Shiraz

Mollydooker

The Boxer Shiraz 2017

Color of dark ruby. Nose is chocolate, plum, raisin, spicy alcohol, and tiny bit of medicinal note. Taste is sweet, with peppery abs spicy mouth feel, sweet raisins, milk chocolate, a bit zesty, and really mellow but enough density on the tongue. Aftertaste is some spicy note again but still very smooth. A bit too much bitter note in the after taste. — 4 days ago

Shay, Keith and 5 others liked this

Tomich Hill

Woodside Vineyard Shiraz 2014

En Magnum
2 hours in the decanter couldn’t fully unleash this giant. Deep dark fruits with strong tannin.
— 9 days ago

Casey, Simon and 4 others liked this

Rusden

Black Guts Shiraz 2003

As the name suggests. Dark cherry flavors, rich and aromatic. Black gold — 6 days ago

Mike, David and 1 other liked this

The Standish Wine Company

Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006

David T
9.6

This wine is made by Dan Standish who started his career by traveling all over the world learning the skill of winemaking. He returned to Australia to make wine at Torbreck. After making Torbreck, he starting his own project. This wine is produced from a vineyard with 100 year old vines with a yield of only a 1/2 ton on fruit per acre. In comparison to quality Napa producers, their yields are 2-3 tons per acre. Dan is absolutely one of the very best producers in Barossa.

On the nose, mulberries, olallieberries, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, blackberries, black cherries, dark berry cola, vanilla, dark spice, black pepper, dry crushed rocks, limestone minerals, soft leather, saddle-wood, coffee grounds, black licorice, dark, rich soil, lavender and violets.

The body is full, rich, ruby, lush and very inky. The texture is elegantly sexy. The 06 is still youthful & fresh. It still needs more time but, it’s delicious tonight. The length, tension, structure and balance are just coming into it own. mulberries, Olallieberries, Boysenberries, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, raisins, blackberries, black cherries, dark berry cola, vanilla, dark spice, black pepper, dry crushed rocks, limestone minerals, soft leather, saddle-wood, coffee grounds, black licorice, dark, rich soil, purple flowers, lavender and violets. The acidity is round and beautiful. The finish is long, thick, ruby, lush, elegant, well balanced with deep heat penetrating dark spices that rise off the palate and lasts several minutes. The 06 is still 5 years from it peak.

Photos of; The Standish Cellar Door, Owner/Winemaker Dan Standish, beautiful Barossa Vineyards and the old tasting room
— 24 days ago

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Shirvington

McLaren Vale Shiraz 2005

15+ minutes open in the bottle, but could use more and has some years left in it. Very similar to the Torbreck Shiraz “The Factor” I had a little bit ago. Almost black in color. Nose has big cedar and tar aromas. Wine probably has a little too much oak, but love the dark fruit and vegetable/earth undertones and its is very jammy. The 16% OH has to be a typo, because I’ve never seen a wine that high and it doesn’t seem that high. Insanely long finish. Massive power, but not quite on par with “The Factor”. — 9 days ago

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Meerea Park

Alexander Munro Individual Vineyard Shiraz 2007

Light Oz style
In balance with the tannin
Opened in Italy with some friends it was received very well
It looked like a plumpy wine from the south of Italy
It could have sneaked in a blind tasting of Nero di Troia😜
— 15 days ago

Travis, Mike and 6 others liked this

Mollydooker

Carnival of Love McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014

Amazing mclaren vale red from Mollydooker. 2014 is not 2012 but still plenty of punch with red fruit, liquorish, coffee grains. Long legs showing is amazing aging potential with easy 40 seconds length. If it had mineral notes then it would be a 9.9. — 16 days ago

Phil, Chris and 5 others liked this

d'Arenberg

The Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz 2013

I’ve pretty much decided that I do not understand this wine. Third time I’ve had it. It veers too far into the acidic and fails to develop any real fruit for me. I know it appeals to many and is a reference standard, but I’m lost. — 9 days ago

Phil, Rob and 16 others liked this
Shay A

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I’ve never had these young...wonder if they require a lot of patience? Not sure.

Glaetzer

Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Unfiltered Shiraz 2006

A slightly worse showing than when I had this last. A bit too pruney for my liking. — 8 days ago

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TheSkip

TheSkip

@Shay A i have a couple newer vintages. Haven’t ever had anything but the 06
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TheSkip

@Shay A i have a couple newer vintages. Haven’t ever had anything but the 06
Bob McDonald

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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum It could be Paul. Ultra ripe fruit and lots of American Oak. I have had the same experience with Peter Lehmann Stonewell. Best to drink them around 5 to 10 years I think.

Darioush

Signature Napa Valley Shiraz 2013

In my opinion, the best wine they produce and a stellar effort. Drink now and bottoms up! — 10 days ago

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