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    Martin Guest

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    I know it's only September, but this red gets my value for money wine of the
    year award already. It's the Hardys Stamp of Australia Cabernet Sauvignon
    2008 - I bought a dozen at around $AUD6.60 the 1 litre bottle.

    The wine is a lovely robust melange of fully ripe berries, plums, sweet
    vanillin American oak, mildly assertive tannins and a pleasant aftertaste.
    Good on its own or with tucker and a stunner at the price. Some very
    ordinary cask (bag in box) wines are dearer.

    Cheers!

    Martin



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    Martin Field Guest

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    Sorry mucking around with a new PC - forgot to include my surname in the
    newsgroup details.!

    "Martin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4ab70230$0$12713$[email protected]..
    >I know it's only September, but this red gets my value for money wine of
    >the year award already. It's the Hardys Stamp of Australia Cabernet
    >Sauvignon 2008 - I bought a dozen at around $AUD6.60 the 1 litre bottle.
    >
    > The wine is a lovely robust melange of fully ripe berries, plums, sweet
    > vanillin American oak, mildly assertive tannins and a pleasant aftertaste.
    > Good on its own or with tucker and a stunner at the price. Some very
    > ordinary cask (bag in box) wines are dearer.
    >
    > Cheers!
    >
    > Martin
    >
    >




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    Godzilla Lizard Guest

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    On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 14:34:09 +1000, Martin wrote:

    > I know it's only September, but this red gets my value for money wine of
    > the year award already. It's the Hardys Stamp of Australia Cabernet
    > Sauvignon 2008 - I bought a dozen at around $AUD6.60 the 1 litre bottle.
    >
    > The wine is a lovely robust melange of fully ripe berries, plums, sweet
    > vanillin American oak, mildly assertive tannins and a pleasant
    > aftertaste. Good on its own or with tucker and a stunner at the price.
    > Some very ordinary cask (bag in box) wines are dearer.
    >
    > Cheers!
    >
    > Martin


    For the benefit of those on the other side of the pond, what is "tucker?"

    Godzilla

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    Bi!! Guest

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    On Sep 21, 7:34´┐Żam, Godzilla Lizard <godzi...@monsters.com> wrote:
    > On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 14:34:09 +1000, Martin wrote:
    > > I know it's only September, but this red gets my value for money wine of
    > > the year award already. It's the Hardys Stamp of Australia Cabernet
    > > Sauvignon 2008 - I bought a dozen at around $AUD6.60 the 1 litre bottle..

    >
    > > The wine is a lovely robust melange of fully ripe berries, plums, sweet
    > > vanillin American oak, mildly assertive tannins and a pleasant
    > > aftertaste. Good on its own or with tucker and a stunner at the price.
    > > Some very ordinary cask (bag in box) wines are dearer.

    >
    > > Cheers!

    >
    > > Martin

    >
    > For the benefit of those on the other side of the pond, what is "tucker?"
    >
    > Godzilla


    Food

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    James Silverton Guest

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    Godzilla wrote on Mon, 21 Sep 2009 11:34:39 +0000:

    >> I know it's only September, but this red gets my value for
    >> money wine of the year award already. It's the Hardys Stamp
    >> of Australia Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 - I bought a dozen at
    >> around $AUD6.60 the 1 litre bottle.
    >>
    >> The wine is a lovely robust melange of fully ripe berries,
    >> plums, sweet vanillin American oak, mildly assertive tannins
    >> and a pleasant aftertaste. Good on its own or with tucker and
    >> a stunner at the price. Some very ordinary cask (bag in box)
    >> wines are dearer.
    >>
    >> Cheers!
    >>
    >> Martin


    > For the benefit of those on the other side of the pond, what
    > is "tucker?"


    Doesn't the OZ "national anthem" refer to a "tucker bag" carried by the
    swagman.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    pavane Guest

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    "Martin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4ab70230$0$12713$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet[email protected]..
    |I know it's only September, but this red gets my value for money wine of the
    | year award already. It's the Hardys Stamp of Australia Cabernet Sauvignon
    | 2008 - I bought a dozen at around $AUD6.60 the 1 litre bottle.
    |
    | The wine is a lovely robust melange of fully ripe berries, plums, sweet
    | vanillin American oak, mildly assertive tannins and a pleasant aftertaste.
    | Good on its own or with tucker and a stunner at the price. Some very
    | ordinary cask (bag in box) wines are dearer.
    |
    | Cheers!
    |
    | Martin

    It should also be available in the 3 litre box .... Hardys has always
    claimed that the two packagings are identical. Last had it about 3
    years ago, thought it so-so, but I will try it again. Always eager
    to encourage well made and affordable wines, yes sir!

    pavane



  7. #7
    Joseph Coulter Guest

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    On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 09:04:35 -0400, "James Silverton"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Godzilla wrote on Mon, 21 Sep 2009 11:34:39 +0000:
    >
    >>> I know it's only September, but this red gets my value for
    >>> money wine of the year award already. It's the Hardys Stamp
    >>> of Australia Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 - I bought a dozen at
    >>> around $AUD6.60 the 1 litre bottle.
    >>>
    >>> The wine is a lovely robust melange of fully ripe berries,
    >>> plums, sweet vanillin American oak, mildly assertive tannins
    >>> and a pleasant aftertaste. Good on its own or with tucker and
    >>> a stunner at the price. Some very ordinary cask (bag in box)
    >>> wines are dearer.
    >>>
    >>> Cheers!
    >>>
    >>> Martin

    >
    >> For the benefit of those on the other side of the pond, what
    >> is "tucker?"

    >
    >Doesn't the OZ "national anthem" refer to a "tucker bag" carried by the
    >swagman.

    That accolale would currently go to "I Still Call Australia Home"
    arguably the most popular (surely it is to Qantas) song about
    Australia. the official anthem is "Advance Australia Fair"

    But Waltzing Matilda was in the running in the day.

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    graham Guest

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    "Martin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4ab70230$0$12713$[email protected]..
    >I know it's only September, but this red gets my value for money wine of
    >the year award already. It's the Hardys Stamp of Australia Cabernet
    >Sauvignon 2008 - I bought a dozen at around $AUD6.60 the 1 litre bottle.
    >
    > The wine is a lovely robust melange of fully ripe berries, plums, sweet
    > vanillin American oak, mildly assertive tannins and a pleasant aftertaste.
    > Good on its own or with tucker and a stunner at the price. Some very
    > ordinary cask (bag in box) wines are dearer.
    >


    Perhaps they've changed the "formula". When I tasted this wine a few years
    ago it was so full of oak, I poured it down the sink right away, it was like
    drinking chocolate. It's the only wine to which I've ever done that!
    Graham



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    Martin Field Guest

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    "graham" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:LeLtm.228316$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Martin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:4ab70230$0$12713$[email protected]..
    >>I know it's only September, but this red gets my value for money wine of
    >>the year award already. It's the Hardys Stamp of Australia Cabernet
    >>Sauvignon 2008 - I bought a dozen at around $AUD6.60 the 1 litre bottle.
    >>
    >> The wine is a lovely robust melange of fully ripe berries, plums, sweet
    >> vanillin American oak, mildly assertive tannins and a pleasant
    >> aftertaste. Good on its own or with tucker and a stunner at the price.
    >> Some very ordinary cask (bag in box) wines are dearer.
    >>

    >
    > Perhaps they've changed the "formula". When I tasted this wine a few
    > years ago it was so full of oak, I poured it down the sink right away, it
    > was like drinking chocolate. It's the only wine to which I've ever done
    > that!
    > Graham


    Oak is still there but not offensively so - to my palate. It was the
    generous fruit that got me. Remember, we're talking about a wine that sells
    for $6.60 the litre here. (and yes I do understand that bad wine is bad wine
    at any price).

    Re "Tucker" The school "tuck shop' will be well-known to English readers.
    That's the one where Billy Bunter tucked into humbugs, cream buns and such
    like.

    Cheers!

    Martin


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