Tasting Notes for BPej

(270 notes on 218 wines)

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Red
7/10/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
This is the first of the 18’s that I have tried. Fairly reserved and nothing showy but lovely subtleties of mix berries, red and dark cherry and terracotta pot. Steely acidity and subtle tannin. Good length. Probably shows better with food but plenty to like on its own.
Red
5/19/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
94 points
Hasn’t budged in the last year. It’s firm and serious but plenty of joy to be had if you are patient and give it some time to breath. Cherry, rose water, liquorice root and earth. The length builds with air time. Lovely.
Red
5/19/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
Fragrant with dried strawberry, cherry, wilted roses and truffle. More dried strawberry and cherry on the palate with spice, damp soil and mulch. It’s earthy and savoury, with tannin fully integrated and a beautiful acid line. Probably around the peak of its maturity although I’m sure it will hold a few years more.
Red
5/10/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
95 points
Black currant, blackberry, black and red cherry. Herbs and spice. A little eucalyptus. Nice grip of tannin and just over medium weight. The highlight here though is the balance. Nothing to fault. Lovely.
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Red
5/4/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
91 points
Ripe black fruits, cherry liqueur, fruitcake and ground coffee. The oak sticks out a bit with coconut and vanilla flavours a little too prominent for my tastes. The finish drops away a bit too but there is plenty of flavour around while it’s there.
Red
4/9/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
100% Tempranillo from Rioja Alta and is aged in French oak. Sweet and tart cherry, cedar, leather, a bit of that cherry cola thing that Tempranillo does. The oak is subtle with hints of coconut, vanilla and spice. It's balanced and youthful but doesn't lack structure. It's got everything you could ask for in a low cost Rioja.
Red
4/9/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
Cranberry, red and black cherry, herbal but not green, spices. Barely medium bodied but no shortage of flavour and personality. Easy to like.
White
2017 Sorrenberg Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon Beechworth Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
4/9/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
94 points
The nose is a little reserved at the moment but the same can't be said about the palate. It packs loads of lemon, lemon pith, melon, nuts and spice. But no flavour dominates over another, just perfect harmony that lingers and lingers.
Red
4/9/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
94 points
Really shines with air and was at it's best on day 2. It didn't make it to day 3. Showing plum, blackberry, terracotta pot, white pepper and violets. Not much more than medium weight with silky tannin and beautifully balanced acidity. Structure seemed to build over time. Great length. Beautiful now but I have no doubt it will a stunner in 15.
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Red
3/15/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
Rich and intense ripe fruit, as expected. Black cherry, plum, cherry liqueur and licorice. There is a nice aromatic lift from a little whole bunch. Violet and a very faint eucalyptus. It’s big but it isn’t heavy. There is well balanced acidity giving it vibrancy. Some herbs and smoke on the finish. It’s very good if you like big wines.
Red
2/25/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
1.5 - 2hr decant. It smelt dead initially but it eventually started to show it still had some life left in it. Dried plum, blackberry, and cherry. Decomposing flowers, old leather and scorched earth. It had become pretty and delicate. 2 words not often used to describe Priorat. Tannin and oak fully dissolved into the wine and the length was good. It did keep improving the longer it was open and in hindsight I should have decanted for much longer. But there is no denying its best days are well behind it now.
Red
2/25/2019 - BPej wrote:
90 points
Super ripe black fruit. Plum, cherry liqueur and liquorice. There is a sweetness to the fruit that makes me wonder if there is any RS here. Plenty of flavour and it is balanced but it feels a bit too slick and over worked. It lacks charm.
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White
2/25/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
Citrus and stone fruit. Has a flavour that reminds me of a lime ice cream spider. Melon and spice there too. Fresh and lively despite the obvious creamy characters.
Red
2/25/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
Full of ripe black fruits. Black currant, blackberry, black cherry. A floral lift with wood spice, tobacco and faint menthol. At 9 years old it still tastes youthful but the tannin is softening with a balanced finish of decent length.
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Red
2/10/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
94 points
Cloudy to look at. Great florals, rose water, red frogs and raspberry. There’s a kind of fruit sweetness but there is also a slight bitterness that counters and balances it. Fennel and spice. Bright and youthful but also has fine sandy tannin giving some serious structure. This is what Aussie Grenache is all about.
Red
2/10/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
Violet, liquorice, sour cherry and wild berries. Nice grippy tannin and bright cooling acidity. Textbook Nebbiolo done really well.
White
2/10/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
White stone fruit, pear, almond and spicy oak. A little creamy but a good acid backing. Great length too.
Red
1/27/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
95 points
Colour is losing its vibrancy and browning around the rim. Smells like tobacco, graphite, black currants, old leather and dried eucalyptus. Tannin is smooth and slightly powdery giving a soft but unmistakable grip. Great length. Acid maybe a little pokey but not enough to ruin the enjoyment. Tastes old world. Probably won’t gain much from further cellaring. But it’s beautiful now and I’d drink up over the next 5 years.
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White
1/16/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
Vibrant lemon, lime and green apple. Super crisp and refreshing acidity. Good length. Good drinking on a hot evening.
Red
1/16/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
90 points
This one was also a little flat. It’s had good flavour but just not the vibrancy and lift the first bottle had.
White
1/16/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
It’s has power without being over the top. Creamy and nutty but with freshness. White stone fruit, grapefruit, green apple and some fennel. Long and flavoursome. Will really shine in a few more years.
White
1/13/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
94 points
Maturity seems to have halted since the last bottle a couple of years ago. This one looks almost exactly like the last. Preserved lemon, wax, some toasty notes over pure lemon and lime. The acid has rounded out a little but there is still plenty there. There is a slight spritz when first opened but it disappears with air. I’d be confident with another 10 years on this but it’s already a beautiful wine.
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Red
1/13/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark fruit. Plum, blackberry, some cacao, red and black liquorice. Tannin a little bit softer for a Wendouree but still enough of it there. More of a rounded mouthfeel. Give it air and red meat.
White
1/13/2019 - BPej Likes this wine:
94 points
A blend of Semillon, Muscat and Riesling and spends a few days on skins. On lees for a year and then just juice for a year. Marmalade, ginger, preserved lemon and almond. A saline, dry white sherry like quality. A bit chalky in texture. Great intensity and length. Cracking wine.
Red
12/27/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
A very good representative of the vintage. Fruit at perfect ripeness and sitting just above medium bodied. Plum, mulberry, blackberry, black pepper and dried herbs. A touch of that clay pot thing going on. A kind of cranberry like acidity. Silky tannin and a nice long finish.
Red
12/23/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
Pretty serious Grenache here. Strawberry and blackberry with red and black liquorice. It’s a little peppery and a little meaty. Nice aromatics. Good intensity and tannin structure. It’s enjoyable now but do yourself and the wine a favour and let it settle for a couple of years.
Red
2017 Ruggabellus Fluus Barossa Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
12/23/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
91 points
Southern Rhone type blend. Cherry, red apple and plum. Some spice in there too. Only medium bodied with great freshness and drinkability.
Red
12/23/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
From the Broke subregion of the Hunter Valley. Smells pretty with plums and potpourri. A mix of plum, mulberry and spice. Not as earthy as the Shiraz around Pokolbin but fresh, medium bodied and great fruit.
White
12/3/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
Fuller style with generous oak but it doesn’t feel over the top. It’s creamy and nutty with white stone fruit and grapefruit. Refreshing acidity and good length.
Red
11/26/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
It’s a pretty thing with lovely florals and subtle red fruit on the nose. Just enough structure to be taken seriously but also so approachable. Can’t go wrong for your money here.
Red
2010 The Colonial Estate In Exile Barossa Valley Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
11/26/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
87 points
Big dark fruit. Plum, blackberry and black currant. Creamy chocolate and licorice. Fully bodied and high alcohol. I wouldn’t say it was hot but it was a bit prickly. It was definitely noticeable. A little bit too plush for me too with very little tannin structure and low acid. Started to fall apart on day two getting jammy with flavours of prunes and dates. Not bad if you like this style but knock it over in one hit as it definitely deteriorated overnight.
Red
11/18/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
Fragrant with cherry, twigs, smoke, plum and dried flowers. Lively on the palate with juicy fruit and a great acid spine. Barely there tannin but they do there job. Pleasure to drink.
Red
11/18/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
Blackberry and mulberry, wet soil, liquorice. Medium to full bodied. Alcohol is listed as 14.5% but I have a feeling it’s actually a bit higher. No heat but a bit of a tang that ends up folding into the wine if you give it some time. Lovely wine if you are patient.
Red
11/18/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
Similar flavour profile to the last bottle but this one seemed to have more tannin structure and not feel as rounded. I was going to drink these relatively early but this bottle has made me rethink that decision.
White
10/31/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
91 points
There is good fruit here with grapefruit and white peach. It’s nutty and creamy but without being over done. It’s a good balance between freshness and creamy sitting right in the middle of the two styles.
Red
10/17/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
Dark purple, almost black in colour but surprisingly mid weight. Black cherries, blackberries and cola nuts. Bramble, earth and spice. There is a hint of some brighter red fruits too. Velvety tannins and just enough acidity. No overt oak which tends to be a common thing in Rioja. It’s very good.
Red
2008 Blue Poles Allouran Margaret River Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/14/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
This was better than the last bottle. Fresher fruit giving it more life and feeling a bit more youthful. Plums, blackberries, mocha and herbs. The signature gravelly tannins are still there. From the first bottle I thought it was on the downhill but this one would suggest it’s still going up.
White
10/14/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
91 points
Young Clare Riesling is always good on a warm day. Really aromatic with lime leaf, citrus and green apple. Much the same on the palate but with zippy, mouthwatering acid. Good length too.
Red
10/14/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
Light in colour but very fragrant with strawberries and rose water coming through. More strawberries on the palate with liquorice root, Turkish delight and cherry. It’s delicate but firm. A characteristic that Nebbiolo does well. Lovely wine.
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Red
10/8/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
Black fruits and pepper. Some coffee grounds and cured meat. It’s still young, fresh and lively. It has richness but in a medium bodied frame. Perfect balance.
Red
2013 Metala Shiraz - Cabernet Langhorne Creek Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
10/2/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
91 points
Still getting better and more balanced the longer it is left alone. Black fruits, coffee grounds and liquorice. The rich fruit is starting to step back a little and become one with the tannin and acid. Still a powerful wine though, but it’s starting to find its place.
Red
10/2/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
Smells of cherries and roses with cherries showing again on the palate with spice, dried strawberries and Turkish delight. A bit of a rounder and softer feeling in the mouth. Not as focused as great Nebbiolo can be. That being said, still a lovely drink.
Red
9/19/2018 - BPej wrote:
91 points
Red fruits and florals. Some spice and leaves. Fresh with just a light grip of tannins. Easy to like.
Red
9/19/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
90 points
Again plums and blueberries, umami spice and truffle. Didn’t seem as vibrant as the last bottle I had. Good but just a little flat.
Red
9/19/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
91 points
Acid didn’t seem to stick out as much in this one. Some great red and black berries, cassis, herbs and pencils. Nice.
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Red
9/3/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
91 points
Really enjoy this wine with its dark cherry and cranberry fruit with spice and herbs. Fairly light in body and slightly tart but it’s crisp and fresh. It’s light in tannin too but it gives it just enough structure.
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White
9/3/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
90 points
Fresh and zippy with lemon, lime, citrus blossom and lemon cordial. Plenty of acid but it’s clean and balanced.
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Red
2015 Blue Poles Allouran Margaret River Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/29/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
Just like the last bottle. Ripe but not too ripe fruit. It’s fresh with plums and blackberries, chocolate and gravel. Firm but friendly. Great length.
Red
8/29/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
92 points
Cherries, blueberries and plums but with a very distinct umami/cumin sort of flavour that adds interest. There’s more spice and florals too. And this is their entry level Pinot. Good stuff.
Red
8/15/2018 - BPej Likes this wine:
93 points
Dark dried cherries and plums, damp earth and mulch. Some spice and smoke too. The fruit is still bright and youthful. Acid clean and mouthwatering. Has some years left in it yet.
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