Schubert 2008 Marions Vineyard Pinot Noir (Wairarapa, NZ)

I was privileged to try Schubert wines during a lovely vineyard lunch hosted by Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling in their Martinborough vineyard a few years ago. All their wines were outstanding but during the lunch I thought their ‘Marion’s … Continue reading

Pegeric Pinot Noir 2008 (Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia)

Pegeric is another new producer, at least new in my experience, from the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria, Australia. I had an opportunity to taste their 2008 Pinot Noir and was surprised by its delicacy and charm. Aromas of red … Continue reading

Yal Yal Rd Pinot Noir 2010 (Mornington Peninsula)

Yal Yal Rd is a small vineyard and a relative new comer to the region located at Merricks on the Mornington Peninsula. The pinot noir is made by skilful and experienced winemaker, Sandro Mosele (Kooyong/Port Philip Estate), and show real … Continue reading

Melbourne Federation Square – Victorian regional tasting

Attended a tasting last night at Melbourne’s Federation Square. It was a beautiful evening (see above pic) but pretty cool. The tastings are held in a courtyard which while it is semi-enclosed, it was still too cold for optimal tasting … Continue reading

Louis Jadot 2001 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques

MBF shared this one from his vast cellar: and what a beauty! Elegant but with power with lifted aromas of  red berry fruit intermingling with earth and forest floor notes.  The palate mirrors the nose with abundant dark cherries and … Continue reading

2004 Wedgetail Estate Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley)

Wedgetail Estate comprises around 14 acres of vines on steep slopes in Cottles Bridge, towards the western end of the Yarra Valley wine growing region (Victoria, Australia). Previously a photographer, Guy Lamothe began planting vines in 1994 while embarking on … Continue reading