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Sexton Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

A week ago I posted a tasting note on the 2018 Giant Steps Nocton Vineyard Pinot Noir that had won 3 Trophies at the 2019 Royal Queensland Wine Show. This Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Pinot repeated the 3 Trophy win at this year’s Royal Queensland Wine Show a month ago. Pale Ruby in colour - lovely aromatics - red fruited, rose petals. Wonderful palate intensity. Barely medium bodied. I wonder how this will cellar? It is so good now you wonder how much better it can get. I have been a long time admirer of Giant Steps and winemaker Steve Flamsteed who I knew from Toowoomba but what is disappointing is how the price has doubled under the new ownership. I used to pay $45 to $50 for the individual Cuvées and now a little over $90! — 2 months ago

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Primavera Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

The stalkiness of prior tastings has toned down somewhat and the beautifully handled fruit has been allowed to express itself with the whole bunch elements and French Oak. A lovely balanced Pinot Noir with that aromatic red fruited perfume. Definitely a gold medal from me. — 5 months ago

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Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2020

Ron R

This wine has relaxed significantly since I last tasted it 9 months ago. Straight up burg in a glass - outstanding on every level. Clearly, we need to buy and hold these. — 9 months ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Yeah I forgot I had this on a previous vintage on your recommendation. Very good 👍🏼 according to my post 🤷🏼‍♂️,

Giant Steps

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Delectable - this is the Nocton Vineyard - not available in your database. From the Coal River valley in Tasmania. Lovely aromatics of black cherry and spice. Giant Steps is based in the Yarra Valley and is owned these days by the Jackson Family from the USA. Gorgeous fruit from the terroir of the Coal River, a renowned district for Pinot Noir. An incredible show record of 3 Trophies from the 2019 Royal Queensland Wine Show. Best Pinot Noir, Best Red Table Wine and Champion Wine of the Show. At this year’s RQ Wine Show Giant Steps repeated the Trophy feat with their 2022 Sexton Vineyard (Yarra Valley) Pinot Noir winning the same Trophies. The same award winning wine making team except for Steve Flamsteed who is now a consultant to the Jackson team. Amazing power on the palate of the Nocton - Asian spices, somewhat voluptuous finishing with silky tannins. — 2 months ago

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Single Vineyard Wombat Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

A quality wine by any measure. Strong flint and yeast notes. Palate starts round and powerful and then becomes mouthwatering and juicy with citrus and flinty acidity. Palate then ends with brioche and caramel and goes on and on. Outstanding p/q. You’d need to go burgundy 1er cru to get this level of balance, power, and complexity. — 6 months ago


Reserve Barrel Selection Red Blend 2012

Sorrel, leather, blackberry, dark purple, leather, blackberry, tannin and acid balanced — 9 months ago

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Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay 2020


What Ira said. 😉 — 2 months ago

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Corey Ryan

Little Giant Mclaren Vale Grenache 2010

It only got better over the weekend! — 4 months ago

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Yarra Valley Syrah 2015

Had my first one of these 256 weeks ago - say 5 years ago - see that and subsequent Delectable notes. This was my last one. Has become very savoury with Charcuterie notes - still stalky notes. I don’t mind savoury winning out over fruity. As mentioned before the Yarra does the Burgundian varieties well as well as Cabernet and Syrah. — 8 months ago

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Little Giant Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A nice, easy to drink, robust Cab — 2 years ago

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