South Australia, Australia

Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2018

Referred to as the “Baby Grange,” blend of 57/43 Cab Sauv & Shiraz, aged for 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On the palate juicy black cherry and blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, full ripe tannins, long ending with smoky spice, fruit well integrated with oak, drink over next 10 years+, will only get better. Tasted twice! Nice! — 5 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 2 South Australia Shiraz Mataro 2019

Big and muscular, but I wouldn’t call it jammy or a fruit bomb. Maybe the mataro mellowed it a bit? I like Aussie Shiraz, and Penfolds is usually very good ( as was this). Big plum/ cherry action. Thanks bro. — 16 days ago

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Two Hands

Lily's Garden McLaren Vale Shiraz 2010

I haven’t had a lot of experience with Two Hands and it is probably better known in the USA than Australia - like Mollydooker. Aromas of Plum, oak spice, liquorice and prune. On the full bodied palate there were sweet plummy characters with dark bitter chocolate - Opulent. My wife, Barb, loved this and she doesn’t normally like big SA Shiraz - this became more medium bodied , strangely enough, with time in decanter. Skilful use of premium McLaren Vale fruit making it a delight to drink - very enjoyable. — 6 days ago

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Brent Young

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I really like these Two Hands shiraz wines with about 8-12 years of bottle age, just like this one 👍. Cheers 🍷
Bob McDonald

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Thanks Brent. Also 2010 was a good vintage in most parts of South Australia.

Mollydooker

The Boxer Shiraz 2015

A whopping 16.5% abv. The ripe fruit here hid it well. A lot of blueberries, blackberries and vanilla. Friends of ours loved it. For me it was too much blueberry liqueur. — a day ago

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Daniel Bloom

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@Byron Hewett i once was friends with a wine collector here in Philly, he invited me over and showed me his cellar. We cooked dinner and he went to pick wine.
Well, the Mollydooker killed all conversation after about 2-3 glasses.

Penfolds

Grange South Australia Shiraz 1997

Solid, well rounded Penfolds Grange. Wasn’t mind blowing but certainly not disappointing either. — 11 days ago

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Ochota Barrels

The Fugazi Vineyard Grenache 2019

Crazy rich, fun, fresh red raspberry finish...

72H Update:
Nose has fresh raspberries, new leather, over-ripe strawberries, lavender and crushed ripe cherries. Palate has sweet cherries, red currant, faint cedar, faint crushed rock, black/red fruit syrup, most tannins have resolved. A fantastic bottle still, at three days open!
— 4 days ago

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Carla Hine

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RIP Taras Ochota.

Saltram

Mamre Brook Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A luscious and full Cab. Rich, ripe, balanced and likable. A great competitor with Napa big Cabs for a great price. — 11 days ago

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Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Tonight I have opened the 2017 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Australia. A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Malbec.

The nose is very expressive with notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, green bell pepper, black pepper, spice and chocolate.

On the palate are beautiful notes of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, green bell pepper, baking spice, vanilla, violets, cedar and graphite.

This wine is full bodied with lots of energy, powerful with loads of complexity which also has medium + to high acidity and medium+ fully round fine tannins that leaves us with a long black fruit herbal woodsy finish. Let's look to the week ahead with positivity and hope. Stay healthy, strong and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 2 days ago

Daniel, Dawn and 23 others liked this

Langmeil

Valley Floor Shiraz 2017

A very enjoyable Aussie Barossa Shiraz, even for you snobs that shun this stuff. Give it a try! — 14 days ago

Eric, Eric and 24 others liked this

Henschke

Keyneton Euphonium Barossa Shiraz Blend 2016

Just a glass (and a small one at that)! After the Joshua Cooper Pinot this was quite sweet and pruney with lush blackberry and chocolate flavours Went well with the Waygu Beef dish. The quality of Henschke shining through even in their lesser Cuvées. — 20 days ago

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