Grampians, Western Victoria


Bin No 0 Great Western Shiraz

WRONG WINE - can’t find the beats great western sparkling Shiraz 2017 so I’m putting it down as this. Very dry full bodied - tastes great and not too fruity! — 19 days ago

Crawford River

Riesling 2013

See previous Delectable Notes 134 weeks ago and 114 weeks ago where I said have the last bottle when 10 years old ie in 2023. A touch of paraffin creeping into the nose. White florals, ripe mandarin, silky texture - almost unctuous, low acid. Hint of peach. The word for this Riesling is Rich. A beautiful Riesling, probably at its peak. — 3 months ago

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Great Western Pinot Meunier 2021

Amazing. Nose rakes me to baking paleo banana bread - baked apricot, almond meal. Bloody delicious — 10 months ago

Mount Langi Ghiran

Cliff Edge Shiraz 2017

See previous notes on 2 tasting occasions. Coincidentally all at Paros on the Beach Apartments - all 3 tastings. One of my favourite 2nd wines in Australia. Often associated with white pepper, this exhibits more plum and spice. A very good wine and great QPR. — 2 years ago

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Thanks for the awesome note Bob. I've only got a little experience of the 2009 vintage. It's never agreed with me. Always far too acidic. I've tried everything to soften it but to no avail. 😢


Great Western Riesling 2019

Similar to Bin 28 — 2 days ago


Moonambel Shiraz 2012

Not bad for $30.00 Web notes This iconic estate nestled into a natural amphitheatre 2,000 feet up in Victoria's Pyrenees mountain range produces some of the country's most highly regarded and awarded wines The vineyard was established in 1976 and is the highest and most remote in the Pyrenees region. All the vines are dry farmed and naturally low yielding due to the very poor rocky soils. The elevation of the site means that they experience dramatic diurnal swings in temperature, the cool nights drawing out the growing season and preserving excellent natural acidity in the wines. The slow gradual ripening process results in more complex flavor development and bestows the wines with exceptional longevity. These wines whilst being remarkably good young will be excellent prospects for a decade plus in the cellar. Winemaker's Notes: "Our 33rd vintage of this wine is an intense purple-black colour. The complex bouquet displays raspberry and dark cherry fruit, a savoury black olive note and an exotic graphite element. The weight is medium but the attack is immensely powerful and persistent. Wonderful juicy sweet-sour dark fruit is framed by fine ripe tannins. This is a wine to decant and enjoy now or keep for the long term. — 2 months ago

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Bob McDonald

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That price is a steal Paul. Sells for around $90 AUD in Australia.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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It was a first time seeing these here in the states, I bought both bottles they had. I’ll save the 2nd one now that I see it’s impossible to find more. I looked but only in Australia now. Its a refined Shiraz not a bruising fruit bomb.
Bob McDonald

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Yes, I am familiar with Dalwhinnie, it is a class act. Central Victoria with spice and pepper. Restrained with an earthy note. Very different to the Barossa and McLaren Vale.

Blue Pyrenees Estate

The Richardson Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

And now the 2017; very smooth, velvet. Soft fruit, light on tannins. Very nice drinking now. — a month ago


Bin No 1 Great Western Shiraz 2019

Excellent on open. Strong capsicum and berry nose. Nicely balanced across the tongue. — 2 months ago

Alice Wen
with Alice


Pyrenees Syrah 2013

Haven’t had a honeymoon wine in a while! Still very full bodied, lush, and earthy. Could sit for a long time! — 7 months ago

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Blue Pyrenees Estate

Red Blend 2017

Fantastic stuff. Blue/plum fruit, a hint of menthol/eucalyptus, racy acidity, bright minerality, grippy tannins. If I’d not read the back label first I might have mistaken it for Shiraz. After 30min I got more of the chocolatey red currant notes of the Cab. The flavor profile of this is uniquely Aussie. Out of my #grassl1855 — 3 years ago