South Australia Shiraz

Mollydooker

The Boxer Shiraz 2017

Deep, dark Ruby with a big fruity nose and lots of ripe berries. Jammy big and bold blackberry flavors with some spice, cacao and leather notes with nice mouthfeel, slight alcohol noticed. Soft tannins with berry fruit carried over to the finish with hints of oak and sweet spice. Nice! — 5 days ago

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The Standish Wine Company

The Relic Shiraz Blend 2006

Shay A
9.4

Great pull by Keith. My first Relic. Up front, holiday baking spices, eucalyptus/Andes mint, and sandalwood aromatics. The palate was rich without being dense or flabby, showing chocolate dipped blueberries and blackberries, ripe jam over graham crackers, cocoa, and some sweet tobacco. Delicious. Thanks @Keith Fisher — 7 days ago

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Leasingham

Jam Shed Shiraz 2019

Lovely, juicy and sweet. Very similar to the Jammy Red Roo by Yellow Tail. — 7 days ago

De Lisio

Krystina Shiraz 2005

Longer out of the bottle better it got... Anita loved the fruity black currant — 3 days ago

Chalkers Crossing

Hilltops Shiraz 2014

One of the QPR Australian wines of all time - see previous notes from 167 weeks ago. Winner of at least 10 trophies on the Australian Wine Show circuit and costing around $20. Made by French winemaker Celine Rousseau, in the cool climate Hilltops district of NSW. This is the last of an original 2 dozen. — 3 days ago

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Mollydooker

Carnival of Love McLaren Vale Shiraz

Thanks, Guangshan! — 25 days ago

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Jim McCusker

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Ditto, Guangshan!

Mollydooker

Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz

Velvety smooth...i get a little bit of chocolate and peppers. Really sweet. It's aussie shiraz well done — 4 days ago

Henschke

Keyneton Euphonium Barossa Shiraz Blend 2013

A very lively and aromatic blend with loads of cherries, sweet pipe tobacco, licorice, mint, and incense. — 14 days ago

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Ryan Vento

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Thanks @Sharon B ! Happy Thanksgiving
James Cahill

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Beautiful pic...
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I appreciate it @James Cahill

Peter Lehmann

The Pastor's Son Shiraz 2015

The final wine at the Peter Lehmann dinner at the Downs Club and the whole point of the dinner. Delectable: this new cuvée is called the Masterson and is a Barossa Valley Shiraz. Wine Pricing in Australia has become an arms race and this new Cuvée has set the benchmark at $1650 for a magnum - only available in magnum. This was sourced from a vineyard in the Moppa sub district of the Barossa owned by Glen Hammerling from vines planted in 1992 on original rootstocks, dry grown in deep sandy loam with ironstone over clay. The wine itself is an exercise in restraint. Matured in a large 2500 litre fourdre imparting minimal oak influence. You could happily drink this wine now or cellar for over 30 years. It is so well balanced. A brilliant wine but is it worth $1650? I think the pricing is too ambitious but the owner of Peter Lehmann, John Casella, the owner of export star, Yellow Tail, probably doesn’t care as he continues to make money from his budget line. 1458 magnums created and only 1000 released for purchase. — 25 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Bob McDonald Nice notes, what vintage? Thanks.
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@Severn Goodwin Thanks Severn. This is 2015 - the inaugural vintage. The plan is to not necessarily use the same vineyard each year. The strength of the Lehmann business model was Peter’s relationships with the growers who he stood by in good times and bad. In recent times there has been the VSV Line (Very Special Vineyard)

Mitolo

Reiver Barossa Valley Shiraz 2007

Shay A
9.2

At 12yrs of age, this is drinking quite smooth while still retaining a bit of Aussie power. I imagine this one was quite a flavor bomb near release, but it’s balanced today. Aromatically it has cocoa powder, juicy cherries and jammy blackberries, currant, mulberries and cinnamon. Lighter bodied than expected on the palate with a clean and pure profile. Cherry smoked wood, graham cracker, ripe black cherries and just a hint of menthol and Andes mint (which I commonly get with Aussie Shiraz). Not getting any better, but will probably hold in this window for a few more years. — 25 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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I really enjoy Mieloto wines