Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges

S.C. Pannell

Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo 2008

Muted nose. Steve Pannell said decant for 2 hours before serving. I only did 45 Minutes but it did give more after 2 hours. Colour is pale to mid crimson. Aged in old French oak puncheons for 24 months. Cherry/earth aromas and flavours finishing with fine powdery slightly bitter Tannins. Perfect food wine - went well with Pork mince. An excellent rendition of a new world Nebbiolo if not a little on the light side - more like a Langhe Rosso. — 18 days ago

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Bin 68 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 1976

Hard to describe all the shades
So much in balance altogether
It has focus ripe fruit, decorating floral and multidimensional spices and so much more
One of those bottle u don’t believe what u just opened. Super long finish
— 4 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Ceccherini Cristiano You are getting hold of some brilliant old Aussie Wine! Stanley Leasingham was better back in those days than it is now IMO.
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@Bob McDonald definitely I wouldn’t even bother to buy the current vintage. I got curious when I went to visit Lita and Tony Brady at Wendouree , they explained to me how important and influential Tim Knappstein was in Clare Valley at the time they took over at the property and so I looked into it. This particular wine probably wasn’t even made by Knappstein though cause I think he left Leashingham the year before or so, but altogether the winery was still following his directions. This is the beauty of wine and all of his magic 😉🙏


Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 1997

Still enjoyable; acid entirely resolved and settled. Kero, toast, honey, lime syrup and still some slatey minerality. — 11 days ago

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Scott Rowe

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Hell yes!!


Innes Vineyard Pinot Gris 2015

17.5/20 (93/100) Чистый, мощный и в то же время элегантный аромат в котором преобладают тона малинового сиропа, спелой клубники и ванили. Высокая кислотность и приятные по текстуре, гладкие танины. Красные лесные ягоды и поджаренный хлеб во вкусе. Отлично! — 8 days ago

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A.P. Birks Clare Valley Malbec 2005

Intensity is the word
Not so focused yet maybe, but a lot going on
The fruit is a dark cherry, almost a plum
Violet, jasmine
Stewed chestnuts, soy sauce, ink, black pepper. Eucalyptus too, but not overwhelming at all
Semi dried tomatoes and oregano 😱😱
Mouth is still tight, on the hard side; tannin is there and the freshness too. Enjoyable, but if I find another bottle we could wait easily another ten years. Super long finish.
Altogether, it’s a YES🤙🏻
— 5 days ago

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Ron R

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Great producer down under! Nice

Shaw and Smith

Pinot Noir 2013

En Magnum
Incredibly gentle, soft, mellow no matter the description the fruit just sings!!
— a month ago

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La Linea

Mencia Lenswood Adelaide Hills Red Blend 2017

Loved the last vintage but not so much this vintage. Simple wine, primarily berry fruits with a touch of amaro and blood orange. Green tannins and finish detract. — 11 days ago

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Ochota Barrels

Texture Like Sun Sector Adelaide Hills Red Blend

Such a delicious wine Bright but mysterious cherries tempered by a lick of acidity. Could drink this straight from the bottle. — 14 days ago

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Tomich Hill

Woodside Vineyard Shiraz 2014

En Magnum
2 hours in the decanter couldn’t fully unleash this giant. Deep dark fruits with strong tannin.
— a month ago

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Ochota Barrels

The Price of Silence Gamay

Excellent - very smashable — 17 days ago