Those Financial Review readers must be a different lot of wine drinkers

The Owl is a regular reader of the wine writers published in the mainstream media out of the hope that he might actually learn something. Or that he will be steered towards a wine he has not tried that he can pick up at his local bottle shop. Normally the columns disappoint on both counts.
This list of wines featured in the Financial Review since January are a perfect illustration. Not one of them could be found in Liquorland or BWS. It was no surprise to the Owl to see that wine reviews did not make the list of most read items in the paper's Food & Wine section. 


Frankland Estate Smith Cullam Riesling 2017, Frankland River $60  Score 96

Mr Riggs Shiraz 2015, McLaren Vale $50 Score 95

St John's Road Gee Whiz Tram Driver 2017, Eden Valley $18 Score 89

Isabel Wild Barrique Chardonnay 2016, Marlborough $40 Score 95

Domaine Jean Dauvissat Chablis 1er cru Cote de Lechet 2015, Burgundy $65 Score 94
Precipice Willow Lake Vineyard Chardonnay 2017, Yarra Valley $35 Score 95

Moores Hill Sparkling Blanc de Blancs NV $45 Score 95

Ninth Island Sparkling Rosé NV $18-19 Score 95

A By Arras Premium Cuvée NV $20-$30 Score 92

Giaconda Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2016, Beechworth $129 Score 98

Langmeil Pure Eden Shiraz 2015, Eden Valley $130 Score 98

Moss Wood Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Margaret River $128 Score 98

ArtWine The Real Thing Albarino 2018, Adelaide Hills $30 Score 90

Bird In Hand Arneis 2017, Adelaide Hills $32 Score 91

Tarrawarra Estate Barbera 2016, Yarra Valley $28 Score 95

All Saints Estate The Keep Tawny NV 750ml $17-$19 Score 89

All Saints Estate The Keep Tawny NV 750ml $17-$19 Score 89

Yalumba Antique Tawny NV 375ml $23-$25 Score 93

Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Gris 2017 $21-$23 Score 92

Oakridge Over the Shoulder Chardonnay 2017 $21-$23 Score 90

Yeringberg Marsanne Roussanne 2015 $63-$66 Score 93

Mayer Granite Pinot Noir 2017, Yarra Valley $55-$58 Score 95

Holm Oak Pinot Noir 2017, Tasmania $35 Score 93

Philip Shaw No. 8 Pinot Noir 2017, Orange $40 Score 92

Chalmers Heathcote Nero d'Avola 2016 $25-$27 Score 90

Mount Horrocks Nero d'Avola 2016 $37-$40 Score 92

Eldorado Road Riserva Nero d'Avola 2016 $55 Score 95

2014 Hugh Hamilton "The Quirky" Saperavi, McLaren Vale, $39.50

2015 Ten Miles East Saperavi , Adelaide Hills, $45

2012 Chateau du Cedre, Cahors, $29.99

2014 Chateau la Reyne "Le Prestige", Cahors, $32

2015 Georges Vigoroux Pigmentum, Cahors, $27

Boll & Cie Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs NV, Champagne $99  Score 94 

Alexandre Bonnet Perle Rosé Brut NV, Champagne $80 Score 92 

Piper-Heidsieck Vintage Brut 2008, Champagne $125 Score 96 

Whicher Ridge Mademoiselle V Viognier 2016, Geographe $32 Score 95 

Hahndorf Hill GRU Gruner Veltliner 2017, Adelaide Hills $29-$30 Score 92 

Hardys Heritage Reserve Bin Pinot Gris 2015, Adelaide Hills & Tasmania $35 Score 91

Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, McLaren Vale $24-$28 Score 95 

Epsilon Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley $20 Score 95 

Tscharke Gnadenfrei Marananga Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley $20-$35 Score 93 

S.C. Pannell Basso Garnacha 2017, $26-$28 Score 90 

Angove Family Crest Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2017, $20-$22 Score 90 

S.C. Pannell Old McDonald McLaren Vale Grenache 2017, ​$60-$62 Score 96 

Tahbilk Riesling 2017, $18-$20 Score 90 

Wilson DJW Polish Hill River Riesling 2017, $22-$24 Score 93 

Mesh Classic Release Eden Valley Riesling 2012, $36-$38 Score 94

Yalumba The Y Series Pinot Grigio 2017, $13-$15 Score 88 

D'Arenberg D'Arry's Original 2014, $16-$18 Score 89

Cullen Diana Madeline 2016, $125-$130 Score 95 

D'Arenberg The Noble Botryotinia Fuckeliana 2015 375ml $18-$20 Score 92 

De Bortoli Deen Vat 5 Botrytis Semillon 2014 375ml $13-$15 Score 89 

Foxeys Hangout Late Harvest Pinot Gris 2016 375ml $26-$28 Score 90 

Shingleback Haycutters Shiraz 2016, McLaren Vale, $18-$20 Score 92 

D'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2016, McLaren Vale, $18 Score 91 

Calabria Private Bin Nero d'Avola 2017, Riverina, $15 Score 89 

DCB Pinot Noir 2016 $18-$20 Score 92 

Seabrook Lineage Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2014 $18-$20 Score 91 

I Am George Shiraz Cabernet 2016 $18-$20 Score 91 

Silent Way Pinot Noir 2016 $25 Score 91 

Hurley Vineyard Garamond Pinot Noir 2015 $77-$80 Score 95 

Yarra Yering Pinot Noir 2016 $100 Score 94 

Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2015, $80-$85 Score 94 

Brokenwood Semillon 2016, $23-$28 Score 92 

Reve de la Mer Rosé 2016, $25-$28 Score 88 

Brave Souls The Able Seaman Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2016, Barossa Valley $28 Score 93

Z Wine Roman Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016, Barossa Valley $35 Score 92

D'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2015, McLaren Vale $70 Score 95

Rymill gt Gewurztraminer 2017 $18-$20 Score 89

Irrewarra Pinot Noir 2015, $62-$66 Score 94

Greystone Sea Star Riesling 2016, $26-$28 Score 92

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