$28 delivered @ Sometimes Always
10% off French/Italian/Spanish @ Waters Wine with EURO10 - ends tomorrow - thanks/credit to @SleepyPolarBear - prices after 10% off in any 6:Wine reports from the internationally acclaimed wine critic and journalistwww.jamessuckling.comThese crus were the source of our highest-rated wines, all three rating 97 points. These are not only extremely impressive wines, but also strikingly different in character and style. The Château des Bachelards – Comtesse de Vazeilles Fleurie Le Clos 2018 is super-silky and refined the Domaine Anita Moulin-à-Vent La Rochelle 2019 concentrated and plush and the Yohan Lardy Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes de 1903 2019 enormously deep with a striking smoked bacon character.For us this diversity is the sure sign of a maturing wine region and it was also clearly present in the eight wines wines that rated 96 points. For example, the incredibly floral expressiveness of the Château Thivin Côte-de-Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie 2019 and the densely structured Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Côte du Py 2019 are both great reds unlike anything else on Planet Wine.The twin great vintages of 2018 and 2019 showcase this beautifully. 2019 is probably the most consistently exciting vintage for Beaujolais since 1976, although we still have a soft spot for 2015. These wines have the classic lively acidity and vibrant aromas of the region’s reds from the indigenous gamay grape with lots of floral, spice and licorice notes. The 2018 vintage was the warmest growing season on record and mildew in June-July dramatically reduced crop levels. The best 2018s are powerful and concentrated with fine tannins and enough acidity to balance. Some vineyards experienced drought stress and/or were picked a bit too late resulting in atypically soft wines.
Taras Ochota made attention-grabbing wines with the energy and edginess of the punk music he loved to play. But then tragedy struck.www.afr.com
Amazing effort with the post, so many delicious looking Pinots2020 Ochota Barrels Home Pinot Noir [Adelaide Hills]The grapes for this wine are grown around the corner from Lost in a Forest, the wood-oven “wine lounge” the Ochotas opened in an old church in Uraidla in 2016. “It’s a tiny little block,” says Amber. “It’s owned by Taras’ GP, who offered us the fruit one year. Me and the kids and my mum and Taras’ dad pick it every year and jump in it and let it do its own thing. It’s made with lots of love.” And it’s exquisite: pale and ethereal, with delicate botanical aromatics that drift up from the glass, and a fine-boned, juicy, mouthwatering quality on the tongue. $120
1 left: 2020 Ochota Barrels Home Pinot Noir $130 @ DRNKS - free delivery to SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL, PER, CBR, HBA, NTL, WOL, BNK
BNE: Burgundy SAMPLE PACK - Arnaud Baillot $95 @ The Wine Emporium - 5 left
Ten Minutes By Tractor Estate Pinot Noir 2018 $36.50 @ Coles after discounts in 4pk - ends tomorrow
@chatters on CellarTracker:opens with struck match, sweet spice, strawberry under plums, slightly gamey notes and a touch of forest floor. Juicy, lovely, fleshy and fresh, touches of savoury spice joins plums, berries (especially strawberry) with slight drying talc textured tannins that play more of a support role, very slight extracted but still the right side of that. Nice.
Picardy Pinot Noir 2018 - RJ98, EL97, MB94+, CM(WF)93+, HH92, BW18.5 - $30.67 @ Wine Direct using gift cards via AmEx offer of $35 back from $150 spend (23% off)
Pinot Noir is Bill and Dan Pannell’s great love, especially the Pinots of Burgundy. With every year Bill and Dan get a little closer to making ‘perfect pinot’. 2018 got very close to nailing that brief and perhaps the 2019 Vintage has achieved it. When our buyer Matt left Picardy (he was...www.winedirect.com.auIt has to be said up front: the Picardy Pinot Noir 2018 is easily the best wine (red or white) produced at the estate, to date. 2018 was an exceptional yearwinepilot.com
Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir 2018 - GW95 - $52.28 delivered @ Carboot in 3pk after $50 voucher
"A blend of fruit from the Home vineyard in Lowburn and the Sauvage vineyard in Bannockburn. Seductive and accessible pinot noir with ripe cherry, fresh herb, plum, spice, thyme, roasted chestnut and nutty oak flavours." - 94 points. Bob Campbell MW The Real Review "Complex yet subtle, earthy...carbootwines.com.au
Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019 $29.90 in 6pk @ Boccaccio
I haven't had much burgundy, though may be catching the bug now, but this is the best Bourgogne Rouge I've had yet - different from, but as good as, some of my favourite pinot noirs, including 2017 Lethbridge, Bay of Fires, Hoddles Creek
As with Beaujolais, 2019 also seems to be a year for Burgundy - Jeremy Holmes at d’Or to Door:
A word about Burgundy. Much of France experienced devastating frosts last week. We heard from Alexandrine Roy (Domaine Marc Roy), and she may not make a single bottle of red wine from 2021, such is the damage. 2019 is relatively small crop for many, but one of outstanding quality. With low and/or no yield crops coming through in the next couple of vintages, there will be serious pressure on supply and pricing. We suggest you load up on some 2019’s while you can.
MEL: Tasmanian Pinot Noir / Burgundy Workshop $150 - 2 left
- Louis Jadot Pernand Vergelesses Premier Cru
- Louis Jadot Cote de Nuits Villages La Vaucarin
- Bouchard Pere & Fils La Vignee Bourgogne
available again with free delivery until 11am AEST tomorrow
free delivery again until this Sundayfree delivery again on $200+ orders @ GoodDrop - ends Easter Monday
thanks - vintage?Seppelt Drumborg Pinot Noir JH96 $39.95 at Boozebud. If you order 4+ - 20% off.
Stack with 25% Cashback at Boozebud
$24-25 a bottle.
The reviews seem decent on Vivino, 3.8.
Unfortunately I think it's 2018 after my research, 2019 is 96JH.2017 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Definitus Pinot Noir - JH97, NS95, CM(WF)/AG/HH94, SR93 - $55.99 @ The Wine Collective - apply offer in cart, ends tonight (plus $9.95 delivery, less 8.8% Cashrewards and $10/$20 voucher) - thanks/credit to @boomy
2017 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Definitus Pinot Noir from Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia - Buy Online & Read Reviews At The Wine Collectivewww.thewinecollective.com.auTapanappa Definitus Pinot Noir 2017 Pinot Noir is elegant and pretty, while Cabernet Sauvignon is firm and robust. Or at least that was my generalisation when first venturing into wine. Pinot makes light-bodied wines, Cabernet, full. The end. What’s more […]www.ozwinereview.comSomething akin to a block level wine off the Fleurieu's Foggy Hill Vineyard. The Definitus strip being a sub-Ridge formed where ferruginuou...www.thevinsomniac.com
thanks - vintage?
currently $43 @ Laneway Liquor after 15% off applied in cart (free delivery with $99 spend) - price match @ Different Drop (note: $25 referrals end Thursday 1st July, reducing to $10 afterwards)15% off wine @ Moreish with MW15 (10% off spirits with AS10) - ends next Wednesday - free delivery with $175 spend
Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Grands Cras 2019 - JS(SP)96, WA(WK)92 - $41.99/$39.89 in any 12pk @ World Wine - price match @ United Cellars
10% off sitewide until 4pm AEST today makes it $37.80 $10 delivery, else $0 with $250 spendJean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Grands Cras 2019 - JS(SP)96, WA(WK)92 - $41.99/$39.89 in any 12pk @ World Wine - price match @ United Cellars
The estate, located in the tiny village of Morgon, comprises 19 acres. The vineyards are farmed traditionally and almost entirely organically. Grapes are harvested by hand and fermented in concrete tanks. Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Grand Cras 2014 and 2016 SOLD OUT. WILL GET 2016 BEFORE END OF...worldwine.com.auVery deep and complex, spicy and earthy nose, exerting a great gravitational pull that sucks you into this black hole of Beaujolais minerality. Stunning concentration but still graceful, thanks to the super-fine tannins and very elegant acidity that carry the staggeringly long finishwww.unitedcellars.com
For those with Vic postcodes, just logged into my TWC account and saw they've uploaded $20 worth of points. Expires 3 June.
last day - alternatively,For those with Vic postcodes, just logged into my TWC account and saw they've uploaded $20 worth of points. Expires 3 June.
- 2020 The Long Way Around Tamar Valley Pinot Noir (GW94) $33.99 - 10,000pts - 8.8% Cashrewards = $12.762020 The Long Way Around Tamar Valley Pinot Noir from Tamar Valley, Tasmania, Australia - Buy Online & Read Reviews At The Wine Collectivewww.thewinecollective.com.au2020 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Tamar Valley Pinot Noir [Tasmania]Bryan Martin released two 2020 pinots from opposite ends of the country: a plummy, savoury wine from Porongurup in WA, and this vivid, spicy, fruity purple pinot, made in collaboration with his good friend Ricky Evans of Two Tonne Tasmania. $36
I grabbed a 6pk from Boozebud for $18 a bottle, and it's a very nice drop!last day - alternatively,
- 2018 Oakridge Vineyard Series Willowlake Pinot Noir (JH/PE95, MB/AG/SL94) $30.99 - 10,000pts - 8.8% Cashrewards = $10.022018 Oakridge Vineyard Series Willowlake Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia - Read Reviews At The Wine Collectivewww.thewinecollective.com.auIt’s only the 16th August but this has been one glorious month for Pinot Noir. Each and every one of these wines went down well at Australian Wine Review HQ, with the only question marks here about price. I keep […]www.ozwinereview.com
Time is gold for Michael Glover, whose no-compromise approach is producing some of the best drops in Australia for his Mornington Peninsula label.www.afr.com2015 Mammoth Untouched Pinot Noir [Moutere Hills]Michael Glover wanted to find out what would happen if he took top-quality, dry-grown, low-yielding pinot noir grapes and turned them into wine with as little “handling” as possible: no destemming, no additions, no plunging, no new oak, no fining, no filtration and so on, with the only input being the decisions of when to pick, when to press, and when to bottle. Six years later the result is a deliciously approachable, full-flavoured expression of pinot: round, generous, supple, long and savoury. $58
i avoid most mixed packs, but Different Drop have some good ones - besides chardonnay, these 2018 Beaujolais packs, only 1 or 2 left of each - delivered after $25 voucher (note $25 vouchers will no longer be available, nor possibly valid, after Thursday 1st July):
besides chardonnay, EOFY sale @ Waters Wine - ends Wednesday 30th June - includes:i avoid most mixed packs, but Different Drop have some good ones - besides chardonnay, these 2018 Beaujolais packs, only 1 or 2 left of each - delivered after $25 voucher (note $25 vouchers will no longer be available, nor possibly valid, after Thursday 1st July):
- 2018 Julien Sunier Masterclass 3pk $185 delivered ($61.67/bt)A rising star out of Beaujolais, the cru offerings from Julien Sunier show exceptional structure and density. This limited pack showcases his brilliant 2018 releases from three of the region's top vineyards.www.differentdrop.com
30% off any 12pk with THANKYOU30 now makes it $36.40 - ends Wednesday 30th JuneSantini Collective Grenache Noir 2019 - MB95
- $41.60 @ French Wine Centre after 20% off with WELCOME20 - $10 delivery or free with $300 spendFrom near Carignon, just above the northern tip of Provence, made using a technique called ‘flottaison’. Tasting Note: A silly descriptor but if I had to sum this wine up in one, it would be ‘lavender liqueur’. A wild, ripe, yet fresh array of berries. A blue and purple fruit lift. Overtly ripe...frenchwinecentre.com
now available in half-bottles @ $12.80 after 20% off - another good source for keeping opened wineJackson Brooke Pinot Noir 2020 - MB94 - $23.20 delivered @ Airoldi Fine Wines after 20% off - pm me for code
World class wines from exclusive wineries. Importer and Distributor of Fine Wines from France, Australia, Chile, Italy, South Africa, Spain and USA.www.airoldifinewines.com.au
$32.30 @ Different DropBondar Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2019 - SL95, GW94, NS93 - $34 @ Prince Wine Store (Langton's were cheaper) - price match at Waters Wine or Different Drop
From paradigm shifting makers like Somos to the quiet revolutionaries like Bondar to the refined classic approach of Paralian, McLaren Vale is one of the most exciting prospects in Australian wine right now.younggunofwine.com
besides chardonnay, EOFY sale @ Waters Wine - ends Wednesday 30th June - includes:
- 2018 Julien Sunier (Beaujolais) $55/$67
- Garagiste Terre De Feu Pinot Noir 2016 $55
- Swinney Grenache 2019 $37
- Clarence House Reserve Pinot Noir 2015 $35
- Queen of the Sierra Red 2017 $35
- Tonic Grenache 2019 $30
not much currently, hopefully more again in future @ Cellar OneFirst time posting to this thread (thanks @Mynameislucluc for the heads up).
No amazing deals from me to post yet - but I will keep my eyes peeled.
Just thought I'd share my favorite winery from Central Otago for some insight to the Pinot lovers here.
Terra Sancta is a beautiful winery, cellar door and tasting room outside of Queenstown, New Zealand with award-winning wines and unique wine clubs.terrasancta.co.nz
Recently visited their physical winery (third time) when the bubble was open for us people living in Victoria. I made the plunge and joined their wine club - Holy Terras, exciting!!!
I honestly can't plug this winery enough - some fantastic wines, especially their pinot. Jacksons Block & Slapjack Block are the pick for me! Some of the oldest vines in the region and some true OG Burgundian vines on original root stock
$39.99 @ The Wine Collective (plus $9.95 delivery, less 8.8% Cashrewards and $10/$20 voucher)