Tasting Notes for Parko82

(225 notes on 211 wines)

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Red
9/24/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
88 points
14% ABV
Screwcap

Predominantly cherry, anise and earth wirh medium acid, tannins and length... Good food quaffer not much more..
White
9/24/2019 - Parko82 wrote:
91 points
12.5% ABV
Screwcap

Lovely papaya/passionfruit tropicalness here with lime citrus, mineral and the slightest spritz.. Nice length and balance with good fruit depth.. Good.
Red
8/18/2019 - Parko82 wrote:
flawed
Seems a common problem from this producer, hence won't be buying anymore..
Red
8/7/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
14.5% ABV

Cork

Inviting nose of dark cherry, Mulberry, cracked pepper, meaty, dusty and slightly herbal.. Nice

The palate not quite as exciting but there are the
characteristics as per the nose as well as slight dark chocolate and nice black tea like tannin..

Medium body
Medium acidity
Medium tannins
Medium + length

A good average wine with no wow factor..
Red
8/7/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
14.5% ABV

Cork

Juicy mix of sour cherry, dark cherry and slight blackberry, with dusty earthyness, dry herbs and a touch of spice..

As per barbera low tannins, medium ++ acidity, medium+ body and a medium finish..

Quite nice really..
White
7/30/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
92 points
11% ABV

{Screwcap}

Initial mineral, lanolin/ wax, lemon and crunchy green apple, richness kicks in mid and back palate and lingers nicely for some time..

Drank over 2 nights, really impressive.. Great balance with mayer lemon and green apples sweet and sour..

Easily 5 year more in this, lovely..
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Red
7/16/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
14.5% ABV
Screwcap

Cassis, earthy potting soil, mulberry, capsicum, black olives, tobacco, anise spice..

Hides the 14.5% well, nice balance between earthy/brine/tobacco savory, acid and fruit..

Medium+ Length
Medium+ acidity
Medium++ Body

Great QPR!!
Red
6/27/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
91 points
15% ABV

{Cork}

Fig, strawberry, black raspberry, leather, potting soil, baking spice and dark chocolate..

Great balance, not massively long or concentrated but a great value wine.

Nice..
Red
2016 Yeringberg Yarra Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/20/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
93 points
Grandma's plum jam, Cassis, violets, pencil shavings, cedar, black olives...

Nice fruit concentration without being heavy, polished tannins and acidity..

very very nice, 15+ years here..
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White
6/5/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
13%ABV

{Cork}

Pear, meyer lemon citrus, nectarine, oatmeal and mineral..

Good Value
Red
6/3/2019 - Parko82 wrote:
88 points
13% ABV

{Cork}

Sour cherry, strawberry, cherry, slight floral, bret and bunch funk..

Medium - body
Medium + acidity
Medium Length

Meh, paid $40.. Far better Aussie pinot examples for this price.. Probably better of sticking with Beaujolais for value in future..
Red
5/23/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
93 points
13.5%ABV

{Diam}

Sour cherry, cherry, rose petal, tar, spice, green tea and slight cedar and potting soil..

Medium body at best
Medium plus acidity
Medium tannins
Nice length.

Really enjoyed this, now to 5+ years..
Red
5/20/2019 - Parko82 wrote:
91 points
14%ABV

Screwcap

Dark cherry, creme de blackberry, plum, vanilla, leather, and licorice spice...

Great value shiraz batting above it's weight.. Nicely balanced, definitely not a fruit bomb with some lively red fruit and savouryness to keep it interesting..

Nice..
White - Off-dry
5/17/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
92 points
Tropical fruit, apricot, mayer lemon, rich fruit, long length.. lovely balance of lush rich fruit and acid..
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Red
2009 Château Sénéjac Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/4/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
92 points
13.5% ABV

{Cork}

Creme de Cassis, blueberry, tobacco, slight mocha, graphite and earth.. Lovely balance here with black and juicy blue fruit..

Medium + body
Medium + nice ripe tannins
Medium Acid
Medium ++ Length.

Great QPR even with import tax.
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Red
5/2/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
94 points
13% ABV

{Diam}

Wow, wasn't sure of this on release but the sour fruit has balanced and this is superb!! Medium bodied at best but very good length, complexity and drinkability..
Red
4/30/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
13.5% ABV

{Cork} in great condition..

Bought this for $10 out of curiosity, why not? What a nice surprise, the fruit depth, acidity and tannins are still pretty well balanced..

Plum, cherry, red current, loganberry, leather, cedar..
White
4/29/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
89 points
Pale straw yellow with green tinge..

Quite developed now with a little richness.. Lemon/lime with some orange rind with slight floral and chalk..

Not the longest wine but reasonable for the price and such a tough vintage..
Red
4/28/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
94 points
14% ABV

{CORK}

Slight sediment and cloudy. Colour is Dark cherry red with cherry hue..

Reductive ripe cherries, plum and cola with Ocean Springs cranberry juice keeping the fruit nicely balanced.. I also picked up some potting soil and rose hip..

Drank over 2 days... First day it was more fresh/sour and a bit lighter.. The 2nd day the fruit gained more weight and depth and the potting soil became quite prominent.. Enjoyed both days, this can easily go the distance I'd suggest..

This is special stuff, must bye more Farr wines...
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Red
2015 Yeringberg Yarra Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/16/2019 - Parko82 wrote:
14% ABV (.5% ABV more then the 13 and 14)

{Screwcap}

Underwhelmed!!

Yeringberg 2013 was by far my Bordeaux blend of the year last year and I went long on purchasing.. So after so many glowing reviews of the 15 I bought a few before potentially going long again but I'm disappointed.. There is a heat and acid issue for me.. I see the potential lurking behind these flaws and am hoping time will help...

I have done some digging and have found Gary Walsh TWF had similar issues with the 13 around the same time from release which is interesting. Hopefully history repeats on this vintage but it's a hold on buying more for me for now...
White
4/16/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
8%ABV

{Screwcap}

Slight spritz apon opening with nicely balanced RS and acid to keep it fresh...

Apple, lemon rind, apricot, honey blossom and slatey mineral stuff.. Could taste the apricot some 5 minutes later..

Good QPR food or a casual drink here...
White
4/7/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
89 points
13.1% abv

{Screwcap}

More citrus fruit then the 16.. Makes sense considering the hot ripe year in 16..

Lemon, passion fruit, cashew, honey dew, flint and mineral... Prefer the 16 which has more stone fruit... This may age well, will hold on my last for a few years..
Red
2016 Yarra Yering Dry Red N°1 Yarra Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/3/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
94 points
14% ABV

{Screwcap}

Sweltering growing season... Can still remember the 40+ degree days the yarra had in December and the ground was bone dry before January which is unusual. My blackberries came 2 to 3 weeks earlier for reference.

Drank over 4 days..

Prefer this for balance over the 15 at the early stage.. The fruit is slightly ripper which seems to balance the "natural" acidity better then 15..

Blackcurrent, red plum, raspberry, pipe tobacco, definitely violets on day 3, spice, black tea...

Medium body
Medium ++ acidity
Medium Tannins
Medium ++ length

Good now but has many many years to go and will improve..
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Red
3/23/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
89 points
Definitely on the decline, still enough in it to be interesting and there was quite a bit of Brett which I wasn't expecting..
Red
3/14/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
91 points
13% ABV

{Cork}

Bought 6 bottles for $60 on Langtons...

1st had TCA taint
2nd bottle was spot on, 23 years gone and the balance of acid, tannins and fruit are spot on...

Plum, blackberry, blueberry, milk chocolate, violet top notes, cedar and definite potting soil...

Really nice, can probably go a few more years..
Red
3/13/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
13.4% ABV

{Screwcap}

Blackcurrent, Mulberry, Raspberry, pencil shavings, cedar..

Paid $12 , definitely a QPR here... Medium plus body, medium plus acidity, medium tannins and medium plus finish... Quality fruit from a great vintage with just enough oak and a fresh open mouth feel..

Drink now and over the next few years...
White
3/9/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
92 points
12.8% ABV

{Cork}

2nd of 3 bottles, much fresher on thr palate then the 1st.. In a really nice spot actually with more talc, chalk and honey blossom.. There's even a touch of green to the colour.. Really really nice, it's cork roulette on the last bottle I sense, makes you really appreciate screwcap..
Red
3/8/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
93 points
{Cork} managed to get the crumbling cork out, excellent start

Fantastic!!

Blackcurrent, charcoal, ash, cedar, pepper, anise spice, mint and dark chocolate..

My word this is good for a a 32 year old wine, the acid and tannins have resolved nicely as you'd expect but it's far from flabby...There's probably still more to come, these wynns cabs are amazing value for money still to this day... Really should cellar more..

Yum
White
2/28/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
11%ABV

{Screwcap}

Lime, orange rind, slight jasmine, chalky and slight richness just starting...

Good not great...
Red
2/27/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
89 points
13% ABV

{Cork}

Good mid week steak wine, nothing complex just a good food quaffer..

Cherry, cola, slight earth, dark chocolate and spice..
White
2018 Sorrenberg Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon Beechworth Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
2/20/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
91 points
13.5% ABV

{Cork}

Such a smashable wine, Mayer lemon, grapefruit, passionfruit, fennel, honey suckle and some chalk..

great balance and length..

nice..
Red
2/11/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
92 points
13.5% ABV

Screwcap

Absolute value for money here at $24 on special... Lovely balance between acid, tannins and blackcurrant/plum fruit, characteristic mint and cedar oak. Nice medium plus finish...

Just starting to get into it's drinking window for me, can see this going another 10 years easily going on previous experience...
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White
2/11/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
92 points
Wow. Still going strong...
White
1/22/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
12%ABV

Cork

Lemon, apple and passion fruit.. Nice trocken although @ $40 down here in Oz there is better value to be had from Australian riesling...
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Red
1/18/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
14% ABV

{Diam}

Cherry, grape must, licorice, slight tomato leaf and leather..
White
1/11/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
94 points
13% ABV

{Stelvin}

Gorgeous, one of the best rieslings I've ever had...

Golden straw like colour..

Juicy lemon/lime fruit/granny smith apple (still so fresh, zingy and pure), honeysuckle, jasmine, petroleum, mineral and rich aged riesling stuff... Slightly waxy mouth coating feel but still light and fresh as a daisy.. Has 5 years left easily but not sure how it will improve from here...

Yum..
Red
1/7/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
92 points
Still drinking nicely with a few years left in it I'd say, excellent value..
Red
1/4/2019 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
91 points
13% ABV
{Screwcap}

Great value here..

Blackberries, cherries, pepper, licorice, some floral notes, tobacco and bitter stem/dark chocolate.

Body medium
Acidity medium plus
Tannins medium plus
Length medium plus..
Red
12/19/2018 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
13.5% ABV

{Cork}

Lush full bodied ripe fruit here with chocolatey tannins and acid nicely balanced...

Blackcurrant, black berry jam, bay leaf, some earthy dust..

Definitely a crowd pleaser and at $28 a good buy if you like this style.. Drink now by the way..
Red
12/19/2018 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
91 points
14.5%ABV

{Stelvin}

Pretty pinot with just enough to keep it interesting.. I did detect some of the alcohol which detracted a tad for me..

Cherry, cola, definitely getting sweet violet, slight meaty cedary stuff, potting soil and spice...

Good stuff..
Red
12/13/2018 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
91 points
14%Abv

{Cork diam}

Dark glossy cherry red with cherry hue

Nice blend between fruit and savoury.. Cherry, plum with savoury cracked pepper, leather, black olives and dark chocolate...

Body medium ++
Tannins medium +
Acidity medium
Length Long

$25 well spent
White
12/8/2018 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
91 points
12.5%ABV

{Stelvin}

Very pale straw with the slightest tinge of green with watery hue..

Lime, mandarin, blossom, mineral and chalk..

Lovely..
White
11/19/2018 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
12.2% ABV
Cork

Nose: Lime, chalk, honey, apricot

Palate: Lime and orange juice, nectarine, honey and chalk.

Still going strong with more in it acidity and fruit wise.. I enjoyed the nose more then the palate which I thought was a tad one dimentional..
Red
11/19/2018 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
91 points
2nd bottle of 2 I bought on special... First bottle was well past it's best but this one was surprisingly drinking quite well for a average vintage..

Fresh ripe strawberries, dark and sour cherries, slight floral note, potting soil earthyness and tetley tannins..

Medium body
Medium+ length
Medium tannins
White
11/16/2018 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
12.5% ABV

Screwcap

Pale straw with green tinge..

Lime, lemon, crab apple, slight honey, saline with a slightly oily mouth feel.. There's a little butter development already as well...

Such great drinking and such great value.. Drink now to 5 years..
Red
11/14/2018 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
91 points
14% ABV

Screwcap..

PnP, improved with air, will drink well for 10 years+

Black and red cherry, loganberry, licorice, black pepper, cedar, dark olive, dusty and spice..

Cracking wine for the price, great balance and complexity and seams more approachable then the 16 I had a month ago. Other half enjoyed it so will be buying more..

Nice
Red
11/14/2018 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
14.5% ABV

Screwcap

Pnp and drank on day 1 and also on day 6 which I much preferred..

Blackberry jam, slight cassi, cherry, violet, dark chocolate, potting soil and spice...

Medium + body
Medium + acidity
Medium tannins
Medium ++ Finish


This will drink better in 5+ years, cellar..
Red
11/1/2018 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
90 points
14% ABV

Drank over 3 days, day 3 being the best..

Dark cherries, pepper, spices, anice and slight dusty earth...

Great drinking now with air but I feel in the next 2 to 5+ years it will be even better..

Nice
White
10/6/2018 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
92 points
13.5% ABV

Matured on lees and new and used oak for 12 months..

Really like this, juicy peaches, nectarines and meyer lemon almost grape fruit with oatmeal, flint and vanilla.

Drinking spot on now and for the next 5 years+

Buy..
Red
9/10/2018 - Parko82 Likes this wine:
94 points
13.5% ABV

{Stelvin}

Decanted for 2 hours and it opened up more thereafter.. Definitely ready to go now if given air...

Cherry and cranberry, rose tending to potpourri, cola, cream, pepper, cedar and some dust..

Lovely pinot with 5 years+ ahead of it... Price is starting to edge up on these which is a pitty...
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