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2011 Ben Haines Marsanne

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A Yarra Valley source here. This delivers lovely, bright floral and beeswaxy marsanne aromas, with hints of citrus and melon too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:03 EST 2012

2011 Tellurian Marsanne

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A good follow-up to the 2010 vintage. This has bright, waxy melon, light peach and citrus fruit notes, with some mealy elements too; really crisp and crunchy.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:02 EST 2012

2011 Collector Lamp Lit Marsanne

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A handy dry white that marries lovely fruit purity and concentration with subtle winemaking overlay to great success.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:02 EST 2012

2011 Ravensworth 'The Grainery' Marsanne Roussanne

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A beautifully resolved blended white that has terrific ripeness and clarity, beeswax and gentle spice, lime oil and melon fruits here.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:02 EST 2012

2011 Ravensworth Marsanne

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A discreet little white that offers up lovely jasmine and apple blossom florals, some gently waxy and creamy notes here too; nice and fresh.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:01 EST 2012

2010 TarraWarra Estate Viognier Marsanne Roussanne

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A nicely resolved package of the three usual white Rhone Valley suspects. This shows a chalky side too, restrained and savoury, almonds in the mix, melon and apple notes.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:01 EST 2012

2009 Yering Station M.V.R.

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Plenty of ripe fruit here: tropical notes, some lovely stone fruits too – this shows some fully ripe fruit characters and hints of complex, flinty characters.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:00 EST 2012

2011 Yeringberg Viognier

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Unmistakable viognier apricots and lightly spiced and creamy elements on the nose here; some gentle, savoury almond notes and hints of orange and ginger too – right on.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:00 EST 2012

2011 Yeringberg Marsanne Roussanne

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This Yarra blended white has lovely freshness and concentration here in 2011, showing melon and citrus notes on the nose, some peach and lemon in the mix and a hint of fragrant,...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:00 EST 2012

2010 Kooyong Haven Pinot Noir

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A more composed and complete-looking Haven on release I cannot recall. This shows plenty of brooding dark cherry fruit and deep spice; the oak is assertive, adding cedar, cola, cinnamon...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:59 EST 2012

2010 Craggy Range ‘Le Sol’ Syrah Gimblett Gravels

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The flagship wine from Craggy Range is an impressive beast. Beautifully detailed pure dark and black berry fruits are uncorked by exotic spice, pepper, veal jus, earthy notes and...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:59 EST 2012

2010 Mount Riley 17 Valley Chardonnay

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An alluring nose of ripe stone fruits, with beautifully judged French oak framing the scene perfectly.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:59 EST 2012

2011 Bilancia Chardonnay

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Citrus fruits dominate here – grapefruit, lemon and lime, with plenty of curdy influence from lees contact, along with flashes of white peach, nectarine and cashewy oak.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:58 EST 2012

2011 Te Whare Ra Chardonnay

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Showing some of the rambunctious estery aromas of youth, with a little air the wine calms down and shows more detailed aromas of citrus, nectarine and grapefruit, dotted with soft spice...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:58 EST 2012

2010 Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay

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Kumeu River's flagship wine immediately draws you into the glass with its enchanting citrus and stone-fruit aromas.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:58 EST 2012

2010 Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay

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The fruit source here is a vineyard overlooking the mate's vineyard block. Stone fruit characters in the shape of nectarine and white peach flow onto the palate, dashed with soft cinnamon...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:57 EST 2012

2009 Surveyor Thompson Pinot Noir

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Fragrant, lifted red cherry fruit on the nose, studded with Asian spice and gamey nuance. A pleasing shape on the palate with savoury, sweet and sour fruit showing persistence on the...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:57 EST 2012

2009 Georges Michel La Reserve Pinot Noir

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Spiced red cherry and plum fruits on the nose here, with light notes of duck consomme, earth and subtle oak.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:57 EST 2012

2009 Te Kairanga Runholder Pinot Noir

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Broody, sultry black fruits on the nose, studded with star anise, dried citrus peel, roasting meats, licorice and smoky oak.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:56 EST 2012

2010 Terra Sancta Jackson's Block Pinot Noir

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Forest floor notes underscore the deep, broody black cherry and plum fruits, sultry clove and five spice, roasting meats and smoky oak on the nose.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:56 EST 2012