South Australia Shiraz

Torbreck Vintners

Woodcutter's Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Solid Shiraz from Torbeck. Some spice, dark fruit and slightly earthy a bit like a Chateauneuf du Pape. Easy drinking and good value for money. It’s great that the Aussie producers have a full spectrum of the same varietals for people to enjoy. Torbeck, Two Hands, Penfolds and Glaetzer all have great options at multiple price points. — 6 days ago

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Tommy Ruff

Tommy Field Syrah 2015

Fairly big, but superfresh
Complex, but easy drinking
I like it
— 9 days ago

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Ron R

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I’ve never heard of this before...
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@Ron R in reality this is labeled Tommy Ruff but is made by the wise hands of Tom Shobbrok

Kaesler

Old Bastard Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009

This needs aging. Northern Rhône style. Full of elegance. — 7 days ago

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@Weijie Shi (Jay) A great Cuvée from the Barossa 👌👌
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Great wine. Full of potentials and better with aging

Two Hands

Bella's Garden Shiraz 2015

Another trip to Bella’s Garden and I think this is the best yet. Very fragrant Shiraz with a mixed fruit nose and some softer floral notes as well as a hint of candy and burnt sugar. Palate is smooth and layered with slightly more blackcurrant and a nice long finish with a hint of sweetness. All is good in this garden. — 7 days ago

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Mollydooker

The Boxer Shiraz

Shiraz = syrah, apparently. Incredible footwork bringing this doll from Australia, packs quite an earthy, gritty punch with a full-body blow complement that’ll bring you to your knees faster than you can say “million dollar baby” — 2 days ago

Tara Daugherty
with Tara

Bishop

Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

예쁜 자주빛/보라빛깔을 띄는 남호주 바로사 밸리의 100% 시라즈. 흔들면 처음에는 달콤한 향기로 유혹을 하고 그 뒤에는 스모키한 오크통의 향기도 뒤따라 매력을 나타낸다. 진한 바디감과 길게 이어지는 여운은 마치 덤프트럭처럼 묵직하게 나에게 달려드는 느낌. 산미는 높지 않고 타닌이 약간 세기는 하지만 전반적으로 부드럽게 넘어가서 기분이 좋다. 가장 마지막에 입안에서 맴도는 복숭아와 포도맛에 이끌려 한모금씩 더 마시다 보면 어느새 나의 글래스는 비워져 있고 새로운 한잔을 따라야 한다. 자칫 첫잔의 진한맛에 질릴수도 있지만 두번째 잔을 마실때쯤엔 한층 부드러운 맛으로 편안하게 즐길수 있다. 바디감의 끝판왕 — 16 hours ago

Boin Jin
with Boin

Clonakilla

Shiraz 2009

Continuing my theme of Australian cool climate Shiraz - this from the Canberra District. Considered by many to be as good as Clonakilla’s flagship Shiraz Viognier. Nose of pepper and spice with red fruits. On the palate cherry and spice with earthy mineral notes finishing with persistent fine Tannins. A very good cool climate Australian Shiraz in the mould of a Saint Joseph or Cote Rotie. NB Delectable this is Clonakilla Syrah. Not offered in your choices. — 21 days ago

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The Winner's Tank

Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2005

I loved this wine. Tasted blind against some CNPs and was the winner for me. I am told it’s in the US$30 rang which makes it a QPR gem too. — 8 days ago

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Penfolds

Grange South Australia Shiraz 1999

Very nice dark berry fruit, hints of dark cherry. Some meaty savory notes with violets, spices, and nice acid tannins fully integrated and a nice plush lengthy finish. Was better on night 2. — 21 days ago

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Elderton

Barossa Command Single Vineyard Shiraz 2002

David T
9.3

The nose reveals; candied style blackberries, plum, boysenberries, stewed black plum, dark liqueur style cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, black licorice, sweet tarriness, crushed dry limestone, cinnamon stick, vanilla, dark chocolate, mocha with caramel, pepper, used leather, light notes of grilled meats, bright, dark red, purple flowers with violets.

The body is the leaner side of full. The tannins are nicely resolved but, still have tarry baby teeth. The structure, tension, balance and length have hit a sweet spot and still have at least 6-8 years of good drinking ahead. The palate fruits are ruby candied. Blackberries, olallieberries, plum, boysenberries, stewed black plum, dark liqueur style cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, black licorice, sweet tarriness, crushed dry limestone, dry top soils, wet clay, cinnamon stick, vanilla, dark chocolate, mocha with heavier caramel than the nose, dark spice with just a little palate heat, pepper, touch of mint with fresh herbs, used leather, notes of smokey, grilled meats, bright, dark red, purple flowers with violets. The acidity is near perfect. The long finish is; elegant, ruby, rich, well balanced and deliciously persistent. Just missed 94

Photos of; our spring 2017 visit to Elderton. Their tasting bar, entry, road signage and the vineyard around the tasting room. They drove us to their much larger facility still in the construction phase which, I would think is now open.

@BobMcDonald Always rock solid!
— a month ago

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TheSkip

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I have a couple of these I am dying to try.
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@TheSkip They are certainly built to last Skip. I had a 2004 recently and this one of David’s is a 2002. Top Shelf Barossa.
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@Bob McDonald @TheSkip Agree. They are definitely worth the wait to allow them to integrate, build complexity and round out.