South Eastern, Australia

Lindeman's

Bin 65 Chardonnay 2021

Very smooth and pleasant wine for summer. Hints of green apple. — 7 days ago

Yalumba

The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2004

This evolves decently over a couple of hours. Starts off discombobulated: tight, spicy, and herbal-ish, but turns into a structured, more mature powerful red despite its eighteen year old age.

At about the two hour mark the color is purple to ruby. Pronounced initial intensity with with redcurrant, blackcurrant, plus ripe red and black plum; followed by black pepper, clove, cedar, and finally meat and game blood. Dry, medium acidity, medium tannings, high alcohol, full bodied with high flavor intensity and a lengthy finish.

Very good wine.
— 5 days ago

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Yellow Tail (Casella Wines)

Riesling 2020

Nice wine to drink - not too sweet — 18 days ago

Leconfield

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Have you grabbed your $60 wine subscription sampler from Wine Selectors yet?

This pack includes 12 mini bottles of Aussie wine. Head to the blog to read all about it: travellingcorkscrew.com.au/blog/wine-subscription-sampler/

This Leconfield 2020 Cab Sauv came in the sample pack I was sent and it went down a treat! Definitely a nice taster.

In the glass it’s a juicy plum red colour. On the nose it’s rather earthy/forest like alongside having notes of blackberries, and vanilla oak. On the palate it’s fruity and fresh with plentiful black cherries and berry flavours. Nice full flavour without being overpowering. Balanced and delish!

All opinions are my own. Drink what you enjoy!
— 16 days ago

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Penfolds

Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

2001 vintage. Deglet Noor dates, wet leather and überripe blackberries rollicking and frolicking throughout the experience. Small spice component as well. Medium-heavy body…still. Courtesy of @Bill Bender — 4 days ago

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So much rollicking and frolicking you’d think we were on a 3 day Australian walkabout! This gem was from @Eric LaMasters

Yalumba

The Octavius Barossa Shiraz 2002

There are several previous Delectable notes for this wine. Very rich Ruby in colour. Wonderful aromatics - Plum, spice, mint, garden herbs and coffee grounds - the remnants of a fair bit of oak in its youth. Full bodied and solid even at 20 years. A big Barossa Shiraz from a good cool vintage where there was long hang time for the grapes. Tannins are still M+ but resolving. Still life in this old girl yet! — 8 days ago

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Hobbs

Tango Shiraz Viognier 2007

Big wine. Totally smooth ans silky. Aroma's of smokey wood and raisins.. Some light oxidation. Wine was still very lively in fruits and acidity. Quite surprising actually. To be enjoyed with dried meats and cheeses. — 5 days ago

Henschke

Keyneton Euphonium Barossa Shiraz Blend 2005

Browning in the rim.
Warm chestnuts, sticky-date-pudding, kirsch, hoisin, cinnamon and orangepeel.
Still lovely, but on the downslope.
— 12 days ago

Jan, Ira and 7 others liked this

Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1996

Only pale to mid crimson in colour with a tawny edge at 26 years of age. Black and blue fruits with game and a coffee bean note. The medium bodied yet rich palate is savoury and earthy with blackberry and just so so silky with resolved tannins and low acid. Not sure that I agree totally with Bob Campbell MW’s description - “like getting into an old Jag on a hot day”, but I love the imagery and can see where he’s coming from. Jancis said “pure hedonism “ and gave it 19/20. The latest iteration of H of G (2017) is selling for around $950 a bottle in Brisbane. No doubt brilliant but too expensive for me. I remember paying $12.50 for the 1982 vintage on release. There is a certain H of G character that is recognisable over many vintages over the years. Must be one of the most unique Shiraz vineyards in the world with vines up to a 150 years old. A privilege to drink this wine and close to perfection with 98 points. — 11 days ago

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Jan A

Jan A

Definitely one of my bucket list wines! Thank you for the review!
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My pleasure Jan. A worthy wine to have in anyone’s bucket list I would say. Cheers. 🍷

Ochota Barrels

The Fugazi Vineyard Grenache 2019

Crisp, cool, tart, stemmy and fresh.
Raspberries, cranberries, mineral funk, peppery and spicy garrigue and cold rocks (if that makes any sense…), as opposed to the hot terracotta tiles I often get in many other Grenaches.
This has a very cool-climate feel to it, rather delicate and refreshing. Like a Bojo from Oz. Lovely!
— 9 days ago

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