Adelaide Hills

Penfolds

Reserve Bin 15A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2015

Very pale lemon in colour. Funky solids aromas / intoxicating. Lots of winemaking on show here. Great intensity - taut and lean almost quivering with pentup energy. On palate grapefruit, lime and touch of pineapple. Lots of citric acid. Certainly a different animal to Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay which is full luscious peaches and cream. This wine from Penfolds won the 2016 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge from 630 entries. Penfolds Winemakers for years have been concentrating on making their top white wines to the same standards as their famous reds and with this Chardonnay it is clear they are on the way to achieving this. — 2 days ago

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Murdoch Hill

Single Vineyard Surrey Adelaide Hills Pinot Meunier 2018

I’m way too biased when it comes to The Surrey.
This wine gets better and better every Vintage.
If you ever find it, grab it, chill out and enjoy.
— 22 days ago

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Nova Vita

Firebird Chardonnay 2014

A surprise packet from a label new to me bought from a Company tasting at the Downs Club. Impressive Chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills - shouldn’t have been surprised being the home of some other smart Chardonnays like Shaw and Smith. Intensity + without weight. Perfectly balanced fruit and oak. Easy to drink. — a month ago

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Scott Rowe

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Nice one Bob!! We purchase Shiraz and Chardonnay from the Kozned family for our wines 🍷
Cheers.

Ochota Barrels

Texture Like Sun Sector Adelaide Hills Red Blend 2015

Andrew Holod
9.3

Absolutely delicious. Equally good w BBQ brisket and Mexican food. Minimal tannin and maybe a touch of rs. Not for thinking, just for drinking. — 3 days ago

Penfolds

The Commander in Chief Shiraz Cabernet 2017

Lam S
9.4

black fruits nose. Oaky. Smooth tannin with 7/10 tannin. Well balanced wine. personally A bit weak or light for me. :) — 23 days ago

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Zwebner Estate Vineyard

35.6.18 Judean Mountains Red Blend 2015

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose blackberries, black figs, currants, plums, cooked strawberries, pencil lead, leather, earth, vinaigrette, tobacco, cola, graphite, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, cloves, alcohol, vegetables, graphite, spices, peppercorn, smoke, chocolates, earth, wet leaves and herbs.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great Grenache blend from Israel. Drinking nicely now with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Will age nicely in the next 3 to 5 years. Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show the tannins.

A very interesting and tasty wine. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses meats, and light appetizers.

A blend of 47% Grenache, 33% Carignan and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 12 months in oak barrels.

90 points.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

$50.
— 19 days ago

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Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

Is the number on the wine= map coordinates?
"Odedi"

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@Peter Sultan yes, kind of. It is the numbers of the rows of each varietal

Golding

Francis John Pinot Noir 2011

These were being run out at a bargain price in a Golding warehouse sale recently. The other bottles I opened were pretty rough and well past their prime. This one is notable because it was a very pleasant surprise: not just much more approachable than the others, but also a genuinely good pinot! It’s somewhat developed but still lively with soft, plummy fruit and whiffs of subtle, cedary oak. Thoroughly enjoyed this over three nights. — 19 days ago

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Scott Rowe

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Good to find the 11s that stand out. A tough, very wet Vintage.
Jeremy Pollard

Jeremy Pollard

Might be the one good bottle out of the dozen bought between myself and a friend - others were rubbish! The challenges of the vintage plus a cork closure, I guess.

Argyle

Artisan Series Spirit Hill Vineyard Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2014

Entirely sourced from the Spirit Hill Vineyard, this brilliant new sparkling wine opens with wonderfully musty undertones that connect with the bright citrus fruit and melon accents on the nose. The palate is highly refined, showing kumquat, lemon zest, cantaloupe and suggestions of Challah bread flavors that combine neatly in the mouth. While beautiful now, this excellent new bottling will cellar well over the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2029- 92
— 9 days ago

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