The Unexpurgated Wine Code

The Unexpurgated Wine Code

unexpurgated (adjective); (of a text) complete and containing all the original material; uncensored.

The Unexpurgated Wine Code offers a set of wine tasting notes to showcase the many emotions that a humble glass of wine may invoke. Some are serious, some are amusing and some are just plain ridiculous. Each note is presented as a Wine Code Breaker as if to impart an answer to the bigger puzzle that is wine.


Wine Code Breaker #402

2019 SC Pannell Aglianico, McLaren Vale South Australia Nebbiolo and Sangiovese are probably the two most oft Italian wine varieties mentioned in the Australian context. Others though are catching up. Aglianico is one and it is surprising to learn that, in Italy, it is considered the third greatest wine after the aforementioned Nebbiolo and Sangiovese.Continue reading “Wine Code Breaker #402”

Wine Code Breaker #401

2021 Coriole Sangiovese, McLaren Vale, South Australia Sangiovese is a grape that has its origins in Tuscany, Italy, but it was not until the 18th century in this region that it would gain widespread attention. Coriole is one of the first Australian vineyards to give this grape a go and has vines dating back toContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #401”


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