Macedon Ranges, Port Phillip

Joshua Cooper

Captain's Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Lemon, apple, grapefruit and a leesy creaminess. — 20 days ago

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Curly Flat

Pinot Noir 2012

Mid Ruby - good clarity. Aromas of strawberries and burnt, tarry notes. On the palate quite fleshy with strawberries and sappiness. Medium minus bodied but with medium plus intensity. Silky mouthfeel. An exciting and different Pinot Noir. — 2 months ago

Paul, Simon and 8 others liked this

Bindi

Dixon Pinot Noir 2013

Pale Ruby in colour. Aromatic notes of confectionery and strawberry. On the light bodied palate candied red fruits, some sappiness with very little Tannin. Not for further cellaring but a delicious little Pinot right now. Bindi is always in the conversation regarding one of the top Australian producers of the Burgundian varietals. — 3 months ago

Jonathan, Daniel and 7 others liked this

Bindi

Original Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Haven't updated here in a while now, but I've been drinking well and Google Keep has been my trusty note-taker. Thought I kick things off with this absolutely killer wine. I know I said that Michael's wine fell victim to the heat of 16' after drinking the vintage's Block 5, but this wine was the total opposite - just brimming with elegance and nerve. Floral, red fruited, spicy, silky, ethereal.

NB: Looking at them both within such a short time frame really paints a wonderful picture of site difference. We all know this, but its nice to be reminded. Both MV6, just from neighbouring vineyards, the OV being a bit older. I guess Michael does say the Block 5 typically needs more time to develop the suppleness of the OV, but the OV's just such a joy to drink atm. Best 16' Pino I've had from Australia so far.
— 5 months ago

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Bindi

Quartz Macedon Ranges Chardonnay 2009

As mentioned in previous posts Bindi make some of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Australia but they are a small producer. Funky leesy mineral (coming from the Quartz riddled vineyard - hence the name) notes. Great intensity on the palate with citrus overtones. Strikes a good balance between the luscious peaches and cream style and the acidic leaner Chablis styles. Definitely one of Australia’s better Chardonnays- singing at 10 years. — 3 months ago

Ira, David and 11 others liked this

Latta

Rattlesnake Western Zone White Blend

Really different taste but very smooth after second mouthful — 5 months ago

Shadowfax

Macedon Ranges Chardonnay 2012

Dry cassis, blackberry and spices. Not too sweet. Super drop. — a month ago

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Bindi

Block 5 Pinot Noir 2010

Light ruby in colour - translucent in parts. Notes of cherry and toffee. Light to medium bodied palate but excellent intensity showing its pedigree as one of Australia’s better Pinots with time in Decanter. Resolved ultra fine Tannins. A good Block 5 if not a little on the light side. — 2 months ago

Scott, Simon and 9 others liked this

Cobaw Ridge

Pinot Noir 2005

Michael’s birthday in Sydney at Firedoor. Delicious for a fab dry aged steak cooked siete fuegos style. — 4 months ago

Michael Bourke
with Michael