South Australia Shiraz

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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The Chook Winery

The Chook Sparkling Shiraz

Light and fruity but not sweet with light tannins. Great with a filet mignon. It kept its bubbles for a long time so you got fizz on each pour. — 2 days ago


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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Two Hands

Ares Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013

I met Michael Twelftree and we were discussing his flagship Shiraz, Ares, representing the very best parcels in each vintage and is sselected through an intense barrel classification process. A big powerful wine with complex aromas. On the palate blackberry and ripe cherry flavors, smoky oak, great balance, fine tannins, lingering endind with fruit and oak. Has room to age. Very nice. Tasting Sample. — 9 days ago

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Single Site Swingbridge Vineyard Shiraz 2005

A very dark rich crimson colour for 14 years. Notes of SO2 and asparagus which persisted over 3 hours after decanting but no effect on the palate. Medium bodied showing the cooler origins of the Eden Valley over the Barossa Valley floor. Coffee grounds, chocolate and savoury berry characters with M+ Intensity. This was a period where Yalumba was experimenting with single sites trying to show the different influences of different terroirs they had under their control. Burgundy like you might say. They didn’t persist with the idea and these bottlings but a useful exercise nevertheless. — 15 days ago

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Gemtree Vineyards

Obsidian Limited Release McLaren Vale Shiraz

Vinstockar som vuxit på vulkanisk jord. Lät den här öppna upp sig under sju timmar på karaff. Doften är väldigt frisk med röda bär tillsammans med pepparmynta, satsumas, rosor. Smaken är först massa svartvinbär, följt av sötlakrits, vanilj, körsbär, blåbär. Lång syra, mineral sälta och silkiga taniner. — 3 days ago

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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Angels' Share McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016

Deep dark red with aromas of fresh beery fruits with an earthy mineral expression. On the palate rich ripe fruit, blackberry & blueberry with hints of dried cherry. Well balanced with slightly firm tannins and lively acidity. Lingering finish ending complex with gentle oak, herb, mineral and earthy character. Will improve with short term aging, but don’t wait too long as you might be disappointed! Very nice Shiraz! Tasting Sample! — 13 days ago

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Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Unfiltered Shiraz 2013

A truck load of blackberries, baking spices and balsamic. The mouthfeel is luxurious, like wrapping you palate in velvet. A thick, massive wine and yet, it stops short of ponderous. Not really my style of wine but undeniably well made. Would be really good with grilled meat. Can drink now or years and years to come. — 18 days ago

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Gnarly Dudes Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

I recently review the 2016 Angels’ Share Shiraz, however the Gnarly Dudes packs a bigger punch. Deep and dark purple color with aromas of fresh blue/red fruits with spicy notes. The palate revealed rich ripe fruits, plum and blueberry with firm tannins and acidity to match. I noted some cacao, toasty oak, vanilla and black pepper on a lingering finish. If you open a bottle, give the wine a few minutes to let it approach it’s beauty. — 10 days ago

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