Feeling a bit wheezy today after a big night wine tasting some of Victoria’s best wines at Custom House yesterday. There goes my fitness regime. Note to self. Drink more water 🙂
The plus side is that it was well worth it. Some of the participants were:
Dalwhinnie – David Jones
Jasper Hill – Emily McNally
Moorooduc Estate – Rick & Kate McIntyre
Bannockburn – Michael Glover
Bass Phillip – Philip Jones
Bindi – Michael Dhillon
Craiglee – Pat Carmody
Crawford River – John Thomson
Yeringberg – Sandra de Pury
TarraWarra Estate – Clare Halloran
As you can see from the participants it was definitely a Pinot and Chardonnay night. Towards the end of the night my memory becomes a bit vague however here’s my recollection.
- Bass Phillips. Loved all the 2010 pinots, especially the Premium. I have the 2005 Estate sitting in my wine fridge.
- Jasper Hills Riesling 2002. I am usually not a Riesling fan, but then again have never really tried aged Riesling. The “age” makes a huge difference. It no longer is in your face, if you know what I mean. This year they did not release any Emily or Georgia’s paddock as the weather was much too wet. Instead there was a blend of the 2. Can’t remember what they called it but it had a yellow label.
- Crawford River Aged Riesling. Never heard of Crawford River until yesterday. There aged Riesling is definitely a winner. Not sure about their Rose which tasted like cough drops to me :S
- Bannockburn. I am usually a fan of Bannockburn however was not impressed yesterday. Maybe the temperature was too warm for their whites and maybe they only displayed their cheaper ranges.
- TarraWarra Estate has good pinot. I actually have the 2004 vintage in my wine fridge. Yesterday it was good, not wow, but I think the temperature and our crappy glasses didn’t help. What?! Pinots but not in pinot glasses?!! Yes. My other half would of been disgusted 😛
As for the other vineyards I better not comment as that is where my taste and memory fails me 😛
So who was the winner of the night?
Bass Phillips for sure. Even their lower grade wines were good. And yes, even when it was not served in a pinot glass 🙂