Grampians, Western Victoria


Sparkling Shiraz 2019

Picked this up while visiting the winery this morning, brand new release, dark purple color, some spritz, but no real tannins so drinks beautifully tonight, balanced, solid finish, I’ve heard these age for quite some time, but I didn’t make it 6 hours since purchase!! 😎🙄😁 — 14 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Now at Bests, Doug! You are ticking off all of the Icons in Western Victoria!
Doug Powers

Doug Powers

@Bob McDonald , thanks, loved Best’s!! I have some others I’ll check in the next few days, 1 Best’s and a couple Paul Osicka Shiraz, just had a fantastic visit there with Simon!!

Mount Langi Ghiran

Cliff Edge Shiraz 2018

Damn son. Peppa bojangles dingle dangle — 4 months ago

Turd, Jenks and 1 other liked this

M. Chapoutier

Shays Flat Vineyard Tournon Shiraz 2013


$15 closeout & feels like theft! Inky massive, voluptuous wafting tons of dense black fruit, brooding, white pepper, game, bit feral, had a bit more nuance than many garden variety Shiraz. Very broad across the middle, generous ripe black fruit & pepper, decent balance, little clumsy & provincial, but definitely enjoyable. — 4 months ago

Peter, Tom and 8 others liked this

Summerfield Vineyards

Reserve Shiraz 2021

Rich, lavishly oaked, tannic and quite structured, this solid Shiraz probably needs 5 or more likely 10 years to be ready to drink, but, well, traveling and all and can’t bring everything home, medium-long finish, really does need time!! — 14 days ago

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Don't tell Gary Shiraz 2020

Vintage 2020 | Licorice in smell, cherries, blackberries, I thought it to be pinot noir because it has a certain frivoliy. Wine with a story. Good effort. — 2 months ago

Eric, Paul and 9 others liked this


Moonambel Shiraz 2017

Not as tannic as some. Cool@climate Shiraz at its best. — 4 months ago

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier

Lieu Dit Malakoff Pyrenees Shiraz 2013

Wednesday random cellar pick. Good. Was expecting some sharpness but there was none. Super smooth and enjoyable. This is the easy drinking kind of wine I like to pair with Italian food. — 15 days ago

Crawford River

Young Vines Riesling 2016

Quite restrained on nose and palate. A slight touch of TDN amongst the white and yellow florals. The “young vines” were planted in 2000 and are no longer young as such. The Estate Riesling from this producer is one of the better Rieslings in Australia - from Henty on the Victorian south coast. A touch of sweetness with the mineral acidity. — 4 months ago

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Chalambar Grampians Shiraz 2015

Looovely wine aged well and one of the best Shiraz’s I’ve had. Not too expensive either!… — 4 months ago