Eden Valley, Barossa

Pewsey Vale Vineyard

Museum Reserve The Contours Riesling 2015

This keeps impressing, easily comparable to Trimach Cuvee Frederic Emile. Heavy petrol with citrus, but not as much complexity as other Aussie Rieslings. Nice finish but not particularly lengthy. — 13 days ago

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Rockford

Basket Press Barossa Valley Shiraz 2020

Another amaaazing wine here in Down Under. The Basket Press only available to the ‘in’ members of Rockford winery. Rich flavors expressing from beginning to end in layers of dark, ripe fruits but firmly anchored by well rounded, soft tannins that carried the experience to a long lingering, pleasant finish. We had lunch with our friend who happened to ‘in’ 😊 with Rockford hence our opportunity to taste this wine and share it with other friends who had been admiring Rockford wines for 40 years. — a month ago

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@Jan de Weerd are they still bottling single vineyard Shiraz in great years?
Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

I am not sure Ira. I think they produce the basket press every year, selected from several barrels from different vineyards. I don’t think they are all estate vineyards either. But, again, not sure. Fantastic wine however. They are also making some fun wines using Alicante Bouchet, like a red ‘white’ wine and then use the pressed skins to coferment with a Grenache/Mourvèdre blend to give it a nice spicy tanniny backbone and call it the ‘frugal farmer’ 😁
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Jan de Weerd

@Ira Schwartz forgot to tag you. Cheers!

Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1983

11.5% abv Life was better before RP — 3 months ago

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Torbreck Vintners

The Struie Barossa Valley Shiraz 2021

Concentrated extract. Nearly pitch black in the glass. Takes an hour to come to complete expression with layers of dark red fruit of cherry and plum soaked in spice. Remained very centered on the palette and settled in a complex, layered finish. Since we have been in Australia for more than six weeks I have to use the cricket lingo: this wine was all about ‘Lane and Length’. Much, much enjoyed it. Blew my head off. — 17 days ago

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Grant Burge

Filsell Old Vine Barossa Shiraz 2017

After finding Australian cabs so and so, I am pivoting back to Shiraz. That’s where AUS shines, and this wine is a great example. Deep and intense flavors, structure and a long finish. Delicious. — 20 days ago

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Pewsey Vale Vineyard

Single Vineyard Estate Eden Valley Dry Riesling 2021

Pale straw color with a slight green cast. Piercing aromas of petrol and wet slate with slight hints of white flowers and lemon/lime. The palate features ripe red apple, white peach, lemon and lime with a light touch of spicy ginger. A bit of a chalky texture which is well balanced by bracing acidity. A bit of CO2 bubbles in the glass. Long and lingering finish. Great with food. — 2 months ago

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Torbreck Vintners

The Factor Barossa Valley Shiraz 2020

Okay. Probably got the the apex of our Barossa experience. Insane. So concentrated. Drippings of luscious deep dark bramble, plum, edges of jammyness guided by beautifully round, fresh, present tannins that guides the wine to a finish that settles you down for a long, cozy winters nap. Oops, not possible because you want that next sip, again, again and again. Beautiful experience because we had it with perfect food (bbq Lamb, pomegranate Cyprus salad) and great company!! So thankful 🙏🙏🙏 — a month ago

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Tammy de Weerd

The perfect wine - made even more so with the incredible setting, people, and food!

Torbreck Vintners

RunRig Barossa Valley Shiraz Viognier

At Contigo in Tucson. Amazing. So well balanced. Best Australian Shiraz! — 21 days ago

Bond

St. Eden Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

An exquisite wine. Chocolate, mushrooms, espresso, and dark fruits. A real treat. — 2 months ago

Pewsey Vale Vineyard

Individual Vineyard Selection Eden Valley Dry Riesling 2021

John Howard
9.1

Great value. Reminds me of a really good Mosel. — 3 months ago

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