Victoria, Australia

Grampians Estate

Streeton Reserve Shiraz 2012

All previous notes of this amazing wine still apply. Savoury earthy mineral meaty berry, black pepper and Bacon all packed in there. I managed to get a dozen out of the 60 dozen made. Cote Rotie on steroids still applies. Will have to exercise some willpower to have each of the remaining 6 bottles at 2 year intervals. Halliday says drink by 2042!! — 4 days ago

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Must call in next time I’m in Melbourne. Added to Roscioli that’s two where you have been the Somm.
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Indeed, even though here my role is slightly less focused on the wine only, I've got to do a bit of everything, but I definitely have had an impact on the wine list😜
It would be great to meet with you anyway, I truly hope u make it when u come down👍

19 Crimes

Victoria Shiraz Grenache Mataro Blend 2017

Took a chance today to try something new from Australia. A dark red blend...Smooth and so easy to drink and definitely SO REASONABLY PRICE. @Ted @Janell — 23 days ago

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G’day from down under mate. Keep taking those chances @Dom Malerba

Mount Mary

Lilydale Cabernets Red Blend 1983

At Polar’s old Australian Tasting. Dr Pete (Polar) has been a long time collector of Mount Mary, one of Australia’s Premium Cabernet blends and this was certainly an Old one. Opened as very Cowyard and manure but definitely no Brett. Less than medium weight but totally classy. Obviously past its best but I liked it - a curio. — 10 days ago

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Jasper Hill

Emily's Paddock Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2003

Mid crimson in colour. Tarry savoury berry aromas. On the palate medium to full bodied with earth tar and liquorice ~ typical of mature Heathcote. Tannins resolved. The 15.5%ABV largely hidden. Amazing intensity and flavour considering its age - powerful in fact - also some sweetness. Jasper Hill largely contributed to putting Heathcote on the map. — 11 days ago

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19 Crimes

The Uprising Shiraz Blend

Delicious this is one of my go to wines. Low tanning taste, with the perfect amount of sweetness for me — 9 days ago

R.L. Buller & Son

Victoria Tawny Port Blend 1921

Very complete tawny for the price, lots of raisin, walnut and caramel. — 8 days ago

Giant Steps

Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Black Plummy aromatics along with whole bunch aromas. On the palate fleshy with resolved Tannins and beautiful balance - everything coming together - at its peak. From one of Australia’s better and awarded winemakers in Steve Flamsteed. A wonderful Yarra Valley Pinot - my last of the 2013s from Applejack Vineyard. — 8 days ago

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Bass Phillip

Gippsland Chardonnay 2013

Very impressive Chardonnay as you would expect from arguably Australia’s best producer of Pinot Noir, Phillip Jones. Citrus and mealy aromas. M+ intensity on the palate with fleshy and creamy notes still with cleansing acidity. As good as a Premier Cru White Burgundy at about a third of the price. However with time it faded somewhat. — 2 days ago

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William Downie

Gippsland Pinot Noir 2017

Forgot to take a photo of the Half Bottle at No. 19 Restaurant at The Darling at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. This was the 2017 William Downie from Gippsland. Interested to try this as Gippsland is the home of Bass Phillip, one of the most accomplished makers of Pinot Noir in Australia as is William Downie. This was more beetroot and earthy root vegetables than red fruits with classic Burgundian sappiness. A classy effort although has some developing to do. — 3 days ago

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier

L Block Shiraz 2010

Gorgeous. Dark crushed fruit and oak on the nose; herbs, licorice, blackberry on the palate. — 10 days ago

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