Yarra Valley, Port Phillip

De Bortoli

Dixons Creek Reserve Release Syrah 2010

As per previous notes. This is really stalky even though its 60% whole bunch. Just medium weight but ultra savoury and resinous - hard to pick a fruit descriptor. Barb and I liked this wine very much but lovers of big Barossa Reds would differ I think. To be honest in a blind tasting it would be difficult to pick this as an Aussie Shiraz. — 7 days ago

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Thick as Thieves

Levings Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017

First decent sunshine in the garden
Weekend is on early this week
Got delivered a 6 pack split between 2017 and 2016 yesterday
This '17 is delicious!!
It reminds me a lot of a sangiovese from Radda or Castelnuovo Berardenga or even a northern brunello. Vibrant, mineral, but supported by strong shoulders that you can't notice much at this stage. Neat and precise are the violet,tobacco and licorice.
Spices, leather and cola. The fruit is between a blood orange and a raspberry. I dare to say it recalls a Soldera's Brunello. Long, young and enjoyable from now and many years ahead.
— 21 days ago

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Rob Brobst III

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@Ceccherini Cristiano interesting comparisons. I don’t often read about Pinot’s characteristics in this way. If this is that close of a comparison to two very different varietals then, I may have to reorganize my cellar better so that I don’t get Brunello’s and Pinot mixed up.
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@Rob Brobst III 😄😄
Mind though I didn't compared sangovese and pinot, but specific sangiovese from specific areas with this specific pinot. Many producers in Tuscany are known to be producing wines that resemble a Burgundy, but the play in your mouth is slightly different. Instead of fascinate you with the array of scents, smooth touch and a never ending elegant after-taste some wines IMO they deliver a juiciness when they enter and then in the mid palate they explode and spread everywhere with a long powerful after-taste. Well I reckon this T&T pinot noir had that factor that I find in many Tuscan wines, specifically in sangiovese from Radda, Castelnuovo(sometines) and Montosoli(northern area of Montalcino); other wines are like that(Kurni, Habemus...) but having ancestors from the Chianti area shifts me easily on that vision.
I don't think you need to move anything around in your cellar😄, but you got curious on what you would have done in regards🤗. Cheers mate!🙏

Giant Steps

Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay 2017


#winery just bought by #jacksonfamily wines and I completely understand why. Amazing. #yarravalley #chardonnay pale lemon color, the wine has pronounced aromas of citrus (lemon, nectarine and grapefruit) and stone fruit (apricot) with secondary aromas of toast, flint and butter. On the palate the wine is dry with medium (+) acidity, medium/high 13,5% alcohol, medium(+) body and pronounced flavours. With a certain hint of lemon yoghurt and cream. Medium (+) Creamy finish. Outstanding #australia — 11 days ago

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@MICHAEL COOPER, where did you source this??? @Bob McDonald
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Block 1 Hazeldene Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Very nice proper Yarra pinot. Everything in its place. Red fruit dominates but there is some savoury funk and tannin to give interest and structure. Buy again — 3 days ago

Rob Dolan

Yarra Valley Shiraz 2012

Dark red fruits but not plumps, creamy and rich on the palate, good acid, wood still in play, but great balance, a sleeper. — 4 days ago


Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

2016 has complex fruits and some lovely oak flavor. — 15 days ago

Dappled Wines

Pinot Noir 2019

In 3 months the wine seemed to have soften the tannin a bit, but it remains a big fruity pinot, it nearly makes me think of a Central Otago Pinot.
It is looking for a balance. Still young. Good flavour though.
— 14 days ago

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Giant Steps

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2019

Found it! Shipment arrived today from New Jersey! What a superior Chardonnay from Australia! Perfect balance between fruit and acidity! I am enjoying this to much for lengthy notes! 😁
Thank you
@Ron R for this decadent recommendation
— 15 days ago

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Dawn E.

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@Bob McDonald thanks Bob! Great suggestions!


Such a gorgeous picture! Sounds like a wonderful wine. 🥂
Dawn E.

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@Trixie Cheers! This Chardonnay is fantastic! Hope your weekend is good!


HRB Heritage Reserve Bin Pinot Gris 2014

Бледно-соломенного цвета. В аромате - персик, яблоко, груша, грейпфрут, цветок апельсина, мускат, лайм, дробленый гравий. Во вкусе - тропические фрукты, ананас, дыня, сливочные ноты, чуть минерально. Средняя кислотность. Нежно и деликатно. — 10 days ago

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Shiraz Viognier 2015

Not my cup of tea today but a nice wine nonetheless. — 14 days ago

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