Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges

Ochota Barrels

a forest Pinot Noir 2019

This wine amazes me. I mean, it's made in Adelaide Hills, not in the coldest region out there, but Ochota manages to craft it light with low residual sugar level. Unique style and sophisticated wine that requires time and effort to fully appreciate it. Cherry nut, sauerkraut, spices, strawberries, fallen leaves, dill and flowers. Delicate, delicious and easy going Pinot Noir. Has the right amount of 'craziness' in it without compromising on quality.

Tasted on 2021-09-14
— 5 days ago

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Oh, forgot to put it - 2019 :)
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Unico Zelo

Pastafarian Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo Gumeracha 2019

Palmer Emmitt

Natty in a good way. Not much in the way of tannin, more of a soft and approachable expression. Very vibrant red fruit once the reductive funk blows off. Strawberry, rose petal, a hint of tar - varietally correct (god I hate that term) from the opposite side of the planet. — a month ago

Paul, Peter and 8 others liked this

Jim Barry

The Lodge Hill Clare Valley Riesling

Almost water white with some green. Less racy then other examples. Some lime but no lime cordial. Milder vs the great Clare Valley examples — 11 days ago

Spider Bill Wines

Adelaide Hills Chenin Blanc 2019

Great Fathers Day lunch accompaniment to chicken and chips. Gorgeous golden hue, paired with a long and luscious palate. From a strong but low yielding vintage in the hills. — 21 days ago

Serge, Bob and 5 others liked this


Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre Clare Valley 1999

A lineup of eight Grenache and Grenache blends exploring how long can they age? All from 1994-1999, four countries represented. Group’s #4, my #2 - quite elegant. — 5 days ago

Ira, Bob and 15 others liked this

St. Andrews

Single Vineyard Riesling 2015

Still catching up with notes from before the Cairns trip. A mature Clare Valley Riesling still with a 5+ year future. Citrus flowers of lime and lemon with a sherbet note. Developing a paraffin nuance. Drinking well with a refreshing citric acid cut to cleanse the palate. Moreish. — 23 days ago

Severn, Ira and 21 others liked this

The Lane Vineyard

Gathering Club Adelaide Hills Cabernet Franc 2018

Slightly better the second day.
Showing on the blue fruited spectrum. Good acid balance.
Easy drinking.
— 20 days ago

Bob, Ceccherini and 4 others liked this


Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2017

Riesling character petrol. Fresh acidity. Very fresh especially the afterkick. — 15 days ago

Diederick, Eric and 3 others liked this

Unico Zelo

Esoterico Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc Riesling

LOVE THIS orange wine. Recommended by someone at Vintage, found at Berkeley bowl. Drinking with vegan Caesar. — a month ago