Yarra Valley, Port Phillip

Mount Mary

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2015

Decanted 30 minutes. The warmer it got the lovelier it got! Great balance and quite long. Hint of oak and some baked apple. — 4 days ago

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Tarra Warra

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Making notes from memory 2 days later. A departure from trying local Gippsland wines back to the ever reliable Yarra Valley for Pinot Noir and Tarrawarra. Red fruited and sappy. Owned by another Melbourne billionaire, and philanthropist, Marc Besen (like the recently visited Point Leo owned by fellow billionaire and brother in law in John Gandel). . Worth a visit if you’re in the Yarra not only for the wines but the fabulous Australian Art Collection. I had lunch here around 5 or 6 years ago and viewed the art and enjoyed their Pinot and Chardonnay. Footnote: Marc Besen passed away 2 months ago aged 99. — 2 months ago

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Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

Breathtaking views and colorful, wonderful scented garden area overloading all senses.
Bob McDonald

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@Jan de Weerd Agreed Jan. Beautiful scenery as is Point Leo in Mornington.

Wantirna Estate

Lily Pinot Noir 2010

So pretty in its youth but now broody and powerful. Brambly with dark fruit and spice. Nice surprise! — 4 months ago

Yering Station

Yarra Valley Heathcote Shiraz Viognier Blend 2019

Took some time to open up but became delicious. Lots of fruit but not sweet. The splash of viognier softened the Syrah a bit. — 10 days ago

Luke Lambert

Yarra Valley Syrah 2021

Gorgeous. So elegant and powerful. Needed a decant to blow off some reduction but that was ok. Stunning! Beautiful wine. — 2 months ago

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Hoddles Creek Estate

1er Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Stunning 1er Hoddles Pinot Noir. In a really good spot right now. So open, opulent and full throttle Pinot. — 4 months ago

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Oakridge

Single Block Release 864 Drive Block Funder & Diamond Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

Last bottle of this very impressive Chardonnay. Still very flinty and burnt match on the nose with a slightly sweeter palate than the last note. That grapefruit in its youth is now more yellow peach. Technical notes - using the P58 clone. All grapes were hand harvested prior to whole bunch pressing to French Oak puncheons - 30% new oak. Malolactic conversion was prevented. Drinking at its peak - made by one of Australia’s leading exponents of Chardonnay In David Bicknell. This is world class! — 4 months ago

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Oakridge

Vineyard Series Willowlake Chardonnay 2021

Apple and lemon, subtle oak, very good balance and length, should develop nicely with further aging. — a month ago

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Mac Forbes

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2012

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.0

Pale lemon color. Medium intensity nose grassy, gunpowder, grapefruit, fennel, gooseberry, slightly creamy. A little reduced (screwcap) lacking complexity — 3 months ago

Giant Steps

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Bright cherry color in the glass. Notes of red berries, cherry and black tea. Floral throughout and brings a soft tannin finish. Undeniably a Pinot. — 4 months ago

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