More on the darker fruit spectrum of Pinot Noir, displaying redcurrants, plums and a touch of stalkiness as well as baking spices. Dry, savoury palate with fine sandpaper like tannins. Red cherries and plums on the flavour front, displaying a nice balanced underlay of acidity. Long finish. Good Pinot.
Nose is full of earth, ripe cherries with sweet cinnamon spices. Dry. medium bodied with similar levels of tannins. Acid slightly to the fore with noticeable touches of youthful sour cherries. Good example of the variety.
Glorious intense fruit cake, raisins and Christmas dried figs. What gets me is the balance. Yes it is sweet and intense on the palate but there is a savoury edge that balances the lusciousness. Flavours on the nose continue on the palate as well as offering treacle, and caramel. But its all so well balanced with that sweetness being cut, which means you can enjoy a second glass. Superb.
Ripe blackberries, licorice and a touch jammy on the nose. There is also a nice touch of sweet baking spices. On the palate the wine is dry, medium bodied with super smooth soft tannins and acidity. Flavours follow the nose with licorice, fruit cake and Black Forest gateau. Good wine and really well priced.
Classic Coonawarra nose consisting of blackberries and cassis laced with hints of cedar oak, smoke, dried leaves and mint. Dry medium bodied with black cherry flavours. There is a some well balanced acidity to accompany the powdery fine tannins.
Primary fruit driven nose with redcurrant and black cherries. Dry, medium bodied, elegant wine with black cherry flavours as well as earthy cedar notes and sweet baking spices. Well integrated acid and tannins in what is a fruit driven finish to the palate. Made by Andrew Miller who has sourced fruit from a vineyard planted by Brian Croser in 1999, the vineyard comprises several clones from the Tahbilk and Wendouree selections. Andrew makes consistently good wines.
Intense powerful gooseberries, pea pods and passion fruit aromas. Lovely intense palate with some sweetness masked by lovely crisp acidity making this an enjoyable romp. Compares easily with a traditional Marlborough SB
Spot on cool climate nose displaying black olives, white pepper and cured meats. Well balanced, elegant, medium bodied palate that is delightfully savoury with more black olives and charcuterie on the long finish.
A darker focused fruit Pinot displaying redcurrants, cranberries, rhubarb and root vegetables. Intense firm palate with black cherry and more cranberries. Well integrated cedar oak on the palate and plush tannins with well balanced acid on the long finish. Interesting single vineyard wine sourced from vines grown on volcanic soils.
This wine pulls out all the bells and whistles. Rich nose displaying creamy lemon tart, almond nuts, white peach and ever so toasty. The palate doesn’t disappoint and follows the rich nose. Full bodied, textured and toasty, yet it retains a slightly lemony, tart edge that makes for a linear palate. Bags of flavoursome oak and peachy stone fruits on top of the citrus driven acid finish. Outstanding example of Australian Chardonnay.
Nice cherry, raspberry and strawberry driven nose. Dry and savoury on the palate with a firm front palate coming from the whole bunch component. Well balanced as the wine travels along the palate to elegant long finish. Still looks youthful.
Accomplished nose displaying cashew nuts, lemon pith, peachy stone fruits with a touch of salinity thrown in for good measure. Full bodied with buttery crème brûlée MLF notes, but still with bags of ripe stone fruits. Rich style which is typical of Geelong and ultimately pleasing.
Lees driven nose on this barrel fermented Pinot Gris. Almond nut driven palate with macerated pear and ever so creamy whilst retaining a light body framework. A touch warm on the back palate.
Powerful, yet attractive fruit driven nose of green capsicum and split pea. Fresh vibrant and texture driven palate with a touch of creaminess to add interest beyond the primary fruit. Attractive wine.
Complex nose with salami cured meats, black pepper and hints of struck match. Dry, medium bodied wine with a smooth, elegant palate and a long finish laced with velvet tannins. Outstanding cool climate Syrah.
Light primary fruit displaying red cherries, herbs and a touch of pepper. Juicy, crunchy, fruity palate with cola and hints of black cherries. Fine light delicate tannins on a medium bodied palate.
Very light aromas of herbs and violet/floral notes. Silky palate with soft acidity and fine tannins producing a well balanced light bodied wine. The flavours follow the nose with sage and dried flowers.
Made from the P58 clone, the wine has been cellared before release and it benefits from this time in the cellar. Lovely golden colour. Opulent aromas of toast, honey, laced with lemon zest and peaches. Intense, powerful palate that displays bags of ripe stone fruit flavours. Well balanced and incredibly long on the finish. Delicious.
Oatmeal, new oak and butter cream on the nose. Medium bodied with noticeable fresh acidity balancing the buttery flavours before returning to a mealy, nutty finish.
Nutty, pear and green apple skin aromas. Creamy, textured palate that is round and soft. More nuts and almond flavours on the medium bodied palate. Long nutty finish. Stylish wine.
Rich intense aromas of black cherries and white pepper, oh so Northern Rhône on the nose. Medium bodied with fragrant, floral flavours and a touch of garrigue and lavender. At it develops more savoury notes come out with cured meats that linger on the slightly tannic finish. Exemplary cool climate Australian Shiraz.
A darker style of Pinot with perfumed redcurrants, raspberries and a slight earthy undergrowth note. Rich and textured on the palate with dry sticky tannins. A hint grippy and chewy coming from the 60% whole bunch fermentation that the cool climate grapes receives.
Crunchy primary black cherry fruit with hints of meaty bresaola. Round, well integrated palate with more black cherries on the front palate that moves onto being more minerally on the finish accompanied by dry tannins. Long finish.
Complex aromas of smoke,, cashew nuts, wet stone and toasty oak on the nose. Savoury palate with yeasty lees and creamy butter notes to balance the crisp acidity. Long finish.
Lemon zest and grapefruit nose. Elegant acid driven palate which is remarkable given it has been through 100% MLF. Hints of smoky oak on the palate with more lemon and limes. A wine that expresses its cool climate origins. Built to age.
Yeast, bread dough with citrus and green apple notes. Dry, toasty palate with a lovely creamy mousse. Vibrant acidity provides a lovely balance to the wine.
Lovely sweet, bright, briary fruits supported by a touch of pepper and vanillan oak. A medium bodied wine dominated by strong black cherries and plums. Good levels of acidity create a juicy mid palate before the slightly soft, stalky, tannins produce an elegant finish. Well composed ‘curated’ wine! An interesting wine on a number of counts: interesting modern label design, it is fermented in a 620 litre concrete egg for 3 weeks and then matured in 50% new Croatian oak.
An off dry style which is pleasing to see. The nose is pleasantly floral with touches of stone fruits. The 15 gms of residual sugar gives a lovely textured mouthfeel whilst the important acid component provides suitable support and balance which leaves the palate with a lively touch of sappy lemon pithe.
Traditional styled Chardonnay with a rich, buttery, vanilla oak and stone fruit driven nose. Generous full bodied palate with a creamy palate showing well integrate oak and fruit. Satisfying wine.
Multilayered nose with a bedrock of primary rich, liqueur, black cherry fruits. Underneath there is a layer of white pepper and cured meats supported by some sweet vanilla oak. Dry medium plus body with plush tannins that have that sticky quality. More ripe black cherry fruits with touches of jammy black fruits and licorice. The fruit weight demonstrates that this is from a warmer year, but it still retains a cool climate edge, especially on the palate.
Delightful primary fruits that are cherry driven with undertone of dried thyme and sage. Light, but nicely textured wine that is, at present, dominated by primary red cherries. It has a lovely, powdery, silky, tannin structure that build on the back palate producing a long satisfying finish. A wine that shows promising signs for medium term cellaring.
Cool climate nose with white pepper, cloves, graphite and touches of struck match. Dry, medium bodied with well integrated acid and soft tannins. More white pepper on the palate with tobacco and a cured meats. Satisfying wine.
Brooding nose with hints of struck match, cedar oak and cherries. Firm, savoury style of Pinot with powdery tannins, meaty, cedar and a touch of bouquet garni flavours. Acid comes at the back palate to drive home a fresh finish hinting at longevity. Sourced from MV 6 clone, close planted, from the1988 vineyard established by Garry Farr.
Primary fruit nose driven by redcurrants, raspberries and cranberries. Dry lively palate with a hint of dried herbs that dances with sour cherry flavoured acidity on the fleshy medium bodied palate.
Made from P58 clone. A lovely full bodied wine displaying toasty, creamy crème brûlée notes laced with salty, saline, cool climate notes. Supple, velvet palate with well integrated acidity and great intensity of fruit coupled with a dash of minerality which produces a long finish.
A complex nose displaying peach stone fruits, butter, cashew nuts with a touch of cooler climate stony minerality. Elegant, medium bodied wine with citrus flavours highlighting good acid. Long satisfying finish.
Yeasty lees driven nose with a touch of lemon and stone fruits. Oatmeal, butter and lees flavours with well balanced acidity in a what is a medium bodied palate. Long finish.
Nutty, lees autolytic nose with bread and brioche notes. Creamy well balanced palate with plenty of supporting acid. Flavours continue on the autolytic theme with some honey and caramel notes. Good lively mousse. On lees for 3 years Chardonnay, Pinot Noir blend.