The Boxer Shiraz 2008

10 years. Not as much of a fruit bomb as it was back in the day, but still lots of fruit in there. Deep ruby red in the glass (nearly brown at the edges). Beautiful nose with red fruit. Very nice with long finish. Was hoping for a bit more structure after 10 (not sure why), but still very good. More heat at the end than I would have expected. ## Ok, a couple hours in. Moving it up a point. The nose is mesmerizing. It’s smoothed our after a couple hours in the decanter. Glad I got 2 more tries in the cellar. Will be waiting another year. Can’t wait. — 6 days ago

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Paul E Koran

Glad u liked it. I have 12 more, mix of ‘07s and ‘08s and may need to make room for more Hunnicutt and Spring Mountain. For you good deal. Double.


G.A.M. McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004

Perfectly mature, delicious fruit bomb in the best sense. Hedonistic dark fruit yum! — 5 days ago

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Mea Culpa Yarra Valley Shiraz 2014

Very Northern Rhone in style. Often read descriptions saying Bacon notes but rarely get it - definitely shows here along with some spice and pepper. 100% whole bunch wild yeast Fermentation. Medium intensity - savoury with soft black fruits. Does Steve Flamsteed ever make a bad wine - another great effort. — 17 days ago

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Black Guts Shiraz 2010

I really enjoyed this! Such wonderful tension between the explosive fruits and acid that kept it all in check! Imported by the smartest Australian importer @Ronnie Sanders (because he’s the guy who recognized @Fraser McKinley‘s genius, as well as Elaina Brooks).

If you see Vine Street Imports, buy!
— 9 days ago

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Great stuff!

Torbreck Vintners

Woodcutter's Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015

Wow! Punches way over $20! Bold Northern Rhône notes of smoked meats, creosote, tar, strawberry rhubarb pie, and some blackberry liqueur. Is Run Rig used in this? — 8 days ago

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Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 2013

Lovely purity and concentration of flavour here. A fantastic effort from a lean and boney season - 2013
— 9 days ago

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Nice one!!!
Jeroen Koenen

Jeroen Koenen

Sounds great, Fraser...!
And now you’re raising that vintage issue... can’t remember DW-OLD being lean and boney either.. 😊


Shiraz 2008

This Shiraz from McLaren Vale. Plums/pruney notes on nose and palate with some mint and spice. Soft tannins. Medium plus weight- drink now. Drinking at its peak at 10 years. — 7 days ago

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Signature Napa Valley Shiraz 2011

Solid down the middle offering from Darioush. Earthy, fruit on the softer side. Not a big hedonistic Syrah, but has depth and character. — 6 days ago

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Skaapveld Shiraz

I generally like South African Syrah as I do this one but it could have come from anywhere in the west. Soft and smooth with M intensity. This description generally applies to most airline wines which tend to be chosen to be easy to like, not to offend and tend to be middle of the road. For the amount that the charge for Business Class Airfares it is not good enough to be serving wines which cost sometimes as little as $25 as Qantas does. They should all be in the $80 to $100 range. An exception tends to be Champagne - the Drappier Rose on Qatar was very good. — 18 days ago

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The Factor Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013

Popped open bottle finally - see previous rating from Coravin'd glass.

Yum :)
— 9 days ago

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Nice. I knew you wanted to try it. Good stuff.