Great Southern, South West Australia

Clonakilla

Shiraz Viognier 2010

So different to the magnum of 2002 we had on Thursday night. This 2010 is the Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier I knew and loved. The 2002 showed this Cuvée is not for long keeping. See previous Delectable notes for the 2010 - from a wet year in the ACT apparently but this is still brilliant. Spicy, a touch of white pepper, savoury red fruits. Just medium weight. Superb. — 2 days ago

Vanessa, Severn and 16 others liked this

Henschke

Henry's Seven Barossa Red Blend 2018

Big bold red. Shiraz (67) dominant blend w Grenache (17), mataro (10), and viognier (6). Round red fruits, a touch of floral in the mid, then tobacco, black pepper, and some tannin. — 7 days ago

Eric, Aravind and 11 others liked this

Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah 1997

Pure and powerful but completely resolved. There’s a core of iron tinged red meat and dark blue fruit but hints of black tea, white pepper and spice. As much Burg as Côté-Rotie at this point, completely ready to go. — 8 days ago

Matt, Ted and 22 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I’ve always enjoyed their wines

Sami-Odi

Little Wine #7 Syrah

Similar notes to 48 weeks ago. Raspberry and blackberry - red and black fruits. A blend of 4 vintages but 43% 2017. Also 2016, 2015 and 2012 - all good vintages in the Barossa. A note of dried herbs. As always the feature is the succulent supple silky tannins from the old vine fruit. Interestingly Fraser likes to enjoy the “Little Wines” in a year or two after release. — 19 days ago

Severn, Billy and 22 others liked this

Penfolds

Grange South Australia Shiraz 2004

Wonderful weight and meatiness. Needed plenty of time to unwind but such a nice ride once it did. Subtle spice with rich cab notes. Decanted and consumed over two nights. Was just as good if not better Day 2. — 11 days ago

Shay, Jan and 15 others liked this

Clemens Hill Vineyard

Cellar Release Pinot Noir 2015

Rich and luscious. Red ripe fruits. Certainly a stalky whole bunch element. A note of ginger. A raspberry note on the palate. A very easy to like crowd pleasing Pinot Noir - high quality Coal River fruit and winemaking. — 9 days ago

Ray, Severn and 13 others liked this

Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2016

Had this at Bern’s Steak house. Often referred to as “Baby Grange,” ‘16: blend of 51% Cab Sauv & 49% Shiraz, aged 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On palate juicy blackberry flavors with notes of tobacco, cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, fine ripe tannins, long finish ending with smoky spice, fruit & well integrated with oak, went well with my 19oz Strip Steak! — 22 days ago

Tom, Juan and 2 others liked this

Mollydooker

The Boxer Shiraz 2020

Great restaurant value. Dark purple color. Massive depth with vanilla, spice, and amaranth. Long finish. Easy drinking even at 16% OH. Perfect wine for tonight @ 60+ degrees on a June night in Lake Placid! — 6 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Shay, Tom and 6 others liked this

Sami-Odi

Hoffmann Dallwitz Syrah 2016

Purple!
This is extremely youthful. Ink, mint, resin, blackberries, black pepper and kalamata olives.
Lots of tannines, which are perfectly ripe and soft, Elegant and powerful, this is so promising, but needs at least three more years in the dungeon. Or 24hr in the decanter.
Truly beautiful, pure and graceful.
— 14 days ago

Jan, Ira and 11 others liked this

The Islander Estate Vineyards

The Investigator Kangaroo Island Cabernet Franc 2008

See previous notes. My last bottle - purchased at the winery on Kangaroo Island. 100% Cabernet Franc. Herbs , Tea leaves, Charcoal, Black, fruits, a touch of caramel oak. Quite a full bodied opulent wine showing those black fruits. A product of the warm 2008 vintage in South Australia. A classy wine balancing the ripe fruit with the right amount of oak treatment. Very polished as you would expect from a $150 wine. Shows Jaques Lurton’s (Cheval Blanc) experience with the Cabernet Franc grape. — 5 days ago

Paul, Jan and 19 others liked this