#australia

Pauletts

Polish Hill River Riesling 2019

MICHAEL COOPER
8.8

Bone dry. High acid. What’s not to like? Well, it’s a 2019 and the label even says “with careful cellaring, this wine will develop into a wonderful aged Riesling” I don’t want to cellar a #Riesling from #australia #clarevalley I want to buy it and drink it now. I hardly cellar anything really and nothing under $50. I didn’t buy this to cellar it (guess I should’ve read the fine text). Point is, quite sharp and malic and the range of aromas and flavors is sour lemon, sour lime, sour orange and hints of bitter, sour yoghurt. It’s racy and good for spicy food. — 2 months ago

Bob, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this
Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@MICHAEL COOPER The cellaring will be well rewarded I can assure you Michael - particularly from Polish Hill.

d'Arenberg

The Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016

MICHAEL COOPER
9.3

This is #Shiraz from #Australia Deep and brooding ruby color from #oldvines #mclarenvale On the nose blackberry black cherry blueberry and ink. Followed up by hints of oak, dark chocolate, cedar and toast. You can’t drink the whole bottle because between the power and depth and the 15% noticeable alcohol it would be kamikaze. But...you don’t care #hedonistic — 7 months ago

Daron, Ron and 19 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge Premium Badge

This is a great wine, if you wait it out 10-15y the alcohol starts to dissipate.

Henschke

Henry's Seven Barossa Red Blend 2013

Charles (Chad) Bucklin
8.2

Fine, lacked structure and a touch flabby. #henschke #shiraz #syrah #barossa #australia #ctbucklinwine — 4 years ago

David liked this

Mount Pleasant Wines

Lovedale Hunter Valley Sémillon 2011

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

#semillon tart. Interesting #australia #huntervalley — 4 months ago

Daniel P., Ceccherini and 3 others liked this

Cullen Wines

Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon

MICHAEL COOPER
8.8

Still a little too tight and acidic. Unfortunately has a screwcap so slower evolution in bottle and I don’t know if I’m willing to wait. My feeling is that wines with screwcap closures should be bottled when they are considered ideal for consumption. #cabernetsauvignon #australia — 7 months ago

Bob, David and 5 others liked this
Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald Influencer Badge Premium Badge

I have had 10+ years of cellared wines under screw cap and I can assure you they develop aged characters - particularly Rieslings. The major upside is no more corked wines.
Scott Rowe

Scott Rowe Influencer Badge

That is an interesting statement Michael.

I’m with
@Bob McDonald here and can attest to fine wines evolving under screw cap. 👍🏼

Pirie

Vintage Traditional-Method Champagne Blend

hitting up Tasmania (one of sparkling wine's greatest secrets) for #Easter bubbly - Pirie Sparkling NV, toasty complexity with bright, crackly acidity you'd expect of the coolTasmanian climate - Go #Australia — 3 years ago

Casey, Maria and 1 other liked this

Jim Barry

The McRae Wood Shiraz 2010

#australia at his best #shiraz just ripe dark fruit! Smooth tannin full body sandalwood cedar beautiful minerality wine of the night @cityvineyardnyc — 4 years ago

jesus liked this

Shaw and Smith

M3 Vineyard Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

#chardonnay #adelaidehills #australia when I first tasted this wine blind in a lineup of other Chardonnays from around the world it didn’t seem that great but now, Tasting it on its own without comparisons it is quite delicious and very elegant. — 6 months ago

Brian, Josh and 6 others liked this

Teusner

Joshua Barossa Valley Grenache Blend 2018

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Solid 9.0. #barossa valley #barossavalley blend of #gsm #grenache, #shiraz and #mataro or #garnacha #syrah and #monastrell #mourvedre Deep deep color typically ripe (low latitude=intense sunlight) medium (+) aromas of red and black fruit, hints of ink, chocolate and toast. On the palate...as one would expect, ripe and juicy. Maintains a lovely balance between the ripeness and juicy sweetness of the fruit, the medium acidity and the high alcohol (hardly noticeable) and ripe tannins. Good stuff. Reminds me of my wines from Campo de Borja. #australia #southaustralia — 7 months ago

Josh, Ceccherini and 5 others liked this

Giant Steps

Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

MICHAEL COOPER
9.3

#winery just bought by #jacksonfamily wines and I completely understand why. Amazing. #yarravalley #chardonnay pale lemon color, the wine has pronounced aromas of citrus (lemon, nectarine and grapefruit) and stone fruit (apricot) with secondary aromas of toast, flint and butter. On the palate the wine is dry with medium (+) acidity, medium/high 13,5% alcohol, medium(+) body and pronounced flavours. With a certain hint of lemon yoghurt and cream. Medium (+) Creamy finish. Outstanding #australia — 7 months ago

Daron, Ron and 8 others liked this
Ron R

Ron R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@MICHAEL COOPER, where did you source this??? @Bob McDonald
Scott Rowe

Scott Rowe Influencer Badge

Intriguing turn of events
Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper

exelwines.co.uk