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Notes of Liquorice and Dried florals like Lavender with Dark Chocolate chiming in. On the medium weight palate dried fruit with the bitterness of dark chocolate which is a good thing. A lovely mature Barossa Shiraz which was amazingly only about $20 when it was released - from a good vintage. At this age the true quality of Penfolds Reds reveal themselves. I think any Bin Numbered Wine can go 15+ years in a good vintage and with Grange you should start to taste the first one at 10 to 15 years. — a day ago
Pronounced minerality and fresh cherry fruit finishing with grainy savoury tannins. From the relatively new viticultural area of Orange, this is an excellent example of cool climate Shiraz. Reminds me of the Chalkers Crossing (reviewed elsewhere on Delectable) which won 8 Trophies and grown in nearby Hilltops near Young. We gave this a Gold Medal at the The Toowoomba Wine Show in August 2017 and deservedly so I believe. — 2 days ago
Pale Lemon in colour. Leesy Struck Match Citrus Aromas. Citric notes on palate but also a creaminess with a little nectarine. A profound intensity which makes this Chardonnay stand out from the crowd. One of the most consistently good Chardonnays in Margaret River and Australia. Will keep for a few more years but hard to see it better than it is now. — 4 days ago
Very vegetal stalky with some pepper and nettle. Obviously whole bunch fermentation. A little too much of this character for my palate. Needed a little more mid palate fruit. My favourite Single Vineyard Giant Steps Pinot Noir remains Applejack Vineyard of the 4 or 5 made by Steve Flamsteed. — 8 days ago
Spicy Aromas with Cherry Sappiness and Earthy notes with a little savoury funk. Great intensity and length. Very well made in a brilliant terroir for this variety - on this occasion in the Adelaide Hills. As Richard Hemming MW an Englishman said “this is a Burgundy Slayer”! — 4 days ago
Notes of Lemon Zest and citrus generally. On the palate lively fresh Citrus flavours with a little salinity. This Soave has some Trebbiano in the blend with Garaganega dominating of course. This gives the wine a fuller mouth feel because of the Trebbiano. Very moreish and easy to drink. — 9 days ago