Deep ruby garnet in the glass. Surprisingly abundant nose of black fruit and leatherette. Big ol’ mouthfeel and body confirm the nose with dark plum added mid-palate and a hint of licorice on the lengthy finish. Medium acidity and medium minus tannins (as expected from vintages around this era). A wonderful Aussie supporter for barbecue, beef, both, or other hearty fare. And if you have a current vintage, take heart in knowing you don’t have to drink up now. This one’s old enough to vote, and its ballot is valid. — 4 days ago
Friday night and wanting to try something different. I stopped by my store of choice and going in looked in other areas than I normally do. I was drawn to this 2013 Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Lieu-Dit Malakoff Pyrenees Shiraz from the Victoria area of Australia. Not being big on Syrah/Shiraz I need to expand my wine world into more of this type of wine.
The nose is very expressive with lots of dark fruits, blackberry, blueberry, black pepper, allspice, licorice, chocolate and cured meat.
On the palate the dark fruit continues through with notes of blackberry, blueberry, clove, black pepper, spice, herbs, licorice, and rich soil.
This wine is full bodied with a well rounded mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium + chewy tannins that lead into a long dark fruit finish. Enjoy the weekend and try different things to help round out your life. Please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 17 days ago
Aromas of Spice Pepper Cherry and Mineral (Ironstone soils). Medium to full bodied with an elegant tannin structure. Lacking the ripe fruit flavours of a Barossa Shiraz because of its cool climate continental origins. From Gundagai in Southern NSW near the Canberra District. — 19 days ago
Dense Crimson in colour. Aromas of Mint, coconut oak, and dried fruit. On the palate touch of raspberry and pruney flavours. Supple integrated tannins. This winery was an early adopter of organic viticultural principles. Technical Details:
In a form of drying and concentrating the grapes (like Amarone) the vines’ canes are cut and the grapes are allowed to dry and then raisin on the vine itself. After 2 weeks of this process the grapes are hand picked before being guided through a slow fermentation. — 4 days ago
Haven’t been down under for a while. This is really nice, tho. Nice nose of treacle toffee and coffee grinds. The palate displays a deep reduction, complimented by violets and balsamic notes. Picks up intensity and urgency. 12 years in - very cool. — 10 days ago
18.5/20 (96/100) Насыщенный, дурманящий букет ароматов спелых ягод черники и ежевики, шоколада, ванили, бальзамика, цветов и орехов кешью. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, бархатистыми танинами. Великолепно! — 5 days ago
Great Odin’s Raven! Every bottle of this high quality, yet entry level Two Hands Shiraz, gets better than the last!
No longer that familiar black-purple ink color, rather the bricking is now a fine garnet. I could smell this all day! Aromas of tar, creosote, black plum, stewed blackberries, and a high end of wildflowers. Tar, olive juice, dark fruits with a touch of citrus oil all wonderfully mixed. I certainly think the screwcap helped the longevity, but the balance of acidity and silken tannins did their parts well. — 10 days ago
Deep ruby red. A fuller style for a cool climate Adelaide Hills Shiraz. Spicy and savoury with red fruits and oaky notes. Quite substantial tannins. Very early in its drinking window. Needs time to develop some complexity - a little square sided at the moment. Next in 2 to 3 years. — 17 days ago
It’s a Shiraz Cab blend and I think it’ll go well with steak. My mouth is full of buttered roll but *sips* it’s like super easy to drink. *sips* I find it to be relatively dry not too fruity. *sips* ok cool. — a day ago