Shiraz

Penfolds

Grange South Australia Shiraz 1998

Perfect pairing for lamb ๐Ÿ˜‹ โ€” 4 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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'98! ๐Ÿ‘

Torbreck Vintners

The Struie Barossa Valley Shiraz

Deep violet. Vanilla. Matured fruits. Black berries, fruits. Smooth over time. 2019 @8800, AD, 240430 โ€” 22 days ago

Penfolds

Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

We finally had the chance to clink glasses ๐Ÿฅ‚ to celebrate our D6 results and completion of WSET Diploma! ย ๐Ÿฅณ

We decided to pop this bottle of 2009 Penfolds โ€œGrangeโ€ that weโ€™ve been holding onto for some timeโ€ฆ โฐ

Itโ€™s a 98% Shiraz and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon blend ๐Ÿ‡ made with grapes hailing from vineyards of Barossa Valley (primarily), McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Magill Estate, all situated in South Australia. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

It had a medium garnet hue ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ with medium (+) intensity of layered aromas ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿป and flavors ๐Ÿ‘„ including plush and concentrated notes of red and black cherry, cassis, boysenberry, dried fig, blueberry, violet, cocoa nibs, mocha, cedar, dill, vanilla, nutmeg, anise seed, clove, licorice, mint, forest floor, tobacco, leather, peppercorn, and meat. ๐Ÿ‘€

On the palate, it was dry with medium acidity, a lusciously full body, medium (+) velvety tannins, high alcohol (14.5% ABV) and a long finish. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

It was a spectacular wine, ripe for the occasion.ย  Cheers!
โ€” 20 days ago

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Vanessa

Vanessa

@Jay Kline Thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿท๐Ÿ˜…
Paul K

Paul K

Congratulations to you and @Deked1 on making it official! What a way to celebrate!
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Paul K Thank you so much! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚ It was a delicious and fitting bottle to celebrate!! ๐ŸŽ‰

Jacob's Creek/Orlando

Double Barrel Shiraz 2021

Sainsburys. This is delightful - really enjoyable. Rich flavours. Delicious. โ€” 2 days ago

Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1996

Still a very dense crimson with no tawny rim, at 28 years of age but the tawniness is beginning. A certain feral, Animale, earthy note. Palate is ultra smooth, medium bodied / very savoury yet with a sweetish earthy note with a hint of raspberry. Jancis Robinson was invited by Stephen Henschke to a vertical tasting at the winery in May 2013 to cover vintages back to the late 1950โ€™s. She described the 1996 as โ€œpure hedonism โ€œ and gave it 19/20. Medium plus intensity on the delicious palate with those gnarled old 160 year vines showing through. An absolutely stunning wine - one of the best weโ€™ve had this year. โ€” a month ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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Jan de Weerd

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Sensational. A rare moment. Really thinking about it. You were probably the only one in the world experiencing that wine.
Bob McDonald

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@Jan de Weerd Possibly Jan. Not sure of the Annual production but it wouldnโ€™t be much as it is sourced from a single vineyard whereas Penfolds Grange has a far larger annual production having multiple vineyard sources.

Two Hands

Bella's Garden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010

Very dark in colour - almost black. Lots of everything - ripeness, oak, blackberry, dark chocolate. The sort of wine I would have loved in my 20โ€™s, not so much in my 70โ€™s. Not for lovers of delicate wine - this is full throttle. This Australian producer is probably better known in the USA than Australia - like Mollydooker. A full bodied palate with M plus intensity and grainy tannins. Ranked No. 3 in Wine Spectators Top 100 wines of 2012. Not sure that extended cellaring will make a huge difference but will try to have the last one in early 2027. โ€” 2 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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I have these, and this vintage also, agreed they are pedal to the floor, minimum 20Y wait for me until the fruit and alcohol start to abate. ๐Ÿคž

Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 1991

I love Penfolds Grange...one of my all time favourite wines. The depth and concentration of flavour of this 33 year old wine is outstanding...i think these will just go forever. Massive wine and a reminder of how excellent Syrah is! โ€” a month ago

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@Andrew McIntyre A cracker of a vintage too Andrew. The 1990 got the accolades (Wine Spectators Wine of the Year) but I think the 1991 might have been a fraction better. I have a few left.
Jan de Weerd

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I just keep scrolling down and I see Andrew you are hitting the cream of the crop here. Did you come back down to earth yet ๐Ÿ˜

d'Arenberg

The Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012

Vintage 2012 | Dark ruby colour, morello cherries and mint. Smooth taste. โ€” a month ago

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Mollydooker Wines

Velvet Glove McLaren Vale Shiraz 2006

This was a lucky acquisition in 2008. Two states, five cities and seven homes later, survived. I'm so happy and relieved that it kept as well as it did! A truly amazing wine that lives up to its reputation! Sublime Velvet. โ€” a month ago

Penfolds

St. Henri Shiraz 2018

Paul K
9.3

Bought at Wallyโ€™s @ Resort World. Big fan of this store. Great selection and not insane prices. With $50 cork fee pretty much everywhere in Vegas, very good option. I will say they donโ€™t have many wines that are โ€œreadyโ€ outside of the high end room.
Not rating yet as just popped in the room while watching womenโ€™s final. Heart says Iowa, bet says go SC.
โ€” a month ago

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