Barossa, South Australia

Peter Lehmann

Margaret Barossa Sémillon 2005

Citrus and Beeswax aromas getting honeyed nuances at 14 years. Fuller on the palate raising it to medium bodied but still lively. Different to old Hunter Valley Semillon. A marvellous drink showing the longevity of Semillon and another multi trophy winner on the Australian Show Circuit. — 4 days ago

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St. John's Road

LSD Barossa Lagrein Blend 2016

Vintage 2016 / a real good effort from Australia, very soft and velvety in taste, cedar and vannilla in smell / paired with a vegan burger and salad — 8 days ago

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Kaesler

Old Bastard Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009

This needs aging. Northern Rhône style. Full of elegance. — 3 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Weijie Shi (Jay) A great Cuvée from the Barossa 👌👌
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Great wine. Full of potentials and better with aging

Shob Brook Wines

Romanee Tuff by Tommy Ruff Syrah

This was an unusual but surprising wine. The best description I can give it is very fresh. Almost like barely ripe tomatoes crushed with the leaves. It really is the perfect summer wine for red wine drinkers who find rose generally to sweet or lacking depth. This wine is complex and interesting but also light and best served slightly chilled. Making it perfect for a summer poolside drink. — 7 days ago

Torbreck Vintners

Woodcutter's Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Solid Shiraz from Torbeck. Some spice, dark fruit and slightly earthy a bit like a Chateauneuf du Pape. Easy drinking and good value for money. It’s great that the Aussie producers have a full spectrum of the same varietals for people to enjoy. Torbeck, Two Hands, Penfolds and Glaetzer all have great options at multiple price points. — a day ago

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Tommy Ruff

Tommy Field Syrah 2015

Fairly big, but superfresh
Complex, but easy drinking
I like it
— 5 days ago

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I’ve never heard of this before...

Yalumba

The Octavius Barossa Old Vine Shiraz 2015

At the Annual Yalumba tasting at the Downs Club. A quick note - minty for a Shiraz Fairly Oaky with Oak Tannins showing through and Espresso on the nose. A good wine with great potential but for value I prefer the Paradox at about a third of the price. Have bought Octavius since inception when as Wine Committee Chairman the Downs Club hosted Yalumba CEO Robert Hill-Smith (still the boss) for the launch of the inaugural Octavius which strangely was a Cabernet to begin with (1987) and a Shiraz ever since. Still have my last 2002 in the cellar at home. — a month ago

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Great producer & property.

Peter Lehmann

Eight Songs Shiraz 2012

Выпито в Лофте в день рождения хозяина Сергея Носова.Более мягкого и нежного шираза я не пил в своей жизни. Эти 8 songs 2012 находятся на пике своей зрелости и были хороши даже без декантирования. Лучший so far Шираз моей жизни. — 3 hours ago

Two Hands

Bella's Garden Shiraz 2015

Another trip to Bella’s Garden and I think this is the best yet. Very fragrant Shiraz with a mixed fruit nose and some softer floral notes as well as a hint of candy and burnt sugar. Palate is smooth and layered with slightly more blackcurrant and a nice long finish with a hint of sweetness. All is good in this garden. — 2 days ago

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Elderton

Barossa Command Single Vineyard Shiraz 2002

David T
9.3

The nose reveals; candied style blackberries, plum, boysenberries, stewed black plum, dark liqueur style cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, black licorice, sweet tarriness, crushed dry limestone, cinnamon stick, vanilla, dark chocolate, mocha with caramel, pepper, used leather, light notes of grilled meats, bright, dark red, purple flowers with violets.

The body is the leaner side of full. The tannins are nicely resolved but, still have tarry baby teeth. The structure, tension, balance and length have hit a sweet spot and still have at least 6-8 years of good drinking ahead. The palate fruits are ruby candied. Blackberries, olallieberries, plum, boysenberries, stewed black plum, dark liqueur style cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, black licorice, sweet tarriness, crushed dry limestone, dry top soils, wet clay, cinnamon stick, vanilla, dark chocolate, mocha with heavier caramel than the nose, dark spice with just a little palate heat, pepper, touch of mint with fresh herbs, used leather, notes of smokey, grilled meats, bright, dark red, purple flowers with violets. The acidity is near perfect. The long finish is; elegant, ruby, rich, well balanced and deliciously persistent. Just missed 94

Photos of; our spring 2017 visit to Elderton. Their tasting bar, entry, road signage and the vineyard around the tasting room. They drove us to their much larger facility still in the construction phase which, I would think is now open.

@BobMcDonald Always rock solid!
— 23 days ago

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TheSkip

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I have a couple of these I am dying to try.
Bob McDonald

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@TheSkip They are certainly built to last Skip. I had a 2004 recently and this one of David’s is a 2002. Top Shelf Barossa.
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@Bob McDonald @TheSkip Agree. They are definitely worth the wait to allow them to integrate, build complexity and round out.