Limestone Coast, South Australia

Leconfield

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Have you grabbed your $60 wine subscription sampler from Wine Selectors yet?

This pack includes 12 mini bottles of Aussie wine. Head to the blog to read all about it: travellingcorkscrew.com.au/blog/wine-subscription-sampler/

This Leconfield 2020 Cab Sauv came in the sample pack I was sent and it went down a treat! Definitely a nice taster.

In the glass it’s a juicy plum red colour. On the nose it’s rather earthy/forest like alongside having notes of blackberries, and vanilla oak. On the palate it’s fruity and fresh with plentiful black cherries and berry flavours. Nice full flavour without being overpowering. Balanced and delish!

All opinions are my own. Drink what you enjoy!
— 12 days ago

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Penfolds

Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

2001 vintage. Deglet Noor dates, wet leather and überripe blackberries rollicking and frolicking throughout the experience. Small spice component as well. Medium-heavy body…still. Courtesy of @Bill Bender — a day ago

Bill Bender
with Bill
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Bill Bender

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So much rollicking and frolicking you’d think we were on a 3 day Australian walkabout! This gem was from @Eric LaMasters

Henschke

Keyneton Euphonium Barossa Shiraz Blend 2005

Browning in the rim.
Warm chestnuts, sticky-date-pudding, kirsch, hoisin, cinnamon and orangepeel.
Still lovely, but on the downslope.
— 8 days ago

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Rouge Homme

Coonawarra Claret 1984

Slightly to aged. Still fruitiness. But on the earthy side. — a day ago

Clonakilla

Shiraz Viognier 2007

My last bottle of 4 and I was lucky to get 4 bottles when it was released. Only 1800 made due to frost destroying 92% of the crop. That apricot note from the Viognier, in its youth has integrated. Lovely savoury spicy aromas - like an Arabian Spice Bazaar as Halliday once described this Cuvée from Clonakilla. Amazing intensity with spice and dried sweet herb. Long considered the benchmark for Shiraz Viognier in this country. Perhaps challenged by Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 2 on occasions. — 9 days ago

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The only vintage I haven't got/had. 😢 Was living overseas at the time and by the time the order form got to me, it was all was gone. I actually wrote to Tim suggesting in a small vintage that they limited supply so that everyone on the mailing list was guaranteed at least one bottle. He very kindly wrote back an explanatory letter. 👍😊
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Yes, he is a very nice bloke and tries to please. Studied to become a priest prior to becoming a winemaker after his father started Clonakilla.

Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1996

Only pale to mid crimson in colour with a tawny edge at 26 years of age. Black and blue fruits with game and a coffee bean note. The medium bodied yet rich palate is savoury and earthy with blackberry and just so so silky with resolved tannins and low acid. Not sure that I agree totally with Bob Campbell MW’s description - “like getting into an old Jag on a hot day”, but I love the imagery and can see where he’s coming from. Jancis said “pure hedonism “ and gave it 19/20. The latest iteration of H of G (2017) is selling for around $950 a bottle in Brisbane. No doubt brilliant but too expensive for me. I remember paying $12.50 for the 1982 vintage on release. There is a certain H of G character that is recognisable over many vintages over the years. Must be one of the most unique Shiraz vineyards in the world with vines up to a 150 years old. A privilege to drink this wine and close to perfection with 98 points. — 8 days ago

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Jan A

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Definitely one of my bucket list wines! Thank you for the review!
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My pleasure Jan. A worthy wine to have in anyone’s bucket list I would say. Cheers. 🍷

Jip Jip Rocks

Padthaway Shiraz 2020

GV
9.0

Jip Jip Rocks is a hip hip hooray wine. Cherry, plum and blackberries give this a warm, deep flavour with a some spice and smooth tannin. It is a deep ruby red that offers aromas of fruits, vanilla and a little hint of old fashioned boot polish (if that doesn't sound mad or pretentious). — a month ago

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Taylors Wines

Limestone Coast Shiraz 2019

With a lamb baked dinner on the Weber. Soft and fruity. — a month ago

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Yalumba

The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2004

This evolves decently over a couple of hours. Starts off discombobulated: tight, spicy, and herbal-ish, but turns into a structured, more mature powerful red despite its eighteen year old age.

At about the two hour mark the color is purple to ruby. Pronounced initial intensity with with redcurrant, blackcurrant, plus ripe red and black plum; followed by black pepper, clove, cedar, and finally meat and game blood. Dry, medium acidity, medium tannings, high alcohol, full bodied with high flavor intensity and a lengthy finish.

Very good wine.
— 2 days ago

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