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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: Negroamaro Salento, 2010, Italy.

70 Points – $19

Dark red in color with a nose of caramel and earth, almost dusty. A mouthful of burnt carmel and dust with a finish that coats your mouth with fur. A weird taste indeed.Negroamaro means black bitter and it is just that. Probably an acquired taste.

Red Wine

Year: 2010

Name: Negroamaro Salento

Grape: Negroamaro

Region:  Apulia, Italy

Maker: Cignomoro

Price: $19

Alcohol: 13.5%