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