South Australia Shiraz

Penfolds

Grange South Australia Shiraz 1999

Wow, this wine was phenomenal tonight. Maybe it’s the season, but it reminded me of Christmas- deep, dark berries with cinnamon, nutmeg, and hints of pine needles. Everything is in perfect balance and at a perfect stage in its evolution. I could sit and smell this for hours!
Thanks
@Andrew Steffensmeier for a great meal and for this extraordinary wine! Always great to see you!
— 3 days ago

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Paul E Koran

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😳👍👍👍
Mike R

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Jealous is not enough to say but all I got mr stud @Eric LaMasters
Andrew Steffensmeier

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I thought this was fantastic! In a perfect spot! Tannins right where the should be. Fruit, spice, acidity. Wow.
9.8

Kalleske

JMK VP Shiraz 2015

Deep, smooth, lingering deliciousness. What an awesome fortified.
It would make an epic Sparkling base.
— 20 hours ago

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Mitolo

G.A.M. McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004

As the fruit slowly diminishes, smoky savoury nuances enter the scene.
Like.
— a day ago

Stef, Peter and 5 others liked this

Brokenwood

Hunter Valley Shiraz 2007

Great balance
A bit of age that you don’t feel at all there, but I guess it makes the tannin rounder and the wine more homogeneous
Terroir expressed perfectly
You sniff Hunter Valley straight away
Good drop👍
Thanks
@Alessio Pecoraro
— 15 days ago

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Ron R

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I went to the this winery years back. I love this producer, especially the Graveyard bottling. Nice to see good Aus wines strutting their stuff...

Torbreck Vintners

The Struie Barossa Valley Shiraz 2003

30+ minute decant in my new decanter :) Fully equipped now in London! Deep dark purple color, almost black. Massive power in this wine and could use some years to mellow out, even though it’s a 2003. These Aussie Shiraz’s rip your face off! Wine is very thick. Palate was surprising and interesting in that it was full of prunes, plums, and is very port like. You need to like big wines to enjoy this guy, which I do, but even this was too much. — 7 days ago

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Paul Jakubowski

Paul Jakubowski

30+ minute decant in my new decanter :) Fully equipped now in London! Deep dark purple color, almost black. Massive power in this wine and could use some years to mellow out, even though it’s a 2003. These Aussie Shiraz’s rip your face off! Wine is very thick. Palate was surprising and interesting in that it was full of prunes, plums, and is very port like. You need to like big wines to enjoy this guy, which I do, but even this was too much.
Paul Jakubowski

Paul Jakubowski

30+ minute decant in my new decanter :) Fully equipped now in London! Deep dark purple color, almost black. Massive power in this wine and could use some years to mellow out, even though it’s a 2003. These Aussie Shiraz’s rip your face off! Wine is very thick. Palate was surprising and interesting in that it was full of prunes, plums, and is very Chateauneuf du Pape like. You need to like big wines to enjoy this guy, which I do, but even this was too much.

Jauma

Jauma Fairygarden Shiraz Blend 2017

Not your typical Australian Shiraz. Light in body and in color, almost resembling a Trousseau from Jura. High acidity, a very slight effervescence, and a beautiful yeasty funkiness. Very enjoyable and easy to drink. — 13 days ago

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Annie's Lane

Quelltaler Watervale Sparkling Shiraz

Wonderful with Thanksgiving dinner! Thanks to the winemaker Alex Mackenzie for going through the trouble of shipping it to me through US customs. — 7 days ago

Nick O'Leary

Canberra District Shiraz 2013

Aromas of white pepper and spice leap out of the glass. Also transferred on to the medium weight palate. Soft mild tannins- not for cellaring but very good now. This wine has an amazing Show Record at the Royal Queensland Wine Show in 2014 winning the Stodart Trophy for Best One Year old Red; the Trophy for Best Shiraz and then the big one the Best Wine of Show! Made all the more amazing with a price of only $27.95! From a small maker so unlikely to find outside of Australia. — 11 days ago

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Good to know
Bob McDonald

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@David L Yes David - many Canberra District winemakers now trying to emulate the success of the flagship for the region which is Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier. Could be available in the US - sells here for around $100 AUD and is very Northern Rhone in style.

Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 1991

Prior to opening I noticed minor ullage with level being at high shoulder. Dense dark crimson - the colour would not lead you to believe it was 27 years old. Dusty dark berries with a whiff of leather (Barb). Strong aromas of cassis and also notes of coconut American Oak which I wasn’t expecting after all these years, but it is in balance with the fruit. On the palate there is power with molten tannins. Still with a good future into the 2030s. The previous vintage 1990 was Wine Spectators wine of the Year and largely put Grange on the map in the USA. Many good judges in Australia now prefer the 1991 to the 1990 and I am inclined to agree. I have 4 left from an original dozen and should have the next in about 2 to 3 years time. — 21 days ago

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Awesome!!
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@Bob McDonald very helpful , I have one bottle left

Mollydooker

Carnival of Love McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018

Had at home wine tasting, list $85. Not sure I’d spend that much but what a wonderful and slightly robust wine. Held up to spicy tomato sauce but delicious without food as well. Once aerated and warmed up (had it too cold in the wine fridge) the flavors became more pronounced and smoother. — 2 hours ago