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User Profile for Dominic O'Halloran

Reviewer rank: #17 (Learn more) (See rankings)
Total reviews written: 32
First reviews written: 2
Helpful votes: 89%
This reviewer is using their real name. Star Reviewer - Top 50 wine reviewer! Has submitted over 20 reviews!


32 Review(s) written

3 Bridges (South Australia) 2015 DurifReview written for 3 Bridges (New South Wales) Durif
(23/06/11)
I bought this as an end of semester treat and boy was it a good way to end it! The wine is literally blood red, it has a heady fruity nose with just a whiff of petrol, enough to intrigue you. It is full of rich berry flavours, has a strong tannin structure with an amazing long finish at the end.
1 out of 1 people found these comments helpful

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Five Oaks (Nelson) 2014 Pinot NoirReview written for Five Oaks (Nelson) Pinot Noir
(04/01/11)
Had this wine new years eve, a great way to see in the new year. It was light with tasty berries and herbish tones.
3 out of 3 people found these comments helpful

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Evenwood (Barossa) 2015 ShirazReview written for Evenwood (Barossa) Shiraz
(22/12/10)
Fantastic, great value for money and it has a very cool bottle design!

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* Lammastide (Marlborough) 2009 Sauvignon BlancReview written for Lammastide (Marlborough) Sauvignon Blanc (Product not available at this time)
(22/07/11)
Lammastide has never failed to dissapoint, I loved their Chardonnay and I love this Sav too! Fruity, slightly vegetal, tart and crisp very delicious!
1 out of 1 people found these comments helpful

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* Te Mata (Hawkes Bay) Gamay Noir 2010Review written for Te Mata (Hawkes Bay) Gamay Noir (Product not available at this time)
(09/07/11)
This is a lovely wine, light in the body and very fruity. I agree with Michael, it's definitely a very delicious compromise between a Pinot and a Syrah!

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* Kea Point (Martinborough) Riesling 2010Review written for Kea Point (Martinborough) Riesling (Product not available at this time)
(09/07/11)
A very different Riesling, strong peach & lime notes and very delicious. We've come back for more again and again and will keep doing so. A great wine to show off to your friends.
1 out of 1 people found these comments helpful

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* Squawking Magpie (Hawkes Bay) The Chatterer Rose 2010Review written for Squawking Magpie (Hawkes Bay) The Chatterer Rose (Product not available at this time)
(21/06/11)
Very light & crisp, a nice fresh wine. Not as bold as I like Roses, more an easy drinking wine. Would go down a treat at a Summer barbie.
2 out of 3 people found these comments helpful

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* Vintage Lane (Marlborough) 2009 ChardonnayReview written for Vintage Lane (Marlborough) Chardonnay (Product not available at this time)
(27/05/11)
A very fruity chardonnay, went amazingly with our pork and fennel sausage pizza! Enough acidity to cut through all the cheesy/porky goodness!
1 out of 1 people found these comments helpful

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* McGuigan The Family Tree (Australia) Merlot 2006Review written for McGuigan The Family Tree (Australia) Merlot (Product not available at this time)
(27/05/11)
Tasted exactly as described in the blurb!

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Crestview Park (California) ZinfandelReview written for Crestview Park (California) Zinfandel (Product not available at this time)
(27/05/11)
Thanks for the tip off on this one Linda, this was our first Zin and we were really impressed. It went fantastically with our lasagne. Great rounded wine, it packed a berry punch!
1 out of 1 people found these comments helpful

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* Lammastide (HawkeReview written for Lammastide (Hawke's Bay) Pinot Gris (Product not available at this time)
(19/04/11)



* Lammastide (HawkeReview written for Lammastide (Hawke's Bay) Chardonnay (Product not available at this time)
(19/04/11)
After coming back from the wine weekend (cheers to Winesale!) we have a new found appreciation for Chardonnay, and this one is right up there. It was creamy and fragrant with soft fruit flavours backed up with a hint of oak. Great wine at a great price.
3 out of 3 people found these comments helpful

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* Cleanskin (Central Otago) 2009 Pinot NoirReview written for Cleanskin (Central Otago) Pinot Noir (Product not available at this time)
(19/04/11)
An ok wine, it wasn't as light as I like my Pinots. We drunk it on its own, matching it with food may have mellowed it somewhat.

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* Sassoregale (Italy) Sangiovese 2008Review written for Sassoregale (Italy) Sangiovese (Product not available at this time)
(30/03/11)
Gorgeous light wine, disappears easily! Sweet & smooth. Great dinner wine (and awesome bottle), would definitely buy again.
2 out of 2 people found these comments helpful

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* Lil Rippa (Marlborough) 2010 Sauvignon BlancReview written for Lil Rippa (Marlborough) Sauvignon Blanc (Product not available at this time)
(28/03/11)
A great Sav! Dense flavours, definite capsicum & mineral notes with a real tropical finish. A really good wine, would definitely buy again.
1 out of 1 people found these comments helpful

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* Lil Rippa (Central Otago) 2008 Pinot NoirReview written for Lil Rippa (Central Otago) Pinot Noir (Product not available at this time)
(26/03/11)
Great value for money, very ripe plum flavours & slightly spicy finish. While there are better Pinot's out there, this is the best you'll get for the price!

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* Waipipi (Wairarapa) 2009 Sauvignon BlancReview written for Waipipi (Wairarapa) Sauvignon Blanc (Product not available at this time)
(26/03/11)
A nice savignon blanc, I'd go 3.5 if I could. It was very dry, which I liked, with crisp apply flavours.
1 out of 1 people found these comments helpful

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Emergo (Wairarapa) Rose 2009Review written for Emergo (Wairarapa) Rose (Product not available at this time)
(03/03/11)
What a yummy wine, delicious strawberry flavours. A great summer wine.

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* Paritua Stone Paddock (Hawkes Bay) 2008 Sauvignon BlancReview written for Paritua Stone Paddock (Hawkes Bay) Sauvignon Blanc (Product not available at this time)
(04/01/11)
Different to your typical sauv, still delicious and incredible value for money

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* Outback  (New South Wales) 2009 ShirazReview written for Outback (New South Wales) Shiraz (Product not available at this time)
(04/01/11)
Very strongly flavoured of berries, a little too tart. There is better cheap shiraz out there.

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* Estola (Spain) Reserva 2004Review written for Estola (Spain) Reserva (Product not available at this time)
(04/01/11)
A really accessible example of a wine that you often wouldn't get in NZ. It was great tasting alternative to the standard fare on offer.
1 out of 1 people found these comments helpful

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* Babich (Gimblett Gravels) 2008 SyrahReview written for Babich (Gimblett Gravels) Syrah (Product not available at this time)
(04/01/11)
Delicious with delicate peppery flavours and rich berries. Would definitely recommend and buy again

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* West Brook (Marlborough) 2010 Sauvignon BlancReview written for West Brook (Marlborough) Sauvignon Blanc (Product not available at this time)
(22/12/10)



Vintage Lane  (Marlborough) 2005 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 375mlReview written for Vintage Lane (Marlborough) Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 375ml (Product not available at this time)
(22/12/10)
I haven't had a lot of experience with dessert wines, this one definitely piqued my interest.

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* Five Oaks (Nelson) 2009 Sauvignon BlancReview written for Five Oaks (Nelson) Sauvignon Blanc (Product not available at this time)
(22/12/10)
A great sav that hit on all elements; tangy, crisp, flavourful and most importantly delicious. A delight.
6 out of 6 people found these comments helpful

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* Villa Vistarenni (Italy) 2010 ChiantiReview written for Villa Vistarenni (Italy) Chianti DOCG (Product not available at this time)
(22/12/10)
I was underwhelmed, definitely go with the Sangiovese over this if you're looking for an Italian red.
0 out of 1 people found these comments helpful

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* Squawking Magpie Birds of a Feather (Hawkes Bay) 2009 ChardonnayReview written for Squawking Magpie Birds of a Feather (Hawkes Bay) Chardonnay (Product not available at this time)
(22/12/10)
Delicious, I am usually a through and through sav man.
0 out of 1 people found these comments helpful

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* Gumfields (Marlborough) 2009 Sauvignon BlancReview written for Gumfields (Marlborough) Sauvignon Blanc (Product not available at this time)
(22/12/10)
It didn't quite live up to the tasting notes given on the back of the bottle, but still a good drop.
1 out of 1 people found these comments helpful

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* Georges Michel 2009 Summer Folly RoseReview written for Georges Michel (Marlborough) Summer Folly Rose (Product not available at this time)
(22/12/10)
This was a rose with a bit more guts than usual, it was a pleasant suprise.

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Review written for Sassaregale (Italy) Sangiovese (Product not available at this time)
(16/12/10)
I will always go for a slightly unusual wine when I have the chance. Sometimes it is a gamble but not this wine. It was delicious!

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Review written for Westend Cool Climate Tempranillo (Product not available at this time)
(03/03/11)
I haven't had this varietal before, but after this I definitely will have another go!

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Review written for West Brook (Marlborough) Riesling (Product not available at this time)
(22/12/10)




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