O'Riada Canberra District Shiraz 2017

Delicate and French-like for an Australian Shiraz. I guess Canberra is cooler than Barossa Valley which makes this a delightfully smooth and balanced wine. — 2 months ago

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Hilltops Shiraz 2017

Silky tannins, syrupy. Strawberries and raspberries. Red cherries and licorice. But of peppery heat. Leafy on the palate. For the pricepoint, a great drop. — 7 months ago


Canberra District Viognier 2014

See previous notes. My last bottle of what was an excellent Viognier. This was mid Lemon in colour. Notes of pear and honeysuckle. Palate whilst being delicate has great texture with real persistence. Isn’t as unctuous or with the concentration of a Condrieu but wonderful nonetheless. Drinking at its peak. — 8 months ago

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Shiraz Viognier 2012

xmas drinks. does not taste like shiraz. floral, mineral and herby but degrades after a while. quite smooth and complex — 2 months ago

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Canberra District Riesling 2013

Pale Lemon yellow in colour. Some toasty, lime and white floral notes. A delicate austere palate yet to reveal its full charms - still bracing acidity - a little tart. Finishes with a touch of salinity. Will be more fulsome in coming years. Tim Kirk, the winemaker, said you could cellar this for up to 15 years. — 4 months ago

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Hi Bob. I agree with Tim Kirk. The longer you can leave his Riesling the better. I find them almost plain for the first 10+ years, and then they start to come alive. Thanks for the note. 👍


Murrumbateman Pinot Noir 2019

Lighter in colour than I expected. Very fruity initial hit. Very pleasant and easy to drink. — a year ago


Canberra District Shiraz Viognier 2018


Strong nose of plum and blackberry. Excellent depth and balance, meat, very mild pepper. Excellent balance and somehow exciting. — 3 months ago


Canberra District Shiraz Viognier 2015

Ravensworth is the private venture of Bryan Martin who is the winemaker together with Tim Kirk, at the nearby and famous Clonakilla - arguably the benchmark for Shiraz Viognier in Australia. Wonderful spicy scents together with a floral note from the Viognier. Medium weight with meaty, savoury spicy flavours on the palate. My kind of Shiraz blend and in the frame of Clonakilla with better QPR. — 5 months ago

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'Upton Downs' Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

One of best wines this year - noir with complexity -
love the fruity jam like textures that remind me of a clonakilla Shiraz lovely wine .
— a year ago


Hanlin Hill Riesling 2011

From the difficult wet 2011 vintage in South Australia - at least the whites fared better than the reds. Pale gold in colour, light in body but persistent in flavour with good length despite the vintage. The palate has put on weight over the years. A delicious and technically correct Clare Valley Riesling - no Kerosene. Interesting to compare with the Crawford River (2013) and the Clonakilla (2010). — a year ago

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