Gippsland, Victoria

Bass Phillip

The Estate Pinot Noir 2019

The first of 6 of the annual Bass Phillip order. A slight cloudiness to the mid crimson colour which is typical as the wines are often unfiltered. A very Bass Phillip nose and palate of dried cherry, spice and forest floor. A light to medium weight palate. I have been drinking BP Pinots for many years now and this is very much the house style. To be critical the price has crept up under the new ownership and is now just under $100 for the Estate. The following night a note of raspberry. — 14 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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I know you are in the Chevaliers aren’t you? I can introduce you to the Australian president of that body if you make the trip.
Severn Goodwin

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You are correct sir, Tastevin. While you have me smiling at the opportunity...TBD honestly.
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@Severn Goodwin it is worth the trip!

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. — 10 days ago

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Olive Farm Wines

Swan Valley Durif 2016

We celebrated our first International #DurifDay (10 June) with this beauty from the cellar. Say hello to the Olive Farm Wines 2016 Durif. I enjoyed every last drop of this beauty from Perth’s Swan Valley.

In the glass it’s a deep, dark red-purple colour. On the nose it’s full of dark berries and cherries, mocha, cherry cigar and a certain fresh morning air to it. In the mouth it’s juicy and voluptuous yet elegantly delicious. Gripping tannins, long finish and definitely too small a bottle for such deliciousness.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— 25 days ago

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Vinea Marson

Reserve Heathcote Viognier 2017

Led with a smokey, almost petrol-like aroma, followed by heaps of toasty wood and an array of ripe stone fruits, particularly apricots and peaches, as well as some spice. Richly textured, it was undoubtedly full-bodied. Mild acidity, though sufficient to balance the richness. Finishes quite long with a nutty, woody element, and some mineral nuances. Not bad, though not my kind of wine. Might need some time to find a better balance. — 14 days ago

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Innocent Bystander

Yarra Valley Syrah 2014

No formal notes but loved this savoury spicy Northern Rhone style showing Cured Meats, Bacon and Charcuterie - smoky. Judicious use of whole bunch in the ferment. Medium weight with a little dry red fruits but essentially a savoury earthy driven wine. Ridiculous value at $19 per bottle. — 7 days ago

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Chambers Rosewood

Rutherglen Muscat

Intro #2 This is rich and unctuous. I love this style. — 6 days ago

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Great in winter. I just bought a mixed 6 pack of “Classic “ from Stanton & Killeen in 500 ml. 3 x Topaque and 3 x Muscat.

Moorooduc Estate

Robinson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Not overly familiar with the producer apart from the fact that Kate McIntyre MW is part of this family owned winery, but I love the district in the Mornington Peninsula as excellent for Pinot Noir Chardonnay and Shiraz. Pale to mid Ruby in colour. Dried cherry on the nose, toasty oak,with decayed plant matter. Great palate intensity. A good Pinot with several years in front of it. — 6 days ago

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Chambers Rosewood

Rutherglen Muscadelle 1858

A friend is moving to Australia so I wanted to introduce him to Chambers Rosewood. — 6 days ago

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Rutherglen Fortifieds - one of Australia’s gifts to the World of Wine.

Mitchell Harris Wines

Wightwick Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

2021 Vintage as good as always. Happy days. — 12 days ago

Motley Cru

Central Victoria Shiraz

For a Victorian wine, pretty good — 15 days ago