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Whisson Lake Black Label Pinot Noir Piccadilly Valley 2022

From younger vines within the Whisson Lake vineyard, planted in 1995. 15% whole bunch, 17% new oak. Quality kirsch leaps...
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Whisson Lake Pinot Noir Piccadilly Valley 2021

1985 plantings, 15% whole bunch, 13% new French oak. Decaying leaves melds with wild strawberry, roast tomato, ferrous minerals, and...
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Whisson Lake Monopole Pinot Noir Piccadilly Valley 2020

From a mere four rows, 10% whole bunch, 10% new French oak. Restrained aromas of autumnal leaves and au jus...
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Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Beechworth Syrah 2023

100% Thorley Vineyard fruit. Black peppercorn, nutmeg, clove, decaying leaves, salumi, and tilled earth sit above blackberry and blueberry in...
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Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Beechworth Pinot Noir 2023

A blend of fruit from the Palmer and Brunnen vineyards with 25% new oak in a four barrel blend. Sweet...
VSB CHD BCW px

Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Chardonnay 2023

Predominantly made from declassified Thorley Vineyard fruit with a small amount from the Brunnen Vineyard. High quality cedar and gunsmoke...
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Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Beechworth Riesling 2023

Puncheon fermented and three to four months on lees before bottling. Reticent to start with subtly sweet lemon blossom popping...
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Babo Langhe Nebbiolo DOC Piemonte Italy 2021

Fruit from mostly south-west facing sites in Castiglione Falletto. Handpicked, destemmed, 6-8 day maceration at 26 degrees with twice daily...
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Babo Soave DOC Italy 2022

85% Garganega and 15% Trebbiano di Soave from volcanic soils in Veneto, Valpolicella, and Bardolino. Fresh lemon juice, lemon rind,...
Provenance Ballarat Chardonnay NV

Provenance Wines Ballarat Chardonnay 2017

From the windswept Sinclair Vineyard in Scotsburn, this was handpicked and whole bunch pressed before wild fermentation in French oak...
Provenance Ballarat Pinot Noir NV

Provenance Wines Ballarat Pinot Noir 2020

From vines rooted into ancient volcanic soils at 500 metres asl near Scotsburn. Predominantly whole berry ferment with a small...
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Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Margaret River 2020

From an excellent Cabernet vintage in Margaret River, Vasse Felix’s most premium red wine provides quite the ride as it...
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Château Tanunda The Château Single Vineyard Shiraz 2022

Opaque colour with a ruby rim. Old leather melds with blood plum, blackberry, camphor and pepper spice in a big...
JARDIN AROMES ROSE JCM

Jardin d’Arômes Rosé Provence 2022

This is a blend of 45% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre. A limpid pale salmon colour does...
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Evan Evans Rosso 2022

A sub-regional blend of Montepulciano (Light Pass), Shiraz (Tanunda), Mataro (Two Stone Well Vineyards) and Nero d’Avola (Seppeltsfield). Spicy aromas...
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Vigneti Boveri Giacomo Piazzera 2019

A very mineral release, more so than the 2018 that I reviewed last year. Sea spray, citrus salt, crushed rock,...
Boveri Lacrime Screwcap

Vigneti Boveri Giacomo Lacrime del Bricco 2020

A pithy and bright aromatic opening, especially when compared to that of the Muntà l’è Ruma. This is more reticent...
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Vigneti Boveri Giacomo Muntà l’è Ruma 2020

Lemon oil, preserved lemon, and sea salt aromas sit in quiet restraint and poise showing class from the get go....
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Vigneti Boveri Giacomo Piccolo Derthona 2022

It’s all about powdery green apple flesh and fresh cut lemon straight off, with the purity on display early. Delicate...
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Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Barbera 2023

Cherry ripe, blueberry, faint rhubarb, and a liquorice root earthiness meld with baking spices – cinnamon and nutmeg. Quite attractive...
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Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Grauburgunder 2022

Lovely hazy salmon-orange colour, this is a smoky and savoury release and I’m here for it. Grilled tangerine, pear, rosehip,...
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Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Schatz 2023

A reserved nose gently reveals green apple, nashi pear, lemon, and rosewater. Lemon thyme pops out with air adding a...
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Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Prêt-À-Blanc 2023

A fresh and vibrant blend of fruit from the upper King Valley; 45% Pinot Gris, 38% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Riesling,...
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Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Obstgarten Riesling Selection Riesling 2022

Perfectly ripe apricot aromas waft from the glass on first pour. A swirl unlocks aromas of peach skin, orange blossom,...

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