Inspired by @Ceccherini Cristiano and @Josh Morgenthau, decided to get curious about my local shops Aussie selection & found this. I’ve had good experiences w Hunter Valley whites before, so this Shiraz was correspondingly fresh, restrained in any oak monster(apparently in large open oak vats), & had a lovely CDR savory quality. The blueberry/red fruits of Shiraz were there but more background & on nose as well. Not a big wine nor small-perhaps a shade over it’s listed 13.5%. Very well done, & for 21$, I dare say good QPR. — 4 days ago
Deep mahogany color. At 25 years, still refreshing sweet / sour. Not too sweet. Great with savory sweet and sour fish. Would also complement soy sauce chicken. — 5 days ago
Wow! So vibrant. Crisp. Fresh. Really really nice. — 14 days ago
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I enjoy this wine, but how it held 6 days with always less liquid in the bottle I can question.
Do they get a huge amount of sulphites?
The wine is definitely good and for being 14yo is absolutely a winner, but I did wonder... — 10 days ago
Fruity but not overpoweringly so. Plus it’s carbon neutral! — 13 days ago
2018 Parish Shiraz MM. Loved it — 13 days ago
A rich dark Ruby in colour. Initially a little closed - needed a longer decant. Dense and latent on the nose offering black and blue fruits, black pepper with an earthy minerality. A medium to full bodied palate with much yet to reveal - acid and tannin - everything here for the cellar. In 2015 this wine won the James Halliday Shiraz of the Year and 98 points from James. Honours the legendary Hunter Valley pioneer Maurice OShea when he started in 1921 in Pokolbin. This is the first of 6 and probably too early to be opening. An exceptional Shiraz in its infancy at 10 years of age and destined for a very long life. — a month ago