Fairbank Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2006

The Bendigo region seems quite capable of producing very good Bordeaux style wines. ┬áThis wine, with eight years of age on it, is a blend of 91% cabernet sauvignon and 9% merlot. ┬áIt has mature aromatics of blackcurrant and earth. ┬áThe palate sees medium length, some good acidity, and mature and balanced earth and blackcurrantContinue reading “Fairbank Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2006”

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. ┬áBendigo and chardonnay don’t usually appear in the same sentence, being prime shiraz and decent cabernet country, but the wine showed well anyway. ┬áThe 2010 estate chardonnay is sourced fromContinue reading “Balgownie Estate Chardonnay 2010”

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. ┬áWines that can be critically recommended without the suffocating advance of doubt. ┬áTheir 1976 cabernet┬ástill leaves in my mind a haunting impression of beauty and potential. The list price has crept up over theContinue reading “Balgownie Estate Shiraz 2009”