Australian Syrah


Little Wine #7 Syrah

My first of 3 bottles of Little Wine #7 Blackberry, plummy, Bracken, red florals. Medium plus bodied palate - unmistakably from old vine Barossa Shiraz. Grainy (but silky) persistent tannins. After a couple of hours - smoked meats. Went from red and black berry fruits to much more savoury on the palate. Probably the best Little Wine so far. A blend of 4 vintages - 2017 (43%), 2016 (38%), 2015 (15%), and 2012 (4%). — 15 days ago

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Shay A

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This was the first Little Wine I ever had. I opened a current release Little Wine today, actually. Aromatics on Fraser’s wines are just so intoxicating.
Bob McDonald

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Agreed Shay. He certainly has some old vine material to work with and his prices therefore are quite reasonable I think notwithstanding the freight you guys pay for freight to the USA.
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@Bob McDonald : Yes, shipping to us here in the US is a bit brutal, but that just goes to show how good his wines are…willing to pay the price to get them here!

Grant Burge

The Holy Trinity Barossa Grenache Blend 2014

Dry peppers, raspberry and blackberries with a hint of old spices.
Very drinkable
— 13 days ago

Silkwood Wines

Red Duet Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

Tart but fruity on the nose. Well balanced, slightly acidic. Strong overtones of tart raspberry and vanilla. No vintage on the label. But I’d guess this bottle was probably around 2010 -12; it’s very close to turning. — a month ago


Hoffman Dallwitz Little Wine #8 Syrah

Amazingly plush fruited, blackcurrent, raspberry, violet, widely spread on the palette, licorice, a bit of sarsaparilla, spice, ripe pillowy tannin with great length. Great freshness given the spread of vintages in this. — 6 days ago

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Clarry's GSM Barossa Valley Grenache Blend 2015

2018 vintage. 51 Grenache 43 Shiraz 6 Mataro. Definitely showing a lot of Grenache's tanginess. Stewed strawberry, tart cherry, red currant, plum, white pepper, fuzzy sage. — 6 days ago

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Baby Tui Syrah 2012

This wine need decanting maybe 4 hours. When opened at the beginning rather harsh and bitter muted taste. The the strong red fruit and rhubhart emerge and then more black fruit, eculpytus and earth taste. At the end it become a much better wine — a month ago

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Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Riesling

Missing bae today, she’s in Chicago. Work travel is back I guess. Reading a little Calvino, watching a little Westworld and sipping on some Riesling.

Blades of grass, a cool day on a hike, the breeze that passed through a distant waterfall seen from atop the destined viewpoint.

A silk shawl draping the tongue in stone fruit, river water. Peaches and apples and fronds of supple leaves.

A bit of effervescence, a bit of acidity, a bit of petrol. Leads to a balance straddling dry and sweet at once.

Don’t really understand the underrated quality on the reviews, must be something I’m missing 🤷🏽‍♂️

I’ll go contrarian.
— 3 days ago

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Sharon B

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Nice view! Good show though a little confusing 😵‍💫 for me!
S.S. Mandani

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@Sharon B Thanks Sharon! Ha, yes I find it a bit repetitive, as well

Murdoch Hill

Single Vineyard Landau Adelaide Hills Syrah 2016

Gorgeous and seamlessly integrated. Moreish tannin, intoxicating nose and sleek mouthfeel. — 15 days ago

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Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah 2005

Dense dark crimson, almost black in colour - opaque. Lots to unfurl on the nose with initial aromas of Tar, Black pepper, plum, black and blue fruits, dark chocolate and a herbal nuance. Densely packed and full bodied. Obviously the product of old vines. The vineyard was planted over a hundred years ago in 1920. One of those unique wines that has the ability to be full bodied and elegant at the same time. Never heavy, you could drink this all night. Still has latent energy at 16 years of age. An aristocratic Shiraz in company with the world’s finest. Jay Miller had an erudite comment when he said that the only competition for this wine comes from the likes of Guigal, Chapoutier, Chave, Krankl, and Ringland. I would be patriotic in addition to Chris Ringland, and include Peter Gago and Fraser McKinlay. Roman Bratasiuk is the winemaker of Astralis- which is made from a 4 hectare paddock in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. — a month ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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One of my favourite Oz shiraz/syrah.
For what it matters i fully agree with you, very few shiraz/syrah like the Astralis in the world. Well said mate.

Somos Wines

Tintito Grenache Blend

Nariz: frambuesa, cereza, regaliz, pimienta, algo floral. Nariz bonita.

Boca: Tanino M, Acidez M, Alcohol M

Blend de uvas interesantes.
— 7 days ago

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