Shiraz

Two Hands

Bella's Garden Shiraz 2008

Shay A
9.3

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

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Severn Goodwin

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These are powerful bottles, have a good vertical, '02/'03 are still tight. Been about 2 years since my last check in on them. I'm not touching anything newer yet.

The Standish Wine Company

Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015

A new entry into the Excellent category and one of the hot newer Barossa wineries. Getting some rave reviews in the overseas press. Langtons tasting in September 2018. — 4 months ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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I love this too, layers of complexity that are not common in Barossa IMO

Henschke

Mount Edelstone Vineyard Shiraz 2013

Lovely wine. Decanted for 90 minutes. Really opened up to blackberry,cedar and a nice earthy note. This will age beautifully. — 7 days ago

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Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Shiraz 2014

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

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Tahbilk

1860 Shiraz 2012

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

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Rockford

Black Barossa Valley Shiraz

Our first wine in the Langtons Outstanding category at the September 2018 tasting. Sparkling Shiraz is an Australian specialty and this is one of the best examples. — 4 months ago

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Oliver's Taranga Vineyards

HJ Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz

A new entrant to the Excellent category. A rich and chocolatey Shiraz from McLaren Vale. — 4 months ago

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Mollydooker

Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2017

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

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Jeff Venier

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Just tasted this blind in Somm class. I really enjoyed it and was somewhat surprised by that fact. Not as much of a fruit bomb as I would have expected

Pig In The House

Certified Organic Shiraz 2016

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

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Luddite Wines

Shiraz 2007

Greg Ballington
9.1

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

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