Mclaren Vale, Fleurieu


McLaren Vale Shiraz 2005

15+ minutes open in the bottle, but could use more and has some years left in it. Very similar to the Torbreck Shiraz “The Factor” I had a little bit ago. Almost black in color. Nose has big cedar and tar aromas. Wine probably has a little too much oak, but love the dark fruit and vegetable/earth undertones and its is very jammy. The 16% OH has to be a typo, because I’ve never seen a wine that high and it doesn’t seem that high. Insanely long finish. Massive power, but not quite on par with “The Factor”. — 10 days ago

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S.C. Pannell

Grenache 2014

Almost garnet on the color. Raging high acidity and dried red fruits on the nose which reminds me of Northern Italian wines. Smooth tannin and nice finish. A killer in blind tasting. Very distinctive — 21 days ago

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Ochota Barrels

The Green Room Grenache Syrah Blend

Vivid red Pinot-like color... perhaps like a dark Tavel in its clear-glass bottle. Sediment galore. Muted vegetal and blood orange flavors, rhubarb, sour cherry. 92/8 grenache/syrah at 11.8% ABV. Would be nearly impossible to nail this as McLaren Vale. Day 2: thankfully, still drinking well thanks to fresh acidity and light flinty edge. Except for the rhubarb, this could be mistaken for a lighter style Cru Beaujolais. Delicious! — 16 days ago


The Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz 2013

I’ve pretty much decided that I do not understand this wine. Third time I’ve had it. It veers too far into the acidic and fails to develop any real fruit for me. I know it appeals to many and is a reference standard, but I’m lost. — 9 days ago

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I’ve never had these young...wonder if they require a lot of patience? Not sure.


Danby McLaren Vale Grenache

If you open this, I’m probably going show up and drink yo drank. You’ve been warned. — 10 days ago

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Alpha Box & Dice

Xola Aglianico

Mycket god. Söt tobak, viol, blodapelsin, björnbär, rosor. Medelfyllig och otroligt uppfräschande syra. Man återvänder ständigt till glaset och flaskan är snabbt uppdrucken. — 9 days ago

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The Davey Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Softer up front than the Shiraz, got some chocolate and a soft lingering finish of tannins. Recommended with a spicier red meat meal, bolognese or lasagne. — 9 days ago


Carnival of Love McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014

Amazing mclaren vale red from Mollydooker. 2014 is not 2012 but still plenty of punch with red fruit, liquorish, coffee grains. Long legs showing is amazing aging potential with easy 40 seconds length. If it had mineral notes then it would be a 9.9. — 17 days ago

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Disco Special Grenache Shiraz

Disco Special on a Saturday night. — 9 days ago

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McLaren Vale Mataro

Excellent bottle. 100 % Mourvèdre. I wish I would have decanted for a bit longer because I’m sure it would have made it that much more enjoyable. — 18 days ago