Monthly Archives: December 2020

The Wanderer Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2013


The current vintage for this label is 2018 so you can see that I’ve been sitting on this for a while. No matter, as it’s been stored in temperature control and there’s 2 to 4 years of life left in it according to the raters. Great opportunity to try a Yarra pinot with 7 years under its belt.


Freycinet Vineyards East Coast Tasmania Pinot Noir 2017


Halliday 96, James Suckling 95, Huon Hooke 93, Gold Medal 2020 Tasmania Wine Show…“Freycinet at its best”

A perennial favourite with my clients and also with me.

Here’s what owner/winemaker Claudio Radenti says about his wine:

“The 2017 vintage is proving to be one of the classic great years alongside 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009. The season was characterised by a cooler, wetter first half which then tapered off into a warmer, drier second half. Overall ripening was delayed by 10 to 12 days which facilitated the development of remarkable flavour and colour intensities. The vineyard’s blood line and pedigree are umistakeable in this classic Freycinet Pinot Noir. Typical hallmarks of power, concentration, fruit purity and complexity all feature in abundance. The wine provides thorough drinking enjoyment as a young wine (decanting and allowing the wine to breathe recommended) but will become truly special when aged in a cool cellar over 5 to 15 years.”

I’ve got 6 bottles in Singapore (4 bottles went straight to my own cellar) and 24 bottles in Melbourne which can be here mid-late January if ordered. Store price was A$75 downunder but it was A$65 for a six-pack at Freycinet’s on-line cellar door.

It’s going out here in Singapore at S$80 all up, no minimum purchase.