday’s annual tome has hit the shelves. Here’s how our producer’s fared: Tapanappa 2008 Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc – 96 points, Top list for Other Reds 2008 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz – 95 points 2012 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir – 95 points 2011 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay Terre à Terre Down […]
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Jeremy Pringle looks at the 2011 Deiss Berckem

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On July 9, 2013
Jeremy Pringle gives his take on the 2011 Marcel DEiss Berckem: Kindly sent with a bottle of the less expensive Domaine Marcel Deiss Alsace 2011 which was unfortunately corked. A blend of thirteen grapes from one village in Alsace – Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat amongst them. 14.1g/l residual sugar. Importer: Terroir Selections Stewed […]
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Reviews from The Wine Front

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On July 5, 2013
Mike Bennie from The Wine Front takes a look at a couple of our imports. Chateau Villa Bel-Air Graves 2008 This is part of Cazes (Lynch Bages), south of Bordeaux, and 50% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon and 10% cabernet franc. Aged in new and old French oak. ‘Classic red winemaking, 18 months in oak, open […]
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Chanson + Tapanappa – a quality convergence

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On April 23, 2013
Andrew Graham has written up a recent comparative tasting of Tapanappa’s Pinot and Chradonnay’s alongside those of Domaine Chanson. Check out the full article here: http://www.ozwinereview.com/2013/04/chanson-tapanappa-quality-convergenc…
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A review of the 2011 Deiss Riesling

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On March 26, 2013
Another import review from Andrew Graham, who runs Australian Wine Review From Marcel Deiss’ ‘fruit’ series, this looks particularly rich and botrytised this vintage, apparently representative of a year with quite a bit of rot. No need to worry though, this is typically delicious, lively stuff.Apricot and herbs. There is both absolute richness and rather […]
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