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Glaetzer Heartland Directors' Cut Shiraz 2007

This is a rather intense, full bodied wine guaranteed to please followers of that style of wine.  An intense aroma of plums, spice, oak and ...

Jacobs Creek Centenary Hill Shiraz 2005

I confess that I am never particularly excited by Jacobs Creek's offerings, but this wine was quite good.  An aroma of licorice.  A pala...

Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz 2008

The 2008 is perhaps not quite as good as some of the previous Bishops.  It's still very good though.  An aroma of soft spices and pepper...

Crittenden Estate Pinocchio Sangiovese 2008

An aroma of cherries and chocolate.  A similar palate, with rather tough tannins.  Rather Italian in style.  This was certainly a "corr...

Murdock Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

This wine is a fantastic example of what Australian cabernet sauvignon can be, and should be sought out.  An elegant aroma of black fruits. ...

Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

From one of my favourite producers in the Margaret River, this well priced cabernet sauvignon did not disappoint (again).  An aroma of deep ...

Greenpoint Rosé 2007

Green Point is one of the labels of Domaine Chandon in the Yarra Valley.  Aroma of muted stone fruits, and a balanced palate with a slight s...

Murdock Dos Diablos Grenache Tempranillo 2005

I am not sure if this wine is commercially available anymore, but I recall it was very well priced for the value it gives.  A pleasant rathe...

Medhurst Rosé 2007

This wine is a fairly classic dry rosé from the Yarra Valley.  Aroma of stone fruits and nectarines.  Pleasant dry palate with a slight spri...

Punt Road Shiraz 2005

The Yarra Valley in Victoria is not generally known for its shiraz, but this wine shows that it certainly can produce them.  Aroma of rich p...

De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2006 v Dan Murphy's Private Bin Botrytis Semillon 2008

It was rather interesting tasting one of Australia's most famous dessert wines against a "clean skin" of the same variety.  Al...

Kingston Estate Petit Verdot 1999

This was another quite pleasing petit verdot.  This late ripening variety seems to perform rather well in the warmer regions of Australia, w...
Jacob's Creek Steingarten Riesling 2007

Jacob's Creek Steingarten Riesling 2007

Jacob's Creek is a label that generally speaks of value end, rather than fine wine.  That generalisation would be a mistake though in ...

De Bortoli Gulf Station Pinot Noir 2008

This wine was rather innocuous, but pleasant.  Aroma of simple cherries.  A similar palate.  A rather simple, easy drinking wine.  82 points...

Brown Brothers Brut Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay Pinot Meunier NV

Made from pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier, this somewhat modest Australian sparkling wine performed rather well.  A primary aroma o...

Pierre Naigeon Clos Pierre Pinot Noir 2005

Lightly coloured, with some yellow around the edges.  Rather fragrant aroma of cherries.  A palate that initially revealed highish acid, che...

Deen De Bortoli Vat 8 Shiraz 2006

The following wine is a pleasant "BBQ style" wine.  An aroma of plums, and a palate with plums and pleasant soft spices suitable f...

Captains Creek Organic Pinot Noir 2008

From a very small winery near Daylesford, this wine is one of the more unusual that I have tasted.  An intense aroma of menthol, mint and (m...

Pierre Naigeon Clos Pierre Pinot Noir 2008

This wine is very well priced at less than $20 and performs at a level equal to many of its more expensive peers in the $30 to $40 price bra...

Punt Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Aroma of black fruits and oak.  Palate with easy drinking black fruits and very good length, ready to drink now. 85 points.

Brammar Estate Pinot Noir 2003

This wine comes from a very small producer in the Yarra Valley, and I wanted to like it, but alas I struggled with it.  It had a "two s...

Balgownie Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Balgownie, with a cellar door presence in Bendigo and the Yarra Valley in Victoria, is generally a very good producer.  Their cabernet sauvi...

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