Canberra District, Southern New South Wales

Clonakilla

Canberra District Shiraz Viognier 2006

Completely crazy good. Nose of tangy berry and Smokey dark fruit after 90 mins. Smooth and layered, charcoal, black fruit and black tea, red clay. So much secondary stuff going on. — 23 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@LM Segal The best producer of Shiraz Viognier in Australia. I Try and buy it every year. Good to see it in the USA.

Clonakilla

Canberra District Riesling 2011

I purchase Clonakilla Riesling most years along with their stellar Shiraz Viognier, their Syrah and sometimes their Viognier. Proven to age slowly this Riesling had white florals and Talc on the nose with a herbal note and no Kerosene. Honey and Lime on the palate with reduced acidity compared to its youth. A very good aged Riesling reaching its maturity and good QPR. Wines like this prove the worth of having a good cellar. See many previous notes from older vintages. — 2 months ago

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@Bob McDonald sounds delicious Cheers!
Bob McDonald

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@Dawn E. They are delicious with some age Dawn. Not sure if you see them in the USA? Their Shiraz Viognier is the best of that blend in Australia - generally regarded.

Freeman Vineyard & Winery

Altura Vineyard Nebbiolo 2017

Dark fruits and superbly balanced , Italy in a bottle ! Great drop — 3 months ago

Philip Shaw

N° 11 Orange Chardonnay 2014

Pale Lemon in colour. Some initial caramel notes, light fruited and light weight from the cool climate Orange district. On the palate under ripe nectarine with grapefruit notes - quite a delicate Chardonnay with light acids. Has Medium intensity for Its light palate weight. Philip Shaw has quite the CV as a winemaker. From Chief Winemaker at the huge Lindemans, headhunted by the Oatleys to be Chief Winemaker at Rosemount which became a world wide brand before being sold to Southcorp (now Treasury) for a fortune to the Oatleys, and a stint with Treasury all the while developing his vineyard at Orange now run by his sons and he has gone on to his next venture. He has collected International Winemaker of the Year twice in 1988 and 2000. — a month ago

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Collector Wines

Tiger Tiger Chardonnay 2018

Killer Chardonnay. We have been seeing some great gear across the tasting bench of late. — 3 months ago

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Scott Rowe

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It is promoted as 850m above sea level.
Bob McDonald

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Penfolds Yattarna was being partly sourced from Tumbarumba once. Now I think a lot comes from the Coal River Tasmania.
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Spot on Bob. Deep pedigree from both places mentioned.

Four Winds Vineyard

Canberra District Shiraz 2018

Quite smooth, dark and peppery. Really pleasant to drink. — 3 months ago

Canobolas-Smith

Alchemy Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

First time for this producer and very rarely have wines from the Orange District. Lovely aromatics, not really Cab Sauv but then I noticed the blend was 45% Cab Sauvignon; 45% Cab Franc; 10% Shiraz. A lovely Aussie right bank rendition you might say. Red and black fruits with plum and tobacco notes. The palate is sweetish and luscious texture with supple tannins. This wine proves that Orange Is an accredited Australian wine district for both Reds and Whites taking in Hilltops. Have experienced the excellent whites from here and must seek out more Reds based on the quality of this wine. — a month ago

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Contentious Character

Stop and Smell the Rosé Blend 2019

Quite refreshing, goes well with dessert. 2019 vintage. — 2 months ago

Lark Hill

Mr. V Biodynamic Wine Marsanne Blend 2017

Very pleasant taste, a bit more tannins on the finish than I usually prefer, but the flavour is really nice. — 3 months ago

McWilliam's

Reserve 660 Hill Tops Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

I live in Washington state so I usually favor California Cabs over inexpensive Australian imports, but this one is totally competitive. A find. — 4 months ago