Barossa, South Australia


Nana Mason & Baby Tui Dallwitz Vineyard Shiraz

Shay A

Couple fun bottles shared with Mark and Bryan this afternoon.

Sami Odi wines...a true favorite of mine! Bryan was kind enough to bring an older bottle when he came to town and what a powerhouse. Upon opening, it had a slight carbonic nose to it with gummy and candied fruits, but after letting it sit open for a few hours, the evolution here was remarkable. Blind, this bordered on SQN. It shows this beautifully spicy and savory nose that SQN wines always strut, with peppercorn, grilled rhubarb, smoked brisket and a touch of green olive. As all Sami Odi wines are, the texture on the palate is so pure. Fresh squeezed blackberries dripping over bacon, herbs de Provence, teriyaki, and fresh mixed berry pie out of the oven. A supreme balance of spicy, savory and rich notes. What a wine!
@Fraser McKinley , you knocked this out of the park!
— 8 days ago

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@Shay A : Great time, Shay. I always enjoy your notes. I could not agree more.
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@Bryan Kesting : Always a treat to share wine with you when you are in town! @Fraser McKinley , this guy would love to get access to your wines directly!
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Lovely to hear that it opened nicely for you @Shay A and I hope you are well mate 👊

Torbreck Vintners

Descendant Barossa Valley Syrah Viognier 2003

This is my 3rd different vintage of the Descendant.
Amazing wine
— 9 days ago

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Jason and Jennie

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Absolutely love this wine
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I’ve had the 01, 04 now 03. I’ll keep going until I hit a bad one
Jim McCusker

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Great wine.


Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2013

See previous notes 30 weeks ago. Very similar. Mid Lemon in colour. Citrus on the nose with grapefruit predominant. The palate is overall a little more lean than I would like - a little austere for a 7 year old Chardonnay - perhaps the grapes were picked a little too early? Still lively with that acid but could do with a little more mid palate fruit. Made by Brian Croser who used to be at Petaluma some years ago before he started Tapanappa in 2002 in conjunction with Bollinger and the Cazes Family of Lynch Bages in Pauillac. Brian was Decanters Man of the Year in 2004. — 3 days ago

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Shiraz 2012

Showing brilliance at 8 years.
You really need to be in the mood for a deep and dark Barossa Shiraz.
Once you get in the zone this wine is epic.
— 3 days ago

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Riverside Vintners

Barossa Valley Roussanne-Marsanne Blend 2017

17’Powell & Son Roussanne Marsanne.

Callum Powell convinced his father to make this wine. Happy he did so.

This is a 70%-30% blend.

“The Roussanne Marsanne shows notes of butterscotch, honeyed citrus, stone fruit, white florals and apricot kernel. The palate is shows creamy phenolic texture, though not in the slightest part oily. Flavours of stone fruit and honey abound with light lemony acid to maintain the long finish. The wine finishes with white peach and subtle savoury ham hock, with persistent phenolics driving to the end of the palate.”

FYI- They have 2 $750 dollar Shiraz. Had to take a double look.😳
— 19 days ago

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Grant Burge

The Holy Trinity Barossa Grenache Blend 2013

Выпито 03.08 20 в Натврес Хе с Милановичем. Прекрасный, нежный купаж GSM. Мягкое и глубокое. Совсем не терпкое. Очень понравилось. Не зря купил ящик. Мое! — 8 days ago

Chris Ringland

Ebenezer Shiraz 2006

For a screw cap 14 year old bottle for $20.00 I think its pretty solid
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2006 Chris Ringland Shiraz, sourced from Ringland's favorite sub-region of Barossa, Ebenezer. It was aged for 20 months in seasoned French and American oak hogsheads.
— 13 days ago

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Love Chris’s craft. Hope that Rostaing was well stored. Such a great producer.
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Its standing up for a reason, weekend wine !


Mataro 2012

Prior notes apply. A raspberry and a tarry note. An excellent expression of old vine Mataro (Mourvèdre) from the Barossa Valley. Fine sandy tannins. Made by Andrew Caillard MW who also painted the very attractive label. — 13 days ago

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ES Faiello

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Label reminds me of Deisen - ever had her wines? (Believe she does Mataro) she’s an artist who also makes very delicious wines
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@ES Faiello I do remember Deisen wines and her attractive labels and wines however I have not seen her wines for several years - not sure if Deisen still exists.


Wallace Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache 2015

78% Shiraz, 22% Grenache. A really fun, enjoyable, albeit simple Barossa Valley blend that’s quite rewarding after even just a 30-minute decant. Vegetal, ripe red & black fruits, spices, licorice, sage, and violet. Quite balanced and unobtrusive considering the power these varietals are capable of dishing out. — 17 days ago

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Get your hands on some Amon-Ra if you haven’t already.
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Shay, I definitely need to. I’ve had his “Anaperenna” so Amon-Ra is next.

Cat Amongst the Pigeons

Barossa Shiraz 2017

Normally don’t touch a Shiraz but by god this was good! At room temp with a nice home made pizza.. delicious — 9 days ago