Fairbank Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2006

The Bendigo region seems quite capable of producing very good Bordeaux style wines.  This wine, with eight years of age on it, is a blend of 91% cabernet sauvignon and 9% merlot.  It has mature aromatics of blackcurrant and earth.  The palate sees medium length, some good acidity, and mature and balanced earth and blackcurrant […]

Balgownie Estate Chardonnay 2010

Balgownie’s Estate chardonnay is sourced from its warmer Bendigo vineyard, rather than the Yarra Valley where Balgownie Estate is also setup, as I was expecting.  Bendigo and chardonnay don’t usually appear in the same sentence, being prime shiraz and decent cabernet country, but the wine showed well anyway.  The 2010 estate chardonnay is sourced from […]

Balgownie Estate Shiraz 2009

Balgownie Estate’s Bendigo vineyards have continued to produce very good and fairly priced cabernet sauvignon and shiraz wines over the years.  Wines that can be critically recommended without the suffocating advance of doubt.  Their 1976 cabernet still leaves in my mind a haunting impression of beauty and potential. The list price has crept up over the […]