South Australia Shiraz

Saltram

No. 1 Barossa Shiraz 2002

Marvellous
I am not a big fan of these wines,
But this one was absolutely great
It comes from a benchmark vintage, but never give anything for granted mate
It had a fantastic complexity with a distinctive licorice that blew my mind away
Very intense very persistent very elegant and fresh too
I want more✌️
— 6 days ago

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Sounds good
Ceccherini Cristiano

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I am so impressed with this wine

Shaw and Smith

Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2009

A lovely savoury plummy nose with sappy rich notes. Mature cool climate Adelaide Hills Shiraz but this from a warmer year making it a more traditional SA Shiraz. I could have said some whole bunch fermentation but apparently none. From the Shaw and Smith maturation programme and purchased a year or 2 ago. Finishes with an astringent note. — 5 days ago

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Two Hands

Yacca Block Menglers Hill Single Vineyard Shiraz 2014

Oh no- my first try didn’t post...assume it was a masterpiece, okay? 2014. Overripe fruits. Memories of the winery this was purchased in AUS where we smuggled it home wrapped in dirty laundry. This Shiraz breaks through a dinner full of garlic. Well done. — 11 days ago

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Oh no- my first try didn’t post...assume it was a masterpiece, okay? 2014. Overripe fruits. Memories of the winery this was purchased in AUS where we smuggled it home wrapped in dirty laundry. This Shiraz breaks through a dinner full of garlic. Well done.
Kim Stanbro

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From no post to double- post. :)
Marconnie

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Two is better than none.

Torbreck Vintners

Woodcutter's Barossa Valley Shiraz

Love Torbreck all the way down to the entry level! — 3 days ago

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Michael Limited Release Coonawarra Shiraz 2015

At the Wynns tasting at the Downs Club with chief winemaker Sue Hodder prior to their Annual Release on Wynnsday as it is known. This is their premium Shiraz from Coonawarra. Very closed and dense. I don’t believe it was decanted and it should have been. Has huge potential and an excellent wine but just not my thing compared to the stellar John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon. Both priced the same at $120. — 7 days ago

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At the Wynns tasting at the Downs Club with chief winemaker Sue Hodder prior to their Annual Release on Wynnsday as it is known. This is their premium Shiraz from Coonawarra. Very closed and dense. I don’t believe it was decanted and it should have been. Has huge potential and an excellent wine but just not my thing compared to the stellar John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon. Both priced the same at $120.
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Nose a little closed. This should have been decanted. Wynns Premium Shiraz and priced the same as the Riddoch but very much in its shadow in my opinion. Excellent wine but just not my thing. Perhaps cellaring will produce more interest and complexity.

Mollydooker

Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2013

Dense dark ruby almost black. A little closed after the initial decant. Coconut Oak and ripe black fruits. A big full bodied palate with the ripe fruit hiding the 16% Alcohol. Finishes with supple smooth tannins. A great wine for Winter - you could not drink this on a hot day. Easy to like and the best value of their many Cuvees - this is a good formula for Mollydooker. Not sure I could take more density and concentration like the Velvet Glove. Will have a bottle of the Carnival of Love in a few weeks. — 14 days ago

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The Rothbury Estate

Bin 212 Hunter Valley Shiraz 1994

It seems that in three years from the 1991 I tasted last week The winemaking is completely changed.
Far too oaky, it had the fruit right in my opinion, but not the care I found in the previous bottle from Rothbury
Apparently after Len Evans left the company things changed
😢😫🤫
— 12 days ago

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Rockford

Basket Press Barossa Valley Shiraz 2001

I am changing my mind on this wine; I’ve been opening different vintages for a customer and I am experiencing amazing taste buds feelings🤙🏻
But the real plus of this iconic Shiraz is the persistence, it never vanishes, never fades away. It stays with you.
Real good🙏
— 6 days ago

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@Ceccherini Cristiano what is it about the Rockford that is not your style?
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@Ira Schwartz it is a big wine, a Barossa wine and even though I admit its beauty having to spend quite a lot of money for it I would probably choose a Burgundy or another expensive bottle
In saying this as I mentioned before I find it absolutely outstanding in its pocket and I will most definitely search ch for some single vineyards next
It is also about educating myself 🤓😜
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@Ira Schwartz
Just following what I was saying cause I like to challenge myself to see either what I say makes sense or not
I previously meant that even though a “Rockford” or ‘X” wines is super well made and represents a great expression of a style and a terroir (maybe I am not convinced here??) there are other wines less pretentious and less well known that I enjoy better. Even though I rate higher this wine than the 1990 red Hunter Valley I still enjoy better and would choose the second.
I hope I was clear😳🙄

Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 1990

At my 65th last November 2017 at good friends Jim and Vicci Hunter. This Grange was a big hit with Wine Spectator magazine being awarded Wine of the year in the mid 90’s. At this tasting it was showing its pedigree and doing it easily at 27 years of age back then. The oak is not as prominent as it has been. Incredible balance. 2 bottles left from the original dozen. Next in 2020. — 8 months ago

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St. Marys Vineyard

Limestone Coast Shiraz 2018

Eucalyptus, chocolate mint, dried thyme, and slightly reduced dark fruit on the nose.

Flavor profile: vanilla, cherry, moderate acid, nice acid, tannins not very pronounced, dark grapey (if that’s a thing).
— 17 days ago

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@Michael Herzog Good notes Cheers 🍷