Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges

Shaw and Smith

Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2017

The purest shimmering shiraz fruit, wrapped in a shroud of fine savoury tannin. Very deep blue, and black fruit. The framing of the fruit speaks to the skill of the winemaker. Dark and quietly serious but with savoury freshness. VG — 10 days ago

Petaluma

Hanlin Hill Riesling 2015

Low alcohol. Yellow, light honey, grass green tinge. Scent is tangerine, mango, citrus, lime. Taste is tangerine, mango, citrus, lime. Light tannins but lingering peppery lime Tangi fine length coating the mouth. Medium body. — a month ago

Shaw and Smith

Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2018

Ted
9.2

I believe this is my first Australian PN. Outstanding. Slight fresh herbs, citrus, sweet raspberry. — 2 months ago

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Ochota Barrels

The Price of Silence Gamay

Fantastic balanced gamay — 15 days ago

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Claymore Wines

Dark Side of the Moon Shiraz

Ticks all the boxes. Darker smokier plum stuff, like a bit of Malbec, decent mouth feel, not too sweet, just a hint of cherry or raspberry jam. — 9 days ago

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Shaw and Smith

M3 Vineyard Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2019

We first tasted this at the cellar door in March 2021 and were so impressed I gave this 96 points. See previous Delectable note. Very balanced showing roasted nuts, ripe grapefruit and a little sulphidic funk. Palate a little on the delicate side in this showing. This was following the 11 year old Oakridge 864 Funder and Diamond which was a hard act to follow and had gobs of sulphidic funk/struck match. Will leave the next Shaw + Smith 2019 Chardonnay for a year or 2. — 2 months ago

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Jim Barry

The Florita Clare Valley Riesling 2012

See previous note from a year ago. White florals citrus aromas and a touch of talc. Interestingly the kerosene aromas from the previous tasting seem to have diminished somewhat. The palate has medium plus intensity and excellent length. Certainly The Florita is one of the more famous vineyards in Australia for Riesling where John Vickery crafted excellent long living Rieslings under the Leo Buring label decades ago. I remember having some amazing 1973 Leo Buring DWC Rieslings in the 1980s. — 17 days ago

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Wendouree

Shiraz Malbec 2004

Stu
9.5

Birth year wine — 19 days ago

Kilikanoon

Killerman's Run Clare Valley Shiraz 2019

Really nice, surprisingly smooth and definitely not critter wine. WOM 8-22 — 2 months ago

Wendouree

Shiraz 2001

Dense dark Ruby - call it black. Ripe plum, dark chocolate and the trademark menthol/eucalypt notes. Rich and full bodied. If you were blind tasting this you would never say this was 21 years old. After a while in the decanter red fruits became apparent - the profound intensity remained. A freak of a wine from vineyards, some of which date back to the 1890s. — 3 months ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Ceccherini Cristiano I remember you had some old beauties when you were in Melbourne.
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@Bob McDonald indeed!! I have just a few back with me in Italy, but i am treasuring them since i have no idea when i will be back downunder to restock😢
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@Bob McDonald indeed!! I have just a few back with me in Italy, but i am treasuring them since i have no idea when i will be back downunder to restock😢