Australian Shiraz

Glaetzer Dixon Family Winemakers

Mon Père Tasmania Shiraz 2010

Comparing 2 cool climate Syrahs - this is the 2nd one from Tasmania. Black pepper with a touch of asparagus (SO2) which blew off. After a few hours delightful florals of gardenia and pansy. Intriguing to say the least. On the medium plus palate fruit and spice driven - more rich than expected from a Tasmanian Syrah. Really delicious with ripe fleshy plum melded with the spicy pepper. Finishing with medium minus tannins. A classy cool climate Syrah a few points above the Salo from NZ. This Mon Pere won the 50th Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at Royal Melbourne and hard to get from this boutique producer. I could only get 2 bottles and this was the last one. Sold out in a day after winning the Trophy. Total production of 250 cases. Wish I had a few more left. Made by Nick Glaetzer whose family built their reputation in the Barossa like Amon Ra. — 4 days ago

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Jan A

Jan A

Thank you, will store for some years extra then
Ron R

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Could not agree more with your comment Bob “how you like to enjoy your wine.” For me, I prefer wines in their youth. Still on their upswing. More fruit and tannin. Don’t get me wrong tho, some wines with cellar age can be wonderful.
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Great comments!!

d'Arenberg

The Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016

MICHAEL COOPER
9.3

This is #Shiraz from #Australia Deep and brooding ruby color from #oldvines #mclarenvale On the nose blackberry black cherry blueberry and ink. Followed up by hints of oak, dark chocolate, cedar and toast. You can’t drink the whole bottle because between the power and depth and the 15% noticeable alcohol it would be kamikaze. But...you don’t care #hedonistic — 15 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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This is a great wine, if you wait it out 10-15y the alcohol starts to dissipate.

Shaw and Smith

Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2009

A museum release from the winery - I bought this at a Shaw and Smith tasting in Brisbane a few years ago. An asparagus note initially which blew off. Asian spices, raspberry, earthy mineral notes on nose, carrying through to the medium to full bodied palate. A nice balance between cool climate and warm climate characteristics. Finishes with a little astringency. — 17 days ago

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Victoria Park

South Australian Shiraz 2018

Color of dark purple. Nose of tobacco leaves, ripe berries, some lavender, a bit raspberry, and strength of alcohol. Taste is concentrated, silky, with subtle sweetness and zest, vanilla, leafy note, a bit cocoa. Aftertaste is also smooth with more zest, some strength of alcohol, and cocoa note. Round no edge, enjoy her now. — 5 days ago

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Peter Lehmann

Stonewell Barossa Shiraz 2002

Dense Ruby in colour. Even after 18 years the oak presence is like the aromas of newly sawn wood. Ripe plums with a pruney note. On the palate rich and full bodied with fluid smooth tannins finishing dry. Obviously the product of very old Shiraz vines in the Barossa sourced from growers who the original Peter Lehmann had a marvellous bond with for decades. This is Peter Lehmann’s flagship red from the cool 2002 vintage resulting in a long hang time and great flavours. A Barossa Icon. — 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, I really enjoy Shiraz when it gets around this age, the strong bottles get some of their tension removed.
Bob McDonald

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Agreed Severn. The Barossa (and McLaren Vale) are blessed with old Shiraz Vines which need to be cellared. Definitely their strength.

De Bortoli

Dixons Creek Reserve Release Syrah 2010

As per previous notes. This is really stalky even though its 60% whole bunch. Just medium weight but ultra savoury and resinous - hard to pick a fruit descriptor. Barb and I liked this wine very much but lovers of big Barossa Reds would differ I think. To be honest in a blind tasting it would be difficult to pick this as an Aussie Shiraz. — 10 days ago

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Hentley Farm

The Beauty Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006

Spicy. Dark fruit. Dense and warm.
Autumnal flavors are emerging, So time to drink up.
— 11 days ago

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Marc S

Marc S

Bezocht 😉
Jeroen Koenen

Jeroen Koenen

Ben je daar geweest ja?? Had ik me toch moeten herinneren...

John Duval Wines

Entity Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015

Study time 🤓 🍇!! Exploration of Syrah / Shiraz — from Barossa Valley, Australia to Northern Rhône, France to Central Coast, California — with @win_tries_wine and @deked1 on a Saturday afternoon.
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John Duval, Entity, Shiraz
From Barossa Valley, Australia. Vintage 2015. ABV 14.5%. Juicy black fruit, such as blackberry, plum, with burnt sage, toast, peat moss, dark chocolate, dark baking spice, molasses, sweet tobacco, and pepper notes; high alcohol, medium+ acidity, tannins, and body.
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A. P. Birks

Wendouree Shiraz 2001

Quite dense crimson in colour for its age. Notes of Menthol/Eucalyptus and aniseed typical of Wendouree. A full bodied palate- earthy, berry, mineral with a tarry note. Might be a 19 year old wine but there is so much latent energy and power it will go on for some years yet. I will drink my last one in 2 to 3 years and if I have the willpower should be 4 to 5 years. Will go the distance. — 10 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Ira Schwartz Yes I realised you meant Wendouree. Surprised that any bottles made their way to the US. Good to see.
Ira Schwartz

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@@Bob McDonald it was in the early 2000’s . My guess they were buying random bottles from Australian collectors who may have relocated to LA.
Bob McDonald

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Probably right Ira.

Giaconda

Estate Vineyard Shiraz 2014

Red bean paste like texture, ripe and powdery like tannin. Substantial spice component. Drinking well with the food! — 2 days ago

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