Lower Murray, South Australia

Ricca Terra Vintners

Bullets Before Cannonballs Lagrein Blend 2018

Bit of spice at the end, combined with a dark purple color make this amazing! Maybe it was the meal it accompanied, but this is great for sipping, with great body and flavor. — 2 days ago

Whicher Ridge

Elevation Geographe Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Seriously if you haven’t visited Whicher Ridge Wines and their sensory garden yet, pop it on the to do list for 2020 when you next head down south from Perth. We visited in 2015 and still look back on what a great spot it is.

Plus their wines are 👌

This here is a new release - the Whicher Ridge ‘Elevation’ 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon. A big thanks to Cathy for sending us over this sample to try.

I convinced my red wine loving Dad to help out with the tasting note for this one.

In the glass it’s a deep garnet red shade. The nose is an interesting mix of fruit and savoury. It made me think of blackcurrants and berries with charcuterie, sweet spices, black olives and dark chocolate. While in the mouth it coats the mouth with flavour and is very approachable now but will age well too as it has sturdy acids and tannin in there. It’s full of berries - blue and black berries, boysenberries and a hint of tobacco.

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— 12 hours ago

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Peter Lehmann

Mentor Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

Dusty, mint, tomato leaf and vanilla aromas. On the medium bodied palate with this Bordeaux blend which also adds Shiraz and Malbec there are black currant and savoury flavours. Finishes with some astringency. I have always thought the Barossa Valley is best suited to Shiraz personally although there are some historic blocks of Cabernet like Penfolds Block 42 which can produce some amazing Cabernet from ancient vines in the Barossa. — 12 days ago

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Ricca Terra Vintners

Daisy Chain Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains - Fiano Blend 2018

From Australia Wine Geek Week, floral, delicate, dry, Muscat — 10 days ago

Zach Hanson
with Zach

Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 1992

Crimson with a tawny rim showing its 28 years of age. Mocha, red currant loam and spice aromas. Medium weight sweet spicy notes on the palate with resolved Tannins - Seamless! Lacks the fruit power to be a great Grange - just merely Very Good, particularly for the cool growing season in 1992. More elegant than a blockbuster like 83, 86, or 91. A classy wine whichever way you cut it. — 4 days ago

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Byron Hewett

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You just named the 3 vintages I have left of Grange!!
Bob McDonald

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@Byron Hewett Well chosen. The 1990 won Wine Spectators wine of the year but with the passing of time I think the 1991 has turned out the better wine. 2004 and 2008 are also exceptional.

Unico Zelo

Riverland Fiano 2013

Mostly Zibibbo. Citrus zing with rich orange wine style finish — a month ago

Bellwether

Ant Series Nero d'Avola Blend Rosé 2017

Australia Day celebratory Rosato. Hitting all the feels. — a month ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Scott Rowe Sue Bell makes a good drop whatever varietal she turns her attention to. Great Palate as well - judged at the Toowoomba Wine Show a few years ago.
Scott Rowe

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@Bob McDonald indeed!!
Sue is a gun, she has a great spot in The Coonawarra.

Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2015

Classic Aussie Shiraz! 30+ minute decant. Hot nose. Peppery and spicy throughout. Big, powerful wine as expected. Nice depth with medium finish. Could use more fruit to balance out the chocolate and herb flavors. — 6 days ago

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with Brooke
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Sami-Odi

Hoffman Dallwitz Little Wine #8 Syrah

Hard to describe how satisfying a wine this is....super smooth and silky, tons of dark fruit and big structure..... great balance...If there was a doppelgänger for SQN this is it — 4 days ago

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Schild Estate

Barossa Shiraz 2003

Still got some oomph even at 12 years old! Enjoyable with mostly secondary and tertiary notes detected! — 8 days ago

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