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A couple of Victorian pinot noirs

A couple of Victorian pinot noirs

There are so many interesting styles of pinot noir coming out of Victoria at the moment.  I would be curious to see the latest planting stat...
Two different styles of pinot gris

Two different styles of pinot gris

I tasted a couple of pinot gris recently from the Mornington Peninsula and Orange wine regions.  The former region does pinot gris well, oft...
A set of older chardonnays compared and contrasted

A set of older chardonnays compared and contrasted

I recently tasted a set of older chardonnays upstairs at Cumulus in Melbourne.  The same grape from three different very good producers from...
Château Sociando-Mallet 2011

Château Sociando-Mallet 2011

This is an impressive release from Château Sociando-Mallet in the Haut-Médoc in Bordeaux.  This estate is famously neither a cru classé n...
Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate Chardonnay 2013

Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate Chardonnay 2013

Crossing back over Bass Strait, here's a very good release from Ten Minutes by Tractor in the Mornington Peninsula.  The grapes for t...
Pipers Brook Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Pipers Brook Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

I was impressed by the 2014 chardonnay from Pipers Brook in Tasmania.  The grapes are sourced from northern Tasmania, grown on volcanic s...
A bracket of 1994 cabernets

A bracket of 1994 cabernets

I was fortunate to taste recently a bracket of 1994 cabs blind, with a representative from each of the Yarra Valley, Coonawarra, Margaret Ri...
Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 1996

Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 1996

Aged wine isn't for everyone.  Many, perhaps most, won't be better after two decades of cellaring.  This Pol Roger Blanc de Blanc...
New release Montalto Mornington Peninsula reds

New release Montalto Mornington Peninsula reds

The new release reds from Montalto in the Mornington Peninsula from the 2015 vintage are fresh out.  The 2015 vintage in the region saw even...
A vinous round up

A vinous round up

Here is a vinous round up of wine notes that I, for one reason or another, have not been quick enough to type out individual posts on, bu...
Frankland Estate Riesling 2015

Frankland Estate Riesling 2015

This is an exciting wine.  It is among the best young rieslings I have tasted and is from Frankland Estate in the Frankland River region...
Château les Grands Chênes Médoc Cru Bourgeois 2012

Château les Grands Chênes Médoc Cru Bourgeois 2012

Château les Grand Chênes is a merlot dominant blend from Bernard Magrez in the Médoc.  I wasn't taken by the 2012 vintage of it.  Its...
Château Montrose 2001

Château Montrose 2001

Back at the (wine) desk after a few days off, I've been looking at a few new release Bordeaux.  But before I write those up, here is ...

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