Victoria, Australia

Fowles Wine

Are you Game? Shiraz 2015

Complex wine with layers of flavours. Espresso, cherry, black currant. Sweet, then soft, then a tiny bit of tannin bite. Very good. — 11 hours ago

Vinea Marson

Heathcote Sangiovese 2017

Absolutely delicious. Drank after a bottle of French champagne and what an absolute treat — 44 minutes ago

Heathcote Winery

Cravens Place Shiraz 2020

Beautiful and full body, and rounded nose.
Your typical berry notes with some hints of pepper and spice but very smooth.
— 13 days ago

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Giant Steps

LDR Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Syrah 2019

No formal notes. See previous notes for other vintages. Pretty consistent from year to year. Just designed to be smashable. The red fruits, strawberry and raspberry from the Pinot combined with the pepper, spice and herbs from the Syrah. Can’t see that further cellaring will improve it in any way. — 13 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Yes Ron I’m sure people would think that, however it is quite an old blend favoured by Hunter Valley pioneer and legend, Maurice O’Shea who was making wines like this in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. I think Dr Bailey Carrodus at Yarra Yering might have tinkered with it as well.
Ming L

Ming L

I had the Levantine Hill Rubeus, a blend of CS, Shiraz, PN, and Merlot. Looking back at my note it was quite seamless as well. Admittedly I tried it totally out of curiosity, but I’m glad I did.
Bob McDonald

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Levantine Hill’s reputation is rising as a top quality producer. There is so much quality wine available at the moment in Australia.

Bass Phillip

Premium Gippsland Pinot Noir 2010

See several previous Delectable Notes. This bottle was the last of 6 and absolutely outstanding. Light Ruby and tawny - semi transparent. Red and black cherry with rose petals and Sous Bois. Intoxicating perfume with dried rose petals and red florals generally - a slight gamey note. Very judicious use of oak - in perfect balance with the fruit. Phillip Jones, the winemaker and owner back then, before the sale to Jacques Fourrier said the difference between good Pinot Noir and great Pinot Noir is texture. In summary a great Pinot Noir by any measure and high Premier Cru in my experience. — 19 days ago

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A & C Ainsworth

Pyrenees Grenache 2021

Really deep red. Surprised that it was only from 2021. Had it at Embla. — 2 days ago

Main Ridge Estate

Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2015

Similar notes to 48 weeks ago with a little more fullness. Still pale lemon in colour. More stone fruit than citrus with white peach, nectarine. I was expecting a more cool climate style coming from the Mornington Peninsula. As previous note - some creaminess on the palate but very fruit driven. Oak is well integrated. The first producer on the Mornington Peninsula in 1975. — 12 days ago

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Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier

Victoria Shiraz Viognier 2015

Wow!!! What an amazing surprise. I found this wine at a bargain grocery store in San Ysidro, California. I didn’t expect this wine would be so good for US$14
Hopefully I can get a whole box next time I visit the same store.
— 15 days ago

19 Crimes

Victoria Red Blend 2018

In Cabo. Bought wine at Costco for about $15 + $15 corkage. None of the options on the list matched this bottle. My bottle says “red wine”, not “Victoria Red Blend”. Worked well with our steak & lobster. — 15 days ago

Place of Changing Winds

Between Two Mountains Pinot Noir 2019

Thought this was a Burg in our blind, which just reiterates my belief that the Macedon’s the best cool-climate wine region in Australia! I am biased though, having spent a good two years working there. Absolutely love the area, people, and wines. JH’s note is pretty apt here: “From parcels planted at 12,000 and 14,500 vines per ha, clones of MV6, 777 and 667, wild-fermented with 50% whole bunches. Cleverly constituted, with lifted, fresh purple fruits, immaculate balance and harmony, the finish long and persistent. Ready when you are… drink to 2029” — 13 days ago

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