Caves Of Mount

Ochota Barrels

a forest Pinot Noir 2017

A post-dinner bottle with a prospective new Tastevin candidate, one of my best buddies.
Reminded us of OR Pinot Noir, but with more of a spicy, peppery not;, oak was notable but not intrusive, would love to see the bottle in 5-7Y post vintage.
— 9 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Good that these bottles are being distributed in the USA. You may be aware that Taras Ochota sadly passed away a few months ago.
Hugh O'Riordan

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Severn, what is Tastevin? Hugh
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@Bob McDonald Yes, sadly aware. My good friend distributes this producer for my region.

Mount Pleasant Wines

Lovedale Hunter Valley Sémillon 2009

See previous notes 210 weeks ago. Pale Lemon in colour. Aromas of White flowers, lanolin, straw, toast and herbs. Typical soapy texture on the palate - creamy notes with mild acid and medium intensity. As stated in previous notes Hunter Valley Semillon puts on weight with cellaring - this is a good example. A multi Trophy and Gold medal winner on the Australian Show Circuit. — 16 days ago

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#3 Loose Goose Grüner Veltliner 2019

GV + a splash of Sauvignon Blanc, red vinification and old oak maturation — 17 days ago

Jim Barry

The McRae Wood Shiraz 2016

We recently had a 40 wine blind tasting at the Downs Club to select a new Premium Member’s Claret. This wine was in my Top 5 but in the end did not get the nod. Dark rich colour with plenty of ripe fruit and toasty oak but still manages to have notes of black pepper in this full bodied red. I liked this from an exceptional vintage in South Australia. — 16 days ago

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Jim Barry

The Armagh Clare Valley Shiraz 2002

After a 4 hour decant, this wine is cruisin’ straight into my heart.... Kirsch, blackberries, coffee, dark chocolate, bacon, smoke, and grilled meat. Beautiful spices like black pepper, anise, cumin and cloves.
Maybe just a pinch of alcoholic heat peaking through in the loooong finish...
In the early phase of its drinking window, just starting to show gorgeous savoury nuances, it has a bright and lengthy future ahead.
Oh man, do I love those classically built Australian Stars....
Monumental wine!
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Bird in Hand

Adelaide Hills Pinot Rosé 2020

Love this Rosè from Bird in Hand. One of my favourites 💕 — 4 days ago

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Like a piece of pie in a glass! Not overly sweet but deliciously jammy! — 18 days ago

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Poço do Lobo Arinto 1991

Served double-blind. The color was a darker tone of gold, showing potential signs of age but seemed to be in good physical shape. On the nose, dried fruits such apricot and citrus fruits however, it was the striking note of coconut that ultimately led me to the Iberian peninsula. I figured a Rioja made in an oxidative style such as LdH Tondonia Blanco. On the palate, again with the dried fruits accompanied by nuts. This wine was balanced and had fine acid that provided the lift necessary. When the wine was revealed, I was couldn’t help but crack a smile; what a delight to try such a fantastic dry white from Portugal that, in many ways, was very energetic at 29 years young. — 12 days ago

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Shaw and Smith

M3 Vineyard Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018


#chardonnay #adelaidehills #australia when I first tasted this wine blind in a lineup of other Chardonnays from around the world it didn’t seem that great but now, Tasting it on its own without comparisons it is quite delicious and very elegant. — 21 days ago

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Caves des Papes

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2016

John Howard

Great vintage of this. — 2 days ago

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