The Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012

Still blistering- still to early? A little intense for me. Fruit for days. — 6 days ago

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The Custodian McLaren Vale Grenache 2012

Brief notes: A rich and full bodied Grenache from the best district for the varietal in Australia, McLaren Vale, I believe. Raspberry and tar with real grip. — 5 months ago

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The Sticks and Stones McLaren Vale Tempranillo Blend 2017

Delicious. Spicy. Thin red rim in the glass around a scarlet full bodied drink — 6 months ago


d'Arry's Original McLaren Vale Shiraz Grenache 2017

@critics choice awards.

I’d drink this all day.
— 4 months ago


The Footbolt McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017

White horse tavern. Awesome — 5 months ago


The Money Spider McLaren Vale Roussanne 2020

Aromas of lime, jasmine and honey. Fresh acidity and a little spritz on the palate. Good length and a nutty bitterness to the finish. Great stuff — 7 months ago

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The Twenty Eight Road McLaren Vale Mourvedre 2013

Drinking the 2018 over lunch at d’Arenburg verandah. — 3 months ago


The Laughing Magpie McLaren Vale Shiraz Viognier 2014

Still lovin’ D’Arenberg. Classic shiraz- wild blackberries and pepper/spice. Hard to put down. Up to the challenge of hanging with grilled steaks and roasted root veggies. — 4 months ago

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The Coppermine Road McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

I had a few members of the Tasting Group crew join me in a sort of, "help me drink down my cellar" gathering. Everyone had an opportunity to dig through the cellar and select a bottle of their choosing; the identity of the wine was kept from everyone else and then presented double-blind though, since the bottles were being pulled from my cellar, it wasn't a true double-blind situation for me. This was poured into a decanter and served within two hours of opening. The wine poured a deep ruby color, slightly turbid with a nearly opaque core. On the nose, the wine bursting with dark-over-red fruits; black currants and black cherry along with tobacco, bell pepper, leather, coffee, and baking spices. On the palate, the wine was dry and the structure was, overall, quite firm. The fruit set was confirmed and while the wine came across as vinous and fully mature, there was a rather remarkable freshness about it...and almost ageless quality. The tannins and acid were so refreshing. And then there was the texture which, I have to say, was quite noble. It was really hard for me to get away from the Left Bank in Bordeaux, from a great, warmer vintage. The question was: St. Julien or Pauliiac. I called 2000 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. I don't hate my call. This was a banger and going back to my notes, I really liked it back then too! It's worth mentioning that the Stelvin enclosure is the real deal folks. This has aged beautifully and has years and years to go. I wish I had more. Alas, this was my last bottle. — 5 months ago

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