Central Ranges, New South Wales

Ravensworth

Canberra District Shiraz Viognier 2015

Brief notes. Meaty aromas - very savoury. See previous notes re this being Bryan Martin’s private venture while still working at Clonakilla with their Shiraz Viognier being the benchmark in the country. Love this Northern Rhone style wine. I was expecting pepper but got more spice and charcuterie. — 5 days ago

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Brokenwood

Hunter Valley Sémillon 2018

Delectable Wine
9.2

Pale yellow. Lively lemon, grapefruit pith and pear scents show fine definition and pick up dusty mineral and floral accents with aeration. Silky and taut on the palate, showing fine clarity and cut to the juicy, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Puts on weight with air and finishes very long and nervy, with lingering citrus fruit and succulent herb qualities. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2022)
— 22 days ago

Burn Cottage

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Complex nose, wonderful body with long finish. — 2 months ago

Clonakilla

Canberra District Riesling 2013

See previous Delectable notes - white florals with Pyrazines (kerosene/petrol) starting to develop. Also toast and honey starting to develop. Tim Kirk the winemaker said this could go for 15 years in the cellar. Will probably have my last bottle in 2023 when 10 years old. — 8 days ago

Dawn, Severn and 25 others liked this

Amisfield

Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2021

This and oyster bay are 1 and 2 — 3 days ago

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Burn Cottage

Moonlight Race Central Otago Pinot Noir

Can’t stop drinking this stuff — a month ago

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Clonakilla

Canberra District Shiraz Viognier 2002

From Magnum and shared with elder brother and sister and their spouses. We had a magnum of the 2001, 414 weeks ago on Delectable and it was a “Wow” wine giving it 96 points. This 2002, 8 years later was unfortunately a little underwhelming. This Cuvée is a good example of an excellent wine which can be cellared too long. Back in the day I had many 750ml bottles of the 2002 which were all excellent. I thought being in magnum would carry the day for the 20 years of cellar time but it was all a bit tired. It was still spicy and savoury but the red fruits had dried out largely. Luckily the family enjoyed it but I was happy to drink this when we did. — 3 months ago

Paul, Dawn and 16 others liked this

Penfolds

Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay

Lemon/lime noise and a soft supple taste. — 6 hours ago

Tyrrell's Wines

Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon 2011

Stunning Hunter Sem at it’s peak. Ticks all the boxes. Great wine with another 5-10 years left under it’s belt. 👌🏽❤️ — 11 days ago

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De Bortoli

Noble One Botrytis Sémillon 2010

Guests over for Sunday lunch. No formal notes. Went down well with fresh strawberries and cream. The colour was like a dark burnished copper. An apricot note - not overly sweet which was good. The bottle size at 500ml was perfect. One of Australia’s best performed dessert styles on the Australian show circuit with numerous trophies and gold medals. — a month ago

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Ron R

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Guys, this excellent juice is available in the US. Not widely, but you can get your paws on it…
Byron Hewett

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W-S Pro shows 5 stores that have it. 4 in the NE and one in Cali.
Bob McDonald

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@Byron Hewett @Ron R Interesting and great feedback.