Shiraz

Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1998

A Mother’s Day treat last Sunday with Roast Lamb. An initial aroma of H2S which I sometimes get with Henschke reds. Took a while to blow off. Some Animale and vegetal notes amongst the raspberry, earth and spice. After a few hours aromas of ground coffee. However the wonderful supple palate overwhelmed any negativity from the nose. Sweet and earthy with those liquid velvet tannins - a product of ancient vines, the oldest of which are 160 years old. An inner core which will carry this through to the 2030s. I decided to open this as the exceptional 2016 has just been released for sale at the princely sum of $890AUD. I won’t be buying at that price but I’m sure they will sell the lot with or without the Chinese market. — 7 hours ago

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Pirramimma

Pirra McLaren Vale Shiraz 2001

Tasted five 2001 reds blind. Wow. Stunning. Clear standout from the others - I’m going to hunt this one down, somehow. McLaren Vale (Australia) - a gorgeous place to visit if you can make it some time. — 2 days ago

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Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 1991

Boys penfolds taste off. First impression nose was distinctive with eculptus. Over the course of about 7 houra of decanter, this wine improves significantly especially on the nose. The final glass reflect the true top class wine of australia. Balance, abit of blue fruit and overally the crowd went from saying being dissapointed to saying it is world class standard. Think it can be kept for longer time, maybe another 5 to 10 yrs — 11 days ago

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John Duval Wines

Entity Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

Beautiful, voluptuous, bouquet of red fruit, wild flowers, with capsaicin on the tongue. I have a few more bottles of this. Paired nicely with grilled burgers from our local farm raised beef.

92+ points
— 12 days ago

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Peter Lehmann

Stonewell Barossa Shiraz 2006

Deep Ruby in colour - very dark for a 15 year old red with no bricking at this stage. Blackberry and chocolate with ripe black fruits on nose and palate - not as pruney as previous Stonewell notes. Lush and full bodied from selected old vine Shiraz vineyards in the Barossa - in the Greenock district amongst others. This is Barossa Shiraz at its best from a good vintage. Hard not to like - warm and comforting - perfect for a cooler night with pork chops. — 3 days ago

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Greenock Creek

Alices Shiraz 2002

David T
9.6

Tasted here in 2017. We primarily tasted their 2011 as they were sold out of all of their good to great wines. Their 11’s were astringent & green. Not a good experience.

This is stunning w/ Allen Brother’s Filets. Less fatty more dry beef cut (when you compare it to their Ribcap) meets juicy, elegant, fruit forward wine at its peak. The pepper & peeper marry well.
— 2 days ago

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Shay A

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Nice! Had the ‘02 Roenfeldt last week. Stunning wine.
David T

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@Shay A RP 💯 point wine you had! 👍

Yarra Yering

Underhill Shiraz 2012

Initially reductive with aromas of H2S which blew off. Vegetal stalky notes with red fruits. A medium weight palate with a little raspberry and those whole bunch stalky notes. Needed a little more mid palate fruit. In the elegant style - I have had better examples of Underhill. — 11 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Yes it was a sad day when Dr Bailey Carrodus, the founder and winemaker of YY passed away. He was a brilliant viticulturalist (nobody had better kept vines) and learnt to become an equally brilliant winemaker. I met him once at the winery and spoke to him a couple of times on the phone. Somewhat of an eccentric - he never entered his wines in Royal Shows which is the usual pathway for recognition for Aussie wineries. I have a few bottles left of the 2008 Dry Red No. 1 which turned out to be his last vintage. These days the winemaker is the highly talented Sarah Crowe who was Winemaker of the year in Oz a few years ago. My gripe is the prices have gone up markedly under the new owners. The Underhill I had was $92. There is a new super premium range now called YY Carrodus honouring the good doctor and starting at $250 per bottle.
Ron R

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@Bob McDonald, pricing is a major constraint for me now., too. Underhill is well north of $150 USD. Far beyond my pain-threshold now.
Bob McDonald

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@Ron R $150USD is worth around $176.50AUD so that is a large mark up. Too dear IMO.

Peter Lehmann

VSV 1885 Shiraz 2010

My note of 49 weeks ago tells the full story of this historic vineyard planted in 1885 and tended by 6th generation Ralph Schrapel. Part of the Peter Lehmann VSV (Very Special Vineyard) series. This wine is delicious old school Barossa with ripe plum, dark chocolate, cherry, liquorice and coffee grounds. A hint of prune on the nose. Great to be drinking these rich reds as the weather cools down. This vineyard is in the Ebenezer sub district of the Barossa. My last bottle sadly. — 10 days ago

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Ron R

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I love this producer, especially Stonewall. Fave vintage was 94, of which I had a case. Never seen the label of the wine that you are tasting - enjoy 😊
Bob McDonald

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Ron - the VSV series are small production. With this particular wine they only made 685 cases. Possibly none were exported.
Ira Schwartz

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@Bob McDonald Thanks for the background info. Similar @Ron R this bottling new to me

Hommage à Joep Dielen

Cuvée Reserve Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013

This is HUGE.
Sweet macerated black fruit, dark chocolate, caramel macchiato, old aceto balsamico and incense are my first and most obvious impressions.
After awhile I also get some tiny whiffs of waxed antiques, damp earth and Pata Negra.
No wimpy wine! Especially made for Dielen’s Wine Shop in Venlo, NL by Dan Standish.
— 6 days ago

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Thorn-Clarke

William Randell Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004

ESF
9.5

See previous notes + distinct minty note... this thing is in suspended animation - has MANY yrs ahead — 2 days ago

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