Posts Tagged: Yarra Valley

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2012 Wantirna Estate Isabella Chardonnay. Yarra Valley. 13%

I had friends over sharing this wine, but scribbled down some notes anyway. Nectarines galore. Lemon pith, toasted almonds along with a creamy, nutty, almost crunchy texture. Juicy acidity of red grapefruits. Multilayered, powerful and complex. Well judged oak. I

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2012 Wantirna Estate Isabella Chardonnay. Yarra Valley. 13%

I had friends over sharing this wine, but scribbled down some notes anyway. Nectarines galore. Lemon pith, toasted almonds along with a creamy, nutty, almost crunchy texture. Juicy acidity of red grapefruits. Multilayered, powerful and complex. Well judged oak. I

Wine Century Meeting #6

Meeting number 6 saw us back at Steve’s Fine wine and food on the 16th October 2013. Summary of our progress so far can be found here, along with links to all our previous tastings. We had only met for

Wine Century Meeting #6

Meeting number 6 saw us back at Steve’s Fine wine and food on the 16th October 2013. Summary of our progress so far can be found here, along with links to all our previous tastings. We had only met for

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2004 Yarra Yering. Dry Red No.1. Yarra Valley. 13%

Classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Intense Cassis and sweet fruited blackcurrants. Beautiful length. Elegant and stunning. Pretty, floral notes with a nice menthol lift. Hints of chocolate and tobacco. Fresh bright acids that get’s

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2004 Yarra Yering. Dry Red No.1. Yarra Valley. 13%

Classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Intense Cassis and sweet fruited blackcurrants. Beautiful length. Elegant and stunning. Pretty, floral notes with a nice menthol lift. Hints of chocolate and tobacco. Fresh bright acids that get’s

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2011 Hoddles Creek “1er” Pinot Blanc. Yarra Valley. 12%

Pale straw in colour. Lean and zesty. Has a nice round mouthfeel. Bath salts like acidity. Lemongrass and lots of pithy citrus flavours. Hints of curry leaf and some bitter almonds. If I’m going to get a touch fussy, then

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2011 Hoddles Creek “1er” Pinot Blanc. Yarra Valley. 12%

Pale straw in colour. Lean and zesty. Has a nice round mouthfeel. Bath salts like acidity. Lemongrass and lots of pithy citrus flavours. Hints of curry leaf and some bitter almonds. If I’m going to get a touch fussy, then

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2011 La Boheme Act Two Dry Pinot Noir Rosé. Yarra Valley. 12.5%

Made by De Bortoli Wines. Warmer weather coming up over the next few days turned my thoughts to rosé last night. Very pale pink. Nose and palate reminds me of eating steamed dumplings in Asia. Spiced grapefruit / Pomelo fruit,

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2011 La Boheme Act Two Dry Pinot Noir Rosé. Yarra Valley. 12.5%

Made by De Bortoli Wines. Warmer weather coming up over the next few days turned my thoughts to rosé last night. Very pale pink. Nose and palate reminds me of eating steamed dumplings in Asia. Spiced grapefruit / Pomelo fruit,

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2010 Mac Forbes Arneis. Yarra Valley. VIC. 12.5%

Arneis is a white grape variety that calls Northern Italy home. It’s a grape that I love and have had quite a few Italian versions. First Australian version was from First Drop winery in the Barossa and it was a

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2010 Mac Forbes Arneis. Yarra Valley. VIC. 12.5%

Arneis is a white grape variety that calls Northern Italy home. It’s a grape that I love and have had quite a few Italian versions. First Australian version was from First Drop winery in the Barossa and it was a