South Australia, Australia

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Yattarna Chardonnay

This 2001 is a fantastic Chardonnay. Dark honey color with long legs on glass. I believe this is called the “white Grange. “ I good name for a simplicity fantastic wine. I can’t remember a better Chardonnay. Buy this wine! — 10 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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Spoiling my daughter in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Severn Goodwin

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Nice bottle.

Torbreck Vintners

The Laird Shiraz 2013

Shay A
9.7

I was fortunate enough to attend the grand tasting at TexSom this year. Talk about a Who’s Who of the wine world! Incredible environment with beautiful wines.

This was just insane. All the black and blue fruits, freshly squeezed in to a baked pie, scorched earth, chocolate covered dates, & nutmeg. This is Hundred Acre and Bevan style...big, bold wine that is unabashed.
— 2 days ago

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Darren Dittrich

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Ooh. I missed this one...
Mark Flesher

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Big score!
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@Hugh O'Riordan : I’m jealous. A winery visit is a bucket list item!

@Darren Dittrich : This was one of my highlights of the tasting! A shame you missed it, but I’m sure they’ll be at another one...

@Mark Flesher : The score is accurate and may even be a tad shy. If I had the privilege of enjoying a bottle of this to see how it evolved, I’m confident it would flirt with perfection.

Rosemount Estate

Show Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix! This week it's a nicely aged one from Australia.

Deep ruby in color with a wide brick/orange rim.

Still fruity on the nose with blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, plums, raspberries, earth, green vegetables, beef jerky, spices, coffee, vinaigrette, eucalyptus, cinnamon, wet leaves and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, chocolates, tobacco, coke, graphite, coffee, earth, vegetables, herbs, river rocks, licorice, cloves, vinaigrette, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This 18 year old Australian Cabernet is still drinking very nicely. Not fully balanced any longer, but showing great complexity and a nice mouthfeel.


Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a steak sandwich and the beach...

Grapes are grown on Terra Rosa soils and aged in French and American oak barrels for 24 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.
— 13 days ago

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Sami-Odi

SA 54-354 Hoffman Dallwitz Syrah 2016

Our first Sami Odi. Stunner of a Syrah. Balanced and nuanced but layers and layers of flavor. @Fraser McKinley you da man. — 6 days ago

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Incredible stuff for sure. But keep it on the DL...more people that find out the less for us!
James Forsyth

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How interesting. Never heard of it. 🐱is out of the 🛍️.
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Thanks Jake and great to hear that it opened nicely for you!

The Chook Winery

The Chook Sparkling Shiraz

This seriously goes down like sparkling grape juice. Dangerous to open in the early afternoon but also just right. I feel it would go with popcorn. Or potato chips. I second someone else’s suggestion that it would be great for a party. So how to rate? I’m going to drink it. It’s yummy. For what it is, it’s delish. — 4 days ago

Torbreck Vintners

RunRig Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015

Shay A
9.6

I was fortunate enough to attend the grand tasting at TexSom this year. Talk about a Who’s Who of the wine world! Incredible environment with beautiful wines.

My first time tasting RunRig...I get what the hype is about. Plush. Dark chocolate dusted dates, bay leaf, peppercorn, licorice and a velvet mouthfeel. Wonderful.
— 2 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2001

At 17 years of age full of vim and vigour. A perfect mature blend of currant and mocha (oak). Almost resolved tannins but will be good in another 5 years at least. This is the last of a dozen bought on release. Very Good. Better than the 2000 and not quite as good as the excellent 2002. — 16 days ago

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Torbreck Vintners

Hillside Vineyard Grenache 2016

Shay A
9.5

I was fortunate enough to attend the grand tasting at TexSom this year. Talk about a Who’s Who of the wine world! Incredible environment with beautiful wines.

@Delectable Wine : This is Torbreck’s Hillside Vineyard Grenache. I didn’t see it in the database.

Wow! Surprise of the night. This Grenache was so incredibly perfumed. Wasn’t spicy or red fruited. Faint purple in color, heady aromatics of potpourri, fresh plum, cassis and almost a light mid palate. Definitely not heavy. Flavors stayed with me forever.
— 2 days ago

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The Rothbury Estate

Rothbury Vineyard Shiraz 1990

Last of a very economical batch from this winery and probably the best
Silky tannin, long, beautiful robe of a still shining crimson red
Still up and going for a while I would say
It kept me entertained for a couple of episodes of my favourite series of the moment, the Blacklist 😱😂😱
Had a great time the two of us 😜
— 8 days ago

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Leeuwin Estate

Prelude Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Known for their superb Chardonnay this Leeuwin estate Cab is delicious. Ripe red fruits like raspberries mixed with black current and black berries with excellent finish. Great storage potential (screw cap???) as it has nice tannins, impressive wine legs but also hints of pyrazine (green pepper). Wonder how it will evolve over the years. Too late for this bottle as it has been devoured quickly. Now time to attack the art series. — 5 days ago

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