Rutherglen, North East

Giaconda

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Funky, very sulphidic and smoky - very struck match …. but it works with nectarine notes. As I said in the previous note, Is this the best Chardonnay in Australia? Becoming hard to get when I bought a few bottles of the latest vintage a week ago. Like a quality Premier or Grand Cru white Burgundy. A medium bodied palate but the palate intensity is profound - off the charts. Soon I will have a blind tasting of 2015 Chardonnays with friends and include some Burgundies with wines like this, Leeuwin Estate, Heytesbury and Yattarna. — 5 days ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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Great bottle!! If not the best Chardonnay in Australia, it is up there with few others.
As you said it isn't the power, but the intensity of this wine that is so distinctive
Bob McDonald

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I think Rick Kinzbrunner is at the top of his game.
Travis W

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That sounds like an awesome tasting coming up.

Chambers Rosewood

Rutherglen Muscadelle

Absolutely lovely Muscadelle sticky, sweet, easy drinking, orange citrus and sweet liqueur-like aromas and flavors, fortified (but so smooth you never saw the freight train coming until it’s too late — LOL), just a lovely after-dinner tipple, much sweeter than a comparable Port!! — 6 months ago

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Castagna

Ingénue Beechworth Viognier 2019

Med body, savoury acid, reasonably simple but nice length — a year ago

Warrabilla

Reserve Durif 2019

One of my favourite wines — 18 days ago

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Sorrenberg

Chardonnay 2016

Mid yellow in colour. Flinty, minerally with light stone fruit - under ripe peach/nectarine. Restrained, delicate, savoury, beautiful. Just an excellent Chardonnay whichever way you cut it. The labels copying the Burgundian graphics but totally worthy of the contents. Sorrenberg, in Beechworth, is a neighbour of Giaconda - generally recognised as one of the best in Australia. — 3 months ago

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Calabria Family Wines

Long Live The King King Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The Barrossa Valley and Coonawarra fruit in the King family produced wine was surprisingly soft and very drinkable. — 7 months ago

Giaconda

Cabernet Sauvignon

2004 Vintage Overtly green and herbal on the nose but still with lovely Cabernet sweet fruit and fine tannin. — 2 years ago

Campbells

Classic Rutherglen Topaque Muscadelle

Sweet toffee, lovely citrus fruits, and dried Sunmaid raisins as well, suave, balanced, rich sweet flavors, such a lovely, easy-drinking sweet dessert wine, also Level 2 “Classic” like the Chambers from last night, excellent!! — 3 months ago

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Campbells

Rutherglen Muscat

Dark fruit, rich and complex, dark fruits, lovely Muscat, Campbell’s just does great dessert wines!!! — 5 months ago

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Jen Pfeiffer Naked Wines

Jen Pfeiffer Rock it Like a Redhead The Rebel North East Merlot 2021

Great wine to enjoy with a friend or alone!
Before I opened, refrigerated for 20 minutes and The more I let it breathe the more I enjoyed the wine. The Tempranillo grape used for this wine, made it a wine I would definitely drink again.
— a year ago

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