Geelong, Port Phillip

By Farr

GC Cote Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

For me this is a astonishing wine, this is pure elegance and quality! The winemaker has done a awesome job, this is burgundy style Chardonnay from the highest level! A Lafon nose and great balanced wine! Love it! — 21 days ago

Jan, Peter and 5 others liked this


864 Charlie's Block Chardonnay 2011

Nothing to add to my previous notes. A well made Chardonnay from Chardonnay specialist, David Bicknell. Made in the leaner style. Travelling well at 10 years. — a day ago

Severn, David and 10 others liked this


Quartz Macedon Ranges Chardonnay 2011

Pale Lemon in colour. Barrel ferment characters. Oak is there on the medium minus intensity palate but perfectly integrated. From the poor 2011 vintage everywhere in Australia except the Hunter Valley and Western Australia. The wine is restrained, fine and delicate - good citrus notes on the light to medium weight palate with medium citric acid. A perfect example of why I think Chardonnay is better with oak treatment rather than unoaked. It is required and completes the picture as long as it doesn’t dominate. This is a great effort considering the vintage. — 21 days ago

Ira, Peter and 20 others liked this

Yarra Yering

Dry Red Wine No°2 Shiraz Blend 2012

Restrained class. YY quality fruit just left to talk in a quiet pure way. Blue and black bramble fruit on the nose matched on the palate. Less peppery than a Cote Rotie, but the powdery tannins, power without weight, and mataro/viognier give the same balance and complexity. Will make old bones. — 12 days ago


Serrat Pinot Noir 2016

From the Mornington Peninsula (although the fruit for this Pinot Noir came from the Yarra Valley ) - this is Tom Carson’s personal project when he’s not making wine for Yabby Lake - his main job. This had strawberry and other red fruits like cherry and a small whole bunch influence. Oak is dialled right back. A medium weight palate that is yet to show its full potential. First of 3 purchased and somewhat closed. Will leave having the 2nd for a couple of years. — 2 days ago

Vanessa, Josh and 10 others liked this

Yarra Yering

Dry Red N°1 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

I have had this wine for a period of time and have been interested in opening it for some time. This is ths 2010 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 9% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot from Yarra Valley Australia.

On the nose there are strong notes of black cherry, blackberry, heavy licorice, tar, tobacco, black pepper, green bell pepper, leather and dark rich earth.

On the palate there are good expressive notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, green bell pepper, tar, black currant and earth.

The wine is full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium to medium+ acidity and medium to medium+ fine tannins with a medium to long black fruit tar finish. A beautiful bottle of wine with many years of life left. Continue having a wonderful week and make the remainder prosperous. Stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 18 days ago

Byron, Severn and 19 others liked this


Chardonnay 2019

It needs to get closer to room temperature to express itself at best
It has a cashew butter feel to start then it shifts on to turmeric, pencil lead and wet stones
And just after you start feeling the variety of fruits such as melon, grapefruit, peach, litchee, mango, lowquats and apricots. Hints of ginger and nutmeg. Quite long and persuasive
— 21 days ago

Josh, Severn and 10 others liked this

Curly Flat

Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir 2016

On a roll - savoury Pinot perfection - burgundy esque - miss these wines so much — a day ago

See Taleggio
with See

Luke Lambert

Yarra Valley Syrah 2019

Bright, light, pretty gently extracted. Glimmering with red and purple berries on the palate, plus some subtle herbal and (light) green vegetal notes. Joyful. A fresh rendition of syrah in the Souhaut mold. — 2 days ago

Aravind, Peter and 18 others liked this
Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Not a sheepish lion, eh 😉

Yarra Yering

Underhill Shiraz 2012

Initially reductive with aromas of H2S which blew off. Vegetal stalky notes with red fruits. A medium weight palate with a little raspberry and those whole bunch stalky notes. Needed a little more mid palate fruit. In the elegant style - I have had better examples of Underhill. — 16 days ago

Anthony, Dawn and 16 others liked this
Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald Influencer Badge

Yes it was a sad day when Dr Bailey Carrodus, the founder and winemaker of YY passed away. He was a brilliant viticulturalist (nobody had better kept vines) and learnt to become an equally brilliant winemaker. I met him once at the winery and spoke to him a couple of times on the phone. Somewhat of an eccentric - he never entered his wines in Royal Shows which is the usual pathway for recognition for Aussie wineries. I have a few bottles left of the 2008 Dry Red No. 1 which turned out to be his last vintage. These days the winemaker is the highly talented Sarah Crowe who was Winemaker of the year in Oz a few years ago. My gripe is the prices have gone up markedly under the new owners. The Underhill I had was $92. There is a new super premium range now called YY Carrodus honouring the good doctor and starting at $250 per bottle.
Ron R

Ron R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Bob McDonald, pricing is a major constraint for me now., too. Underhill is well north of $150 USD. Far beyond my pain-threshold now.
Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald Influencer Badge

@Ron R $150USD is worth around $176.50AUD so that is a large mark up. Too dear IMO.