January Wednesday Wine Committees are always a great as the red wines are required to be 11yrs old, making all of the reds 2008 vintage. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine were served today, all blind.
This was my contribution. I didn’t know which order it would be placed in but as soon as I smelled it, I knew this was mine. Not much menthol/eucalyptus, but there is still a touch of mint on the nose. Overripe and baked dark fruit pie washes across the palate with roasted plum. Age has been kind to this and mellowed out the heat as well as the fruit...there is some sandalwood, underbrush and pipe tobacco that separate this from Mollydooker style Shiraz (which I enjoy every so often). — 6 days ago
Great Margret river shiraz from Leeuwin estates. Reputed for their Chardonnay their art series Shiraz is delicate, fragrant and sublime. Is it totally different in style compared to the usual fruit bomb Barossa Shiraz. But more like eden valley Shiraz thanks to the cooler Mediterranean style climate of Margaret river. Fragrant red cherries, blueberries , creme de cassis on the nose, delicate on the palate with silky tannin with 30 sec finish in length. Delicious with the sweetness of an oven roasted lamb. Cheers. — 2 days ago
Probably the WOTN for me as I didn’t subscribe to the Exceptional category this time. This is in the Outstanding category. From ancient pre phylloxera Shiraz vines dating back to 1860. Medium bodied with incredible intensity and length. Marvellous. — 4 months ago
Mollydooker (Aussie for left-hander) Wines was established in 2005 by Sarah and Sparky Marquis. Dark color with big dark berry fruit nose adding sweet spice and cedar. On the palate this is a big wine with complex berry flavors, layered with cacao, oak and creamy vanilla. Gripping tannins give way to peasant mouthfeel, full-bodied, lingering, ending with a spicy bite. Nice! — 5 days ago
A new winery for me discovered at the Toowoomba Wine Show in 2017. Rich crimson with youthful purple tinges. Aromatic fresh aromas. Dark cherry and savoury on the palate but with cool climate notes. Personally would not cellar beyond 5 years. Good now. — 4 days ago
Dark garnet red with some tawny edges. A bit stinky on the nose with some cheese, wood and black cherries. Medium tannins (6/10) with a medium body. Notes of bark and dried cherries on the palate. Drinking well right now with a long finish. Drink till 2019. — 2 months ago