Waipara West

Koyama

Waipara Pinot Noir 2018

Ted
9.2

Upon opening the bottle there was lots of smoke. Kind of obnoxious. That goes away after half an hour and you really start to get that red cherry fruit. Light color with some cloudiness. It’s growing on me. — 8 days ago

Jeni
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Josh, Ron and 8 others liked this

Vasse Felix

Filius Chardonnay 2017

A pretty #margaretriver #chardonnay - aromas of yellow apple, pear and light honey notes backed by flinty minerality . Medium weight on the tongue, crisp acidity, lemon zest on the finish. There’s definitely a Burgundian character here for a reasonable ~$19 at Costco. — 3 days ago

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Fermoy Estate

Reserve Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

See previous note about Fermoy being served at the Danish Royal Wedding. A herbaceous Margaret River Cabernet with geranium, menthol and some green notes on the nose. Black currant, cassis - trace of chocolate on the palate. After an hour in the decanter it was drinking at its peak. Resolved tannins. — 22 days ago

Casey, Ming and 15 others liked this

Mountford Wines

LIaison Pinot Noir 2014

Ted
9.1

Citrus. Earthy. Enjoyable with a pork chop — 7 days ago

David, Ron and 7 others liked this

Brookland Valley

Estate Chardonnay 2015

See previous notes. Put simply this is a stunning Chardonnay as its Show Record will attest, with at least 5 Trophies including Best Wine in Show at the Royal Hobart International Wine Show. A good combination of citrus and stone fruit with leesy complexity and incredible length of flavour. Demonstrates once again how great Margaret River is for Chardonnay. I’m glad I have 3 bottles left. A huge bargain at $30 per bottle. — 15 days ago

Dawn, Scott and 20 others liked this

Frankland Estate

Isolation Ridge Vineyard Riesling 2002

Commis bev pairing, first time drinking Aussie riesling. Aged riesling paired with slow-poached egg yolk, smoked dates, alliums, malt — 3 hours ago

Fire Gully

Margaret River Shiraz 2015

Full flavour but also quite light. Went amazingly well with a combination of fish and rich red meats. Amazing body and beautiful lingering after-taste. — 13 days ago

Melodie McGeoch
with Melodie

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2016

Ron R
9.5

How nice it is to move away from domestic wines, and relearn that there are equally outstanding examples on other continents - let me introduce you to exhibit A.
This is an Aussie benchmark displaying grapefruit, lemon and a hint of lanolin. Palate is squeaky clean, with a razor-sharp, flinty edge. Finishes long, with tension and weight. Kissed with light oak treatment, and pristine white fruits, this will run well beyond another 15 years. Brilliant.
— a day ago

Juan, Tom and 51 others liked this
John Van Trijp

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@Ron R i love this wine!
Scott Rowe

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It’s a classic!!
Ron R

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@John Van Trijp, I’m with you. And price wise’ it’s not expensive.

Domaine Naturaliste

Rebus Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Drinking well but 10+ years left. Good depth of blue@and black fruit with minty eucalypt twist. Still alot of tannin, but fully ripe and fine and powdery. Very good! — 2 days ago

Streicker

Bridgeland Block Margaret River Syrah 2014

Lush and bold without being overheated, cedar, herbaceous, and cherry! — 2 days ago

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Ryan Colthorp

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From the trip?