Barossa Valley, Barossa


The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2005

Yalumbas Signature Series always produces a faithful rendition of the Cabernet Shiraz blend - the Cab in the slight majority. Nose of mint and black fruits. Quite dense - still with a short term future despite some professional opinions on the drinking window. On the palate blackberry - soft tannins nearly fully resolved. Nearly as good as Penfolds Bin 389 without the cellaring future. — 7 days ago

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Great staff and visit.


Avatar Barossa Valley Grenache Blend 2016

Came to this after a couple of hours decanting. Black fruited, spice, earthy, oaky, nice savoury finish with fine drying tannin. Less ’grenachy’ than I remember, perhaps the air brought out the Shiraz/Mataro flavours. Delicious. — a day ago

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Hentley Farm

Villain & Vixen Grenache

Quite surprised by how good this is. Not sure about eggs vixen as a concept for marketing these days, but anyway onto the wine.
Lovely nose. Really heady. And smooth as can be. I like it a lot.
— 5 days ago

Two Hands

Ares Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013

I met Michael Twelftree and we were discussing his flagship Shiraz, Ares, representing the very best parcels in each vintage and is sselected through an intense barrel classification process. A big powerful wine with complex aromas. On the palate blackberry and ripe cherry flavors, smoky oak, great balance, fine tannins, lingering endind with fruit and oak. Has room to age. Very nice. Tasting Sample. — 6 days ago

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The Grapes of Ross

Off His Block Grenache Shiraz 2013

Ordered from the restaurant wine list. $48 Australian dollars including tax makes this a good deal. Pleasant enough with my chicken curry dish. The Lord Lybdoch restaurant wasn’t as “Lordy” as I was expecting. Only two dinner restaurants in this small Barossa village but the food surpassed expectations. — 5 days ago

Barossa Valley Estate

GSM Barossa Valley Grenache Blend 2015

This was the only kind of stand out at a tiny hole in the wall LQ store. With all the usual commercial brands I chose this one out of desperation. Not a bad find for the price. Had good standard GSM notes. Slight chill was helpful. Surprisingly balanced. — 20 days ago


Single Site Swingbridge Vineyard Shiraz 2005

A very dark rich crimson colour for 14 years. Notes of SO2 and asparagus which persisted over 3 hours after decanting but no effect on the palate. Medium bodied showing the cooler origins of the Eden Valley over the Barossa Valley floor. Coffee grounds, chocolate and savoury berry characters with M+ Intensity. This was a period where Yalumba was experimenting with single sites trying to show the different influences of different terroirs they had under their control. Burgundy like you might say. They didn’t persist with the idea and these bottlings but a useful exercise nevertheless. — 13 days ago

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Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Unfiltered Shiraz 2013

A truck load of blackberries, baking spices and balsamic. The mouthfeel is luxurious, like wrapping you palate in velvet. A thick, massive wine and yet, it stops short of ponderous. Not really my style of wine but undeniably well made. Would be really good with grilled meat. Can drink now or years and years to come. — 16 days ago

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Two Hands

Gnarly Dudes Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

I recently review the 2016 Angels’ Share Shiraz, however the Gnarly Dudes packs a bigger punch. Deep and dark purple color with aromas of fresh blue/red fruits with spicy notes. The palate revealed rich ripe fruits, plum and blueberry with firm tannins and acidity to match. I noted some cacao, toasty oak, vanilla and black pepper on a lingering finish. If you open a bottle, give the wine a few minutes to let it approach it’s beauty. — 8 days ago

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The Standish Wine Company

The Relic Shiraz Blend 2016

Purple to the max! The noseso expressive with sweet dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, tobaco and some floral hints. Fantastic wine. — 17 days ago

Berry Marinussen
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