Cool Climate Australia

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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Wolf Blass

Reserve Release Red Blend 2013

Got this from a friend and forgot it was on the wine rack. Dark berries on the nose with raspberry seeming prominent. Mid palate tasted a bit sweeter as cherry flavors started to come out. Smooth finish and medium to even slightly medium low tannins that make this very drinkable. — 13 days ago

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Big Easy Radio

Mr. Rad Touriga Malbec

(3,278 オーストラリア/トウリガ60%,マルベック40%)
— 9 days ago

Domaine A

Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Consistent notes as 3 previous tastings over 66 weeks. Mid to dark Ruby in colour. Lovely perfume of mature Cabernet with Geranium, mint and berries. Just a medium weight palate (but good intensity) from a cooler climate in the Coal River Tasmania. Beautifully made and drinking at its peak. My last one of 6. It’s a struggle sometimes in Tasmania to ripen Cabernet grapes sufficiently but Domaine A nearly always shows well. — 2 days ago

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Jacob's Creek/Orlando

Cool Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The cool climate 🌌 harvest delivers a juicy crisp 🍋 refreshing and sweety characters with all citrusy 🍊fruity sweet 🍈 and yet minerals bounded on palate, emerging its citrus flavors and tangy green fruit and herbs finishings great under a summer evenings
🏙🌃 served chilled for much fruitful flavors
— a month ago

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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Clarendon Hills

Blewitt Springs Grenache 2006

Palmer Emmitt

Big and starting to hit the down side but lots of positives. If you like a monster Grenache this is your jam, but drink it quicker than this. — 5 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Palmer, good review. It’s like drinking Grenache jam! Delicious. Hugh

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. — 13 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.

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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Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay 2016

Eric S

Big and rich. Great chalky nose. Nice complexity. Both styles represented, but more new world than old IMO.  — 8 days ago

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