Barossa, South Australia


The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2014

At the Downs Club Magnum Dinner. The Signature is always Yalumbas best Cabernet Shiraz in any given vintage. Brief Notes. Aromas of blackberry and tobacco. Way too young. Could drink this in another 20 years if desired. Great potential. — 3 days ago

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Bin 138 Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend 2009

Raspberry aromas and a rubbery note. Very raspberry on the palate. Oak influence is restrained, particularly for a Penfolds red (apart from St Henri) although it is 10 years old, very integrated and nearing the end of its drinking window. Once again the Grenache aromas and influence on the palate dominate in this GSM Blend. Easy to drink. — 18 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@ES Faiello Totally agree. Bins 128 and 28 as well as Koonunga Hill are good as well. Seems like Penfolds Wines are more readily available in the USA these days?
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I’ve always found them well represented... 707 cab might be a treat, 128 & st henri a bit rare but all in all - not too difficult to find - esp. lower end stuff - cheers!
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@ES Faiello Thanks for the feedback.

Peter Lehmann

The Pastor's Son Shiraz 2015

The final wine at the Peter Lehmann dinner at the Downs Club and the whole point of the dinner. Delectable: this new cuvée is called the Masterson and is a Barossa Valley Shiraz. Wine Pricing in Australia has become an arms race and this new Cuvée has set the benchmark at $1650 for a magnum - only available in magnum. This was sourced from a vineyard in the Moppa sub district of the Barossa owned by Glen Hammerling from vines planted in 1992 on original rootstocks, dry grown in deep sandy loam with ironstone over clay. The wine itself is an exercise in restraint. Matured in a large 2500 litre fourdre imparting minimal oak influence. You could happily drink this wine now or cellar for over 30 years. It is so well balanced. A brilliant wine but is it worth $1650? I think the pricing is too ambitious but the owner of Peter Lehmann, John Casella, the owner of export star, Yellow Tail, probably doesn’t care as he continues to make money from his budget line. 1458 magnums created and only 1000 released for purchase. — a month ago

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@Bob McDonald Nice notes, what vintage? Thanks.
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@Severn Goodwin Thanks Severn. This is 2015 - the inaugural vintage. The plan is to not necessarily use the same vineyard each year. The strength of the Lehmann business model was Peter’s relationships with the growers who he stood by in good times and bad. In recent times there has been the VSV Line (Very Special Vineyard)

The Standish Wine Company

The Relic Shiraz Blend 2006

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Great pull by Keith. My first Relic. Up front, holiday baking spices, eucalyptus/Andes mint, and sandalwood aromatics. The palate was rich without being dense or flabby, showing chocolate dipped blueberries and blackberries, ripe jam over graham crackers, cocoa, and some sweet tobacco. Delicious. Thanks @Keith Fisher — 10 days ago

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Keyneton Euphonium Barossa Shiraz Blend 2013

A very lively and aromatic blend with loads of cherries, sweet pipe tobacco, licorice, mint, and incense. — 17 days ago

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Thanks @Sharon B ! Happy Thanksgiving
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Beautiful pic...
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I appreciate it @James Cahill

Torbreck Vintners

RunRig Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015

Mycket ursprungstypisk. Djup koncentrerad med svart vinbärsgelé, wiengummi, kaffe, eukalyptus och sötlakrits. Håller ihop bra och höga alkoholen är integrerad. Känns dyr. Avsaknaden av syra säker upplevelsen för mig. — 19 hours ago

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Pirathon Barossa Valley Shiraz

Excellent entry level Shiraz from Kalleske , great producer, haven’t had anything other than really enjoyable stuff from them. This would work on any day of the week. — 19 hours ago

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"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 ! — 14 days ago

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Great to hear @Eric LaMasters and thank you. I hope you are well!

Two Hands

Secret Block Moppa Hills Shiraz 2015

Thinking 🤔. Yes! Awesome!!
It took a bit for it to open up as it started rather tight but gained depth and strength and became this spicy, cheek tickling Shiraz with an addictively lingering finish. Dark cherry, floral spices and earthy notes.
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Grandfather Fine Old Liquer Port Blend

NV. 19% Alcohol.Tawny Port from Penfolds in Barossa, Australia. Our go to tawny. — 6 days ago

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