Victoria, Australia

19 Crimes

Victoria Red Blend 2018

My bottle says “Red Wine, South Eastern Australia”, not “Victoria”. Requesting expert review is a joke as they sometimes don’t respond for months. I’m not going to take notes and keep track of them to fill out the info...it’s just not that important to me, just annoying. Pleasant wine but a tad sweet for my liking. — 8 days ago

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De Bortoli

Regional Reserve Heathcote Shiraz 2014

This was pretty good for an everyday wine and it was interesting to see it with some age. Jammy blue fruits and classic Healthcote chalk/mineral notes. — 9 days ago

Bindi

Quartz Macedon Ranges Chardonnay 2011

Pale Lemon in colour. Barrel ferment characters. Oak is there on the medium minus intensity palate but perfectly integrated. From the poor 2011 vintage everywhere in Australia except the Hunter Valley and Western Australia. The wine is restrained, fine and delicate - good citrus notes on the light to medium weight palate with medium citric acid. A perfect example of why I think Chardonnay is better with oak treatment rather than unoaked. It is required and completes the picture as long as it doesn’t dominate. This is a great effort considering the vintage. — 13 days ago

Ira, Peter and 20 others liked this

Dalwhinnie

Moonambel Shiraz 2013

This is in a great place right now but will continue to develop for 10 + years. The integration of blue and black fruit with a wall of fine powdery tannin defines this wine. Rosemary, and floral notes mixed with the pure elegant fruit. Long, and serious. — 9 days ago

Scott liked this

Sam Plunkett

The Butterfly Effect Shiraz 2020

Beautiful cab merlot , smooth , deep and delicious — a day ago

By Farr

GC Cote Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

For me this is a astonishing wine, this is pure elegance and quality! The winemaker has done a awesome job, this is burgundy style Chardonnay from the highest level! A Lafon nose and great balanced wine! Love it! — 13 days ago

Jan, Peter and 5 others liked this

Circe

Chardonnay 2019

It needs to get closer to room temperature to express itself at best
It has a cashew butter feel to start then it shifts on to turmeric, pencil lead and wet stones
And just after you start feeling the variety of fruits such as melon, grapefruit, peach, litchee, mango, lowquats and apricots. Hints of ginger and nutmeg. Quite long and persuasive
— 13 days ago

Josh, Severn and 8 others liked this

Bass Phillip

Pinot Noir Old Cellar 2018

This is Bass Phillip’s entry level of about 6 different Pinot Noir Cuvées. In the glass a rich crimson in colour and a little cloudy which can happen when the wine is unfiltered as is often the practice at BP. Aromas of forest floor and compost heap. The palate is flavoursome with good concentration and amazing intensity for an entry level Pinot Noir. The fact that it is unfiltered contributes to this. Red fruits, cherry and also beetroot - earthy nuances. — 20 days ago

Severn, Arden and 13 others liked this

Yarra Yering

Dry Red N°1 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

I have had this wine for a period of time and have been interested in opening it for some time. This is ths 2010 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 9% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot from Yarra Valley Australia.

On the nose there are strong notes of black cherry, blackberry, heavy licorice, tar, tobacco, black pepper, green bell pepper, leather and dark rich earth.

On the palate there are good expressive notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, green bell pepper, tar, black currant and earth.

The wine is full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium to medium+ acidity and medium to medium+ fine tannins with a medium to long black fruit tar finish. A beautiful bottle of wine with many years of life left. Continue having a wonderful week and make the remainder prosperous. Stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 10 days ago

Byron, Severn and 19 others liked this

Yarra Yering

Underhill Shiraz 2012

Initially reductive with aromas of H2S which blew off. Vegetal stalky notes with red fruits. A medium weight palate with a little raspberry and those whole bunch stalky notes. Needed a little more mid palate fruit. In the elegant style - I have had better examples of Underhill. — 8 days ago

Anthony, Dawn and 16 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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Yes it was a sad day when Dr Bailey Carrodus, the founder and winemaker of YY passed away. He was a brilliant viticulturalist (nobody had better kept vines) and learnt to become an equally brilliant winemaker. I met him once at the winery and spoke to him a couple of times on the phone. Somewhat of an eccentric - he never entered his wines in Royal Shows which is the usual pathway for recognition for Aussie wineries. I have a few bottles left of the 2008 Dry Red No. 1 which turned out to be his last vintage. These days the winemaker is the highly talented Sarah Crowe who was Winemaker of the year in Oz a few years ago. My gripe is the prices have gone up markedly under the new owners. The Underhill I had was $92. There is a new super premium range now called YY Carrodus honouring the good doctor and starting at $250 per bottle.
Ron R

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@Bob McDonald, pricing is a major constraint for me now., too. Underhill is well north of $150 USD. Far beyond my pain-threshold now.
Bob McDonald

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@Ron R $150USD is worth around $176.50AUD so that is a large mark up. Too dear IMO.