Showing posts with label Yarra Valley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yarra Valley. Show all posts

Sunday, 10 September 2023

Soumah The Butcher Thomas Hendy Cut 2021


A blend of Yarra Valley finesse and the richness of Heathcote, this Soumah Thomas Hendy cut brings together Syrah, Cabernet and Nebbiolo. Despite being an odd bunch, the blend works extremely well.

Monday, 28 August 2023

Soumah Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Cool climate Cabernet getting the juices flowing. And juicy is the word. Black fruits are the hero with this Soumah release.

Wednesday, 23 August 2023

Burton McMahon D'Aloisio's Vineyard Chardonnay 2022


Another beauty from Burton McMahon. These 2022 releases are humming and this D'Aloisio's Vineyard is no exception.

Tuesday, 22 August 2023

Burton McMahon Syme Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022


Spicier than its George's Vineyard sibling, this Syme Vineyard release from Burton McMahon is a superb Yarra Valley Pinot Noir. Give it a little more time to see it at its best as was proven over a couple of days of tasting.

Friday, 18 August 2023

Burton McMahon George's Vineyard Chardonnay 2022


The wines in the Burton McMahon range are in a sweet spot right now. A label worth following, this George's Vineyard Chardonnay is generous but impeccably weighted. Winning!

Wednesday, 16 August 2023

Burton McMahon George's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022


Epically silky, this is a smashing Yarra Valley Pinot Noir from two mates with supreme winemaking IP.

Soumah Hexham Vineyard Syrah 2022


Oh, I like this. The drinkability of these Soumah wines never ceases to impress. Get one for now and one for later, you won't lose.

Sunday, 23 July 2023

Seville Estate Old Vine Reserve Pinot Noir 2021


Gorgeous. It's got some depth yet it glides with absolute ease. Its class seeps from every pore. An excellent Yarra Valley Pinot Noir from Seville Estate.

Seville Estate Dr McMahon Reserve Pinot Noir 2021


Select. Precise. Earthy. Delicious. That's it in a nutshell. A thought-provoking and well-made Pinot Noir from Seville Estate. The critical factor here is that it is not a wine for now. Tuck it away and forget about it. Let ageing and the glamour of excellent winemaking do their thing.

Wednesday, 19 July 2023

Seville Estate Pinot Noir 2021


That steady and calm yacht cruising along on clear waters, that's what this Pinot Noir is. What a beauty!

Friday, 14 July 2023

Seville Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2021


These Seville Estate Chardonnays are schmick and radiate focus and precision. Dylan McMahon has an eye for detail and he is in his element here. The Reserve 2020 stood tall against its peers in a recent tasting of some top-flight Yarra Valley Chardys. This 2021 is super as well. 

Wednesday, 12 July 2023

Seville Estate Reserve Shiraz 2020


The sophistication and concentration of this Seville Estate Reserve Shiraz are telling when tasted beside its impressive Estate sibling. This is an excellent wine to embrace.

Seville Estate Chardonnay 2021


I could drink gallons of this stuff. There is depth with some concentration yet it possesses a charming flow and dancy beat.

Sunday, 9 July 2023

Seville Estate Shiraz 2020


Gee this is a great cool climate Shiraz. Silky, it glides through the mouth before dusty tannins swoop. 

Friday, 7 July 2023

Seville Estate Dr McMahon Shiraz 2019


From the original 1972 Shiraz plantings, only 50 dozen of this 2019 Dr McMahon were produced. Silky with a rustic edge, it took a couple of days to get about its work.

Tuesday, 4 July 2023

Yarra Yering Chardonnay 2021


A Chardonnay with refined purity and excellent balance, well-handled fruit is coupled with pristine citrus highlights and a minerally drive. Superb!

Soumah Hexham Pinot Noir 2022


This is a really good expression of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir from a challenging vintage. Well played Soumah.

Sunday, 2 July 2023

Saturday, 1 July 2023

Seville Estate Riesling 2020


There are some great pockets of Riesling around the Yarra Valley, much to the surprise of many, and this is one of them. Curiously, it's a wine that is usually released with some bottle age - not the status quo for the majority of Rieslings in Australia.

Wednesday, 28 June 2023

So how does a $600 Yarra Valley Chardonnay stack up?


I was recently offered the opportunity to take a look at the debut release of Levantine Hill's Optume Chardonnay 2020. Rather than tasting it in isolation, a bracket of 2020 Chardonnays was assembled to see where things were at. And what a fabulous exercise it was!