Aug 2014 Australian Table Singapore

Hi All, please bear with me whilst I get my head around how to present my wine tastings as a part of the Australian Table. These nights can be fairly “big” and I am still working out how to take notes that can be presented here. If you have any suggestions let me know.

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The Australian Table has been in existence in Singapore a number of years, believe it is around 30 years, and is a collection of guys who are interested in wine. Each month we meet at a restaurant to share our wines in accordance with the theme, as you can guess these themes usually have an Australian aspect.

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August 2014’s theme was Bordeaux blends (Cabernet dominant) – Australia & the World (Bordeaux itself, USA, NZ, Italy, Spain, etc). The line up on the night was pretty good, if not stunning! We were lucky enough to taste wines from all the world, Bordeaux, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Lebanon and China (yes China).

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Chateau Larmande 2001

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Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2008

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Meerlust Rubicon 2008

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Lakes Folly 2002

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Mount Mary Quintet 2004

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Chateau Pontet Canet 1978

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Philip Shaw 17 2005

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Man O’ War Ironclad 2009

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Vasse Felix CS 1996

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Moss Wood Glenmore Vineyard CS 1997

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Cullen Diana Madaline 2008

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Lindemans Pyrus 1998

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Chateau Musar 2005

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Grace Vineyard ‘Tasya’s Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (China)

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Sassacaia 1998

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Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial 2004 (blend of 1985, 1990 and 1991)

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Five Oaks 1998

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Château Léoville Las Cases 2004

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Mount Mary Quintet 1993

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2004 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau Clerc-Milon

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Apologies for the photos, a new camera and alcohol does not mix very well 🙂

The format of the evening is determined by the person appointed the chair for the night, they will decide which wines are tasted in each flight and then facilitate the tasting. Each wine is reviewed by 2 people and then the discussion is opened up to the rest of the table. The flights are usually timed to occur in conjunction with a course of the meal, but on night like this one, we had two or three flights per course, a flight can be 2 wines, matched for a specific reason, ie different vintages of the same wine or different wines of the same varietal from the same year.

I am a novice compared to the other members of the table, but in order to change that, I need to learn and this is a great forum to do that in.

At the end of the night we vote for First, Second and Third wines of the night, unfortunately the votes for this nice have gone missing, I wonder why 🙂

For future tables I will be doing my best to provide more information on the wines and the final tally!

2 thoughts on “Aug 2014 Australian Table Singapore

  • September 20, 2014 at 3:56 am
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    What are you doing to me, trying to make me thirsty??

    Haha

    Think you did it pretty well, set out the wines in their groups etc

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