South Australia Shiraz

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Bella's Garden Shiraz 2003

Nice Bella's. Took 2 hours for the acidity to regulate. Dark, black fruits and licorice. The wine is cinnamon spice, dark chocolate and black fruit rich. Middle is rich, thick, and at first quite acidic but after 2 hours it really improved. Finished with a lot of personality and even quite a bit of tannin. Very impressed with this wine and definitely doesn't have a 15 yr old feel to it. Can go another 15 yr easy. If you have some of these, don't be in any hurry to drink them but they are drinking well now! — 2 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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I have this, agree with your notes, years to go!
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I love Aussie Shiraz, and the age here was an added treat. Would have never guessed 15yrs. Burnt graham cracker, fruit cake, ripe blackberries. As odd as this sounds, I got a baked coconut pie note on the back of the finish, something that I get with Rioja wines some times. Milk chocolate covered dates too. Great bottle @Mark Flesher .
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Nice bottle

Peter Lehmann

VSV 1885 Shiraz 2010

Deep dark crimson. Mocha herbal blackberry and plum aromas. Noticeable caramel flavours amongst the ripe berry opulence - wasn’t expecting such an oak influence at 8 years. A streak of Liquorice. With air coffee and chocolate with the black fruits. Full bodied, Low acid supple tannins. Grapes sourced from dry grown Shiraz vines planted in 1885 in the Ebenezer sub district of the Barossa Valley. — 18 days ago

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The Boxer Shiraz 2017

Color of dark ruby. Nose is chocolate, plum, raisin, spicy alcohol, and tiny bit of medicinal note. Taste is sweet, with peppery abs spicy mouth feel, sweet raisins, milk chocolate, a bit zesty, and really mellow but enough density on the tongue. Aftertaste is some spicy note again but still very smooth. A bit too much bitter note in the after taste. — 25 days ago

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Brand's Laira

Stentiford's Old Vine Shiraz 2014

Man o man!
It’s easy to dismiss a Shiraz when Cab is dominating the area.
When you’re talking about 1890 plantings it grabs your attention real quick.
Complex but subtle.
Refined yet wild for the lack of a better word. Captivating
— 10 days ago

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Parker Coonawarra Estate

Early Release Bright & Fresh Coonawarra Shiraz 2018

Early Release Shiraz.
No oak time, fermented in stainless, it oozes bright red fruit and just screams “drink me” from the first sniff.
$19 retail only at the cellar door.
— 11 days ago

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Nick O'Leary

Canberra District Shiraz 2012

Friday options.
I missed the mark of Canberra District.
A ripe showing for the region.
— 3 days ago

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Barossa Shiraz 2016

Delicious, but the reviews I've seen grossly over sell it. If you pick this up, be sure to decant for at least an hour. — 8 days ago

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Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2002

I have had quite a few tasting notes of this wine on Delectable over the years. An excellent Bin 28 from a good vintage showing Penfolds’s mastery of Barossa Shiraz. Chief Penfolds winemaker Peter Gago likes Bin 28 between 15 and 20 years of age. This is in the window at 16 years. 90% of the production is probably consumed before that window is reached. Out of the dozen I bought many years ago this is the 2nd last and the best so far. Definitely no Barossa fruit bomb showing stalky savoury notes. 2002 was a cooler slower ripening year. Excellent wine 96 points. Gago was right.! — 17 days ago

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Nice 👍


Koonunga Hill Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet 2010

Great to see the old retro Penfolds label commemorating the first Koonunga Hill in 1976. Koonunga Hill used to be Penfolds Entry Level Red and was remarkable how it to could be cellared. The Entry Level is now Rawsons Retreat. Shiraz dominant from the excellent 2010 vintage. Wonderful berry fruit with a touch of Liquorice. Ridiculously good value at $16.99 when I bought it in 2013. At least another 5 years plus of good drinking. — 11 days ago

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Hoffman Dallwitz Little Wine IV Syrah

A rich plush Barossa Shiraz. Full bodied plum and berry flavours. A lovely fluid supple palate, the product of old vine fruit. Looking through my notes I see I have had Little Wine #2 #3 #5 and #6 but somehow missed this #4 Multi vintage comprising 2012 at 17%; 2013 at 44% and 2014 at 39%. All good years in the Barossa although Fraser would say some were more difficult than others. Vine age ranges from the 1990s with the oldest planted prior to 1912. Rich and delicious. — 7 days ago

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