South Australia, Australia

Penfolds

Bin 2 South Australia Shiraz Mourvedre 2012

Even though I’m a life long buyer and drinker of Penfolds I’ve had very little experience with Bin 2 which is a Shiraz Mourvèdre blend (89%/11%). Dusty Black cherry notes with a little raspberry. These aromatics carry through to the medium plus bodied palate finishing with grainy tannins. A little astringency at the end, probably because of its youth (in Penfolds terms at least). Could easily go for another 5 years but nothing wrong with drinking one now. — 19 days ago

Severn, Doctor and 25 others liked this

Schwarz Wine Company

Thiele Road Grenache 2005

ESF
9.3

Wow - the freshness, the color, the soaring rich liqueur aromas, pure decadence… Chambord, truffle, licorice, cough drop, vanilla, truffle, absolutely insane. Smooth rich luxurious - had this out of barrel and on release and it is still youthful. — 3 days ago

Aravind, Randy and 9 others liked this

Penfolds

Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 1982

Alex Lallos
10

Absolutely stunning. Consumed on the eve of my 39th birthday. (I am an 82 and my birth year wines are becoming increasing hard to find. This one was purchased as a complete OWC from a private cellar and perfectly stored.)

This bottle was so fresh and immaculately stored. The cork came out beautifully. Dark dark color still. Right off the bat the nose screams PENFOLDS GRANGE with eucalyptus, tar, smoked meats and abundant DARK fruit. A gorgeous wine with years and years left ahead of it.

Tasted alongside 1982 Chateau Margaux from the cellar and we all found the 1982 Grange to be the superior wine. It left my mouth watering. Absolutely beautiful and one of the top two or three wines I’ve ever tasted of not the best
— 25 days ago

Lee Lightfoot
with Lee
Alex, Eric and 11 others liked this
Lee Lightfoot

Lee Lightfoot Influencer Badge

Bursting out of the glass still primary has another 40 years ahead easily....
9.9
Ken Z

Ken Z Influencer Badge

Happy Bday @Alex Lallos
Alex Lallos

Alex Lallos Influencer Badge

@David T hahah that $69 price tag was on the bottle when it was released in 1984/1985 making it about $19 more than the margaux at that time. I purchased a private cellar and these bottles hadn’t moved since they were purchased on release. Special stuff

Penfolds

Grange South Australia Shiraz 1999

Deep purple hue, I think we caught this bottle too young despite me owning since release. — 10 days ago

Eric, Paul and 6 others liked this

Sami-Odi

Hoffman Dallwitz Little Wine #8 Syrah 2015

Mike R
9.5

Outstanding but still needs a long decant — 4 days ago

Mike, Billy and 55 others liked this
Ceccherini Cristiano

Ceccherini Cristiano Influencer Badge

Agreed! Fabulous wine!
David L

David L Influencer Badge Premium Badge

All star night!
Ron R

Ron R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

✌🏾

Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah 2002

Settled, yet youthful. Red purple. Rich fruit and a strong backbone. Plenty of life ahead. I can’t add much to the excellent Vinous note. — 14 days ago

Eric, Shay and 8 others liked this

Mollydooker

Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2018

I can only imagine that the expert reviews are lower because they don’t like the big jammy fruit bombs. But if you do this is an amazing wine. Huge and beautiful. — 7 days ago

Eddie, Jonathan and 3 others liked this

Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 2004

Nice balance and grip. It seemed a bit more muted but had undeniable weight and substance. Excellent pairing with pepper crusted filet mignon. Cork completely fell apart on me but the wine survived! — 16 days ago

Bob, Byron and 9 others liked this

Brand's Laira

Blockers Coonawarra Chardonnay 2018

Quite delicate with traces of vanilla oak. Green melon, grapefruit and citrus on show. Light to medium weight palate. A well made Wine which won the Pam Dunsford Trophy for Best Chardonnay at the Limestone Coast Wine Show. Good QPR. Drink now or cellar for a few years. Bought this at the Cellar Door in March when we went to Bellwether in Coonawarra for vintage. — 8 days ago

Douglas, Severn and 18 others liked this

Sami-Odi

"Little Wine" #6 Syrah

See previous notes for Little Wine #6. In summary very dark Ruby with purple tinges. Opaque. Luscious mouth filling Shiraz - the old vine source is obvious - soft, plush and plummy. A blend of 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2012 - all good vintages. I took delivery of my allocation of Little Wine #10 recently. — 21 days ago

barak heller, Severn and 18 others liked this
Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald Influencer Badge Premium Badge

I believe so. One of his best from the excellent 2012 vintage - the label showed a collection of vintage match boxes from Frasers grandmother as I understand it. I have notes here on Delectable showing that label.
Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald Influencer Badge Premium Badge

It’s called Baby Tui from 2012. I did a tasting note 51 weeks ago. They are all good but this one was special. Luckily I have one left.
Travis W

Travis W Influencer Badge

Thanks Bob!