Tasting Notes for EmDubyah

(45 notes on 39 wines)

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Red
2/11/2017 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
94 points
Beguilingly fragrant with red and black cherry. Bright round fruit in balance with some mushroomy savoury characters. Round and soft mouthfeel. Balanced with a line of fresh acidity. Delicious.
Red
12/23/2015 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
93 points
Drunk after 2012
Quite different. More serious less ethereal.
Dark ruby. Pretty floral lift to cherry and hints of undergrowth. Whole bunches apparent. Slightly subdued (compared to 2012 what wouldn't be?) red fruit tending darker. Silkiness in spades with more savoury crunch of good acidity and more fine tannin. Better length than last year.
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Red
12/23/2015 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
93 points
Med ruby. Stemmy red fruit and warm spice, very PN, very good. Lots more cherry and rhubarb, some secondary herbal malarkey. Fresh and silky. Quite some acidity, a little fine tannin. Then rather tails off. Very enjoyable nonetheless.
Red
Slightly reductive. Sappy whole bunch nose. Good fruit. Lovely palate weight and savoury secondary dried herb and sous bois. Well integrated acidity and super fine soft tannin. Hope that sulphurous pong calms down under stelvin.
Red
Beguiling nose. Fleshy sweet fruit. A touch of garrison to savoury core. Very approachable even as a young'un. Likey.
Red
7/5/2015 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
93 points
Pale rimmed ruby tending to brick. Bit of funk and iron. Raspberry and other blacker berries. Plum and raspberry, something truffley, spice and then lovely line. Tannins still there but much more rounded and incorporated into an almost seamless whole. A subtle length but by no means extravagantly powerful. This has come on leaps and bounds. Maybe another year or two? It is this as good as this one gets?
Red
1/29/2015 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
90 points
young vines, no doubt, but some pretty perfume nonetheless. I look forward to further vintages
White
1/29/2015 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
94 points
exceptional new world chardonnay. elegance, length and line - and lovely fruit. drinking beautifully now, with the structure for a good long life yet
Red
1/29/2015 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
94 points
A real surprise package. Normally my least favoured of the sub regions, this was showing really plush fruit and cherry cola with enough savoury dried herbs to keep it interesting. Allied with decent acidity and plenty of fine fine tannin, I found myself loving the whole.
Red
2013 Serrat Shiraz - Viognier Yarra Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
10/10/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
94 points
Great potential Here. Still a little tightly wound and quite primary just at the moment but great potential, imho
Red
Very pleasant, a touch simple? Falls off rather. How much did I pay for this?
Red
10/8/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
93 points
dark ruby really good extraction, red and black cherry, some whole bunch sappiness, graphite and pencil shavings, a touch of mint. Perfume. Dried herbs as a savoury back note. Lovely briary red fruit, maraschino cherry balanced by acidity and a little super fine tannin. Adds up to a very pleasant PN drinking beautifully now, and could improve a little over a year or two, if not for the long term
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Red
10/2/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and poured straight from the cellar. Mid ruby, a rather reticent aroma which is savoury and quite serious with hints of bitter orange and earth. Light and delicate on the palate with hints of red berry and more earthy, savoury tobacco notes. Fine acidity follows with abundant but well-integrated, dry and dusty tannins. An excellent wine with food.
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Red
9/10/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
90 points
Excellent value. Some elegance and very clean and correct fruit.
Red
8/8/2014 - EmDubyah wrote:
94 points
Excellent. Blackberry and spice with a lifted floral nite on the nose. Strawberries, blackberries and cream and a lovely vanillin note followed by fine tannin and acidity. A serious savoury thing without the persistence or intensity on the end of a great wine. Drinking ever so well, though.
Red
8/1/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
94 points
About as in your face oz as i can stand. Dark dark fruit and vanilla. Blackberry spice pepper and length. Length. Length. Fine and insistent tannin and acidity. Proper.
Red
8/1/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
94 points
Ruby to the rim without appreciable pallor. Dark fruit. Spice. Intense, concentrated dark berry fruit and vanilla with black pepper. Almost not Pinot-esque in its concentration. Certainly not a recognisably Mornington style for me. Outstanding concentration and length. Dry, fine tannin and acidity. This will age.
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Red
7/22/2014 - EmDubyah wrote:
93 points
Excellent and improving. Bright ruby. Red fruit, perfume and dried herbs. More red and black cherry fruit, spice and sous bois that elongates thanks to fine-boned acidity and delicate tannins, returning withmore darker fruit and a dollop of vanillin sweetness on the long finish. Will keep improving for another five at lease if I can resist drinking it beforehand.
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Red
7/16/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep ruby all the way to the rim, somewhat reticent nose of morello cherry with a touch of spice. Surprising black cherry to go with the expected blackberry fruit, cinnamon, wet gravel evolving into violets on the end through lovely super fine tannin and acidity. Impressive indeed, and I feel it may be a little dumb just at the moment.
Red
7/14/2014 - EmDubyah wrote:
84 points
Nothing particularly wrong with it, but a bit thin, a bit meh. Fell apart overnight too.
Red
7/14/2014 - EmDubyah wrote:
92 points
Quite different from the previous bottle. Raspberry, red and black cherry fruit, spice and dried herbs on the nose. Lovely raspberry, black cherry and plummy fruit sweetness with dried thyme and plenty of super fine tannin and a nice line of acidity. Length and balance. What a shame that's it for my supply, I think it would continue improving for a good while yet...
White
7/6/2014 - EmDubyah wrote:
84 points
Meh. Bit sweet, a bit stinky.
Red
7/3/2014 - EmDubyah wrote:
91 points
Still a cracker. More tar and red fruit. Biltong.
Red
6/27/2014 - EmDubyah wrote:
92 points
Very, very smart. Red and black fruits and candied mandarin peel on the nose with spice and smoke. Thick black fruits, sweet plum and spice, another lick of wood smoke. Licorice and stones. Dense tannin accentuates power in the mouth without being overdone and good length and some surprisingly fine-boned acidity. Finishes mostly in balance. Maybe a trifle hot.
White
6/25/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
92 points
pale, clear yellow, pear and candy notes, fair whack of rs, pear, candy, spice a lick of acidity, more than pleasant.
Red
6/5/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
87 points
A little simpler than previous vintages? Still delicious and both fresh and elegant. Eminently drinkable and especially with food.
Red
6/5/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
91 points
Pretty and perfumed but serious too. Lovely fruit and dried herbs. Good length. Overall lovely balance. Will keep giving for up to five years, one supposes.
Red
2010 Echo de Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/5/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
92 points
Awesome fruit. Some tobacco and spice. Firm but approachable tannins. Appreciable length. Quite delicious.
Red
2010 Grosset Gaia Clare Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/25/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
91 points
Oh so very young still. Quite correct, however, with bags of black fruit, capsicum, spice and savoury, almost acrid rubbery notes. Mucho acidity and fine tannins. This will last a good while and I should think improve in the medium term. I'll try and leave the rest of this for at least five years and probably more, and then rapproach with interest.
Red
3/5/2014 - EmDubyah wrote:
89 points
Clear light ruby. Red fruit on the nose with a touch of pencil shaving. Bags of red fruit lovely juicy mouthfeel w minimal tannin. Minimal oak treatment. Jubey fruity and very pleasant. Slightly mineral savoury finish. Decent length. Not earth shattering but yum.
Red
3/1/2014 - EmDubyah wrote:
90 points
Delectable. Perfume minerality elegance. For $20. Winning.
Red
2/18/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
91 points
Dark ruby. Bramble and saline minerality. Lots of dark berries but also savoury cedar and a perfumed lift of white flowers. A touch of Viognier? Very good concentration, good balance with no great oak influence. Not a hint of heat. Elegant. Great value!
Red
2/16/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
88 points
nice perfume and minerality. savoury, perfumed not fruit-driven. elegant, soft tannins in the mouth. no great length concentration or intensity but very pleasant quaffer
Red
2/3/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
89 points
Pale ruby rim. Mineral and floral notes over a little red fruit. Soft, round red and black cherry fruit that finishes quite tartly with decent enough length and a little grip still, surprisingly. Really rather deliciously to my taste.
Red
1/23/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
93 points
medium pale ruby. slighty closed and reticent on the pretty perfumed nose. red and black fruit, herbs and mineral glints and white flowers. nice line. quite taut and elegant, with very well-integrated supple tannins and merest hint of oak. youthful and... delicious. loads left on this at least 5 yrs, I'd hazard.

These were sent by mistake from my broker, I had ordered some lesser guigals. Underlines my sympathy for northern rhone style and that touch of viognier. Sharpens my interest in acquainting myself with windmills and turks. One day.
White
12/27/2013 - EmDubyah wrote:
93 points
Some bottle funk after 17 yrs and cork slightly soft. Golden yellow to amber. Nose of astonishing freshness somewhat lean with a few white flowers. Honeyed notes follow fresh lemon and lime citrus and green apple. Then warm spice. A line of fresh acidity quite unexpected given age. Hint of petrol at end. Great length. Very enjoyable. Wish I had more, alas only bottle. Reckon it's got at least another 10 in it.
Red
12/6/2013 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep ruby, red berries and spice, a little pleasantly green asparagus too on the nose. Soft red plum and cherry, lovely juicy mouthfeel with a little dried herbs and spice. Drops off a little, with no great persistence or length, but a mighty pleasant drop.
White
11/29/2013 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
89 points
white stone fruit and citrus, good fruit, oak and acidity. a little oak predominant at present but has potential to become more at ease in the next couple of years
Red
11/20/2013 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium ruby. Raspberry, something funky and slightly animal, mineral spiciness. More raspberry, graphite, linear acidity and abundant, currently rather overwhelming fine-grained tannin. Needs a good lie down, but would seem to have the structure to demand five years until next being bothered.
Red
2011 Sons of Eden Pumpa Eden Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
11/14/2013 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
86 points
Deep ruby. Black berries and a vegetal note. Soft, quite elegant mouthfeel which plump, ripe blackcurrant primary fruit predominates, then some rather chalky tannin with little integration. Not great, but think this might improve a little after a lie down.
Red
11/5/2013 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
90 points
Pale garnet. Muted red fruit on the nose with a beguiling orange blossom perfume as it opened up. Fleshy strawberry, raspberry and cranberry is rather dominated by a powerful & linear acidity and considerable grippiness. Not completely harmonious but enjoyable nonetheless. I look forward to tasting it in a couple of years.
Red
11/2/2013 - EmDubyah wrote:
86 points
Very chary oaky. Not much in the way of fruit. Almost coarse acid. Not my thing
Red
11/2/2013 - EmDubyah Likes this wine:
91 points
Lovely expression of very cool climate PN. I suspect the vines are youngish, as there is some sappy vibrancy and no great power or concentration, yet restrained, ample red fruit combine on the palate with pencil shavings and mint. Delicate but insistent acidity and very fine tannins. Lovely. Think it will get better for a year or two, but maybe not much more.
White
10/5/2013 - EmDubyah wrote:
88 points
Pale straw yellow. Nose of tropical pineapple and guava with citrus. Fruit sweetness to the fore with some stone fruit (apricot and ripe nectarine) and a pleasant mouth weight with some slightly coarse acidity to finish a little plumply. A little hot? But by no means unpleasant. Cracking value at $20 AUD
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