Excellent value for money Chardonnay. A blend of Pemberton, Porongurup and Margaret River fruit from WA, fermented in old French oak and matured for 10 months. It displays a nose of citrus and white stone fruit with a bit of lees and oak. Dry, slightly on the light side with plenty of acidity, but enough to sustain the palate length.
Delicate salmon colour. Nose is full of sweet red fruits with strawberries and raspberries to the fore. Light, crisp, elegant palate designed as a refreshing aperitif style sparkling wine with floral and red fruits dominating on a slightly candied finish.
Rich, ripe blackberries, cassis and black cherries on a foundation of vanilla oak. Full bodied rich dark chocolate palate. Sweet cooking spices and black cherry fruit flavours. Fine powdery well integrated tannins on a medium plus finish. Needs plenty of cellar time or enjoy now as a fruit driven full bodied wine.
Lovely honey, apricot and peach stone fruit nose. Creamy lees stirred palate with soft lemony acidity. Supple and a touch phenolic adding to the weight and complexity. Long satisfying finish.
Spot on aromatics for a cool climate shiraz displaying cooking spices with hints of both black and white pepper. Smooth elegant palate with a rip red fruit foundation. Medium bodied with soft powdery tannins.
Lovely sweet plums with floral and peppery undercurrents. Juicy ripe red fruits on elegant medium bodied palate. Soft tannins with a long finish. A wonderful cool climate red drinking extremely well and a bargain. Merlot 54% Cabernet Sauvignon 28% Cabernet Franc 18%
Maintaining its classic reputation with another great vintage. Bright floral and minerally driven nose. Pear and apple flavours on a dry light bodied, but nicely intense palate.
Aromatically driven nose full of pear and lychee. Dry, light bodied zesty with prominent pear flavours on the palate. Racy crisp finish. Enjoyable young wine for drinking this summer.
Selecting the best barrels produces a herbal, cedar, minty cabernet laced with blackberry and boysenberries. Cedar and spice driven flavours on a medium to full bodied well structured palate with a dry long tannic finish.
Lovely spot on aromatics displaying peach stone fruit with floral hints. More pot pourri dried flower flavour on the palate with fleshy hints but some well balanced acidity keeps it clean and dry on the finish. Nice example, Bendigo is growing some good Viognier.
Elegant, restrained wine with citrus and minerally, slightly saline driven aromas, accompanied by some oak-derived struck-match complexity. The palate is where you see the cool climate shine brightly with fresh acid driven citrus and stone fruit flavours yet laced with a savoury oak middle palate on a medium bodied framework. This wine is delicious to drink now and will age well into the future.
Lovely plum fruit aromatics with some white pepper and spice. Gentle soft front palate with medium acidity on a medium bodied framework. Predominantly pepper and spice but it also displays blackberry, black cherry, plum and Christmas cake. Some menthol and mint rounds out a complex flavour profile. Overall a wine that talks of place and a good representative of a cool climate red blend.
Medium intensity aromas of plum with cooking spice and cedar on the nose. Soft velvet plush plum juicy fruit flavours on a medium bodied structure. Classic varietal example of merlot.
A cool climate example done well, displaying raspberry, nutmeg and a host of brown cake spices aromas. Some cool climate white pepper also develops with hints of graphite. On the palate there is a bag of sweet black, brambly, stewed fruits with hints of spice to accompany the dry powdery tannic finish. Overall, a satisfying medium bodied, fruit forward wine. Very Côtes du Rhône-ish (from a warmer vintage)
Nice copper, salmon colour. Floral, nose with red fruits. Savoury, slightly fleshy, chewy palate but backlit with some lovely fresh cherry acidity. Strawberry and raspberries on the mid palate that stay around producing a long length of palate and finish. Dry but finishes with a hint of residual sugar.
Peach, apricot stone fruits dominated nose. Creamy, textured palate due to some skin contact but balanced by some tight citrus acidity. Pleasantly intense, slightly oily on the long finish. This wine has some character and is a fine example of this classic Portuguese white varietal.
A hint of struck match and honey supports a cool climate fruit structure with zesty melon and citrus peel. Light bodied, dry with crisp acidity on the palate supported by citrus, minerally flavours. Good example of cool climate chardonnay (vineyard is at very high 800m) with a touch of age.
Named after the race horse that was sold by Joseph Osborn to finance the purchase of the vineyard in 1912. The wine is big on cedar oak, earth, licorice which means it is very traditional. Full bodied black cherries soft dry tannins with a warm finish. Another value for money wine from this leading producer.
partially fermented in French oak this wine displays enough primary fruit of green capsicum and herbs to be a good example at a very reasonable price. High acid and light bodied.
Partially sourced from vines planted 166 years ago this is a lovely textured medium bodied juicy red fruit driven wine. Firm, savoury palate with a hint of minerality and graphite. The block is predominately grenache but also contains shiraz, mataro (AKA mourvèdre) malbec, cabernet, pedro ximenez, trincadiera with the odd bit of palomino.
Deep intense wine showing bags of blackberries, supported by cedar oak and a hint of licorice and raisin fruit. Slight herbal edge as well in the mix. Full bodied wine with all primary black fruit driven. Will benefit with a while in the cellar but at the moment bold and beautiful which gives you the option.
Lemon, lime and pineapple driven nose with a touch of yeasty lees complexity. Plenty of cream and buttery barrel work on the palate but supported by primary fruit. Good, well made Chardonnay.
Delicious vibrant dry, crisp riesling displaying lemon, lime and floral notes. Shows lovely intensity on the palate with a classic zesty finish. Sound, attractive wine.
Basket pressed unfiltered traditional BV red showing classic blackberry, black cherry, licorice as well as cedar and graphite oak. Firm, smooth and rich on the palate with more licorice to back up the warming alcohol, long finish.
Pungent primary red fruits with cherry, strawberries and raspberries. Sweet fruit driven palate. Some sour cherry with a good level of intensity and length on the finish.
Blackberries, black cherries and plums with touch of licorice. Full bodied with juicy acidity to match the mouth puckering, dusty tannins. Vanilla oak and blackberries dominate the palate. long finish and will age for another 10 to 15 years.
Slightly closed, subdued nosed but offers bouquet garni, honey and lanolin. The palate is where it hits the mark. Textured and creamy but still retaining its acid spine. Flavours of lemon curd, almonds and herbs. Medium bodied but a lovely mid palate intensity and a long finish. Superb. Was currently on offer any a steal for such a lovely aged wine.
Pristine red fruit driven nose full of strawberries and raspberries. Supple, silky and elegant on the palate. Long finish. Delicious and good value for money for this standard of quality.
Nice classic example of he Neb. Light with floral and cherry aromas, but with enough texture and supporting acid and tannins to carry the red fruits to a medium plus finish.
Nicely aged golden colour. Nutty, buttered toast and warm brioche on the nose. Creamy, textured palate with a soft fine mousse. Some honey development on a super long finish. Refined and delicious.
Heaps of primary fruits consisting of Blackberry, cassis and black cherry, laced with vanillan new oak. Smooth, well balanced, full bodied palate with voluptuous fruits. Fine sand paper tannins drive a warm long, long finish. New world warm climate Cabernet at its best.
Earth, leather, cedar, tobacco akin to a Bordeaux Superiore. Full boded with sweet black cherry fruits. Well balanced acid and tannins with a slightly warm finish.
Top drawer sparkling wine displaying plenty of autolytic creamy, bread dough and yeast. Well balanced with bags of honey and some caramel flavours. Finishes dry and textured. Blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
40% Bendigo 40% Pyrenees, 15% King Valley and 5 % Yarra Valley. 2 years in oak 47% new. Powerful nose with cedar, earth, damp leaves and blackberries. Full bodied with a herb and mint driven palate. Well structured with plenty of acid and tannins on show. Expecting this wine to age for the long term.
Stylish wine displaying blackberry, a touch of cedar and herbs. Dry, tobacco and leafy flavours on a medium bodied palate. Soft fine, powdery tannins producing an elegant, refined example of Margaret River Cabernet.
Pungent leafy, herbal and cedar notes with redcurrant, cranberries and a hints of pencil shavings. Silky front palate with licorice, ripe, slightly raisined, red fruits. Smooth velvet tannins travel on through a long herbal finish. More Bordeaux that Rhone in character. Enjoyable ride.
deep inky colour. Medium intense aromas of blackberry, vanilla and slight fruits of the forest jam. Full bodied primary fruit driven wine with black cherries, sweet vanilla and a hint of mint. Rich and flavour packed. Another well priced offering which over delivers on value for money.
Powerful wine with aromas of ripe fruits, fruitcake, liqueur cherries, licorice and vanilla. Jam packed with flavours of blackberries, vanilla and cherries. Full bodied ripper with a long warm finish. Excellent value for money.
Sourced from the Concongella vineyard. Sweet cooking spices, redcurrants, raisins with a hint reduction to add more complexity. Dry, red cherry driven, medium (-) bodied, palate. Fine powdery tannin on the slightly warm finish. Similar to a Gamay with a lick of Pinot Noir in style. Well priced for such outstanding quality driven wine, one that I could drink all day.
redcurrant, cranberries with lifted spice a hint of marzipan and vanilla. Slippery textured medium bodied palate with silky soft pwerdery tannins and red cherry aromas. Medium plus length and finish. Delicious.