Tasting Notes for Patrick - winereviewer.com.au

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White
2007 Blue Range Estate Riesling Mornington Peninsula
12/1/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
85 points
Yellow in the glass, with a green tinge, the nose has good varietal definition of kerosene and lime, there are ripe citrus characters on the palate, that lack focus and weight, with the acidity in the mid to back palate unbalanced,resulting in a diminished finish and overall impression of the wine.

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Red
2008 Blue Range Estate Merlot Mornington Peninsula
12/1/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
91 points
Impenetrable dark red to purple in colour, The wine has wonderful flavour extraction, with the core of the wine being blackberry and plum fruit. Throughout there is a smattering of white pepper and some savoury influences from the oak. The wine has a well proportioned tannin structure and considerable length.

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White
12/1/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
87 points
Nose is somewhat funky, with barrel ferment character intermingling with ripe fig and sour edged nectarine. The front palate shows good focus and weight of fruit, however the mid to back palate has some unbalanced acidity, making the wine disjointed.

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Red
Red to purple in colour , the nose has concentrated primary fruit characters of plum and blueberry as well as heavy oak influences.

The palate is uncomplicated at this point in it's development with blackberry and cedary oak the main contributors to the palate.

The finish has acceptable length, but has some green edges
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Red
Browning red in colour, the nose has stewed blackberry, leathery oak and a menthol edge. The palate is medium bodied and fully mature with sweet blackcurrant that is rounded by savory oak influences, with peppery tannins and considered acidity that accentuates the fruit on the finish. This wine is well into its secondary life post its fruit driven youth and best consumed in the shorter term.
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Red
Deep red in colour the nose shows mint, plum and a hint if licorice.

The front palate has rich plum and blackberry fruit that has integrated well with cedary oak. The mid palate has some tomato leaf characters, however the back palate lacks complexity and depth. One would hope this would complexity would flesh out over time.
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Red
The wine is medium bodied with graphite like tannins. In terms of flavours there is blackcurrant and a touch of cassis on the front to mid palate.

The back palate shows good complexity with developed leathery notes, oak derived richness and a touch of pepper.
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Red
6/16/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
89 points
Browning red in colour, leathery and earthy characteristics, soft tannins present with considerable length

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Red
2007 Blue Poles Allouran Margaret River Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/18/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
92 points
Deep red hue in the glass, the nose has good depth of Plum and black olive characters.

The palate has dense olive and blackcurrant that are suited by firm tannins and even a touch of spice on the mid to back palate.

The finish has excellent length, and as a wine it will continue to evolve over the next 5 - 10 years.
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Red
8/18/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
92 points
Red in colour, there is a dusty drying nose, with gamay undertones. The palate shows excellent complexity and texture as it moves from plum and blackberry through to cedar and earth on the finish. The wine has firm tannins that will underwrite a number of years in the cellar

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White
8/19/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
85 points
A somewhat one dimensional Chardonnay, the nose shows citrus and passion fruit, which is replicated on the palate. The fruit is a little thin and there is big acidity on the finish

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Red
9/24/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
91 points
Deep red to black in colour, the nose has blackcurrant, tomato leaf and cinnamon characters.

The palate is firm with bracing tannins and good acidity that set this wine up for medium term cellaring. There is tightly bound blackberry and blackurrant fruit that benefits from leathery oak and pepper influences towards the long dusty dark berry fruited finish.
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White
7/14/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
92 points
Straw yellow in colour, a bouquet of ripe nectarine, the palate shows peach and nectarine with a buttery malo complexity that is balanced seamlessly with excellent acid giving great line and length.

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White
7/12/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
92 points
Staw green in colour, with a cut grass on the nose and a minreal core that runs throughout the wine. The wine has great texture and mouth feel, with crisp pleasing acidity to finish. A Sauvignon Blanc that could handle a couple of years in the cellar

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White
12/19/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
91 points
Light yellow with a slightly green hue, the nose shows lemon peel and restrained peach. The front palate is well rounded with lime and peach prominent, the mid palate is yet to develop, however the back palate has excellent acidity and citrus fruit, leading to a finish with tremendous length and mouth feel. This wine will only continue to get better in the medium term
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Red
8/10/2012 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
89 points
A light red in colour, the nose has lifted cherry cola aromas, with the palate having fine tannins, stewed plum and cherry fruit; there is just enough acid to keep the wine vibrant.

The finish is a reminder of childhood with cherry hubba bubba lingering.

This is a good example of the Malbec variety at an excellent price.
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Red
Deep to dark red in colour, the nose has an array of dark fruits that are backed by elegant oak.

The wine is wrapped in a delicate sheath of french oak that encases ripe plum and olive. The 09 is certainly a classy wine with superb depth and drive of fruit that will continue to evolve over time.
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White
8/10/2012 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
89 points
Light yellow in colour, the nose is delicate and floral with tropical fruit salad characters. The wine is lively and crisp and focuses on guava and sour edged kiwi fruit, the wine finishes clean and citrus dominant.

The 2011 Verdelho will not win awards for complexity, but will be a wonderful refreshment on a hot summers day.

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Red
8/10/2012 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
92 points
Deep red in colour, the nose has a mix of cedary oak, blackberry and olive that has benefited from a few years of bottle age.

The palate is soft on entry with blackberry, plum,and a touch of licorice.The tannins are supple and centered around dark fruits and olive ,there is balanced oak inputs on the finish adding complexity.
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Red
Medium to dark red in colour, the nose is true to Cabernet varietal expression with olive, cedar and dark fruits all evident.

The palate shows dull blackberry, cherry and a lick of cedary oak and pepper, it finishes with fine tannins and acceptable length.
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Red
Very dark red in colour, the nose shows cedary olive and blackberry with generous oak.

The wine has lots of sweet oak that just stops short of dominating the plum and blackberry fruit on the palate ,the tannins are firm and drying with good length to finish.

Time will tell if the quality of the fruit is enough for the wine to thrive once the oak starts to fade.
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Red
8/10/2012 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
86 points
A medium red in colour, the nose shows plum and pencil shavings that is somewhat muted.

The wine is medium bodied on the palate with plum and asian spices, it finishes with coarse cedary oak, alcohol warmth and slightly astringent tannins.

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Red
10/5/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
87 points
Medium red in colour the nose has savoury rasberry and cherry fruit, the palate shows cloves, dark cherry and plum with good if not one dimensional length, should develop more complexity over the coming years.
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Red
11/24/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
93 points
Deep red moving to lighter red towards the rim, aromatic oak, plum and a touch of mint are well balanced on the nose.

The palate is layered with dark fruits ,there are interludes of mint, subtle cedary oak and texturally appealing tannin and acid structures.

A well made wine that will reward time in the cellar.
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Red
11/24/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
91 points
Very youthful red to purple in colour, the nose shows plum and blackberry fruits that continue on the medium to full bodied palate.

The tannins are firm, tight grained oak adds complexity that will continue to develop over the next 5 - 10 years.
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Red
Perfumed nose of blackcurrant and mocha, the palate has rich array of black fruits, the oak is evident and adds complexity and is by no means over bearing. The wine has balanced acidity and surely age gracefully

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Red
Deep red in colour, blackcurrant and a hint of mint on the nose, palate of black fruits with excellent acidity and dusty but not overly extracted tannins.

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Red
8/22/2013 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
94 points
A Pinot with 276 days on skins, in a usual discussion with a winemaker you talk about 'on skins' for 15 days post ferment, 20 days, maybe even 30… what should you be expecting from a wine that throws out the rule book ?

In short, an exceptionally interesting, textural and polarising wine that will change the way you look at Pinot.

The wine is a slightly cloudy red in colour, with the nose showing earthy cherry aromas and some background cinnamon.

The thing that amazed me about this wine was it's freshness, given the wine has been on skins for so long i was half expecting flat raisin fruit, but it couldn't be further from the truth, with the palate having a mouth watering acidity throughout.

In terms of fruit there is definitely varietal cherry, with dried spices and a tannin structure that fills the mouth, but is balanced by concentrated fruit, the length is superb.

Those who are looking for a traditional delicate and precise Pinot may be in for a shock, but will find themselves with a seriously enjoyable drink.
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White
8/31/2013 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
90 points
A lightly golden yellow in colour, the nose gives nashi pear, lemon blossom and lime peel.

The palate is rounded and layered with pear dominant, flashes of citrus tinged acidity cut through the mid to back palate with a subtle white pepper character and zingy lime to finish.

Enjoy over the shorter term.
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White
8/17/2013 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
94 points
BK wines is not your average producer, the logo, the label, all giveaways that there is nothing conventional about this Adelaide Hills producer. The 2012 One Ball Chardonnay aligns with these expectations.

The nose has lime zest, grapefruit and a suggestion of stone fruits that gives an insight into the wines youth, purity of fruit and the precise acid to come on the palate.

This palate is all about texture and the interplay between zesty citrus fruits and the richer nectarine characters that are itching to express themselves.

It starts with tangy nectarine that is supported by some slight vanillin oak characters on the mid palate, sour edged citrus then takes hold, and along with tightly coiled mineral acidity delivers superb focus and depth on the finish.

This wine has an impressive future ahead of it, requiring and rewarding time.
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Red
8/23/2013 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
95 points
The Cult Syrah is a cool climate shiraz from the coulter vineyard in Lebothal, Adelaide hills and stylistically more akin to Hermitage in France with wild yeast ferment and no filtering or fining.

In terms of colour the wine is a deep red with youthful purple hues towards the rim, the nose balances meaty blackfruits and savoury oak.

On the palate bright red fruits get a savoury lift of cured meats and a touch of peppery blackberry. The tannins to finish are ripe and drying, with excellent length of dark cherry and blackberry lingering.

Given the wines youth it is surprising how much complexity it has already, and is sure to develop more over time. At under $30 a bottle this is in the 'back up the truck' territory.
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Red
1/16/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
92 points
Concentrated red to purple in the glass, the nose has plum, cherry and cinnamon. The palate has a wonderful acid and tannin structure that frames the plum fruit and savoury five spice characters well. The finish has good complexity in terms of fruit and oak integration. A very enjoyable fruit driven wine.

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Red
1/15/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
94 points
Strong red colour in the glass, there seems to be a slight viognier lift on the nose ? with plum and a kick of aromatic apricot evident. The tannins are soft and approachable, the oak provides some spice and has integrated well. The palate has generous plum and blackberry fruit, the finish is long and will continue to develop in complexity over time
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White
2010 Bird in Hand Two in the Bush Adelaide Hills Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/16/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
93 points
Yellow in the glass with a green tinge. The nose has concentrated tropical fruits, the palate is well textured with citrus and stone fruits throughout. There is toasted almond and a buttery complexity in the mid to back palate that contrasts well with the taught acidity. The finish shows excellent persistence.
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White
6/13/2014 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
92 points
This a well made, fresh and textural Sauvignon Blanc that is very much in the Adelaide Hills style.

It is a very light yellow in colour as expected with classical tropical gooseberry and cut grass aromas.

It is fuller than some Sauvignon Blanc's with textural grip to go along with pure fruit and grassy notes. Precise acid to finish.
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White
1/16/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
94 points
Light yellow with a green tinge, the nose has tropical fruits and cut grass character, the palate has a rounded mouth feel and pleasing textural elements, all with dominant passion fruit flavours running throughout. This is a developed and complex Sauvignon Blanc. Excellent

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Rosé - Sparkling
1/16/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
92 points
A nose reminiscent of Strawberries & Cream, the palate is fresh and perfect for a summers day with cherry and melon fruits, combining with a fine persistent bead and balanced acidity. The finish is long and refreshing, without too much acidity.

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Red
11/3/2012 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
93 points
A deep red in colour, the nose is a well balanced expression of elegant Cabernet with black fruits, olive and the slightest lift off vanillin oak.

The wine has a layered tannin structure that binds the blackberry and supporting oak characters on the palate.

The wine has excellent depth and balance on the finish.
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Red
1/15/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
94 points
Deep red to purple in the glass , the nose is aromatic with lifted cinnamon, blueberry and plum. There is briary fruit of plum, dark cherry and cinnamon on the palate that combined with well integrated oak, silky tannins and a persistent finish.
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White
1/16/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
93 points
Light yellow in colour, the nose shows ripe peach and nectarine. The wine is medium bodied with balanced acidity and shows excellent complexity through the palate. The most prominent characters on the palate are gun flint, ripe nectarine and burnt butter. The finish shows good length and enough acidity to keep the rich buttery flavours from overwhelming.
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Red
1/16/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
92 points
A youthful red to purple in the glass. The bouquet has cedar, mint and cassis, the palate is well rounded with plum and blackberry fruit structured around well integrated oak and balanced acidity. The long finish displays rich dark berries and olive characters.
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White
1/16/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
92 points
Straw yellow in colour, nose displays mandarin, peach and nectarine. The palate has good complexity and depth of fruit. There is textured peach and nectarine with some citrus undertones. The finish shows spice, almond meal and cinnamon with just enough acid to keep it all in balance.
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Red
1/15/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
93 points
Nose doesn't give too much away, there is dense blackberry and subtle oak influences. The palate is formed around a mesmerising tannin structure that frames the plum, blackberry and cedar characters that run throughout the wine. The finish has wonderful length and lingers with white pepper and blackberry.
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White
The Quartz has a rich varietal nose of nougat, melon and peach skins. The palate is textural in terms of sweeter stone fruits and crisp citrus character against a steely acidity that gives an almost sherbet like character.

The wine has drive and length to finish, with both of Bindi's 2011 chradonnay releases (Composition and Quartz)being made to cellar and in their youth at the moment.

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Red
5/11/2012 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
90 points
A light to full red in colour , the nose shows youthful red berry fruits of raspberry and cherry, the mood changes on the palate with more savoury nuances that combine with plum and dark cherry fruit.

The finish has some subtle spices, and acceptable length.
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Red
9/21/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
94 points
Gamey nose, with a restrained yet complex palate of blackberry and plum. The wine has some definite leather and earthy characteristics coming through with spice to add to the tremendous length

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Red
9/21/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
92 points
The 05 Factor has a hard edge to it with slightly overbearing tannins, that will hopefully fade over time. The wine shows dark fruits on the palate with come mocha coming thorough on the finish.

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Red
9/21/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
93 points
Nose was slightly closed, on the palate the wine has started to gain more secondary flavours of licorish and cigar box. On the finish there is white pepper and drying tannins. This wine will continue to evolve and gain more earthy characteristics over the next few years, and is certainly an intriguing drink
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Red
11/30/2013 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
95 points
A well made aged Barossa shiraz is a great drinking experience, one that takes adept winemaking and a balance between fruit and oak, the 99 Factor is a great example of such a wine. The nose is a meaty and briny expression of savoury plum with a touch of old leather.

The palate is fully mature with leathery plum against an earthy core of framing tannins, oak is subtle and well integrated with superb length and a peppery grainy olive aspect. Drinking in its prime now.
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Red
2007 Torbreck Descendant Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
9/21/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote:
92 points
Inky purple to black in colour, the wine is restrained and somewhat closed with dark fruits and hint of earth. The palate on the other hand is full and rich, with plum, dark cherry, cedar and spice on show.

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