South Australia, Australia

Rockford

Riesling 2001

Opened about 6/7 bottles in a night
They went from badly corked to a marvelous gracely aged riesling
From lime peel , caramelised lemon to ginger, nutmeg or even hints of curry
A bunch of selected mixed herbs was there too: from sage to Thai mint, and so much more that I made a beautiful looking paint(in my mind at least)
Never too sweet and reasonably long aftertaste, which replicates the above notes again
— a day ago

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Penfolds

Koonunga Hill Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet 2017

Bought a six-pack of this wine from Penfolds for $12 each, then paid generally an equal or greater amount for screw-age. This is our last bottle as we have been taking a bottle each night to our restaurant dinners. Pleasant and reliable enough wine to enjoy with our Australian dinners and not having to suffer from some overpriced and uninteresting wine from the “list” — a day ago

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2008

The Drinking Window experts say I should drink my last 2008 Art Series Chardonnay. Delicious as always with a timeless feel about it and the thumbprint of luscious stone fruit and pear. The 2016 was just released and reviewed by Ray Jordan who is a WA Wine expert who gave it 99+ points. He said he gave the 2015 99 points yet the 2016 is a better wine and given he doesn’t give 100 he then had to give the 2016 99+ points. The 2008 is drinking beautifully. Could go on short term but why bother. — 3 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Gorgeous bit of florals straight off the bat with lovely ripe dark fruits. Oak so well inter-grated and greenness nowhere to be seen. Tannins are ripe shapely with length pretty solid. — 2 days ago

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Accolade Wines

Barossa Ink Shiraz 2018

Nice big jammy Shiraz! Solid structure with mouth coating tannins. Great value. — 21 days ago

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Elderton

E Series Chardonnay 2017

Choosing the next Downs Club White wine from 44 masked entries. Great balance between fruit and oak - the former in the peaches/stone fruit style. Very balanced. Amazing QPR selling for $15 on the Elderton web site with a LUC to the Club at under $10. My choice on the night but sadly democracy prevailed and another wine got the nod. — 19 days ago

Serge, David and 11 others liked this

Oxford Landing Estates

South Australia Chardonnay

A very light chard with a hint of butter. — 6 days ago

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Making friends with the pourer worked in my favor. Delish!

Penfolds

Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Floral nose with back drop of smoke, you could smell this all day. Mouthful of Black olives, dark berries, nuances of blackberries and smoked bacon note penetrate the entire palate. Soft tannins that sail on and on...has endless years ahead of it. — 12 days ago

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Oscar's Estate Vineyard

Shiraz 2015

Gifted by a client, surprisingly good Australian Shiraz. Royal purple colour with a deep core. The added Viognier really brightens the nose with generous aromas of woodland fruit as well as rosemary, pepper, black cherry and blackberry. The flavours are bold and brambly with cool dark fruit, wet soil and bark. I’m getting side notes of pepper, vanilla and cedar. Heat from the alcohol is in check but lingers a bit on the palate. — 2 days ago

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Yalumba

The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2005

Yalumbas Signature Series always produces a faithful rendition of the Cabernet Shiraz blend - the Cab in the slight majority. Nose of mint and black fruits. Quite dense - still with a short term future despite some professional opinions on the drinking window. On the palate blackberry - soft tannins nearly fully resolved. Nearly as good as Penfolds Bin 389 without the cellaring future. — 9 days ago

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