Australia

Yalumba

Vintage Port Barossa Port Blend 1971

This is the real stuff to look for here down under, never been disappointed by these relatively old vintage port(I know we kind of shouldn't call them port, but that's what's on the label)
1971 is an extremely well reviewed year too
I hope to find few more bottles of this magic potion so that I can share it with friends.. yeah😔, I had to drink this one in my own
— 2 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Wow! I've always been a big fan of their 'Museum Reserve' but I'd love to taste this

Big Easy Radio

Funtime - Fountain The Montepulciano & The Sangiovese

This was an an absolute belter for a Sangiovese. From the first glass to the last was delicious. — 12 days ago

Woodlands

Margaret Woodlands Vineyard Red Blend 2010

Mid to deep Ruby. Black currant and Margaret River herbaceous notes. Medium weight with medium plus intensity. Amazing quality for this Woodlands 2nd wine. Many Margaret River producers would be happy to have this as their No. 1 wine. From another good year in the Margaret River - will go on for at least another 5 to 10 years. — 2 days ago

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate

John Riddoch Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon

Last years superlative 2015 ( the best yet Sue Hodder said) will be a hard act to follow although Andrew Caillard MW, the Bordeaux expert at Langtons has already given it 💯 points. Very youthful deep crimson with purple rim. The nose and palate are tight, brooding and latent with so much to give. Dark berry fruits on the full bodied palate. Beautifully made with a long life of up to 30 Years ahead of it. A Tour de Force. Don’t touch the first one for 5 and preferably 10 years. — 17 days ago

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Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah 2005

Shay A
9.5

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!


I’ve had a few Clarendon wines but never their Astralis. Time has been kind and has shed the baby fat off of this wine. It’s still ripe (slight hint of VA) with baked mixed berry pie, fig and Andes chocolate mint aromatics but it didn’t hit you in the face. Dense, but the 3-4hr slow ox softened the profile. The palate showed cherry liqueur and blackberry jam with notes of bay leaf and cinnamon. Only the faintest hints of herbal/savory notes showed on the finish.
— 3 days ago

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I do like their work.
Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A : interested in the notes on this one.
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@Bryan Kesting @David T : Beautiful wine in a great spot right now!

Sirromet

Vino Superior for the Tuscan Terrace Rosé Blend

At the Toowoomba Wine Show Judges Dinner and brought by one of the winemakers at Sirromet. No detailed notes - too many wines; not enough time. A very acceptable Rose blend. — 16 days ago

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Vintage Release Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Delectable: This is a new Cuvée for Wynns for this year called O’Deas Vineyard Red Blend. Only a small vineyard of 3.13 hectares planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. The warmer 2016 vintage enabled Wynns to make a field blend of the 4 varieties. I had brief notes - Mulberry, dusty Bordeaux blend still with the Coonawarra mint in evidence. Perfect balance - you could drink this now or cellar for 20 years. — 17 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Following the Cuttings... Less jammy fruit, but more regal. Pronounced peppermint in the background. Like the previous cab, blue-black fruits.on the nose and palate. Some spices definitely including clove. What's different is that the tannins are still bold (yes it's 2 years younger) but years equal, this will outlast. Both great wines but this gets the plus mark tonight.

93+ points
— 16 days ago

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Clarendon Hills

Baker's Gully Syrah 2006

This wine has held up exceptionally well. There is a lot of prune/plum aromas and flavors. Predominantly plum. Tannins are resolved and it is at its peak, on its way down. Good stuff, drink now. — 4 days ago

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Shinas Estate

Sweet Justice Shinas Estate Moscato 2016

A delightful moscato.

Full of peach/pear flavours. Medium sweet. Low alcohol. Slightly effervescent.

Hard to write notes with my sweet little 3 year old nephew on my lap. 💙

•4.8% ABV • October 5, 2019
— 8 days ago

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@Douglas Braun It is a classy label.
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Great all around 🥂
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Gotta love a good moscato! I’ve been on a kick for it