Wine Code Breaker #376

2019 Paradigm Hill Les cinq Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria When is a single vineyard wine not a single vineyard wine? Perhaps it is when it is only a row or two from within the vineyard. Many wineries are starting to appreciate the complexity of their vineyard particularly where there is a desire to presentContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #376”

Wine Code Breaker #372

2019 Paradigm Hill L’ami sage Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Decanters are more than just a lump of glass or crystal sitting on a shelf. The core purpose is twofold. For younger wines, the graceful mixing of the wine with air brings forward the aromas and flavours offering you purity and an opportunity to ponderContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #372”

Wine Code Breaker #363

2020 Giant Steps Wombat Creek Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Victoria  Hello Possums! Dame Edna Everage is our beloved megastar who is like no other. Hailing from Moonee Ponds, our Dame’s life experiences are something to marvel at. Her love of gladioli and outfits, whilst teetering on the fine line of outlandish and stylish, pale inContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #363”

Wine Code Breaker #356

2019 Mac Forbes EB57 Concrete Schoolyard Pinot Noir, Yarra Junction, Yarra Valley, Victoria  Mac Forbes’s approach to winemaking starts in the vineyard.  As he states, “the vines are only as good as the soil they are anchored in.”  And with this, he works with the constraints of the seasons.  His EB – Experimental Batch –Continue reading “Wine Code Breaker #356”

Wine Code Breaker #346

2017 Paradigm Hill les Cinq Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria  “Il fait la queue du paon.”  What the?  If you use your favourite translator it comes out as something like “he faith the peacock tail”.  Again, what the?  Apply this to wine and Pinot Noir in particular, swirl the glass, sniff, take a sip andContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #346”

Wine Code Breaker #345

2019 Coldstream Hills Deer Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley November 29 is World Ballet Day and at first glance you might think there is not much in common between this artistic pursuit and wine.  Take the Arabian scene from The Nutcracker.  Dancers with excellent training are the fruit.  The music and lighting is theContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #345”

Wine Code Breaker #336

2018 Bangor Vineyard Shed Captain Spotswood Pinot Noir, Tasmania Captain Spotswood was granted land in 1831 as a retired army office and thus became the area’s first settler. This land became known as Bangor in Tasmania. His house was regarded as a respectable building, sited perfectly for the views of Norfolk Bay. During his toiling,Continue reading “Wine Code Breaker #336”