Heathcote, Central Victoria

Wild Duck Creek

Duck Muck Shiraz 2002

Quite a history to this wine. Back in 1997 Robert Parker gave the 1997 Duck Muck 99/100. A rare event at the time for an Australian wine and rapidly turned it into a Cult Wine par excellence. Almost overnight a bottle of Duck Muck was bringing $1500USD and higher. Unfortunately this led to many Australian winemakers wanting to duplicate this success and began creating these ultra ripe, high alcohol, very oaky Behemoths trying to attract Mega Scores from Parker. This was a trend that set back the Australian Wine exports by 10 to 15 years. We are only recovering now from the image of only producing Massive Shiraz and anyone who knows the Aussie wine industry knows we do much more than that. This wine at 16.5% ABV is not for the faint hearted. Rich Plum Prune and cinnamon notes. On the palate concentration and intensity is off the charts. You would never guess the age of this wine if tasted blind. It tastes much younger than a 2002. On a cold Winters night it’s great to reacquaint with a big Australian Shiraz. This is the whole Box and Dice - Shiraz on Steroids - but from this Burgundy Lover I can tell you it works. Time and a place for everything. β€” 12 days ago

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Simon Gilligan

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Hear hear
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@Bob McDonald Great back story. Thanks for posting.

La Pleiade

Heathcote Shiraz 2013

In a good spot 6 years in. Plenty of depth but not too much power. The new and old world in sync. β€” 3 days ago

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Heathcote Red Blend 2002

Really good leather and blueberry. 2002 but still pumping. β€” 13 days ago

Musk Lane

Bendigo Mataro 2016

Rose petals vanilla dark sweet fruits on nose
Palate is sweet fruits but acidity and length
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Mac Forbes

RS 19 Riesling 2017

Lovely Victorian Riesling. Own-rooted vines, all indigenous fermentation and neutral oak elevage. Feinherb level sweetness with razor like acidity. β€” a month ago

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Jasper Hill

Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 2016

Almost wonderful but a wine that will have great potential in the right years! β€” 3 days ago


Heathcote Malbec 2017

Oaky, fruity, dad-y s-word, but with the character to back it up. β€” 6 days ago

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Jumpin' Juice (Patrick Sullivan)

Half Full Pinot Blend

Love it. Like a packet of Cherry Drops floating in strawberry juice with a lovely slap of acidity. Need more. β€” 8 days ago

Jen Pfeiffer Naked Wines

The Hero Shiraz

Easy drinking. Berry and vanilla β€” a month ago