Tag Archives: 2007

Red Wine: Melba Lucia Yarra Valley, 2007, Australia.

87 Points – $30

Named after the Yarra Valley diva Dame Nellie Melba, whose performances in the opera Lucia Di Lammermoor made her famous in the 1860’s when cuttings for these wines were first planted. Oak and caramel fill the nose and a full palate of fruit, molasses and caramel. Medium bodied with a disappointing finish for the age of the vines it comes from. Must try other years.


Red Wine

Name: Melba Lucia Yarra Valley

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon 91%, Sangiovese 9%

Region: Yarra Valley, Australia

Maker: De Bortoli Wines

Price: $12

Alcohol: 13%


Red Wine: Dona Bernarda, 2007, Colchagua Valley, Chile.

92 Points – $37

A fine nose of oak, tobacco and mocha greet you and lead to a mouthful of plum, dark fruit and cocoa flavours. A long dry finish. Very good.  A tribute to Luis Felipe Edwards’ wife from handpicked grapes blended from the outstanding grapes of each vintage then aged 18 months in French oak.

Red Wine

Year: 2007

Name: Dona Bernarda

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Colchagua Valley, Chile.

Maker: Luis Felipe Edwards

Price: $36

Alcohol: 14% 

Red Wine: Grand Reserva Blend, 2007, Chile.

86 Points – $20-$25

Ruby red in color with cherry fruit and berry nose. Flavors of tobacco, nut berry and fruit. Balanced, dry medium finish.

Red Wine

Year: 2007

Name: Grand Reserva Blend

Grape: Red Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 31%, Carmenere 27%, Syrah 18%, Malbec 12%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Petit Verdot 3%

Region: Chile

Maker: Vina Chocalain

Price: $20-$25

Alcohol: 14%