Latest Wines

2009 Witchmount Tempranillo

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A nicely balanced and quite concentrated tempranillo with a meaty edge to the nose, savoury spice and plenty of purple berry fruits.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:05 EST 2012

2012 Saltram Winemakers Selection Semillon

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A lovely semillon that heads into yellow grapefruit citrus notes, really smells mouth-watering, apples and some waxy elements too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:05 EST 2012

2012 Chateau Tanunda Vine Vale Semillon

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Seriously old (100 plus) vines here, and there's plenty of ripeness in 2012, almost heading into pineapple territory, some lemon peel too.

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

2012 Burge Family Winemakers Olive Hill Semillon

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Rick Burge's semillon is waxy, soulful stuff. Really comforting lanolin, lemon barley and pithy notes here.

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

2012 Bethany Semillon

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A barrel sample, and boy is it showing potential. Deeper golden colour and a wealth of grilled hazelnut oak on biscuity nuances; really lovely ripe lemon citrus, some cumquat too.

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

2012 Irvine Savagnin

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Quite a waxy nose, with green almond notes, lemon oil and fresh-cut apples. The palate delivers terrific concentration, really luscious sweet fruit flavours here, no sugar though – just...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:03 EST 2012

2012 Yelland & Papps Vermentino

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A lovely vermentino that has plenty of crisp composure and bright, greasy, lemony fragrance, really fresh and briny stuff.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:03 EST 2012

2012 Te-Aro Estate Minnie and Elsa Pinot Grigio

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Somewhat of a bold and full-bore pinot grigio, this has plenty of depth and richness, pears and melon fruits on the nose, and a ripe red apple–flavoured palate.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:02 EST 2012

2012 Whistler Riesling

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A concentrated and ripe mix of lime and lemon fruits on offer here, with some green melon and apple in the mix too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:02 EST 2012

2012 Tim Smith Eden Valley Riesling

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Lovely lemon pith, grapefruit and quartz on the nose here: really sings of the regional character of the Eden Valley.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:02 EST 2012

2012 Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Riesling

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Plenty of crisp apple and pear fruit here, with a decent depth and presence some lime juice and grassy elements, fresh herbs on offer too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:01 EST 2012

2012 St Hallett Eden Valley Riesling

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Tasted as a tank blend of six components. This has a lusciousness and a lovely focus in the same instant; plenty of nectarine and citrus here, really concentrated aromas on offer.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:01 EST 2012

2012 Smallfry Eden Valley Riesling

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Quite a steely nose, with plenty of green apple and a little lifted edge, hints of dried pineapple too. The palate has gentle sweetness and delivers an approachable, easy style.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:01 EST 2012

2012 Saltram Mamre Brook Riesling

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A somewhat reserved nose at the time of tasting (early days!); this shows a slight leesy note with gravel, fresh-cut lime wedges and handy depth.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:00 EST 2012

2012 Ross Single Vineyard Riesling

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Beautiful lime and lemon citrus here, with a hint of more exotic cumquat and pink grapefruit, really lovely fragrance and lift.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:00 EST 2012

2012 Rolf Binder Riesling

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Wonderful, expressive fragrance and life here; this has plenty of lime and lemon, with a fair overlay of tropical notes too – really captivating.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:00 EST 2012

2010 Polperro Mill Hill Pinot Noir

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A pale, brickish, cherry-red colour here, this has a slightly savoury side to it, with lovely, rose-like fragrance, spice and cola – an ephemeral wine.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:59 EST 2012

2010 Yabby Lake Block 6 Pinot Noir

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This single-block pinot is a terrific indictment on the ascending quality of the Yabby Lake wines, showing some generously ripe dark cherry and plum fruits on the nose, plenty of swagger,...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:59 EST 2012

2010 Yabby Lake Block 2 Pinot Noir

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This represents another step in the right direction for Yabby Lake, with a very deeply concentrated pinot from a single block that is driven by concentrated fruit and impressive ripeness.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:58 EST 2012

2010 Giaconda Yarra Valley & Beechworth Pinot Noir

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This combined regional blend shows a distinctly sanguine stony side, savoury volcanic soil complexity here; there's ripe red and dark berry fruit below, fully integrated oak spice and the...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:58 EST 2012