Kangaroo Island, Fleurieu

The Islander Estate Vineyards

The Investigator Kangaroo Island Cabernet Franc 2008

The Islander Estate is the Australian venture of Jacques Lurton and the Lurton Family owner of Right Bank icon Chateau Cheval Blanc. Appropriately this wine is 100% Cabernet Franc - a varietal they would know well. The Investigator is their premium Cuvée from the warm 2008 vintage on Kangaroo Island and SA generally. Very aromatic with a touch of vanilla/caramel (oak) amongst the dark berry aromas. On the palate smooth and pliant medium to full bodied finishing wth fine powdery Tannins. A lovely wine - cool flavours with a touch of raspberry. A top quality straight Cabernet Franc - a style I don’t drink often. — 9 months ago

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Brent Mayeaux

They say "what grows together goes together," but that's oversimplified BS. I'll be darned if this wasn't perfect with a kangaroo burger though. At 14% alcohol it isn't a lightweight like many of the new Australia wines, but its freshness and bright fruit keep it charming without getting goopy. — 4 years ago

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Love the burger juice dude!


McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

I am not the biggest fan of Aussie wines, perhaps because of Mel Gibson or Crocodile Dundee. Nevertheless, it’s a g’day mate if you imbibe this Cab. It’s is confounding how classic the flavor profile is, yet that ubiquitous Aussie dimension is still present. Pretend you are living an island of incarcerated criminals, but at least you have wine. — a year ago


Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2012

Yep. Australian Shiraz and some bomb island cuisine. — 4 years ago

Geoff Merrill

Bush Vine Shiraz Blend 2010

Excellent wine. We don't get this is Canada. Great pairing with Kangaroo! (We don't get Kangaroo either!) — 3 years ago

Angus Wines

Wee Angus Cabernet Merlot 2013

Lovely design, gentle and plummy taste. — 3 years ago

The Islander Estate Vineyards

The Red Sangiovese Blend

Draws you in from the get go, such attractive fresh, perfumed nose of blue fruits, plum, tarragon, pastry, white pepper, aniseed & Vietnamese mint. If the length wasn't so dismal this would be one of the best value wines going around. — 4 years ago

The Islander Estate Vineyards

Majestic Plough Malbec

2012 Mac. Gorgeous fruit after it pushed the oak to the side. Spices and plums. Incredibly poised. Beautiful — 5 years ago