South Australia Shiraz

Elderton

Barossa Command Single Vineyard Shiraz 2000

ESF
9.5

Stunning color w/nary a sign of age: huge fog of spearmint & mineral on open. 2hrs lifted, hi-note dissipates to reveal copious black cherry, blackberry & plum pudding, chocolate, licorice, sweet freshly turned soil. Deep intense reservoir of flavors. Extraordinary density & concentration yet a real ballerina... thoroughly enjoyed this on a special day. Has miles to go tho — a day ago

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Greenock Creek

Alices Shiraz 2002

David T
9.6

Tasted here in 2017. We primarily tasted their 2011 as they were sold out of all of their good to great wines. Their 11’s were astringent & green. Not a good experience.

This is stunning w/ Allen Brother’s Filets. Less fatty more dry beef cut (when you compare it to their Ribcap) meets juicy, elegant, fruit forward wine at its peak. The pepper & peeper marry well.
— 7 days ago

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Shay A

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Nice! Had the ‘02 Roenfeldt last week. Stunning wine.
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@Shay A RP 💯 point wine you had! 👍

Peter Lehmann

VSV 1885 Shiraz 2010

My note of 49 weeks ago tells the full story of this historic vineyard planted in 1885 and tended by 6th generation Ralph Schrapel. Part of the Peter Lehmann VSV (Very Special Vineyard) series. This wine is delicious old school Barossa with ripe plum, dark chocolate, cherry, liquorice and coffee grounds. A hint of prune on the nose. Great to be drinking these rich reds as the weather cools down. This vineyard is in the Ebenezer sub district of the Barossa. My last bottle sadly. — 15 days ago

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Ron R

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I love this producer, especially Stonewall. Fave vintage was 94, of which I had a case. Never seen the label of the wine that you are tasting - enjoy 😊
Bob McDonald

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Ron - the VSV series are small production. With this particular wine they only made 685 cases. Possibly none were exported.
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@Bob McDonald Thanks for the background info. Similar @Ron R this bottling new to me

Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1998

A Mother’s Day treat last Sunday with Roast Lamb. An initial aroma of H2S which I sometimes get with Henschke reds. Took a while to blow off. Some Animale and vegetal notes amongst the raspberry, earth and spice. After a few hours aromas of ground coffee. However the wonderful supple palate overwhelmed any negativity from the nose. Sweet and earthy with those liquid velvet tannins - a product of ancient vines, the oldest of which are 160 years old. An inner core which will carry this through to the 2030s. I decided to open this as the exceptional 2016 has just been released for sale at the princely sum of $890AUD. I won’t be buying at that price but I’m sure they will sell the lot with or without the Chinese market. — 5 days ago

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ESF

ESF

Epic wine - beautiful, historic vineyard
Bob McDonald

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Absolutely. Will go there one day and go to the Church.
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Pirramimma

Pirra McLaren Vale Shiraz 2001

Tasted five 2001 reds blind. Wow. Stunning. Clear standout from the others - I’m going to hunt this one down, somehow. McLaren Vale (Australia) - a gorgeous place to visit if you can make it some time. — 7 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2018

Dusty minerals, some purple fruit, a little va and a minty, slightly soapy aroma. The nose never uncoils fully. The palate more than compensates. It is lively, bombastic, clean fruited and fun. Musty herbal black currant flavors, plus some ripe red fruit and a clever balance of structural tannins & acids with a juicy sweetness, though this is definitely dry. Think I’ll put a few bottles away for extended aging. Good wine.. root day? — 4 days ago

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Was a good wine day yesterday. Now we wait till Saturday
Bob McDonald

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Bin 389 like most Penfolds Cuvées lives and improves for decades.

Peter Lehmann

Stonewell Barossa Shiraz 2006

Deep Ruby in colour - very dark for a 15 year old red with no bricking at this stage. Blackberry and chocolate with ripe black fruits on nose and palate - not as pruney as previous Stonewell notes. Lush and full bodied from selected old vine Shiraz vineyards in the Barossa - in the Greenock district amongst others. This is Barossa Shiraz at its best from a good vintage. Hard not to like - warm and comforting - perfect for a cooler night with pork chops. — 8 days ago

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Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 1991

Boys penfolds taste off. First impression nose was distinctive with eculptus. Over the course of about 7 houra of decanter, this wine improves significantly especially on the nose. The final glass reflect the true top class wine of australia. Balance, abit of blue fruit and overally the crowd went from saying being dissapointed to saying it is world class standard. Think it can be kept for longer time, maybe another 5 to 10 yrs — 16 days ago

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Hommage à Joep Dielen

Cuvée Reserve Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013

This is HUGE.
Sweet macerated black fruit, dark chocolate, caramel macchiato, old aceto balsamico and incense are my first and most obvious impressions.
After awhile I also get some tiny whiffs of waxed antiques, damp earth and Pata Negra.
No wimpy wine! Especially made for Dielen’s Wine Shop in Venlo, NL by Dan Standish.
— 11 days ago

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Riverside Vintners

Powell & Son Barossa & Eden Valley Shiraz 2016

Penfolds taste off. Not bad. Definitely cannot pick as the youngest wine in the blind test. Ths nose is very distinguish red bark tobacco. — 16 days ago

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