Shiraz Blend

Spier

3 Creative Block 1692 2014

A delightful South-African blend, rich in flavour of black cherries and black berry fruits in general., low acidity, soft polish tannins with a hint of sweetness in medium plus aftertaste. Nice fruity smell as well. — 10 days ago

Mount Pleasant Wines

Old Hill Vineyard 1880 Vines Shiraz 2013

The Mystery Wine at the monthly Downs Club Committee Dinner - so tasted this blind. Dark crimson in colour. Initially subdued nose - very dense tight and contained. Don’t think it had had a long Decant - should have asked. Same tightness on the palate. This will live for decades. Plummy earthy mineral notes on the Medium plus bodied palate. Some astringent grippy Tannins at the finish. In its infancy. From vines planted in 1880. — 6 days ago

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Eden Road

Canberra Shiraz 2012

Love these cool climate Shirazes from Canberra District. A riot of white pepper and spice. Medium bodied with earthy minerality with some charcuterie notes. Short term cellaring from this point — 9 days ago

Daniel, Clive and 8 others liked this

Mollydooker

Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2017

Friday is so close I can almost smell it! Chilling with my Brown eyed boy. This was shaken, decanted, and enjoyed with every sip. — 11 days ago

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David T

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Tasty.
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

I absolutely love this vino! Cheers! 🍷
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Cute doggie

Jasper Hill

Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 2006

Dark ruby in color with a cloudy brick rim.

On the nose, currants, plums, light wood, vanilla, spices, wet leaves, forest floor, pencil lead, vinaigrette, leather and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and elegant with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, oak, red currants, vanilla, licorice, earth, eucalyptus, vinaigrette, leather, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a very nice aged Shiraz from Australia. Not fully balanced anymore, but showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Showing a nice tangy ending, which would pair well with food.

Interesting and enjoyable, although this was probably better a couple of years ago.

Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

Thank you, Scott for sharing.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$75.
— 9 days ago

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Kay Brothers

Amery Vineyard Block 6 Shiraz 2003

Shay A
9.3

This was really cool to try. Don’t know much about the producer. I only got to enjoy this as a pop and pour so I’m not sure how it changed later in the evening, but it had dark cocoa dusted dates, old graham cracker and baked blackberry aromatics. Still youthful on the palate with fig, old graham cracker, and red & black ripe fruit. Hope to try one of these again. — 9 days ago

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Ron R

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Top drawer, I meant to write... 😏
Martin Sher

Martin Sher

Agree with @Ron R - excellent producer
Shay A

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Wow, lots of positive comments! Seals the deal on me seeking out some. Thanks everyone!

Henschke

Keyneton Mount Edelstone Vineyard Shiraz 2005

This grapey, ever-so-slightly syrupy juice delighted everyone with its grace and restrained power. Wow. — 2 days ago

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M. Chapoutier

Domaine de Bila-Haut L'Esquerda Côtes du Roussillon Villages Shiraz Blend 2017

Figured I’d go back to back here with Bila Haut and deal with the consequences tomorrow. I have nothing better to do. My wife is sick, my son is in bed, my dog is going to town on his Kong. So wine time for me. In a blind I’d like to say you could pinpoint similar producer but these are two totally different wines. This is clay-filled with blackberry and a hint of mocha. Dry, dusty, and mouth puckering finish. For a side by side it really comes down to personal preference not quality. — 19 days ago

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Tenshan

Red Blend 2014

Fairly jammy. Take some time to open up, but well worth it — 12 days ago

Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1998

An icon of Australian Red wine. Unfortunately a strong whiff of H2S on the Nose. I have struck this problem previously with also Henschke Mount Edelstone on a couple of occasions. The hallmark of this wine has always been its beautiful supple silky tannins with flavours of plum and raspberry. Tannins totally resolved. The product of a 140 year single vineyard in the Eden Valley. Unfortunately prices these days have gone through the roof. I hope we don’t encounter the H2S in subsequent bottles. — 13 days ago

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Georgina McDonald

Georgina McDonald

The perfect example of wine being alive in a bottle; this 1998 vintage continues to evolve, hours after opening. Have patience with this initially coy 21 year old; allow him to find his feet and settle into the year of 2019 before making your final judgements. Opens like Bambi and finishes like a Red Deer. Tobacco, Manuka honey, and stewed raspberries on the nose. Followed with a dense, spicy, fruit cake on the palate. Would love to taste another of the same vintage in 5-years.
9.6
Bob McDonald

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@Georgina McDonald We will put this wine to the test in another 5 years as you suggest Georgie!😋🍷