Dalwhinnie

  • 2010 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Moonambel Pyrenees – Australia, Victoria, Western Victoria, Pyrenees
    Tobacco, kirsch, tar and some (but not over the top) cedar. The palate is quite dense with pure and powerful fruit and enough tannins to keep it structured. Extremely young, it probably needs another 10 years at least to really shine. 91/100

  • 2009 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Moonambel Pyrenees – Australia, Victoria, Western Victoria, Pyrenees
    Menthol, smoked meat, plum and graphite. Less overt powerful fruit than the 2010, but also more depth to go along with the restraint. Balanced and quite approachable already, it will still age well over the medium term (say 6-7 years) as it has fine tannin structure. 91/100

  • 2008 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Moonambel Pyrenees – Australia, Victoria, Western Victoria, Pyrenees
    Pepper, some tar, blackcurrant and earth on the nose. Ripe and powerful fruit on the palate, there is some spice to give it more than superficial fruit interest. I did like this but it was just a touch behind the vintages surrounding it (10,09,07). 90/100

  • 2007 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Moonambel Pyrenees – Australia, Victoria, Western Victoria, Pyrenees
    More dark floral notes here than the following vintages (08,09,10), along with blackberry, five spice and a light remnant of cedar from the deft oak use. The palate exudes class, there is superior balance between fruit, oak and tannin along with brilliant length. Drink over the next 10 years. 92/100

  • 2010 Dalwhinnie Cabernet Sauvignon Moonambel Pyrenees – Australia, Victoria, Western Victoria, Pyrenees
    Plenty of menthol along with mint, redcurrant and spices on the nose. There is good concentration of fruit on the palate, the menthol doesn’t come through as much but it is still there. Overall it shows balance and potential to develop. 90/100

Yeringberg

  • 2010 Yeringberg Marsanne/Roussanne – Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley
    60% Marsanne, 40% Roussanne. I liked the nose – lemon, cinnamon and white floral aromas. There is tense acidity on the palate, but for now it lacks spark. 88/100

  • 2011 Yeringberg Viognier – Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley
    Peach, apricot and white floral notes on the nose. The palate is more restrained, with some good acidity and drive. 88/100

  • 2009 Yeringberg Chardonnay – Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley
    Citrus peel, stone fruit and some light spice notes. The palate shows good restraint and persistence. This was better than I expected and I think it will drink well over the next 4-5 years. 89/100

  • 2010 Yeringberg Pinot Noir – Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley
    Very floral nose, there is also some mint, raspberry and stalk. Medium bodied red fruit on the palate, it needs some more depth and texture. 88/100

  • 2010 Yeringberg Shiraz – Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley
    Good complexity to the nose, with cloves, barbecue sauce, plums and some holy basil and menthol. Medium body and length with a savoury tilt to it. 89/100

  • 2010 Yeringberg – Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley
    A nose of cherry, smoked meat, tobacco, cassis and dark florals. There is good vibrancy on the palate, it is predominantly savoury but there is lifted fruit as well and great texture. Was drinking quite well now but should be good for the next 10 years also. 91/100

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