Barossa Valley, Barossa

John Duval Wines

Plexus RMV Roussanne Blend 2012

Bruised/baked yellow apple, tropical fruit, vanilla, sourdough bread/creamy, medium + acid....guess new world sonoma Chardonnay...well done... — 3 days ago

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Gregory Fulchiero

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What’s surprise! Racing acidity took this to a different part of the globe
9.0

Penfolds

Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2015

I’ve really grown to enjoy the Bin 28! Lovely balance here and not at all jammy. — 22 days ago

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Cooper Burns

Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Quite elegant not lacking any side of the Barossa character
I find this a very good direction to take for the future in this area
It is still plump, soft and nicely persistent too
Extremely small production
— 25 days ago

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Torbreck Vintners

Woodcutter's Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

MICHAEL COOPER
9.1

The wine is deep ruby colour. On the nose the wine has medium(+) intensity aromas with primary aromas of black fruit (black plum, black cherry and blackberry) vegetable (beans) and secondary aromas of oak (coffee, dark chocolate, charred wood) and a hint of meat.
On the palate the wine is dry with medium acidity, high alcohol and medium(+) ripe soft tannins. The wine has medium(+) intensity flavours with primary flavours of black fruit (black plum, black cherry and blackberry) vegetable (beans) and secondary flavours of oak (coffee, dark chocolate, charred wood) and a hint of meat.
The wine is full bodied and has a medium(+) finish.
The wine is outstanding. The wine is fruity and juicy and has some hints of secondary aromas and flavors. The tannins are ripe and smooth and richness of fruit and the acidity balance out the high alcohol. The finish could be longer, but overall the wine is an outstanding example of new world Shiraz from a relatively warm climate with ripe black fruit flavors and a hint of meaty aromas and flavours.
The wine is suitable for bottle aging. Currently the wine seems very youthful. It is full of fresh and juicy black fruit aromas and flavours and is just beginning to show some tertiary aromas and flavours of cooked black plum and meat. The wine will continue to develop these aromas and typical aromas of Syrah over time. The wine has structure to develop with bottle aging. It is full bodied has medium acidity and medium(+) ripe soft tannins that will support it over the next 5-7 years.
— 22 days ago

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Two Hands

Bella's Garden Shiraz 2014

Nose of blackberry, fig, dark spice, black tea, and hint of violet and rusty iron. The palate is ripe, slightly raisiny, but with a streaking round acidity that adds tension and balance. Mellow tannins leading to a long bitter sweet finish.
Probably the most widely available bottling from the garden series, the Bella always delivers.
— 11 days ago

Peter Lehmann

Stonewell Barossa Shiraz 1994

Ron R
9.4

An old fave of ours, and our only bottle - sniff... impressive as it appears to have stood still in the bottle.
Absolutely zero detectable signs of aging on the eye, nose or palate. While their are some tertiary herbal/tobacco notes in the background, the fruits are center-stage. Strawberry jam combines with pomegranate and bright acidity, to create a vigorous experience. The Barossa soil is also on display throughout. A stunning example. If stored correctly, there is no rush to consume this.
— 25 days ago

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Fantastic producer!
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@MaJ CappS, completions agree. Ever since I was an embryo, I’ve been drinking Stonewell. Price is up there now, tho.

John Duval Wines

Entity Barossa Valley Shiraz 2008

2008 vintage. In great shape and seems to have several more years of life in it. Stewed black cherry, baked blueberry, baked blackberry, tannins still have some grip and show tree bark, tobacco, and old tarragon. — 15 days ago

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Spinifex

Esprit Barossa Valley Red Rhone Blend 2018

Opens with vanilla, raspberry highlights, black fruited foundation, nice acidity and fine savoury tannin. Needed a good couple of hours for it to all come together with an earthy broad savoury finesse and finish. Next time (I’ve got 5 bottles left) will begin with a 2 hour decant and cut to where I like it :) — 18 days ago

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Chris Ringland

NB Vintner's Barossa Shiraz

Really fantastic Shiraz with its spice pepper notes but mellow body for the rib eye caramelised vegetables and the palette cleansing raw perilla leaves — 3 days ago

Stone House Vintners

The Lyre Tempranillo 2017

"this Tempranillo, with its rich bramble, berry, violet and red pepper palate is as alluring as is the wonderful rich purple hue. This wine was produced from excellent Barossa fruit" — 9 days ago