Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges

Shaw and Smith

Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2012

This developed positively from previous tastings here on Delectable. My brief notes - Liquorice; more savoury than fruit driven - Bacon, Charcuterie, spicy notes on the nose and medium weight palate. Some pepper. Very Northern Rhone in style. Certainly built for the long haul. I have 2 left - next in 2024. — 2 days ago

Ira, Paul and 13 others liked this

Bird in Hand

Two in the Bush Shiraz 2020

GV
9.1

Deep red/purple in colour, this wine was a real pleasure. We drunk this on its own and there was
blackberry and a little oak in its aroma. Dark fruit with some red berry giving a medium-body, medium tannin taste.

I suspect it would have been even more delicious has we decanted to let it open up.
— 18 days ago

Trixie and Sharon liked this

Unico Zelo

Cherry Fields Dolcetto 2020

What a delightful bottle - great balance of black cherry, raspberry, plum and violet aromas with forest floor, mishroom, and leather. Wonderful acidity supporting the medium body and soft, velvety tannins. Fruity, fresh and great finesse. Clare Valley Dolcetto rocks — 8 days ago

Paul and Tom liked this

Grosset

Springvale Clare Valley Riesling 2020

Classic lemon-lime zest upfront, linear acid, sumac finish. Nice with seared scallops and creamy corn poblano — 17 days ago

Lars and Guillermo liked this

S.C. Pannell

Adelaide HIlls Syrah 2013

The 2014 Jimmy Watson winner, and what a ripper it is. Needed a decant and a good splash to open up and reveal all the blue and black berry fruit and spice that made this such an enticing wine in its youth. Elegant, savoury and delicious! — 9 days ago

Ceccherini liked this

Wendouree

Shiraz 1996

Initial impressions - Earthy, Herbal, Soy. Cherry complex and long. Much intestinal fortitude ie. guts. Thankfully not overly menthol/eucalyptus (just a trace) as you often get with all Wendouree Cuvées. Amazing the intensity provided by those old vines going back to the 1890’s. Could easily last another 5 to 10 years but pretty much at its peak right now. This is as good as Australian Shiraz gets - up there with Grange and Hill of Grace and recognised as such by Langtons. With time in the decanter, like all great wines, they develop and change. I was getting raspberry and mineral after a few hours. An exceptional wine and in the top 5 or so wines I have had this year. In good vintages I don’t think Wendouree Shiraz should be approached at under 20 years of age. — 16 days ago

Aaron, Jeroen and 27 others liked this
Ceccherini Cristiano

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@Bob McDonald a bit jealous to start off, but i remind myself i still have a few mix bottles from the Wendouree hidden somewhere in a cave😁😁..there's no map for the cave🤣🤣
Still 96 shiraz what a wine🙏🙏🍷🍷
Cheers
Ps personally nowadays Hill of Grace and Wendouree are a touch above Grange, but i know you might disagree🧐
Bob McDonald

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I guess the only comment about those iconic Shiraz would be that H of G and Wendouree are single vineyards and more subject to the vagaries of a bad vintage on their plot whereas Grange is multi regional and therefore more consistent year to year.
Ceccherini Cristiano

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Perhaps you are right, but i will always prefer the style of Wendouree and HofG, but i guess that is very personal..though Grange would be a very close second😁

CRFT Wines

The Whisson Lake Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Beautiful earth, savoury nose, not obnoxiously Pinot. Lovely acid and tannin integration — 11 days ago

Wendouree

Shiraz Mataro 2011

From the disappointing wet 2011 vintage in South Australia where many producers did not produce a wine, but, typically with old vine fruit from Wendouree, this showed well. Quite ripe considering the vintage, yet medium weight palate - liquorice and spice notes with excellent intensity. Those old vines cover a multitude of sins like a cold wet vintage. 11 years is rather young for a Wendouree but given the vintage this was very polished. Has enough guts to have another 5+ years in the cellar. — 2 days ago

Romain, Eric and 17 others liked this

Petaluma

Hanlin Hill Riesling 2012

A trace of cumquat together with dried white flowers, talc some toast together with citrus. A superb 10 year old Clare Valley Riesling from a quality producer in a good vintage. No TDN Kerosene notes. — 18 days ago

Douglas, Dawn and 20 others liked this

Knappstein

Shiraz 2019

High acidity, medium tannins, quite robust upfront flavor with long finish. Enjoyed with sous vide flank steak. — 7 days ago