Queensland, Australia

Sami-Odi

Little Wine #9 Syrah

A showstopper, an act impeccable concentration with a finish that goes on forever and ever and ever.
The Little Wine #9 is a vintage blend that range from 2015 to 2019. Drop dead gorgeous and absolutely outstanding. One of those wine that takes your breath away.
Day two and it’s reached it’s climax, like hearing Pavarotti breaking loose for all he’s worth.
I wish there was more..

..👃Pronounced intense, very concentrated aromas with a layered complexity that is driven by sun drenched and generous fruit but with plenty of tension. Blackberries and bramble-like strawberry fruit. A perfumed lift with plenty of floral aromas, violet and roses followed by fresh herbs, sweet licorice, raw meat and a warm stone foundation.
👅A deep fruit intensity drives the palate and is balanced by a fresh acidity. Plenty of round tannins brings further structure and is completely balanced and almost totally masked by the concentrated palate. An expansive compexity that opens up with sweet licorice, blue flowers and plentiful of very concentrated ripe dark fruit, over a stone-like base note. Muscular yet graceful impact and full attention on the mid palate through a long and complete finish.
— 4 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. — a day ago

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Yalumba

The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2006

The Signature is a Cabernet Shiraz blend and is Yalumbas best red released each year. There are several previous notes from myself here on Delectable. Plummy, cedar black currant and cigar box - a trace of oak on nose and on the full bodied palate. Going strong at 15 years of age. I have 7 left from an original dozen and would like to have one per year until supplies are exhausted. I can’t see it changing much in the next few years. Not sure why more countries do not blend Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz - they are made for each other. — 6 days ago

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Sami-Odi

XIV Syrah 2014

Beautiful, dark and inky purple fruit. Earthy and savory with dusty tannins. Should go the distance. — 10 days ago

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Ron R

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I just got some from Bottle King in NJ. Looking forward to diving this a whirl.
Bryan Kesting

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@Ron R: that’s fantastic...enjoy!

Mollydooker

The Boxer Shiraz 2018

Bold brambly fruit up front with some cocoa powder notes. A punch of black pepper and a smooth but grippy finish. Really nice everyday Aussie Shiraz. Costco price nice, too. — 8 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, we're still working through our stash of 2006 vintage.
Jason Brater

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@Severn Goodwin ooh I bet that 06 is real nice right now!
Severn Goodwin

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Yeah, can't remember if we're down to just 1 or maybe 2 btls left. Last one was about 6mo ago and was doing great.

Fermoy Estate

Reserve Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

See previous note about Fermoy being served at the Danish Royal Wedding. A herbaceous Margaret River Cabernet with geranium, menthol and some green notes on the nose. Black currant, cassis - trace of chocolate on the palate. After an hour in the decanter it was drinking at its peak. Resolved tannins. — 13 hours ago

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Quarisa Wines

The Great Bonza Reserve Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Un vino muy completo, con aromas tangibles y una delicia para el paladar. — 7 days ago

Elderton

Barossa Command Single Vineyard Shiraz 2012

Limited notes. Charred spicy oak, meat juice and blackberry notes. A surprisingly medium weight palate - I was expecting full throttle Barossa. Mellow tannins. The Command is Elderton’s premium Cuvée. Drinking well from the good 2012 vintage. At the Downs Club committee dinner. — 2 days ago

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ESF

ESF

That is interesting indeed - had these regularly about 15 yrs ago and they were powerfully built, just saw one in my cellar and this note has me curious.
Bob McDonald

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I think they are still great for the cellar. Perhaps being a little more medium bodied than full bodied is no bad thing. As I get older starting to gravitate towards medium rather than full bodied wines.

Clarendon Hills

Piggott Range Vineyard Syrah 2006

Pulled from my cellar where is has rested since release. This is a carnival of characters with dark fruit, teriyaki, bacon fat, olive tapenade, moist forest floor, hollowed out decomposing log, leather, coco, and coffee. Tannic still with plenty of acid; the finish is as long as the day. Our assessment, considering the abundant secondary characteristics, that this was on the decline and opening now was a bit of a fortuitous save. And while I don’t disagree that now is the time to drink these wines, Day 2 was noticeable brighter with fresher blue fruits and structure even more pronounced. Overall conclusion, these are far from going dead anytime soon but why wait? This was a fabulous bottle and I’m so pleased we were able to share with a dear friend. — 13 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Choosing the right time to open is always exciting 🙏

Lucy Margaux Vineyards

le sauvignon sensuel 2020

Primary, but fun wine
Extremely elegant and focus
Give it a little time too
It will benefit
Long
— 12 days ago

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