Eden Valley, Barossa

Peter Lehmann

Stonewell Barossa Shiraz 2008

Red and Black fruits. Coffee grounds from the oak. Plummy aromas. Not as luscious as many previous Stonewells and 2008 was a ripe and pretty good vintage in the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Finishes with a little astringency. As HH said, a good but not great Stonewell. — 4 days ago

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Yalumba

The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016

The many types of oak create a lot of classic cab and Shiraz notes that evolve in the glass--black currant, graphite, clay, black pepper, cocoa, dill, vanilla. Plush blackberry jam on the palette. Super soft tannins typical of South Australia reds that barely need time to breathe. — a month ago

Barossa Valley Estate

Barossa Valley Shiraz

THE classic cheap Aussie Shiraz — 2 months ago

John Duval Wines

Plexus Shiraz Blend

One of my favorite GSM blends. Gloriously rich and spicy. Still years of life left. — 3 months ago

Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1996

Still a very dense crimson with no tawny rim, at 28 years of age but the tawniness is beginning. A certain feral, Animale, earthy note. Palate is ultra smooth, medium bodied / very savoury yet with a sweetish earthy note with a hint of raspberry. Jancis Robinson was invited by Stephen Henschke to a vertical tasting at the winery in May 2013 to cover vintages back to the late 1950’s. She described the 1996 as “pure hedonism “ and gave it 19/20. Medium plus intensity on the delicious palate with those gnarled old 160 year vines showing through. An absolutely stunning wine - one of the best we’ve had this year. — a month ago

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Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

Sensational. A rare moment. Really thinking about it. You were probably the only one in the world experiencing that wine.
Bob McDonald

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@Jan de Weerd Possibly Jan. Not sure of the Annual production but it wouldn’t be much as it is sourced from a single vineyard whereas Penfolds Grange has a far larger annual production having multiple vineyard sources.

Two Hands

Bella's Garden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010

Very dark in colour - almost black. Lots of everything - ripeness, oak, blackberry, dark chocolate. The sort of wine I would have loved in my 20’s, not so much in my 70’s. Not for lovers of delicate wine - this is full throttle. This Australian producer is probably better known in the USA than Australia - like Mollydooker. A full bodied palate with M plus intensity and grainy tannins. Ranked No. 3 in Wine Spectators Top 100 wines of 2012. Not sure that extended cellaring will make a huge difference but will try to have the last one in early 2027. — 2 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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I have these, and this vintage also, agreed they are pedal to the floor, minimum 20Y wait for me until the fruit and alcohol start to abate. 🤞

Thorn-Clarke

Terra Barossa Shiraz 2014

AHF
9.0

Very young color for a ten year old wine. Nice. — 20 days ago

Torbreck Vintners

The Struie Barossa Valley Shiraz

Deep violet. Vanilla. Matured fruits. Black berries, fruits. Smooth over time. 2019 @8800, AD, 240430 — a month ago

Penfolds

RWT Bit 798 Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017

#9 Wine Spectator Top 100 2019 — a month ago

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Henschke

Cyril Henschke Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

VA
9.3

Drinking in 2024. At it’s peak. — 2 months ago