This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Vinous Top Ten! Each week we compile a list of wines from the Vinous database that you need to add to your wine wish list. With all the various regions, producers, and grapes, no week will be the same! All of the wines listed in this feature are available for purchase on Banquet . This week's must-try wines are from Josh Raynolds’ article, The Barossa: An Ascent to Higher Quality . Enjoy an excerpt from this article and notes for this week's top ten below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “The greater Barossa winegrowing area has the varied climate, altitudes and exposures needed to make pretty much all styles of wine, ranging from high-tension, dry Rieslings to some of the most decadent, high-octane red wines in the world. Lush, flamboyant and often head-spinning, high-alcohol wines have long defined the region for many wine lovers. Today, Barossa deserves a different reputation.” --Josh Raynolds, The Barossa: An Ascent to Higher Quality, December 2021 1. 2016 An Approach to Relaxation Grenache Sucette 2. 2015 Château Tanunda Shiraz 100 Year Old Vines 3. 2018 Elderton Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 4. 2014 Henschke Keyneton Euphonium 5. 2015 Langmeil Shiraz The Orphan Bank 6. 2016 Penfolds Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 7. 2018 Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling 1961 Block 8. 2015 Schild Estate Shiraz Moorooroo 9. 2017 Torbreck Vintners RunRig 10. 2015 Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz The Signature

Yalumba

The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2015

Delectable Wine
9.4

Limpid ruby. A complex and finely detailed bouquet evokes red and dark fruit preserves, pipe tobacco, smoky oak and candied rose and a succulent herb nuance builds in the glass. Offers bitter cherry, mulberry, cola, floral pastille and spicecake flavors, along with hints of vanilla and mocha. The smoky note recurs on an impressively long, floral- and spice-driven finish that's framed by smooth, even tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2021)
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Pewsey Vale Vineyard

1961 Block Single Vineyard Estate Eden Valley Riesling 2018

Delectable Wine
9.2

Limpid, green-tinged yellow. Mineral- and spice-tinged citrus and orchard fruit scents are complemented by deeper melon and peach flourishes. Vibrant and precise on the palate, offering sappy Meyer lemon, pear, quinine and honeysuckle flavors and a touch of bitter peach pit. Closes very long and nervy, with a resonating mineral note and lingering citrus fruit character. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2021)
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Henschke

Keyneton Euphonium Barossa Shiraz Blend 2014

Delectable Wine
9.2

Inky ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe cherry and dark berries, pipe tobacco, vanilla, cola and exotic spices. Sweet, seamless and broad in the mouth, offering intense blackcurrant, cherry preserve, fruitcake and mocha flavors that are sharpened by a suggestion of cracked pepper. The floral and vanilla notes come back strong on an impressively tenacious finish that's framed by supple, slow-building tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2021)
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An Approach to Relaxation

Sucette Vine Vale Barossa Valley Grenache 2016

Delectable Wine
9.3

Brilliant ruby-red. An exotically perfumed and expressive bouquet evokes ripe red berries, incense, candied rose, along with hints of blood orange and Asian spices. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering powerful, appealingly sweet raspberry liqueur, cherry and spicecake flavors that become more lively with aeration. Strongly echoes the floral and spice notes on the subtly tannic finish, which shows very good delineation and spicy thrust. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2021)
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Torbreck Vintners

RunRig Barossa Valley Shiraz Viognier 2017

Delectable Wine
9.6

Inky ruby color. Expansive aromas of dark fruit liqueur, incense, candied flowers, Indian spices and vanilla. Has a smoky mineral quality that gains strength as the wine opens up. Fleshy, sweet and broad on the palate, offering impressively concentrated yet lively blackcurrant, boysenberry and violet pastille flavors that are lifted and sharpened by a smoky mineral flourish. Smooth, seamless and appealingly sweet on an extremely long, floral-dominated finish that's framed by suave, well-knit tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2021)
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Langmeil

Orphan Bank Shiraz 2015

Delectable Wine
9.3

Inky, violet color. Deeply pitched cherry, cassis, licorice and incense aromas are complemented by vanilla, cola and woodsmoke flourishes. Shows impressive depth as well as energy to its densely packed black and blue fruit, candied violet, mocha and vanilla pastry qualities and a spicy nuance builds with aeration. Supple and appealingly sweet on the strikingly long, sappy finish, which features harmonious tannins and echoing vanilla and spice notes. Aged in 52% new French oak. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2021)
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Château Tanunda

The Château 100 Year Old Vines Shiraz 2015

Delectable Wine
9.3

Saturated ruby. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit, vanilla, roasted coffee and exotic spice aromas pick up a floral nuance with air. Broad and weighty in the mouth, offering liqueur-like dark berry, cherry-vanilla and fruitcake flavors that show surprising energy for their heft. Finishes impressively long and smoky with rounded tannins adding subtle grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2021)
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Schild Estate

Moorooroo Limited Release Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015

Delectable Wine
9.4

Bright purple. A highly complex bouquet evokes ripe, oak-spiced dark berries, cherry preserves, licorice, vanilla and smoked meat. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering powerful, smoke-tinged cherry-vanilla, floral pastille and succulent herbs flavors that show a suave combination of richness and vivacity. Shows serious power on a long, sweet finish that's framed by chewy, slow-building tannins. This wine should age very slowly, and it strikes an intriguing balance of savory and fruity. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2021)
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Penfolds

Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Delectable Wine
9.6

Saturated ruby. Expansive, smoke-tinged aromas of ripe red and blue fruit liqueur, candied flowers, sandalwood, coconut and pipe tobacco show superb definition and spicy lift. Stains the palate with alluringly sweet cherry-cola, blackcurrant jam, mocha, vanilla and fruitcake flavors that show noteworthy depth as well as energy. A minerally nuance appears with air and drives an extremely long, gently tannic finish that echoes the cherry and floral notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2021)
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Elderton

Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Delectable Wine
9.2

Deep violet color. Spice-accented cherry and dark berry aromas show fine clarity and subtle floral and tobacco accents. Juicy dark fruit and spicecake flavors deepen with air, picking up cracked pepper and bitter chocolate notes on the back half. Finishes long and gently chewy, displaying sharp focus and well-knit tannins that fade smoothly into the wine's sappy fruit. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2021)
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