Barossa, South Australia

Château Tanunda

50 Year Old Vines Barossa Shiraz 2014

Shay A

My experience here was different than my expectations. This drinks more like an Aussie cab than a Shiraz, but lighter in style. If tasting blind, I’m not actually sure I could even take this to Australia. The use of American Oak kind of leads you there, but the richness I expected from the shiraz isn’t evident. On the nose, sweet American Oak notes of coconut/dill spice, as well as ripe dark red and black fruits, sandalwood, and a musky/earthy note. Again, the palate was a bit lighter than expected with similar notes to the nose. Faint licorice and dill on the finish. Quite integrated now, and not sure it gets better with time, just different. — 2 days ago

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Great note @Shay A


William Randell Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017

Drinking 2017 vintage on 2021. Just lovely. Sweeter than most. Hints of chocolate. It has a dry finish. Very very dark red. Probably a little young - definitely drinkable right now. — 10 days ago

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Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2008

Deep Ruby in colour. Sweet rich blackberry notes as well as liquorice and chocolate aromas. Rich sweet and full bodied from this warm Barossa vintage- a solid core of ripe black fruits which will keep this wine maturing for years. That solid core of fruits, after 13 years is starting to fragment and give this lovely earthy red and black fruited perfume - still a long way to go into the early 2030s. The first of 4 bottles in my cellar. Next in a few years. — 17 days ago

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Bin 150 Marananga Barossa Valley Shiraz

All the right stuff in an Aussie red — 11 days ago

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Little Wine # 5 Red Blend

My final bottle of Little Wine #5 Aromas of dark plum, prune, mushroom, chocolate with a slight whiff of H2S which blew off. A lush and fluid mouthfeel of blackberry showing that gorgeous old vine fruit finishing with dry tannins. Pretty much unchanged from the previous two tastings. A great match with Lamb, golden syrup and Pistachio gourmet sausages. A blend of the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 vintages. All were good in the Barossa. — 8 days ago

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Torbreck Vintners

Descendant Barossa Valley Shiraz Viognier 2005

Sitting in the summer rain drinking some Aussi. Not up there with the 04, but still a good one to open during a SO Cal deluge of 1/8 on of an inch of rain ☔️

From the winery: "This single vineyard wine, located next to our winery block on Roennfeldt Road, was planted by Dave Powell in 1994 with cuttings off old RunRig vineyards - some of the oldest genetic material in Australia. The Barossa's first co-fermented Shiraz/Viognier, Descendant has been joined by many more in the last couple of years - a testament to its success. Shiraz is crushed straight on top of Viognier, which has been lightly pressed for RunRig. The blend of fruit is then co-fermented and later the wine is matured for 18 months in barrels that had been previously used for RunRig. The deep red clay soils in this vineyard produce fruit which is very savory, textured and rich, a satin-like texture and a glorious perfume. Of all the Torbreck releases this is one that really needs patience. Its immediate charm can be enjoyed upon release with a few hours breathing, but after the first 6 months, the rest should be locked away for at least 5 years."
— 15 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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2.9" of rain here in the last 24h, enough for now please.

Stone House Vineyard

Special Reserve Barossa Mourvedre 2018

A great Australian Barossa available thru the beautiful Texas Hill Country Vineyard - Stone House Vintners — 9 days ago

Two Hands

Bella's Garden Shiraz 2004

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again.
(Notes this year were avoided, but scores are honest.)

Still years to go on this one...
— 4 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Ming L We have a vertical from '03 to '13. We finally gave up chasing them because they'll going to live a very long time, and in their youth the fruit is too rich for my enjoyment.
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@Severn Goodwin Good to know. From my limited experience, very slow development for sure.
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Nice view also

Ben Glaetzer

Anaperenna Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz Blend 2018

First time trying with a Ribeye, not bad. My First bottle a few months ago was tight but now the fruit is coming out.
WA 97 points
— 9 days ago

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Schwarz Wine Company

Nitschke Block Shiraz

Wow! Tasted blind and I kept going back-and-forth between northern Rhône and Barossa.  at first the nose was full out, with black and blue fruit, black olive and eucalyptus. Then the palate brought me back with a lot of restraint, slightly grippy tannins and good acidity. Finally it started showing more vanilla, spice and just ripe blue fruit, leaving me wanting for more. Good teaching moment for what Barossa Valley can achieve when things are in balance — 7 days ago