Geelong, Port Phillip

Lethbridge Wines

Geelong Shiraz 2016

Tastes and smells like a central coast cali Syrah. Smoky, juicy, chaw. Just fantastic! — 14 days ago

Natasha Bray
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Coldstream Hills

Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Full bodied Chardonnay with notes of pineapple, overripe peaches, apricot and toasted coconut. Bright with long finish — 10 days ago

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Tom Belford

Rising Yarra Valley Gamay 2019

Very pleasant surprise for this “different” grape for me! Light body, soft tannins and interesting flavours of strawberry, grass and ash. Has won me over! — a month ago

Main Ridge Estate

Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2015

Similar notes to 48 weeks ago with a little more fullness. Still pale lemon in colour. More stone fruit than citrus with white peach, nectarine. I was expecting a more cool climate style coming from the Mornington Peninsula. As previous note - some creaminess on the palate but very fruit driven. Oak is well integrated. The first producer on the Mornington Peninsula in 1975. — a month ago

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By Farr

Chardonnay 2030

Scott C
9.5

Stunning ! No words ! Serve this blind to any Burgundy lover . This is beautiful. — 13 days ago

Farr Vintners

Shiraz by Farr 2016

Fantastic stuff! Leads with extreme cool climate character, more red fruit then black (until it opened up), lots of minerality, a spicy entrance complemented by subtle oak then brambly semi dry red cherries, just ripe blackberry, rushed rock and earth. Tannins are perfectly integrated and acidity is absolutely off the charts!! If o had better storage conditions I would have loved to store it another decade. Outstanding. — a month ago

Ocean Eight

Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2016

At East Bay Nasty Women Pinot Noir tasting. This might have been my favorite of the line up. I immediately, confidently (and very incorrectly) called Burgundy (Cote de Beaune) based on the texture—lithe with silky tannins that are ever so slightly rustic on the finish. Lovely purity of fruit - tart red cherry, rhubarb. Savory/herbal finish reminded me of the Sonoma Coast. At one point, the fruit ripeness would have screamed new world but with warmer and dryer recent vintages in Burgundy, that’s no longer a given.

This producer, like nearly everyone else in the world making Pinot outside of burgundy, cited Burgundy as their influence and has spent a good deal of time there, but in this case it really shows. Of course, there are likely details that make this uniquely Mornington-Penninsula-esque and I can’t pretend that I’ve had nearly enough Australian Pinots (shame on me!) to tell you what those are. This is one of the coolest growing regions in Australia, and these vines are grown in soils with a high % of sand.
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Found this photo via search as I forgot to snap a bottle shot. I *think* the vintage was 2016.
— a month ago

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Need to see a legit photo, mate. We’ll let’er slide this time 😊

Oakridge

864 Charlie's Block Chardonnay 2011

My last bottle of this excellent Oakridge 864 Chardonnay. See previous Delectable notes. Great citric intensity on nose and palate. Oak is totally integrated - just a faint vanilla note. My previous note in May 2021 said lacking mid palate fruit but this has filled out nicely - it just needed another year. — 3 days ago

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Yarra Yering

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Another from our fave Yarra winery! Drinking great right now, lush berries, fine herb presence, nice acidity. Really elegant and really well balanced! — 3 days ago

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Oakridge

Vineyard Series Henk Chardonnay 2019

N: lemon cream, apples, stone
P: very crisp w a hint of cream. Lemon and crisp apples, a bit of pepper shows up as well.
Lean but with a bit of leesy texture, and lots of acidity,
— a month ago