Yarra Valley, Port Phillip

Yering Station

Yarra Valley Heathcote Shiraz Viognier Blend 2019

Lots of black fruits, plus vanilla, dark chocolate, and mesquite smoke. Ripe, rich, round, and concentrated, but amazingly still fresh. Delicious for $20 on Wine Spies. Cheers! — 10 days ago

Mount Mary

Quintet Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2003

Part of my brothers 60th birthday present direct from the Mount Mary cellars. Amazing. So delicate with an endless complex palate. — 2 months ago

Giant Steps

Sexton Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

A week ago I posted a tasting note on the 2018 Giant Steps Nocton Vineyard Pinot Noir that had won 3 Trophies at the 2019 Royal Queensland Wine Show. This Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Pinot repeated the 3 Trophy win at this year’s Royal Queensland Wine Show a month ago. Pale Ruby in colour - lovely aromatics - red fruited, rose petals. Wonderful palate intensity. Barely medium bodied. I wonder how this will cellar? It is so good now you wonder how much better it can get. I have been a long time admirer of Giant Steps and winemaker Steve Flamsteed who I knew from Toowoomba but what is disappointing is how the price has doubled under the new ownership. I used to pay $45 to $50 for the individual Cuvées and now a little over $90! — 4 months ago

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Hoddles Creek Estate

1er Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Stunning 1er Hoddles Pinot Noir. In a really good spot right now. So open, opulent and full throttle Pinot. — a month ago

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Wantirna Estate

Lily Pinot Noir 2010

So pretty in its youth but now broody and powerful. Brambly with dark fruit and spice. Nice surprise! — 2 months ago

Luke Lambert

Yarra Valley Nebbiolo 2021

Lovely Aussi expression of this grape. Lively flavors and smooth in it’s transitions particularly for a wine so young. Closer to a Ghemme than a Barola. Earthy, Raspberry, rose petal, dried fruit, hazelnut. Very approachable young as it is not overly tannic or acidic. — 3 months ago

Giant Steps

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Bright cherry color in the glass. Notes of red berries, cherry and black tea. Floral throughout and brings a soft tannin finish. Undeniably a Pinot. — 2 months ago

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Single Block Release 864 Drive Block Funder & Diamond Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

Last bottle of this very impressive Chardonnay. Still very flinty and burnt match on the nose with a slightly sweeter palate than the last note. That grapefruit in its youth is now more yellow peach. Technical notes - using the P58 clone. All grapes were hand harvested prior to whole bunch pressing to French Oak puncheons - 30% new oak. Malolactic conversion was prevented. Drinking at its peak - made by one of Australia’s leading exponents of Chardonnay In David Bicknell. This is world class! — 2 months ago

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Yarra Yering

Dry Red Wine No°2 Shiraz Blend 2004

Lighter than I expected but not disappointed with layers of exotic spice and fruit. Very reminiscent of an aged Cote Rotie. — 4 months ago