Yarra Valley, Port Phillip

Giant Steps

Sexton Giant Steps Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

A little bit new world on the attack but clean and focused on the close — 7 days ago

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Dry Red Wine No°2 Shiraz Blend 2012

Very N Rhone character. Deep dark and brooding. Amazingly pure fruit with loads of black pepper. Super fine tannins and fresh acidity keeping the whole thing crackling with life. Serious juice and easily confused with a Hermitage or aged Cote Rotie. — 2 months ago

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Vineyard Series Henk Chardonnay 2019

Very pale yellow. Lime and other citrus - leaner than I prefer in a good Chardonnay. Fermented in 500 litre puncheons (no overt oak influence) and extended lees contact. Great winemaking as we have come to expect from Dave Bicknell but riper fruit would be preferred from this taster. Good QPR. — 19 days ago

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Carrodus Shiraz 2014

Seriously disappointing for the price. Very pure expression of shiraz - more a syrah in body and character. The opposite of your typical Aussie shiraz; pinot weight, subtle but deep blue and black fruit, and a tea note. Couldn’t stand up to a steak. OK but not the great wine it should be. — a month ago

Mount Mary

Quintet Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

Cassis and mint. Medium weight. Soft resolved tannins. Refined polished and elegant. As in previous notes this is the most Bordeaux (left bank) of Australian Cabernets. Sam Middleton, the owner and winemaker says he likes to drink Quintets between 10 and 15 years of age. I honestly don’t see the point in further cellaring. The following day a touch of astringency at the finish. My last 2006. — 2 months ago

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@Bob McDonald nice review!
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Thanks Dawn.

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Village Shiraz 2015

Very Good fruity Shiraz. — a month ago

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Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Perfectly judged. Not as distinctive as their Numbered bottlings, but very pure and clean. More red than black fruit but with loads of savoury bite. Sour cherry with a strong spine of fresh acidity. Good weight but with freahness. Long and clean aftertaste. — 2 months ago

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