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Topper’s Mountain

Some wines are an omen’s bet, picked up because the name means something, or is significant, or  “just ‘cos”. This wine is one of those. Topper’s Mountain 2009 Tannat $36 from Olinda Cellars. I was speaking to Ross at Olinda Cellars, and asked him to pick out a couple of wines for me to chose from, which he dutifully obliged. Choosing was a no brainer, Topper’s Mountain it was! Because? Because I played footy in Brisbane with a bloke called ‘Topper’, and he was a man mountain…..HUGE! A bit slow, not overly flash on the park, but a fearsome sight, both on the field and more importantly, in the bar afterwards. His weapon of choice was beer followed closely by Bundy, but lets not let the facts get in the way of the story. A ripping bloke! So hopefully a ripping wine. And this wine comes from up north too, not quite Brisvegas north, but close enough not to quibble. It comes from New England, up near Armidale NSW. Not exactly a thriving hub of …