Entries by Annie Field


2015 Punt Road Pinot Noir Review – Tony Love

“The Yarra Valley has revealed great pinot noir cred across the board, experimental through to old school, and the Punt Road crew is right up there in top value stakes. Black skinned cherry and subtle wafts of cola are the captivating fragrant notes as you sip in delightful comparative fruits and spice, before the faint […]


2014 Punt Road Cabernet Sauvignon – James Halliday – New release review

“Hand-picked (Napoleone Vineyard Block 3), prolonged cold soak, cultured yeast, matured in French barriques (25% new). The yields were low across the valley, with small berries, but this wine is perfectly balanced and extracted, the mouthfeel supple, the flavours of cassis and briar completing an impressive work of wine” Rated: 95 Points Alcohol: 13.5% RRP: […]


Gumboot Season

Gumboot Season 2017 ‘There’s a chill in the air, the sky’s grey, and it’s wet underfoot but every year in the Yarra Valley, winter becomes Yarra Valley Gumboot Season.’ To celebrate all things Yarra Valley, winter & gumboot, come into our cellar door wearing your finest gumboots from the 1st to the 31st of July and […]


2015 Punt Road Pinot Noir – Wine Front Review

“Winemaker Tim Shand sent through a range of excellent notes on his latest releases but perhaps most pertinent was this remark on the making of the Napoleone Vineyard Pinot Noir: “Mostly open fermented at 20% whole bunch, the blend also contains smaller 100% whole bunch and 100% whole berry ferment batches. I reckon the best […]

2015 Airlie Bank Rosé – Wine Front review

“Amusing narrative on the back labels of these wines. You’ll have to read them to find out: I don’t feel much like typing. This is Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris (30%). Raised in old wood, with perky faced winemaker Tim Shand offering “No finings, no acid adds, coarse filtered, SO2 only pre-bottling. Bone dry, high […]