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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
April 3,  2012
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Church Point Car Park Thefts

Last weekend a number of vehicles in the car park were broken into, at least one vehicle was stolen and a number had their windows broken.

If you have any information, or saw anything suspicious please contact the Police Assistance Line & Information on 13 1444

The Wine Syndicate
Wine Tasting Sunday  April 1 at the home of Nathalie and Julian     

These notes are for those tasters who couldn’t make it to the Sunday wine tasting.

Last Sunday afternoon, yes, April Fool’s day, some 35 offshore, discerning wine tasters gathered at the Muir’s home to look at a selection of 14 whites and reds (see list HERE).

WineTasting 2012 WineTasting 2012
WineTasting 2012 WineTasting
The range was very good – from fresh young fruit driven to oaky whites, and good quaffing through to big well balanced reds where the tannin lingered on.

During serious discussion some conclusions and recommendations were:-
  • Showing good fruit, fresh on the palate and excellent value for money was the Wongaburra 2009 Chenin Blanc
  • The Pepperton Estate 2011 Pinot Grigio – for those seeking a dry ‘greenish’ finish (which should be evident in wines made from this grape), this wine is a good choice – and excellent value as well!
  • For those who like a bit of oak in their whites, the Hunter Valley Catherine Vale Chardonnay 2011 showed good flavour, an ‘oaky’ grip and a clean finish (not your buttery HV character at all) – at a very good price too
  • The reds were generally good to very good.  The Wirrabara Forest 2009 Shiraz , which we’ve enjoyed at a recent tasting, is a top quaffing wine and terrific value at $7.25
  • Another outstanding red is the much loved Ballast Stone 2009 McLaren Vale Shiraz, both in quality (big, rounded, with a soft dry finish), and value for money
WineTasting 2012
WineTasting 2012

Remember to get your orders in the mail by WED 4th APRIL  - YES, THIS WEDNESDAY, to Jim Sutton (details top of the Order Form) or direct email.

And remember that the next tasting is not ‘til June/July’ish.

Any questions – ring Greg (9979 5228), George (9979 9141) or Julian (9999 4449).
Our thanks to Nathalie and Julian for their generous hospitality.

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