Chalkers Crossing

Hilltops Shiraz 2014

One of the QPR Australian wines of all time - see previous notes from 167 weeks ago. Winner of at least 10 trophies on the Australian Wine Show circuit and costing around $20. Made by French winemaker Celine Rousseau, in the cool climate Hilltops district of NSW. This is the last of an original 2 dozen. — a day ago

Daniel P., Aaron and 12 others liked this


"Little Wine" #6 Syrah

Really lovely Syrah with a beautiful combination of fruit and savory characteristics. Excellent balance on the palate. Terrific stuff @Fraser McKinley ! — 9 days ago

Theresa, Paul and 31 others liked this
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Great to hear @Eric LaMasters and thank you. I hope you are well!

Clarendon Hills

Romas Grenache 2007

Alex Lallos

Drinking awesome. Starting to show some secondary aromas and flavors but still full throttle. Silky and suave but with the wild character I love about Clarendon hills. Very Rhône like — 11 days ago

Lisa, Robert and 5 others liked this


The Boxer Shiraz 2017

Deep, dark Ruby with a big fruity nose and lots of ripe berries. Jammy big and bold blackberry flavors with some spice, cacao and leather notes with nice mouthfeel, slight alcohol noticed. Soft tannins with berry fruit carried over to the finish with hints of oak and sweet spice. Nice! — 3 days ago

Shay, Paul and 1 other liked this


Frasers 9# blend

Frasers 9# blend. Due to be released next year.
15,16,17,18,19 all in harmony.
Tasted at his place after a cheeky vineyard tour on his property.
— 18 days ago

David, Serge and 6 others liked this

Frankland Estate

Isolation Ridge Vineyard Riesling 2014

Mid Lemon in colour. Developing and putting on weight from 4 years ago and not as austere. Paraffin aromas on the way but not quite there yet - a touch of lanolin. Could cellar for at least another 5 years if desired. Fresh and clean from Frankland River and the Great Southland of Western Australia. Barb and I are heading that way over Christmas and New Year for our first visit taking in the towns of Albany and Denmark. Known for great Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet. — 4 days ago

Paul, David and 10 others liked this


Seventeen Rows Pinot Noir 2017

Open, clean natty feel. lush and creamy but not overripe in the least. Dialed in. Mostly red fruits. Very nice. Unique. Mornington peninsula. $60AUD @ the winery — 15 days ago

Dylan, Jenks and 1 other liked this

A. P. Birks

Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 1989

Tired, past its peak, but still very complex and with an acceptable amount of acidity
I drank it over two days and I had aspected it to get oxidised at day 2 when it was a more enjoyable sip than the day before
— 2 days ago

Daniel P., Bob and 6 others liked this


Grandfather Fine Old Liquer Port Blend

NV. 19% Alcohol.Tawny Port from Penfolds in Barossa, Australia. Our go to tawny. — a day ago

Mike, Sharon and 2 others liked this


5 Yalumba Terrace Angaston Red Blend

Thank you for having us @Fraser McKinley. Absolute legend. — 18 days ago

Ira, Ron and 5 others liked this
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Thanks @Scott Rowe it was a pleasure having you visit and I hope that you’ve enjoyed your time in the Barossa.
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@Fraser McKinley I’d love to have your wine in our cellar. If you’re keen to swap for S+S juice please hit me up!scott.rowe@shawandsmith com