Henry's Seven Barossa Red Blend 2020

Juicy and ripe black berries, great concentration and depth of flavor, soft tannins, and enough acid to prop up the fruit. I kept reaching for more! — 2 months ago

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Keyneton Euphonium Barossa Shiraz Blend 2005

Browning in the rim.
Warm chestnuts, sticky-date-pudding, kirsch, hoisin, cinnamon and orangepeel.
Still lovely, but on the downslope.
— 5 months ago

Jan, Ira and 7 others liked this


Keyneton Mount Edelstone Vineyard Shiraz 1995

Beautiful mature Shiraz. Red currant fruit combined with tobacco and earthiness. Layered and complex. Fairly bright acidity on the finish. Delicious. — 8 months ago

Billy, Brent and 13 others liked this


Innes Vineyard Pinot Gris 2015

Don’t over chill this one! Its qualities stand out best with only a light chill. — 4 years ago

Ron, Velma and 10 others liked this


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. — 2 months ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Ron, Tom and 5 others liked this


Cyril Henschke Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Jeff Collins

Needs time — 8 months ago

Pax Mahle Wines

The Emerald Pool Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah 2004

An unexpected surprise from our host, Paul Lister, at Alladale Lodge Scotland, where he produced a mixed half dozen of 2004 Pax Syrah from different vineyards left by a former guest. A marvellous fragrant nose showing mature smoky meaty Syrah notes with savoury black cherry - also Bacon fat. Similar notes carrying thru onto the palate finishing with mellow resolved flowing Tannins. The 16.2 % ABV not noticeable. This wine was reminiscent of Henschke Hill of Grace for me. Cork broke in half trying to extract but in no way effected the wine. My first aged US Syrah and most impressed. — 3 years ago

Hugh McDonald
with Hugh
Peter, Anthony and 16 others liked this


Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1996

Only pale to mid crimson in colour with a tawny edge at 26 years of age. Black and blue fruits with game and a coffee bean note. The medium bodied yet rich palate is savoury and earthy with blackberry and just so so silky with resolved tannins and low acid. Not sure that I agree totally with Bob Campbell MW’s description - “like getting into an old Jag on a hot day”, but I love the imagery and can see where he’s coming from. Jancis said “pure hedonism “ and gave it 19/20. The latest iteration of H of G (2017) is selling for around $950 a bottle in Brisbane. No doubt brilliant but too expensive for me. I remember paying $12.50 for the 1982 vintage on release. There is a certain H of G character that is recognisable over many vintages over the years. Must be one of the most unique Shiraz vineyards in the world with vines up to a 150 years old. A privilege to drink this wine and close to perfection with 98 points. — 5 months ago

Matt, Ira and 25 others liked this
Jan A

Jan A

Definitely one of my bucket list wines! Thank you for the review!
Bob McDonald

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My pleasure Jan. A worthy wine to have in anyone’s bucket list I would say. Cheers. 🍷


Apple Tree Bench Barossa Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Covid lockdown suddenly on 1st day of CNY and mucked up everyone plan. Black angus from local farm for dinner. Started not that good but after an hour into it, blue fruit and floral characters and marzipan appear. Reminicient of abit pomerol, abit napa. — 2 years ago

Ceccherini, Jan and 2 others liked this


Abbott's Prayer Lenswood Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Smooth, full bodied and not at all acidic — 4 years ago