From the cellar – Tahbilk Marsanne

From the cellar – Tahbilk Marsanne

From James Halliday’s cellar – 2006 Tahbilk 1927 Vintage Marsanne See Tahbilk’s vintage chart “Tahbilk is a magic combination of unique history, unsurpassed beauty, triumph over adversity, a proud lineage of family ownership, and estate-grown...
Happy International Grenache Day

Happy International Grenache Day

Grenache is dear to my heart, hence I agreed some years ago to be patron of the Grenache Challenge to held next month. I will also continue with my present task of tasting wines for this year’s Top 100 for The Weekend Australian Magazine, albeit under the difficulties...
Some of my earliest vintages of Coldstream Hills

Some of my earliest vintages of Coldstream Hills

Coldstream Hills Miller Vineyard Pinot Noir 1988 – In preparing the way for the series of Langton’s auctions of a large part of my cellar, I discovered it has a capacity of over 11,000 bottles, not the 10,000 I had long thought was its capacity. In a weird way, it...
1995 Coldstream Hills Botrytis Chardonnay

1995 Coldstream Hills Botrytis Chardonnay

During the first decade of Coldstream Hills life, gaining access to Yarra Valley grapes was a continuing nightmare. Demand far exceeded supply, the vines were mainly young, and many growers had no experience in growing grapes. To make matters worse, you couldn’t...