South Australia Shiraz


Magill Estate Shiraz 2004

Final Wine from the Magnum Dinner (from 750 ml on this occasion) from the historic Magill Estate , first planted in 1844 by Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold. Only 12 acres. Now enveloped by the suburbs of Adelaide. I tend to only drink Magill Estate in excellent vintages as it lives or dies on a single Vineyard unlike most of the other Penfolds Red Cuvees where they can source fruit from their massive resources throughout South Australia to bolster a poor vintage. Not as oaky or ripe as many other Penfolds reds and the better for it IMO. Plummy earthy minerality with some spice and savoury tannins. Beautifully balanced and the best Magill Estate I’ve ever had. — a day ago

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Cooks Lot

Allotment No. 8 Handpicked Orange Shiraz 2014

Pronounced minerality and fresh cherry fruit finishing with grainy savoury tannins. From the relatively new viticultural area of Orange, this is an excellent example of cool climate Shiraz. Reminds me of the Chalkers Crossing (reviewed elsewhere on Delectable) which won 8 Trophies and grown in nearby Hilltops near Young. We gave this a Gold Medal at the The Toowoomba Wine Show in August 2017 and deservedly so I believe. — 4 days ago

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The Wine Doctor

South Australia Shiraz 2015

This Barossa Valley Shiraz exhibits ripe plum fruit with a touch of Oak complexity giving notes of spice, plum and chocolate. Finally found a wine that tastes amazing and is actually good for me, highly recomend to anyone — 3 days ago

Hobbs of Barossa Ranges

1905 Shiraz 2014

A profound young Shiraz from vines planted 112 years ago in Barossa and made by Chris Ringland from low yields. The “1905” has a distinct eucalyptus thread in its flavor profile, dense chewy blue and black fruit, soy, Asian spices. The Hobbs wine dinner was an unexpected treat. My business partner asked if I wanted to go to a Paul Hobbs wine dinner and I said “Hell yeah I like Dr. Crane”....turns out Hobbs is run by Greg and Allison Hobbs. An extremely cool couple who moved to the country with their kids for a simpler life in the mid 90’s. Greg is a former SWAT team officer and fireman and he has a palpable passion for his wines. This was far and away my favorite of the night. — 6 days ago

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Glad to see your Hobbs night turned out. And still alive I see!


Odd they would taste this? Not available in US?


Gregor Single Vineyard Shiraz 2013

Greg Hobbs calls this a “gentle monster” which is very apt. The Gregor is made in Amarone style and the fruit is dried on racks before fermentation. Very rich, a tad sweet and still percolating. — 6 days ago

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Ron R

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I'm not a fan of raisins, but you made this sound nice.
Rob Sternthal

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Rating doesn’t match the description.....
Michael Meyer

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The technique is called appassimento


Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 1982

Alex Lallos

1982 this wine was off the freaking charts. When it was first opened it was so incredibly / stupidly youthful. Classic Grange aromas of menthol, black cherry, cocoa and brush. It just kept evolving and shortly after showed some age when the oak separated from the dark fruit. Boy what a wine. No wonder it is a hallmark type wine regardless of region and year. Wow thanks @Ben Edwards — 13 days ago

Ben EdwardsChristian AdamsLee Lightfoot
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Eileen Hardy Shiraz 1999

Red wine of my WSET Level 3 exam. This thing was monstrous with a long life ahead, already at 18 years old. Had a deep garnet colour, turning a bit brown but still dark and inky. The aromatics leapt from the glass, with leather, tobacco, black currants, Asian spice, and earth all present. The palate was still massive, with high acid and medium (+) tannins. Leathery, almost Tempranillo-like flavors (so much so, I thought it was possibly a gran reserva Rioja), but with more power and zing. Still some fruit left for 5-8 more years.. a pleasure to try. — 5 days ago

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Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 1998

Notes of Liquorice and Dried florals like Lavender with Dark Chocolate chiming in. On the medium weight palate dried fruit with the bitterness of dark chocolate which is a good thing. A lovely mature Barossa Shiraz which was amazingly only about $20 when it was released - from a good vintage. At this age the true quality of Penfolds Reds reveal themselves. I think any Bin Numbered Wine can go 15+ years in a good vintage and with Grange you should start to taste the first one at 10 to 15 years. — 4 days ago

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Tango Shiraz Viognier 2013

Shiraz and Viognier co-fermented and dancing together tango style per the proprietor. Rhône style. Still quite primary but excellent stuffing. Open the day before for optimum drinking. — 6 days ago

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Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Shiraz 2000

Wow what a surprise. Nose screamed old world Italian wine. Finish was luscious and full of fruit. Delicious wine — 10 days ago

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