Para Vintage Tawny Port Blend 1987

Opened this in early January and having the occasional night cap finished it 2 nights ago. Notes of dried fruit, spice, nuts and burnt flavours. This port fills every corner of your mouth - unctuous. Seppeltsfield have this amazing tradition of releasing a 100 year old Port every year. The 1919 will be released later this year. — 3 months ago

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Hayes Family Wines

Regional Series Barossa Valley Cabernet Shiraz 2016

Magnificent, full bodied, plush, decadent Aussie personalisation of a 'Super Tuscan' Cab Shiraz blend. Crafted by master winemaker Andrew Seppelt through Brett Hayes' pioneering newish kid off the block 'Hayes Family Wines'. Don't be fooled by the youth of Brett's venture, these wines display a history and heritage steeped in barossas's finest terroir, knowledge and nous. These are grapes from Barossa's hallowed Ebeneezer dirt, and Shultz vineyard dirt at that. But it's Andrew's knack for oeniological alchemy that extracts the finest from the blend, making a wine that is so plush, rounded and powerful it feels like donning your red velvet smoking jacket and sinking into a soft armchair in your best old slippers.
The only disappointing thing about this wine is that, in my humble opinion, it really needs a good 8-10 years of cellaring to reach its full potential. Have one now to enjoy it's youthful vibrancy and stash the rest of you can leave it alone!
I hear that this will be the only vintage blending both grapes from Barossa soil, so grab this unique vintage while you can. I believe future vintages with be Barossa Shiraz and Coonawarra Cab Sauv. The Aussie finest bride and groom upbringing of this pair. I can't wait to see what the future holds.
NB: the author is neither commercially connected to Hayes Family Wines' or receives free bottles to sample. All wine was purchased by the author.
— 10 months ago


Great Western Vintage Brut Pinot Noir-Chardonnay Blend 1987

When the cork pops an a 30 year old sparkling from NSW it brings joy beyond comprehension.
I'd never tasted anything like it!!
— 2 years ago

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St Peters Grampians Shiraz 2013

Absolutely beautiful. And holds special memories. Pepper, gaminess, peppermint, weighty. Love. — 3 months ago


St Peters Exceptional Vineyard Grampians Shiraz 2017

Day after day, time after time, taste after taste.
I’m blown away by how much Shiraz can shine in different parts of Australia.
With Seppelt’s rich history and knowledge mixed with TWE pockets and vineyards it makes for great wine 👍🏼
— 5 months ago

Ira, Mark and 6 others liked this


Chalambar Grampians Shiraz 2013

Savoury, herby, blackberry goodness. Understated and elegant. It’s not earth-shattering, but it’s just really nice drinking. — 10 months ago

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Drumborg Vineyard Riesling 2005

Absolutely amazing. So fresh at 14 years of age. Amazing vibrant steely acidity with crunchy mineral notes. The palate lasts forever! Wow! — 4 months ago


Benno Shiraz 2000

2003 Vintage. Last bottle. Delightful, still velvety fruit but aged earthy characters driving through. Lovely! — 9 months ago


Drumborg Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017


One of the better Victorian Pinots — 10 months ago


Hermitage Victoria Shiraz 1982

Great balance
Long life
Never super, but fantastic sip
— a year ago

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