Eden Valley, Barossa

Poonawatta Estate

The 1880 Eden Valley Shiraz 2009

What a disarming wine. It’s so fabulously affable and approachable that it’s hard to turn a serious eye to, yet it has a depth and complexity that lingers well beyond that soft and silken upfront charm. Plum, cocoa, stewed fruit, blackberry, delicate tobacco, supple tannin. Slips dangerously over the palate. Feels like it’s drinking in its prime and will linger here for several years at least. — 5 days ago

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Rusden

Christine's Vineyard Grenache 2002

Celebrating my sons 20th birthday paired with Cuban Langosta Enchilado. Absolutely delicious — 10 days ago

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Trixie

Happy birthday 🎂 🥳 to your son!🍷
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Teusner

Joshua Barossa Valley Grenache Blend 2016

An excellent example of a Barossa GSM. A trace of bacon on nose and palate / very savoury. The taste descriptors for Grenache and Mataro certainly on show with notes of raspberry plus charcuterie, earth and tar. Mellow resolved tannins with chocolate nuances make this a delicious wine. — 24 days ago

Andrew, Jonathan and 21 others liked this

Tarrawatta

Ambervale Eden Valley Shiraz 2018

An Eden valley Australian Shiraz that is delightful with a great balance of tannins and dark fruits. Now I know why it was the last one on the shelf! — 5 days ago

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Tscharke

Girl Talk Savagnin 2021

A big thank you to Tom Crago for sending over his new Grand Crew wine novel for me to read alongside this beauty of a wine from Tscharke. This ‘Girl Talk’ 2021 is a white blend of Savagnin and Albariño and it’s delicious! It went down perfectly with the first chapter of Grand Crew!

In the glass it’s a refreshing lemon & lime shade. It’s super fruity and aromatic with whiffs of pear, peach, nectarine, florals and a sprinkling of white pepper. It has fantastic flavour with excellent crisp acidity. I need more of this wine. So delicious.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— 18 days ago

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R Wines

Poor Thing Barossa Valley Grenache

The Smokey caramel and vanilla from the Pappy Van Winkle barrels blends fluidly with a fruit bouquet and massive red and black berry bringing together a full bodied Grenache that is in a class of its own. — 3 days ago

Rusden

Black Guts Shiraz

Inky rich fruit. Perfect pairing with wine braised short ribs over Joel Robuchon mashed potatoes — 4 days ago

Henschke

Mount Edelstone Vineyard Shiraz 2005

2nd best wine. I called it Amarone and was shocked at what it was as I’ve had it a few times before. On the sweeter side with massive depth. Big wine with lovely texture. Medium plus finish. — 23 days ago

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Glaymond Wines

The Distance Shiraz 2005

Beautiful Aussie Shiraz. The smell is overpoweringly delicious. Tastes of juicy big fruits and some green leaf/menthol at the top of that fruit taste. Then slowly the tannin reveals itself at the end. Dare I say that this 05 is still a baby? Drinking really nicely now, good for at least mother 10. — 14 days ago

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Glaetzer

Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Unfiltered Shiraz 2006

Bottle Variation

First bottle, 3 months ago, was quite advanced in 👀👃👅, but with no other flaws (no oxidation/spoilage/or TCA taint)

2nd bottle:

DAY 1
Served with the Vinloq System
👀Dark ruby./purple. Youthful
👃Sweet fruit
👅Fruit forward with blurry flavors. Dry tannins with slight heat. Paired nicely with wagyu beef

Remaining wine Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 14
👃Spicy blackberry, anise, chalk, & dried fruit
👅Purple fruit, anise & chocolate. Not complex but tasty. Finishes spicy with some heat. Balanced sweetness. Lowish acidity. Nice wine 🍷

This second bottle was what I expected. What caused the first bottle to be so advanced?
— 22 days ago

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