South Eastern, Australia


Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 2002

This is Stephen Henschke’s favourite vintage of H of G he said. This was the first vintage he bottled under screw cap and all subsequent vintages have been bottled that way. They have also experimented with the Vinolok glass stopper. As Stephen said “I love tradition and it is very important as a 6th generation family owned winery. However when tradition lets you down as it has with cork, there is time to evaluate better closures. “ He went on to say the 2002 has that distinctive Hill of Grace nose which you can’t define but it does have the trademark mint, spice and sage. The palate is profoundly intense and could go on for another 10 years but flirting with perfection right now. — 11 days ago

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Corks are finished at Henschke.
Ron R

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Why not use the glass closure? I’m a big fan of those. I’ve never had a decayed bottle when sealed with glass. I’ve never tasted this wine due to its cost… sniff
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Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2016

Unscrewed and poured; no formal notes. These friggen Chardonnays from Margaret River. I’ve been blinded on them too many times to count and I never call it right. Instead, I always seem to call a high acid grape like Riesling of Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit is sometimes tropical, always with citrus and sometimes is shows green apple and always with awesome minerals. Acid is squarely in the high category. They are lovely wines that just seem to throw me for a loop. If Chablis, the Mosel and Sancerre had a love child. Drink now and through 2036 easy. A fabulous pairing with lamb massaman, larb and papaya salad. How can they hide the 100% new French oak so well?! — a month ago

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The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016

The many types of oak create a lot of classic cab and Shiraz notes that evolve in the glass--black currant, graphite, clay, black pepper, cocoa, dill, vanilla. Plush blackberry jam on the palette. Super soft tannins typical of South Australia reds that barely need time to breathe. — 2 months ago

Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah 2003

Decanted and opened slowly. Needed at least an hour to blossom. Supple wine with nice length. Spice and fruit mixed with earthy texture. This was a wonderful wine. — a day ago

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I have a few of these. Maybe I should get after them now?
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Yes. I think it is definitely in the enjoy now zone.


Grange South Australia Shiraz 1998

Perfect pairing for lamb 😋 — 25 days ago

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'98! 👍


Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 1991

I love Penfolds of my all time favourite wines. The depth and concentration of flavour of this 33 year old wine is outstanding...i think these will just go forever. Massive wine and a reminder of how excellent Syrah is! — 2 months ago

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@Andrew McIntyre A cracker of a vintage too Andrew. The 1990 got the accolades (Wine Spectators Wine of the Year) but I think the 1991 might have been a fraction better. I have a few left.
Jan de Weerd

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I just keep scrolling down and I see Andrew you are hitting the cream of the crop here. Did you come back down to earth yet 😁


The Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012

Vintage 2012 | Dark ruby colour, morello cherries and mint. Smooth taste. — 2 months ago

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Torbreck Vintners

The Struie Barossa Valley Shiraz 2008

Classic Torbreck. Layers of flavor including cherries, spice backed by rich chocolate. Lovely drink for a cold winters night! — 4 days ago

Mollydooker Wines

The Boxer Shiraz 2022

Both of us really enjoyed this with homemade pizza. — 17 days ago


Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

We finally had the chance to clink glasses 🥂 to celebrate our D6 results and completion of WSET Diploma!  🥳

We decided to pop this bottle of 2009 Penfolds “Grange” that we’ve been holding onto for some time… ⏰

It’s a 98% Shiraz and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon blend 🍇 made with grapes hailing from vineyards of Barossa Valley (primarily), McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Magill Estate, all situated in South Australia. 🇦🇺

It had a medium garnet hue 👁️ with medium (+) intensity of layered aromas 👃🏻 and flavors 👄 including plush and concentrated notes of red and black cherry, cassis, boysenberry, dried fig, blueberry, violet, cocoa nibs, mocha, cedar, dill, vanilla, nutmeg, anise seed, clove, licorice, mint, forest floor, tobacco, leather, peppercorn, and meat. 👀

On the palate, it was dry with medium acidity, a lusciously full body, medium (+) velvety tannins, high alcohol (14.5% ABV) and a long finish. 🙌🏻

It was a spectacular wine, ripe for the occasion.  Cheers!
— a month ago

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@Jay Kline Thank you so much!! 🙏🏻🍷😅
Paul K

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Congratulations to you and @Deked1 on making it official! What a way to celebrate!


@Paul K Thank you so much! 🍾🥂 It was a delicious and fitting bottle to celebrate!! 🎉