Mclaren Vale, Fleurieu

Primo Estate

Joseph Moda McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2001

ESF
9.5

Ethereal... imagine an aristocratic, aged Left Bank Bordeaux crossed with an elegant Amarone - that’s what we’re dealing with here. Producer air dries CS & M and the result is incredible. Still so much freshness & vigor here, vivid flavors off the chart - just wow — 4 days ago

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ESF

@Bob McDonald you know this producer?
Bob McDonald

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@ESF I do know of this producer ESF but have not tasted many of their bottles. They are Italian and known to be of high quality particularly the Joseph. I have a friend who has a son named Joseph and has bought this cuvée on a regular basis and loves it.

Kangarilla Road

McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Tried six 2002 reds, all with Cabernet in the blend. Rich, delicious, vegetal, the eucalyptus gave it away as Aussie — 15 days ago

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Angove Family Winemakers

McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A very easy drinking Shiraz. A little peppery and jammy. Would order anytime with Italian. — 8 days ago

Samuel's Gorge

Mosaic of Dreams Grenache Blend 2014

Had this a couple of weeks ago and forgot to post it. Purchased at the winery a few years ago. Can’t remember details, but it was far better after a few years in the cellar than what I recall from tasting it at the winery. Definitely a pleasant surprise! — 6 days ago

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d'Arenberg

The Hermit Crab McLaren Vale Viognier Marsanne 2018

John Howard
8.9

For prominently viognier, pretty damn good. — 17 hours ago

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Hardys

Brave New World Shiraz Black

Erittäin tumma ja täyteläinen maku. Suutuntuma on paksu ja intensiivinen. Kuivattua hedelmää ja sikaria. Hennon pippurinen päätös. Nautittu grillatun naudan sisäfileen kanssa. Tykkää valkosipulista. — 7 days ago

Two Hands

Angels' Share McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018

This time around is much better. Less fruity and alcoholic than usual ossie Shiraz. — 9 days ago

Hickinbotham

The Revivalist Clarendon Vineyard Merlot 2017

Beautiful Aussie Merlot. Blackberry fruit dominates. Silky palate. Long fin. — 9 days ago

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Shirvington

McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015

Not the Shirvington from the early aughts glory years - now a solid weekday slugger. Just a bit of bottle age has been friendly. — 13 days ago

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Brash Higgins

FRNC McLaren Vale Cabernet Franc

2020 vintage. Palate is quite fascinating. Red fruits wild strawberry and dried raspberry have a definite black plum skin and violet pastis candy action going on. Dark in the herbal spectrum, like tarragon or Thai basil, but much more in the background than those assertive flavors usually reside. A little bubblegum, lilac, incense, graphite, mace, and tea round it all out. Medium-bodied, seems like maybe some partial carbonic going on. Whatever it is, a very fun and interesting manifestation of Cabernet Franc. — 23 days ago

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