Heathcote, Central Victoria

Alain Graillot

Graillot Heathcote Syrah 2012

Similar notes to 117 weeks ago although on this occasion it showed better than then. The impression of trying to over finesse wines from an area like Heathcote remains, however it did show meaty and spicy notes and presented as more Northern Rhone in style than Heathcote. This is Alain Graillots Australian venture. — 11 hours ago

Meg, David and 5 others liked this

Mac Forbes

RS19 Strathbogie Ranges Riesling 2017

Ripping acidity balancing out the off dry sweetness. Tennis balls and apples. Delicious. — 11 days ago

Sanguine Estate

Inception Heathcote Shiraz 2012

Just right, balanced and a medium length finish. — 2 months ago


Caravan of Dreams Heathcote Shiraz Pressings 2005

Very dark and inky. Loaded with black fruit wrapped in oak. Haven’t read the tn’s but probably has a lot of new oak barrels in the mix. Very Australian but in a good way. — 6 days ago

David, Simon and 3 others liked this


Marsanne 2006

A little background first. Marsanne is one of the world’s rarest grape varieties originating in the Northern Rhone and Hermitage regions of France. It is grown in only 3 other countries, Australia, USA and Switzerland. Tahbilk holds the largest and oldest single holding of the variety in the world. Located in Central Victoria 120 kilometres north of Melbourne and originally established in 1860. Purchased by the Purbrick Family in 1925 and now run by the 5 th generation of that family. As to the wine itself - Mid Lemon in colour. Nose of citrus, honeysuckle and a touch of mouldy oranges. On the palate medium to full bodied - Marsanne is one of those white varieties that put on weight with age. Verging on unctuous like other Rhone varieties like Roussanne and Viognier. Amazing QPR - I paid $15 for this at Dan Murphys. They have another Marsanne cuvée of vines planted in 1927 which is a bit dearer. I wish I had bought a dozen! Delicious! — 5 days ago

Severn, Eric and 11 others liked this

Tar and Roses


Complex and spicey, this is my go to wine hand. A real favorite. — 2 months ago

Jasper Hill

Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 2013


Currant and perfume on the nose with some vanilla and subtle saline minerality. Full bodied dark fruits, velvet on the tongue, great mouthfeel. Tight, moderately tannic, then a smooth prolonged finish.
(Opened on my dad’s 80th)
— 9 days ago


Bambina Camelback Vineyard Nebbiolo 2017

Yummy!! Thank you, D & H for sharing!! — 17 days ago

Momento Mori

Fist Full Of Flowers


Beautifully floral, crunchy orange wine — a month ago


1927 Vines Marsanne 2012

Fruity and fresh, well balanced!
Great value
— 2 months ago