South Australia, Australia

Sami-Odi

Hoffman Dallwitz Little Wine IV Syrah

Very dense ruby. Aromas of ripe black plum with a note of prune. Silky palate showing its old vine origins / supple slippery tannins. This wine is instantly loveable by all who taste it and ridiculous value at only $38 back when I bought it. To pay that amount for what is essentially a hand made wine of small production from ancient Shiraz vines is a wonderful thing and explains why Fraser sells out every year in a few weeks. This is my oldest Little Wine (#4) which combines vintages 2012, 2013 and 2014 - all good vintages. Just bought Fraser’s latest offering from the 2018 vintage today - includes Little Wine #9 — 6 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Billy L. Yet to make a visit to Sami Odi.
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Thanks for the lovely note @Bob McDonald I’m thrilled to hear that it opened nicely and must check in on one of those. I look forward to tasting with you here one day, you are always welcome.
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Thanks Fraser.

Penfolds

Max's South Australia Shiraz

🙈 tasting 7th and last wine
at wset level 2 course (4th meeting)

2nd of a syrah couple.
new world and old world were the expected contenders.

this was the fruity one so my guess was Ozzie shiraz.

herbs, spice, blackberry and plum, vanilla and added smoke 👃

felt almost off dry but not...

medium acidity.
low tannins.

intense 👄 of mostly black fruits with hints of spice & herbs. even less oak.

medium finish.

i tasted a few other mid level penfolds not long ago, and like this one, no big impression was made.
— 3 days ago

Sami-Odi

SA 54-354 Hoffman Dallwitz Syrah

I’m a bit upside down on this one. Was too extracted and spicy (?) for me. Think this is the second time I just wasn’t overjoyed with it. — 19 days ago

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Rubus

Wine Selections Barossa Shiraz 2015

PNP, Fruit forward 2015 Barossa Shiraz -
Classic notes of plum, blackberry with good concentration; over delivers for $22 QPR wine 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻
— 6 days ago

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Sami-Odi

Hoffmann Dallwitz '0.534' Syrah

The most structured Sami Odi I’ve tasted. Great density and complexity with plenty of fruit and the consistently seductive nose I’ve found with these wines. Really appealing stuff here. — 13 days ago

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Penfolds

Private Bin Shiraz Cabernet 2017

Color of purple with grapefruit. Nose of cherry jam, medicinal note, dried strawberry, a bit plum, a bit blackberry, a bit minty, quite fruits oriented. Taste is similar with addition of good smoky note, ripe grapes and cherry jam, rose, medicinal note again, and quite sweet. Aftertaste is bit hickory with zesty bitter note. Will be popular for sweet teeth. — 2 days ago

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Yalumba

The Y Series South Australia Viognier 2018

Wow! This is a delightful wine. Crisp and fruity, it has wonderful expressions of tropical fruit and honeysuckle leading to a clean finish. It’s not acidic and has a refreshing taste, like a cool breeze on a spring morning. — 5 days ago

Tapanappa

Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2013

On the nose Lemon with just a whisper of oak. On the palate grapefruit over stone fruit with noticeable acidity. Non-intrusive winemaking from industry legend, Brian Croser. Good with fresh prawns at the Gold Coast. — 13 days ago

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Clarendon Hills

Brookman Syrah 2004

Ever so slightly losing some oomph with less fruit forwardness and more secondary notes of leather, meat juice and incense being prominent! — 4 days ago

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Woodlands

Chloe Chardonnay 2014

Mid Lemon in colour. Nutty aromas with some orange peel and leesy notes. On the medium weight palate some restrained stone fruit flavours well integrated with the oak - well balanced. Medium plus intensity and length. Proving once again that the strengths of Margaret River are Cabernet and blends as well as Chardonnay. Chloe is the premium Chardonnay cuvée from Woodlands. — 3 days ago

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About to taste 34 Grand Cru Burgundys for the Annual Tasting at Prince Wine Store in Melbourne - from the 2016 vintage. Always the highlight of the tasting calendar. Saturday 18th January.