Victoria (abbreviated as Vic.) is a state in the south-east of Australia. Victoria is Australia's most densely populated state and its second-most populous state overall. Most of its population is concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Melbourne, which is Australia's second-largest city. Geographically the smallest state on the Australian mainland, Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, and South Australia to the west.
Posts about Victoria
    • Tout près by Farr 2012

      A striking wine with plenty of amplitude and movement. Pinot noir. Geelong. 13%. Sealed with Cork. The whole bunches are very obvious and in scent it is not unlike the Applejack from Giant Steps, though perhaps with less smoulder and more softness. I'm still not convinced that a stem can transmit place. . . Spice and sap, rhubarb and roots.

      Wino sapienin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
    • Tom Rogers Syrah 2013

      A new label, which is very cute and clever and appropriate for the month of Movember; I wonder - is this what comes after the critters? From what I can find, Tom Rogers is the composite of Tom Hill and Jason Rogers. 14% alcohol, approx $A30. Yarra Valley, 35% whole bunches. I'm not completely convinced, finding this is a little too big and top heavy. . . Spiced and ...

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    • Australia, Shiraz and Viognier Blend, Terlato & Chapoutier, Victoria, 2013

      Australia, Shiraz and Viognier Blend, Terlato & Chapoutier, Victoria, 2013 Blend: 95% shiraz and 5% viognier N/ Countryside sage and soil, a virtual walk amongst wild sagebrush and lavender. Black cherry, taffy, fresh rain, and wet cement. Wonderful. Her only distraction is a hint of rubber. T/ Medium full mouth feel. 5 readers -
  • Mount Mary Pinot noir 2012

    … Pretty and tight, but safe and a little too squeaky. There's no exaggeration or fault and a pleasing lack of splinters; all the facets are in balance, with more fruit than wood, a suggestion of spice but to my nose it is not apparent if there are whole bunches. You can smell the restraint. It's pale and bright, not perfectly clear. Mostly fruit…

    Wino sapienin Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2012

    …, with grapefruit, grip and length. The nose reminds me of a riesling - flint, powder, pollen and crushed lime leaf. Also the Si Vinters Semillon Chardonnay 2012. More cider than wine. Unfiltered and cloudy. A Fino sherry nose, with something salty and nutty. It feels gentle and slightly microbial, and in contrast to the Giant Steps - there are no green edges. Unrelated image: Samphire from the Borough markets. Click here for the original context …

    Wino sapienin Riesling Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • 29.9.14

    …, cloves and cardamon. A recipe for garlic chicken. 6 skinless and bone free chicken thighs, halved / 5 cloves of garlic finely chopped / 2 teaspoons of salt / 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix all of the above by hand and leave at room temperature for an hour or two. Then fry the chicken pieces till golden - perhaps 4-5 minutes per side, and then set aside…

    Wino sapienin Pinot Noir- 2 readers -
  • Last week

    …. Eventually a herbal note and then by nights end black cardamon. Large and sweet in attack, the oak frame is still polished and new, making this a slightly clumsy and top heavy. 4. Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1999. 14%. Cork. Possibly my last bottle, I certainly can't see any more, but perhaps in a cupboard somewhere there is another. It has softened…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Riesling- 5 readers -
  • Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

    …, languid finish. Drink it with both Richard’s baked fish with tomatoes and mushrooms recipe and also the Flatbreads with chicken liver paté. 2013 Serbal by Atamisque Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina (approx. £13.50, The Secret Cellar tel. 01892 537981, Quaff Brighton tel. 01273 820320, Hennings Wine Merchants tel. 01798 872 485). I love the fact…

    Matthew Jukesin Malbec- 8 readers -