Wyndham Estate

Bin 555 Hunter Valley Burgundy Shiraz 1987

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

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I’m holding you to that offer! @Ceccherini Cristiano cheers.
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A very kind and generous offer I might add!! @Ceccherini Cristiano
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@Scott Rowe No worries mate, I will definitely contact you in that case👍

Ben Glaetzer

Bishop Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Velvety smooth, inky dark purple, dark red fruits, full bodied, perfect now. 100% Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia — 13 days ago

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Two Hands

Gnarly Dudes Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017

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

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Punt Road

Napoleone Vineyard Yarra Valley Shiraz 2015

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

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Shaw and Smith

Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz 2013

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

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Cape Mentelle

Margaret River Shiraz 2010

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

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Journey's End Vineyards (Gabb Family Wine Estate)

Arrival Shiraz 2007

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

Peter Lehmann

VSV 1885 Shiraz 2010

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

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Great summary, @Bob McDonald. Thanks for sharing the back story.
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Thanks Ron


Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Unfiltered Shiraz 2012

Amazing! But so sad this is my last bottle 😂
Luscious BlackBerry, plum, vanilla, and eucalyptus flavors. Opened 30 min prior to dinner. Spot on pairing with Bison filet mignon.
— 14 days ago

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Quality wine, bud.

Taylors Wines

St Andrews Single Vineyard Release Shiraz 2009

Deep crimson in colour. Lashings of black currant and a hint of prune on nose and palate. If tasted blind I would pick this as Barossa over the Clare Valley. Sweet and full bodied on the palate. At its peak but could go on for a few years. — 20 days ago

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