Pizza Port Brewing Co

Taylor Fladgate

Vintage Port Blend 1992

Late night pull of this 375 bottle. In a good window for consumption. “Big” is the only note I wrote late in the night. I’m guessing that is accurate. — 4 days ago

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Jan A

Jan A

1994 is always considered as the ultimate vintage but the 1992's are up there at the same quality level according to the ceo of Taylor Fladgate in an online interview some time ago

Curly Flat

Pinot Noir 2013

We last had a bottle on 11th July 2020 and this time it showed better. Red savoury fruits mainly cherry and a plum skin note. Still with that burnt bracken note which is not unattractive. On the palate like Bass Phillip but more succulent. The Macedon Ranges just north of Melbourne is a proven good area for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - a neighbour being the highly credentialed Bindi Wines. — 13 days ago

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Warre's

Vintage Porto Port Blend 1997

Cathy Corison
9.4

Thanksgiving on the crush pad! — 4 days ago

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Jason Chiu

Jason Chiu

Happy Thanksgiving, hope you and William are well!

Dow's

20 Year Old Tawny Porto

Seductive nose, really a standout among tawnies. Burnt sugar, caramel, dark fruit...benchmark 20 year tawny. — 2 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Lyle, Aravind and 7 others liked this

Dow's

Vintage Porto Port Blend 1997

Half bottle. Ready to drink. Very ethereal and light on its feet, complex, round, delicious. It certainly gets better on a full bottle. But this is great vintage port. Top stuff. — 16 days ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
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W. & J. Graham's

Late Bottled Vintage Port Blend 2014

Black and red forest fruits. Cherries and currants with firm tannins. Nice finish. Great with blue cheese. Sweet, but not overpowering. — 9 days ago

Serrat

Close Planted Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016

Pale to mid Lemon in colour. Funky leesy struck match sulphidic notes together with grapefruit, white peach. Barrel ferment characters with lees stirring I would guess. Slightly “worked”. A light to medium weight palate showing grapefruit and mild stone fruit notes. Some good winemaking on show here from an excellent winemaker in Tom Carson. Serrat is the personal venture of Tom and his French wife, Nadege. His main job is chief winemaker for the highly credentialed Mornington Peninsula winery, Yabby Lake. — 9 days ago

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Yarra Yering

Dry Red N°1 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

All fruit at Yarra Yering is hand-picked into 10kg picking buckets in the cool of the morning, and delivered direct to the winery. The fruit is sorted, then either destemmed or crushed into the traditional Yarra Yering “tea chest” 0.5-tonne open-fermenters. Depending on the variety, stalks may be added back during the fermentation stage in baskets for easy removal when there is just enough stalk tannin present.

Occasionally there will be some 100% whole bunch fermenters for use as a blending component. The stainless steel lined wooden tea chest fermenters were designed to hold just the right amount of fruit to fit into the basket press. During fermentation they are hand plunged for gentle tannin extraction, initiated naturally or sometimes with a specific cultured yeast strain.

Once fermentation is complete they will be basket pressed, preferred for its gentle separation of wine from the grape skins and seeds before being transferred via gravity to barrel.

Completes malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.
Pleasingly unusual in its initial presentation, redolent of roasted carrots and turmeric, Indian spiced cauliflower. Resolves into a more familiar kalamata olive and ripe red fruit character, with some notes that push the profile towards a bigger, almost chocolatey, vanilla-laced Australian character with a velvety smooth, Syrah-like mouthfeel. The sweet glazed root vegetable flavors remain, quite welcome and delicious.
— 2 days ago

Austin's Wines

SixFootSix Geelong Shiraz 2016

ESF
9.2

What a beauty! This is why I love cool climate Shiraz, it’s so much more mellow & detailed: squid ink w/dark purple at edge: glorious black & red fruit mingled w/sweet spices & white pepper w/distinct minty/menthol swirling in the background. Silky & sexy, smooth & luxurious - the only thing holding this back from higher scores was concentration & length on finish. Great QPR @ $20 — 23 days ago

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