Quartz Macedon Ranges Chardonnay 2011

Pale Lemon in colour. Barrel ferment characters. Oak is there on the medium minus intensity palate but perfectly integrated. From the poor 2011 vintage everywhere in Australia except the Hunter Valley and Western Australia. The wine is restrained, fine and delicate - good citrus notes on the light to medium weight palate with medium citric acid. A perfect example of why I think Chardonnay is better with oak treatment rather than unoaked. It is required and completes the picture as long as it doesn’t dominate. This is a great effort considering the vintage. — 2 months ago

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Block 5 Pinot Noir 2010

As per previous notes in 2019 and 2020. The pale colour belies the palate intensity. Red fruits, a confectionery note, rose petals. A good but not a great Block 5. Have the last one in a year or two. — 4 months ago

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Curly Flat

Pinot Noir 2013

We last had a bottle on 11th July 2020 and this time it showed better. Red savoury fruits mainly cherry and a plum skin note. Still with that burnt bracken note which is not unattractive. On the palate like Bass Phillip but more succulent. The Macedon Ranges just north of Melbourne is a proven good area for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - a neighbour being the highly credentialed Bindi Wines. — 7 months ago

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Domaine Henri Boillot

Les Perrières Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Pale to mid Lemon in colour. Smells like it could be lean - Lemons and white flowers but it’s quite fulsome on the palate with white peach and a saline touch. I have to agree with Tanzer’s note with aromas of citrus peel and wet stone. Sometimes I have a high quality Australian Chardonnay like Leeuwin Art Series, Bindi Quartz or Penfolds Yattarna and wonder why I would bother with a more expensive Premier Cru white Burgundy. Once I tasted this I could see where that extra $100 went. — 22 days ago

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Mariotti-Bindi (Nicolas)

Cantina di Torra Rouge 2019

Slight funk. $28 @ Domestique. — 3 months ago

Bindi Sergardi

Simbiosi Toscana Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

Soft, beautiful, and easy to drink. What more can I say? — 8 months ago

Nicolas Mariotti Bindi

Le Blanc Mursaglia Vermentino 2016

Dedalus wine club nov 2020. Man, if I had gotten to drink whites like this earlier in my life, it would have taken me much less time to realize that I’m a big white wine fan — 7 months ago

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Nicolas Mariotti Bindi

Porcellese Vieilles Vignes Nielluccio 2014

Corsica Wine we had at Racine NY. Buy a case — 2 months ago

Joshua Cooper

Ray-Monde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

My first Joshua Cooper wine - had to check out the Young Winemaker of the year for 2020 awarded by Gourmet Wine Traveller magazine. Joshua has recently turned 32. This wine was quite rich and dense and a little closed aromatically - obviously quite young. Ripe plum, rose petals, with a little vegetal matter. - a big future ahead. Joshua has had wide experience with Australian wineries and in Burgundy with Domaine de la Vougeraie and Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron. This wine from the cool climate Macedon Ranges with high profile neighbours like Bindi and Curly Flat. — 5 months ago

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