2021 new releases from Lyons Will Estate (2019 and 2021 vintages)

Introduction Lyons Will Estate are a small producer with 5 hectarines under vine in the Macedon Ranges in Victoria, Australia. The Macedon Ranges are one of the Australia’s coolest wine regions (climatically). The vineyard is located at altitude (554 metres) and the climate is continental. Sustainability and minimal intervention are the goals. Reviews of theirContinue reading “2021 new releases from Lyons Will Estate (2019 and 2021 vintages)”

2021 new releases from Mount Mary and Yeringberg in the Yarra Valley (2019 vintage)

All wines were tasted in October 2021.

Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2018 Wine Review

Wendouree is the leading red wine producer in Australia’s Clare Valley. Wendouree continues their mystique with a feted mailing list and absence of a website or marketing. I suspect they could sell their entire vintage this way, year in year out. Wendouree’s wines also find their way on to local restaurant lists and some retailers.Continue reading “Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2018 Wine Review”

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Wine Review

Moss Wood is probably the most consistent producer of benchmark Australian cabernet sauvignon. It is aided by both climate and producer intent. The Margaret River climate is similar to warm to hot vintage Bordeaux, and its style sees generally higher contributions from later ripening cabernet sauvignon. The Moss Wood blend in 2009 is 88% cabernetContinue reading “Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Wine Review”

Dominique Laurent Clos Saint-Jacques Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin 2003 Wine Review

Clos Saint-Jacques is a premier cru appellation in Gevrey Chambertin that is a grand cru in all but name.  There are only five producers who own land here and Dominique Laurent sources the grapes as nĂ©gociant.  Some such as Wine Searcher report Dominique Laurent as being heavy handed with new oak and ripe fruit, whileContinue reading “Dominique Laurent Clos Saint-Jacques Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin 2003 Wine Review”

Freycinet Tasmania Pinot Noir 2018 Wine Review

Freycinet Vineyard is located on the east coast of Tasmania, is a highly regarded producer of pinot noir and the region’s oldest winery. This wine review is of Freycinet’s 2018 release pinot noir, which at the time of writing is their current release. 2018 vintage conditions in east coast Tasmania appeared somewhat mixed, battling rainContinue reading “Freycinet Tasmania Pinot Noir 2018 Wine Review”