Sometimes it happens that you know it is going to be good, but as much honestly.
Texture of an aged Bordeaux which means the most refined silk.
Hunter benchmarks like leather and dried red flowers. Pencil lead, orange and watermelon rinds plus pomegranate.
Simply an outstanding wine that I wish everyone could meet one day to understand what this region can give.
1987 is indeed a great vintage there and back in those days Wyndham Estate was still up to its reputation.
George Wyndham planted the Dalwood vineyard back in 1830 with the plants handed to him by James Busby and apparently that was the first established vineyard in Australia.
The story always helps,doesn't it? — 4 days ago
I recently reviewed the 2016 Angels’ Share Shiraz, however the Gnarly Dudes packs a bigger punch. Deep and dark purple color with aromas of fresh blue/red fruits with spicy notes. The palate revealed rich ripe fruits, plum and blueberry with firm tannins and acidity to match. I noted some cacao, toasty oak, vanilla and black pepper on a lingering finish. If you open a bottle, give the wine a few minutes to let it approach it’s beauty. — 20 days ago
Quite dense crimson in colour. Very spicy nose with meaty notes. Silky graphite like tannins. More savoury spicy than fruity on the medium weight palate. Great conditions in the Yarra Valley in 2015. The winner of the Trevor Mast Trophy for Best Shiraz and also Trophy for best single vineyard wine at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards in 2016. Amazing QPR at only $30. Will go on for 5+ years at least with the structure it has. Have 2 bottles left. — 6 days ago
Our first Single Vineyard release and my first Single Vineyard bottling when I took my current position at S+S.
This wine will live for decades. Proud to be apart of history in the Adelaide Hills.
Like most wines in our cellar they must pair well with #pizza and it does 🤙🏽 — 10 days ago
Deep crimson in colour. Noticeable oak and spice on nose. Medium to full bodied. Red and black fruits on palate- plum and blueberry notes sadly dominated by the Oak. As mentioned in other posts I believe Margaret River is much better suited to Cabernet and blends rather than Shiraz - no better exemplified than the 2 offerings from this well performed winery - Cape Mentelle. — 18 days ago
2007 vintage. Opened on 29th May 2020. Ruby red. Oaky, black berries, plum, dark chocolate, cocoa, slight tobacco,sweet. Peak after 45 mins. Mineral. High tannin. Long finish. Paired well with salt n vinegar coated chips😅. — 7 days ago
See 2 previous notes. This has shown progressively better at each tasting. An interesting series, the VSV Series (Very Special Vineyard) from Peter Lehmann. In this case the 1885 is planted on its own roots by the Schrapel family in the Ebenezer district since...1885. The 6th generation Ralph Schrapel tends the vines - his signature on the label. A tradition in the Barossa that many are purely grape growers, many of German descent, and not necessarily vignerons. This vineyard is a low yielding 4 acre block. I made brief notes in any event - deep dark Ruby in colour. A classic Barossa palate - black cherry, earthy, dark chocolate flavours with a touch of liquorice. Luscious and mouth filling with softening tannins. Very easy to like and drinking at its peak. A good example of the saying that good wine is made in the vineyard. — 15 days ago