Yarra Valley, Port Phillip

Punt Road

Napoleone Vineyard Yarra Valley Shiraz 2015

Quite dense crimson in colour. Very spicy nose with meaty notes. Silky graphite like tannins. More savoury spicy than fruity on the medium weight palate. Great conditions in the Yarra Valley in 2015. The winner of the Trevor Mast Trophy for Best Shiraz and also Trophy for best single vineyard wine at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards in 2016. Amazing QPR at only $30. Will go on for 5+ years at least with the structure it has. Have 2 bottles left. — 5 days ago

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Yering Station

Reserve Yarra Valley Shiraz Viognier

Lovely and soft and creamy - expensive oak — 4 days ago

De Bortoli

Vinoque Yarra Valley Nebbiolo Rosé 2018

Floral berry nose
Dry, medium length
— 14 days ago

Dappled Wines

Pinot Noir 2019

Far too young, almost crunchy dark fruit and a good quality tannin that is still a little too present perhaps. I guess time will help.
We will see.
Cheers though!
— 11 days ago

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De Bortoli

La Bohème Act Four Syrah Blend

TA
9.0

A great dinner party red - not too easy to drink that you drink without really registering anything except “red wine” but not one you have to dry to decide whether you like or not. — 4 days ago

Steels Gate Winery

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Jodi M
9.5

Note perfect pinot, light and drinkable, black fruit. — 15 days ago

Bindi

Block 5 Pinot Noir 2009

Dusty plums and cherries together with decayed plant matter and mushroom. On the palate luscious and savoury at the same time. Certainly in the conversation when discussing Australia’s top Pinot Noirs. Excellent quality for the difficult year for bushfires in the Yarra Valley. Bindi is not in the Yarra but it is in reasonable proximity to the north of Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges. After a while the nose had a Rhubarb and Pastille note. 97 points from Huon Hooke. — 25 days ago

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Ron R

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Another great producer...
Bob McDonald

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Absolutely Ron. Great Chardonnay as well.

Dappled Wines

Seville Les Verges Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Labeled Champs de Cherises Single Vineyard.
Very good, but I find it less focused and complete than the Appellation they produce.
Still absolutely above the average chardy.
Not overly oaky, you can feel the determined expression of the site with an unusual red little berry on the nose as a peculiarity.
— a month ago

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Mount Mary

Quintet Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

Lockdown celeb take 2. Cocoa, liquorice, herbs, vegetal, rather light and short finish. Savoury n some soy sauce. Some hint of tea. Bitter sweet. Eculyptus. Finish rather dull — 11 days ago

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Squitchy Lane

Chardonnay 2014

Nice easy drinking chardonnay, not overly oaked. Fresher style. — 17 days ago