Tasmania, Australia

Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2008

The beauty of screwcaps (Stelvin) is that you can keep them standing up so that when you plan to drink them all of the sediment (a reasonable amount in a 15 year old Bin 389) is already at the bottom of the bottle and ready to be decanted. Aromas of Oak, Blackberry and Tar. From the warm 2008 vintage and fairly extracted. Too much oak but it is made for the long haul (20 years plus) and needs to balance all that ripe fruit. Medium plus to full bodied. Blackberry and black cherry. Maybe in 5 years the oak will be fully integrated. I’m sure Penfolds know what they are doing. They’ve only been making Bin 389 for 60 odd years (a guess). — 10 days ago

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Delicious wine 🍷

Two Hands

Bella's Garden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2005

Catching up on old notes. Drank this magnum with extended family on Christmas Eve. A rich ripe full bodied style showing plum and chocolate. Two Hands seems like one of those labels like Mollydooker which are better known in the USA than in Australia. — a month ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

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$60.00 so not bad
Bob McDonald

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A good price for a 20 year old wine and 97 points from Parker.
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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Well Parker’s 97’s are sometimes my 87’s🤷🏼‍♂️ worth a shot though

19 Crimes

The Uprising Shiraz Blend 2021

Honestly amazed. Fruity, sugary, rum flavour at the end. Thought the rum aged aspect was just another gimmick but pleasantly surprised — 22 days ago

Penfolds

Grange South Australia Shiraz 1996

A massive, deep, powerful and structured masterpiece of a Grange. Youthful, yet also rocking tonight with explosive and layered aromatics of créme de cassis, warm cherry pie, eucalyptus and Christmas spices. They waft from the glass. The palate is rich and intense but also shows such finesse in its delivery, along with a silky smooth texture, ripe tannins and ridiculous length. Differing from my usual wines of choice, but Grange is indeed a special wine. ✨ — 20 days ago

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Nice! Doing a ‘98-‘02 vertical of Grange this evening.

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2014

Shay A
9.4

In keeping with the Aussie theme from a recent Grange dinner (1997-2001, 1998 was the clear winner), this was brought as a starter.

With about 9yrs on it, this is the oldest Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay I’ve had, and I’m impressed at the evolution. Slightly reductive (sweet smoke) upon opening, but it added great character. Color was a beautiful deep yellow (but not oxidized gold). Tropical (white peach, nectarine) but also honeyed cashews and honeysuckle aromatically. Great depth on the mid-palate with added tropical notes carried by faint oak but a distinct mineral driven finish. Drinking beautifully. Wish I had more.
— 17 days ago

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Mmmm sounds very nice!
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@Shay A Totally agree Shay. I shared a bottle at the Gold Coast just before New Year with about 8 of us and 2 kilos of prawns. A perfect match. Followed by a 2015 Woodlands Chloe which kept up the standard.
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@Sharon B : Indeed it was!

@Bob McDonald : I’m not familiar with Woodlands Chloe. I’ll seek some out.

Casella Wines

The Black Stump Durif Shiraz 2021

Enjoyed 2021 vintage on January 21, 2023 — 5 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 28 Kalimna South Australia Shiraz 2019

Oldest in the Penfolds portfolio, Wine includes fruit from Barossa, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Wrattonbully vineyards, aged in American oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits and sweet spice. On the palate ripe blackberry, plum and cherry flavors with cacao, espresso and vanilla oak. Vivid acidity, rich ripe fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and a bit of spice, very nice! Good value with aging potential. — 21 days ago

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Penfolds

Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 1976

Amazing vintage for Grange — 5 days ago

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Mollydooker

The Boxer Shiraz 2010

Tastes hot but very fruity. — 11 days ago

Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah 1996

Nice fruit and spice — 3 months ago

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