Bin 28 Kalimna South Australia Shiraz 2010

Very oaky on nose and palate. Far more oaky than the Syrahmi Heathcote X Shiraz I had prior to this. Ripe plums, dark chocolate and a little black pepper from a good vintage in the Barossa. This is the first of 6 bottles and will probably have one every 2 years until the early 2030s. A pity the oak is still so prominent after 12 years because the fruit was excellent - just smothered by mocha. Many will still like the style however. — 11 days ago

Jamie, Dawn and 20 others liked this

De Bortoli

Wilderness Estate Rapids White Traminer Riesling 2015

The age of this wine produced beautiful flavours — 3 days ago

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Glaymond Wines

The Distance Shiraz 2005

Beautiful Aussie Shiraz. The smell is overpoweringly delicious. Tastes of juicy big fruits and some green leaf/menthol at the top of that fruit taste. Then slowly the tannin reveals itself at the end. Dare I say that this 05 is still a baby? Drinking really nicely now, good for at least mother 10. — 7 days ago

Tom, Sharon and 9 others liked this

Casella Wines

Pepperbox Shiraz 2020

Well worth trying it has great flavours. — 7 days ago


The Boxer Shiraz 2020

Deep, dark Ruby with a big fruity nose and lots of ripe berries with oaky notes. Jammy big and bold blackberry flavors with some spice, cacao, cedar and leather notes with nice mouthfeel. Big yet soft tannins with berry fruit carried over to the finish with bits of oak and sweet spice. Nice! — 12 days ago

Juan, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this


Girl Talk Savagnin 2021

A big thank you to Tom Crago for sending over his new Grand Crew wine novel for me to read alongside this beauty of a wine from Tscharke. This ‘Girl Talk’ 2021 is a white blend of Savagnin and Albariño and it’s delicious! It went down perfectly with the first chapter of Grand Crew!

In the glass it’s a refreshing lemon & lime shade. It’s super fruity and aromatic with whiffs of pear, peach, nectarine, florals and a sprinkling of white pepper. It has fantastic flavour with excellent crisp acidity. I need more of this wine. So delicious.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— 10 days ago

Paul, Bob and 1 other liked this

Clarendon Hills

Brookman Syrah 2005

Still fresh, well balanced, bold of course with lots of black fruit — 6 days ago

Severn, Hermes and 2 others liked this

Cape Mentelle

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

The first of 4 bottles from my cellar. The nose has blackberry, violets and dried herbs. The palate has that trademark Margaret River herbaceousness but in this warmer vintage more cassis, fine persistent tannins which go on forever - almost silky. Just a beautiful rendition of Margaret River Cabernet with a very long life in front of it - say 20 years. Cape Mentelle one of the early vineyards and down in the south near the town. — 6 days ago

Jan, Severn and 19 others liked this

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A cooler expression of cabernet is the usual Margaret River way and this shows all of the minty capsicum it can in balance with currants and red cherry fruit. Barely a trace of oak. Med+ tannin, med/med+ acids add a nice juicy mouthwatering med+ finish. — 3 days ago

Lyle, MaJ and 4 others liked this


Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Unfiltered Shiraz 2006

Bottle Variation

First bottle, 3 months ago, was quite advanced in 👀👃👅, but with no other flaws (no oxidation/spoilage/or TCA taint)

2nd bottle:

Served with the Vinloq System
👀Dark ruby./purple. Youthful
👃Sweet fruit
👅Fruit forward with blurry flavors. Dry tannins with slight heat. Paired nicely with wagyu beef

Remaining wine Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 14
👃Spicy blackberry, anise, chalk, & dried fruit
👅Purple fruit, anise & chocolate. Not complex but tasty. Finishes spicy with some heat. Balanced sweetness. Lowish acidity. Nice wine 🍷

This second bottle was what I expected. What caused the first bottle to be so advanced?
— 15 days ago

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