Lower Murray, South Australia

Delinquente Wine Co.

The Bullet Dodger Montepulciano

Bright & juicy, could use a quick chill. Great with food at Petite Leon. — 10 days ago

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Penfolds

Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2018

Dark ruby color. Aromas of pomegranate, graphite and beef. Cherries and cranberry on the pallet with touches of dried herbs and black pepper on the finish. For a relatively young wine, tannins were mild and silky. Very expressive and easy to drink. Really good value ($12 price.). Very well made. — 4 days ago

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Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 1991

Boys penfolds taste off. First impression nose was distinctive with eculptus. Over the course of about 7 houra of decanter, this wine improves significantly especially on the nose. The final glass reflect the true top class wine of australia. Balance, abit of blue fruit and overally the crowd went from saying being dissapointed to saying it is world class standard. Think it can be kept for longer time, maybe another 5 to 10 yrs — 17 days ago

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John Duval Wines

Plexus Shiraz Blend 2015

Medium to full crimson in colour. I love GSM - or as this wine is SGM with Shiraz predominant. Spicy Tarry red berry aromas. All the varieties blend well here but overall it is very Barossa. John Duval, the winemaker, was once Penfolds Chief Winemaker from 1986 to 2002. There have only been 4 Penfolds Grange winemakers - Max Schubert (creator in 1951), Don Ditter, John Duval and now Peter Gago the current Chief Winemaker since 2002. A wine that goes well with food or has the substance to be equally well on its own. — 2 days ago

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Ming L

Ming L

I tasted the Entity bottling, and it was very good as well. Would love to try this GSM blend.
Bob McDonald

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Have not had a lot of experience with Duval wines under his own label but he would have excellent connections with the growers from his days with Penfolds.

Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2018

Dusty minerals, some purple fruit, a little va and a minty, slightly soapy aroma. The nose never uncoils fully. The palate more than compensates. It is lively, bombastic, clean fruited and fun. Musty herbal black currant flavors, plus some ripe red fruit and a clever balance of structural tannins & acids with a juicy sweetness, though this is definitely dry. Think I’ll put a few bottles away for extended aging. Good wine.. root day? — 5 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Was a good wine day yesterday. Now we wait till Saturday
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Bin 389 like most Penfolds Cuvées lives and improves for decades.

Yetti and the Kokonut

B'Rose Blend 2020

From magnum. This is not overly complex but it is a delicious quaff. Strawberry, sour cherry, floral, and zippy. — 7 hours ago

Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1998

A Mother’s Day treat last Sunday with Roast Lamb. An initial aroma of H2S which I sometimes get with Henschke reds. Took a while to blow off. Some Animale and vegetal notes amongst the raspberry, earth and spice. After a few hours aromas of ground coffee. However the wonderful supple palate overwhelmed any negativity from the nose. Sweet and earthy with those liquid velvet tannins - a product of ancient vines, the oldest of which are 160 years old. An inner core which will carry this through to the 2030s. I decided to open this as the exceptional 2016 has just been released for sale at the princely sum of $890AUD. I won’t be buying at that price but I’m sure they will sell the lot with or without the Chinese market. — 6 days ago

Eric, Shay and 27 others liked this
ESF

ESF

Epic wine - beautiful, historic vineyard
Bob McDonald

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Absolutely. Will go there one day and go to the Church.
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Elderton

Barossa Command Single Vineyard Shiraz 2000

ESF
9.5

Stunning color w/nary a sign of age: huge fog of spearmint & mineral on open. 2hrs lifted, hi-note dissipates to reveal copious black cherry, blackberry & plum pudding, chocolate, licorice, sweet freshly turned soil. Deep intense reservoir of flavors. Extraordinary density & concentration yet a real ballerina... thoroughly enjoyed this on a special day. Has miles to go tho — 2 days ago

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Home Hill

Kelly's Reserve Tasmania Pinot Noir 2014

Home Hill has become a rising star on the Australian Wine Show scene for the quality of their cool climate Pinot Noir. This wine had aromas of cherry and a little stemmy character. The palate was sweet with plums and black cherry. Very fluid and supple tannins - seamless. Medium weight palate and drinking well now. HH has a drinking window of 2017 to 2029. Cannot see it myself. My remaining 2 bottles will be gone in the next few years - just too delicious. Winner of the 2015 Jimmy Watson Trophy for the Best One Year old Dry Red at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show. From the most southerly vineyard in Australia. — 9 days ago

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Sami-Odi

Syrah 2019

Wow.....I was nervous to taste this wine literally just off the truck... was nervous about the wine being delivered to Florida in record 90 degree plus temperatures... my worst fears seemed realized as the first delivery attempt on Thursday was aborted because the bar code scanner couldn’t be read... stayed over the weekend at the non refrigerated FedEx hub and finally delivered on Monday. Upon opening the wine tonight my worst fears were unrealized... the wine has the typical massive nose and scintillating flavor waves that seem to just roll over the palate.... in sum a great bottle despite Fed Ex’s best attempt to cook it! — 4 days ago

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