Victoria, Australia

Dalwhinnie

Moonambel Pyrenees Shiraz 2005

Finally, wine week! A classic Aussie Shiraz to kick it off. Dried out cork was a worrying start, but the liquid that poured out quickly put that to rest. Deep red with the lightest orange rim. The nose was hedonistic - ripe blackfruits with a touch of vanilla. Fruit was little more dried out on the palate, but exceedingly sweet (too sweet even!). Leathery, smoke, cocoa nibs, tabacco, oak spice. Tannins have mellowed out. It's soft for sure, but there's a surprisingly present acidity, perhaps a little VA - all good to balance that fruit sweetness. I wouldn't say this is a wine I enjoy drinking, but I certainly appreciate the structure, balance, and youthfulness of sorts. — 6 days ago

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Bass Phillip

Reserve Pinot Noir 2007

Aromas of mushroom and forest floor. Great intensity on the palate. One of the most impressive statements I’ve ever read about this winery and it’s wines was from Rob Geddes MW who said “Putting it simply, Bass Phillip has made some of the best Pinot Noir I’ve drunk in my whole life, from anywhere of any age”. I would think that Rob, being a Master of Wine would have drunk quite a number of Grand Crus in his time so this is quite the accolade. Even at 12 years of age still a future - say 3 to 5 years. Phillip Jones says up to 15 years. Palate staining root vegetable juice!! — 18 days ago

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Oakridge Wines

Pinot Meunier

2017 interesting funky little fella. Less refined than a Pinot noir but I like the character — 6 days ago

19 Crimes

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Inky purple color with strawberry jam, leather and sweet spice aromas.

Nice full dry palate with soft tannins.

Loads of Blackberry and strawberry flavors.

•14% ABV •April 23, 2019.
— 21 hours ago

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@Dennis P. It is a good wine. Cheers!
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@Trixie is that the wine that shows different faces on your phone? Cheers 🍷
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@Trixie Trixie after the Leafs I usually fall back to the Flames but since they’re out I will have to pick one. Cheers 🏒

19 Crimes

The Banished Dark Red Blend

Nice full flavor. Vanilla notes almost fooled me to think of a slight anise flavor. Sweet enough for the very casual red wine drinker but not so sweet to be overwhelming. Would recommend for a dinner party in order to please most. — 11 days ago

Fowles Wine

Farm to Table Victoria Pinot Noir 2015

Really good value Pinot. Juicy, strawberry, earthy and light. Great summer red. — 3 days ago

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Bin No 1 Great Western Shiraz 2014

Love the variation to Shiraz in this country! No appellation d'origine contrôlée here :) generous fruit for a cool-climate Victorian, dark, a medium bodied balance of juicy-but-lean, sandy tannin with a delicious savoury finish. — 18 days ago

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19 Crimes

The Uprising Shiraz Blend 2017

Light pleasing aroma, Darkly red and nearly nontransmissive, the taste extracted from 30 days in rum barrels is distinct and pleasant but not overwhelming. Very smooth. — 4 days ago

Jasper Hill

Cornella Vineyard Grenache 2005

OMG, absolutely delightful. Best 100% Grenache I have ever had. Bought from the winery 2006 and personal tasting with Ron Laughton. Amazing. — 5 days ago

Bindi

Block 5 Pinot Noir 2009

Aromas of savoury Cherry and stemmy notes. Supple and intense - a top quality new World Pinot for sure. Mellow and reaching full maturity - Tannins resolved. Beautiful texture and easily Premier Cru standard. After a couple of hours the silky tannins are prominent. Has a future but pretty irresistible right now. One of Australia’s best Pinot Noirs IMO - definitely in the Top 5. — 14 days ago

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