Posts Tagged 'alkoomi'

Alkoomi

Had a look at Crystal Wines offerings on Alkoomi Wines. I have to admit I’m a regular buyer of wine from Crystal. These offerings don’t excite me, but you be the judge. http://www.crystalwines.com

2004 / Alkoomi / Frankland River / cabernet / S$50, member S$47.50 – Jeremy Oliver rates this wine at 87 points (4 star) drinking 2012-2016. My research shows it retails in Australia at around A$22 so at S$47.50, it’s beyond my comparative PPB (price pain barrier).

2003 / Alkoomi / Frankland River / shiraz viognier / S$50, member S$47.50 – Jeremy Oliver rates this at 91 points (4.5 star) drinking 2008-2011. Similar RRP in Australia so same PPB.


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"A good bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world" - Louis Pasteur

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