Melbourne, Australia. Trying to get to know Aussie red.
Interesting - grenache flavours but with a herbal/green infusion that you might like or not. I’m a bit on the fence. Savoury finish, not candied, fresh but back to back with the Yangarra old vine Grenache ($28 Yangarra vs $20 Cirillo street price), great prices, both quality but I’ll go the Yangarra. — 2 months ago
Juicier, more fruit forward, less structured than the 2015, a bit simpler but still delicious. Easy to pop and pour - lovely Coonawarra black and red fruited mix, tannin presence that builds nicely, long finish. Black label always seems to crop up somewhere in the low $20 range, and when it does I jump .. as I did here :) — 3 months ago
There’s a unique spice profile that marks Marius Shiraz. I do love it. Long long finish, tannin has a nice savoury grip balanced with dark black and red fruits. Florals in both flavour and smell, so much going on. A big step up from the 2014 Simpatico. Roger Pike has called it a day (https://rogerpike.com.au/news/), and at this point without any clear succession or sale 2019 will be his last vintage :( — 4 months ago