Green Point is one of the labels of Domaine Chandon in the Yarra Valley. Aroma of muted stone fruits, and a balanced palate with a slight spritz. Pleasant drinking. 83 points.
I am not sure if this wine is commercially available anymore, but I recall it was very well priced for the value it gives. A pleasant rather distinct aroma of chocolate. A similar palate with a bit of grip, and some length. Very good. 85 points.
This wine is a fairly classic dry rosé from the Yarra Valley. Aroma of stone fruits and nectarines. Pleasant dry palate with a slight spritz. 82 points.
The Yarra Valley in Victoria is not generally known for its shiraz, but this wine shows that it certainly can produce them. Aroma of rich plums, spice and oak. With time herbs and pepper revealed themselves. A palate with plums, pepper and lingering rolling length. Really quite good. Good
It was rather interesting tasting one of Australia’s most famous dessert wines against a “clean skin” of the same variety. Although I do not usually support “clean skin” wines since you do not know what you are getting, and I like to support individual producers who are doing interesting things, this particular clean skin was […]
This was another quite pleasing petit verdot. This late ripening variety seems to perform rather well in the warmer regions of Australia, whereas in its home in France, it is but a mere part of the Bordeaux blend. Deeply coloured, this wine had an aroma of black fruits, herbs, dusty coffee and, in particular, anise. The […]
Jacob’s Creek is a label that generally speaks of value end, rather than fine wine. That generalisation would be a mistake though in this case. Their Steingarten riesling is consistently very good. It has aromatics of stones and steel. A palate with steel, stones, a bit of petillance and medium length. This is a classically […]
This wine was rather innocuous, but pleasant. Aroma of simple cherries. A similar palate. A rather simple, easy drinking wine. 82 points.
Made from pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier, this somewhat modest Australian sparkling wine performed rather well. A primary aroma of citrus, with some toast notes. A similar palate, with pleasant mousse. The 3 medals on the bottle don’t appear to be far off the mark. A surprise. 85 points.
Lightly coloured, with some yellow around the edges. Rather fragrant aroma of cherries. A palate that initially revealed highish acid, cherries and spritz. It was a bit rough. However, with about 10 minutes in the glass, it resolved to a fairly pleasant pinot noir and balanced out. 81 points.