Phillip Titis

Yeringberg

Yarra Valley Marsanne Roussanne 2015

A rich lemon in colour. A little honeysuckle note but not intensely varietal like a Southern Rhone white can be - aromatic and unctuous. Just medium bodied - a little elegant. Medium minus acid. First of 3. Drink the other 2 in the next year or so. Made by the long established de Pury family who are French who commenced making Marsanne at Yeringberg in the 1860’s and pioneered Roussanne in Australia in the 1980’s. A good wine but to be honest not as enjoyable as Guigals Cotes du Rhone Blanc using largely similar varietals for $24. I should add that Yeringberg make a benchmark Cabernet in the Yarra Valley. — 9 days ago

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Bass Phillip

Pinot Noir Old Cellar 2018

This is the entry level Cuvée of about 6 Cuvées of Pinot Noir from Bass Phillip. Under the new ownership of Burgundian, Jacques Fourrier, there appears to be less offered of about 4 judging by the 2019 vintage I just purchased a few weeks ago. This had a touch of cloudiness which is not unusual as they bottle unfiltered which contributes to flavour intensity. This had pronounced strawberry notes on nose and palate. Not particularly complex but fruit driven with note of game and very enjoyable. — 15 days ago

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Bass Phillip

Issan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

As per prior notes on several occasions. Rich berry fruits - glacé fruit Barb said initially. Asian spices - a beautiful nose. On the palate- berry fruits - medium plus palate Medium minus tannins. The Issan vineyard is known for its ultra high density planting (5 hectares of vines planted at 9000 vines per Hectare). — 20 days ago

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Serrat

Close Planted Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2015

The tasting notes for this wine from 32 weeks ago pretty much cover it. Aromas of cashews, lees stirring , barrel ferment characters. These aromas dominate any fruit aromas of citrus and melon. What you might say is a “worked” Chardonnay but most enjoyable. The following night it had filled out somewhat with a peach note. — 15 days ago

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By Farr

Tout Près Pinot Noir 2018

Gor
9.0

Dominant nose of pomegranate, musk, sandalwood, ripe blackberries, vanilla, hijt of herbs. There is a broad shouldered mid palate but also nice acidity. — 12 days ago

Yarra Yering

Agincourt Cabernet Malbec 2011

Very right bank (yeah, I know it’s cab sauv). Super Bdx nose, very plush fruit, the malbec fleshes out the cab plenty. Really a joy to drink. Needed 20-30 mins to throw off some bottle must, then heaven with lamb fillet. — 8 days ago

Mac Forbes

Coldstream Pinot Noir 2017

Lovely elegant floral Pinot from the Yarra. Mac clearly knows his local terroir… — 17 days ago

Curly Flat

Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir 2015

Curly Flat never fails to bring joy to my life. I recall tasting this vintage pre-release at the end of a long lunch on a brutally Victorian winter’s day just before Jeni kindly drove my partner and I to the airport (a story unto itself). I recall the striking vitality of the wine, a contrast to the perfumed ‘14 and more delicate, fine-boned ‘13. It’s no shy wallflower, for sure, with proper acid and structure and weight. That whole-bunch character comes through beautifully, without even a hint of unripe vegetal notes. This one coerces rather than seduces, but it’s nonetheless convincing. Happy to have another bottle or two stashed away, as there’s much more to come from this one. — 3 days ago

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Fleet Wines

Pinot Gris

Super jammy and feels more like a rose than a Pinot gris. Lovely, slick mouth feel, not too dry and full of flavour. Tasted best when super chilled and would be great for summer — 15 hours ago

Bass Phillip

Crown Prince Gippsland Pinot Noir

This is Bass Phillip’s entry level Cuvée of about 5 different Cuvées. Pale Ruby with cloudiness from BP’s policy of bottling unfiltered. Jujube confectionery notes with savoury cherry and forest floor. Light to medium weight palate, made to be drunk young. The fruit for this wine comes from the major part of the Leongatha vineyard (where the Estate, Premium and Reserve Pinots come from). Even though this is a different vintage to previous notes on Delectable for Crown Prince the tasting notes are similar. — 20 days ago

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