Latest Wines

2010 Bannockburn Stuart Pinot

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The oldest plot of close-planted vines made without any de-stemming, this has a distinctive, sappy nose with lovely, fragrant lift across the top of bright wild red cherry fruits and...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:54 EST 2012

2010 Sangreal By Farr Pinot Noir

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The 2010 edition of this wine has the same resonant, deep nose of dark cherries and plum fruits, some spice and a convincing array of complexity that's been carefully built into the mix.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:53 EST 2012

2010 Farrside By Farr Pinot Noir

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Lovely depth and complexity here: clear, whole-bunch fragrance, cherries and strawberries, some sweet, cola-like aromas too, cinnamon and other hard, brown spices, bracken too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:53 EST 2012

2010 Mount Mary Pinot Noir

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A mellow poached strawberry and cherry fruit nose here, fine fragrance; this is a young and elegant style of pinot that offers gentle spice, as well as some light bracken.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:53 EST 2012

2010 Yarra Yering Chardonnay

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A composed and complex style of chardonnay that flies in the face of much of the modern Yarra Valley crew.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:53 EST 2012

2008 Yarra Yering Pinot Noir

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A ripe and concentrated pinot noir that offers a dark cherry and plum fruit nose, with plenty of honey and spice too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:52 EST 2012

2012 Taylors St. Andrews Riesling

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This has very pure and focused fruits, lime and lemon too, terrific shape and depth and a very, very composed, fragrant nose; talc and chalky minerals here.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:52 EST 2012

2012 Jim Barry The Florita Riesling

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Typical Watervale nose here, with a lovely bright lemon and lime citrus thread, some gentle florals too, great purity and very attractive.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:52 EST 2012

2012 Crabtree Wines Hilltop Riesling

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Quite fine and floral, with plenty of bright lemon citrus on the nose here, some terrific stone fruits too. The acidity is gently placed and there’s good depth and length at play.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:51 EST 2012

2012 Bethany Eden Valley Riesling

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Pale and a little fuller in the fruit spectrum on the nose, some more stone fruit–like aromas and a nice flow of flavour on the palate. Decent length and approachable style.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:51 EST 2012

2010 Sam Miranda Tempranillo

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A bright cherry and chocolate style that looks really settled and approachable: some deep, dark fruits, really even, great ripeness.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:50 EST 2012

2010 Eldridge Estate Single Clone Pinot Noir

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The MV6 clone is widely regarded around Victorian pinot producing regions to be a solid performer. Here it shows less of the flowery character of the other 2010 Eldridge Estate pinots,...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:50 EST 2012

2006 Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon

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A lovely cabernet with cherries and mint, some cassis here too, dried leaves and gentle, honey-like perfume, some plum and mulberry.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:49 EST 2012

2007 Valquejigoso V2

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Delivered in one of the biggest statement (heavy) bottles available, this is a wine that reaches for heroic style in many respects.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:49 EST 2012

1976 Kidoizumi Shuzo 'New AFS'

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An aged sake – very unusual to see this age, the colour of Rutherglen muscat with mustard aged rim shades.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:49 EST 2012

2008 Wantirna Estate Amelia Cabernet Merlot

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A very ripe-smelling nose that shows some mirepoix vegetable characters through gently smoky cassis fruit and nutty seed aromas.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:48 EST 2012

2009 Hardys Eileen Hardy Chardonnay

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A really floral nose: beeswax and wild grasses, dried yellow flowers, some lovely peach and citrus fruits, a savoury thread here too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:48 EST 2012

2009 Voyager Estate Project 95 Chardonnay

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A chalky and restrained nose that has intense, pure lime and grapefruit citrus, along with some very fine, chalky notes, hints of ripe stone fruits too, but altogether more savoury as a...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:47 EST 2012

2006 Vinoptima Ormond Gewurtzraminer

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A deep-golden hue, this has essence-like concentration and depth, really complex and fragrant, rose petals, Turkish delight and lychee, some honey as well.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:47 EST 2012

2011 Johanneshof Gewurztraminer

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Heady aromatics are on display in this wine. Lime juice, grapefruit, white peach, lychee syrup and bath salts combine in a most intoxicating mix of aromas.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:47 EST 2012