A first growth Bordeaux tasting of the 2008 vintage

Stratospheric pricing means that certain wines that helped to define previous generations of wine lovers and wine writers are out of the reach of many, if not most.  I write specifically with the Bordeaux first growths in mind, but the same may be said for the leading wines of Burgundy, which are frequently not onlyContinue reading “A first growth Bordeaux tasting of the 2008 vintage”

Montalto Estate Pinot Noir 2010

I get to taste a lot of pinot noir due mostly to the proximity of Melbourne to Victoria’s principal pinot noir growing regions – the Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, the Yarra Valley and the Macedon Ranges – and probably in part because the current local obsession with red Burgundy continues.  This pinot from Montalto is aContinue reading “Montalto Estate Pinot Noir 2010”