South Eastern, Australia

Dark Corner

Durif Shiraz

Really liked this one. Very dark fruity with enough of a tang but also it's got that cinnamon feel. Label says mocha... could have a bit of that too. — 7 days ago

Penfolds

Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay 2016

Eric S
9.0

Big and rich. Great chalky nose. Nice complexity. Both styles represented, but more new world than old IMO.  — 7 days ago

Tom, Ryan and 32 others liked this

Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah 2002

Ron R
9.5

This tasting goes out to @Bob McDonald - show that flag some respect...
Visually, bricking has begun, but the nose is still lively and youthful. Black cherries and raspberries transition to notes of tobacco, leather and thyme. Palate is consistent, but that signature sweetness is still there, along with a hint of sandalwood. This still has broad shoulders, but it’s much more balanced and fine-tuned with bottle age.
Aussie first-growth in my book.
— 14 days ago

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Ron R

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@Timothy Lynch, I have no idea what you mean... 😉
Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

No biggie, mate. Just that the flag backdrop for your delicious Aussie red only shows the British Union Jack. Yes, the Aussie flag incorporates the Union Jack but, oh, so much more...the Commonwealth Star along with the glorious Southern Cross constellation. 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
All the best, Ron. I do so look forward to reading your terrific wine reviews.
Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

Mind you, on a second look—with the Union Jack in the background and the Southern Cross on the labeling—very clever, Ron. 😎

Victoria Park

South Australian Shiraz 2018

Color of dark purple. Nose of tobacco leaves, ripe berries, some lavender, a bit raspberry, and strength of alcohol. Taste is concentrated, silky, with subtle sweetness and zest, vanilla, leafy note, a bit cocoa. Aftertaste is also smooth with more zest, some strength of alcohol, and cocoa note. Round no edge, enjoy her now. — 4 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2016

Had another ‘16, couldn’t resist. Referred to as the “Baby Grange,” blend of 51% Cab Sauv & 49% Shiraz, aged for 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On the palate juicy blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, full ripe tannins, long ending with smoky spice, fruit well integrated with oak, drink over next 10 years+, will only get better. — 18 days ago

Dawn, Juan and 4 others liked this

Penfolds

Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A multi region blend, fruit from Barossa, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Coonawarra and Wrattonbully vineyards, some bin 707 fruit included. Deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits herb and spice. On the palate black cherry and currants with notes of cacao, espresso and herb pepper. Vivid acidity, ripe fine tannins, long finish ending with vanilla oak and spice, very nice! — 19 days ago

Daniel P., Juan and 4 others liked this

Trackers Crossing

South Eastern Australia Cabernet Sauvignon

Great for $6–easily would buy at $16. Pairs well with pizza. — 9 days ago

Jacob's Creek/Orlando

Classic South Eastern Australia Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The 🍊 citrus and minerals herbal on palate all together contribute to this juicy summery yet truly lime and having a dry texture on palate a summery Sauvignon Blanc, crisp and clean
🤵🏼
— 20 days ago

Clarendon Hills

Blewitt Springs Grenache 2006

Palmer Emmitt
9.0

Big and starting to hit the down side but lots of positives. If you like a monster Grenache this is your jam, but drink it quicker than this. — 4 days ago

Paul, Keith and 8 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Palmer, good review. It’s like drinking Grenache jam! Delicious. Hugh

Lindeman's

Bin 65 Bright Chardonnay 2019

Great wine. Easy to drink. — 13 days ago