Category Archives: australia south

Penfolds Bin 144 Yattarna 1999

Penfolds, Chardonnay, Bin 144 (released 2002), Yattarna, South Australia, 1999 This wine: bottle no. 19011, varietal chardonnay, coated natural cork closure showing softness in the bottom 2mm, otherwise sound, 13% abv, Tasting Room, £53 (09/17) Consumer tasting note: a nose … Continue reading

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Torbreck Barossa Semillon 2012

Torbreck, Woodcutters’s Semillon, Barossa Valley, South Australia, 2012 Barossa GI and Barossa Valley The Barossa GI (Geographical Indication) lies to the north of the city of Adelaide, and includes the two regions of Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, and the … Continue reading

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Jaraman Riesling Clare V. 2007

Wakefield, Jaraman, Riesling, Clare Valley-Eden Valley, South Australia, 2007 This wine: varietal riesling sourced from Clare and Eden Valleys, screw cap closure, 12.5% abv, Fareham Wine Cellar, £17.25 (01/17) Consumer tasting note: an assertive nose dominated by lime edged with … Continue reading

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Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2010

Penfolds, St. Henri Shiraz,  South Australia, 2010 This wine: a syrah dominated blend with cabernet sauvignon, unoaked (essentially) – matured 18 months in very old oak vats, natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, 375ml, Wine Society, £31 (2015) Consumer tasting note: a strong, … Continue reading

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Dandelion Barossa Shiraz 2013

Dandelion Vineyards, Lionheart of the Barossa, Shiraz, South Australia, 2013 This wine: varietal centenarian shiraz on own roots, unfined and unfiltered, screw cap closure, 375ml, Delilah Fine Foods, £~10 (2016) Consumer tasting note: deep ruby hue, a strident nose of … Continue reading

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Grant Burge Barossa Shiraz 2011

Grant Burge, Filsell, Old Vine Shiraz, Barossa, South Australia, 2011 This wine: from 100 y.o. vines, varietal syrah, unfiltered, throwing a fine sediment, agglomerate cork closure, 14% abv, Ann et Vin, £24 (2015) Consumer tasting note: a powerful nose opening with meaty … Continue reading

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Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz 2013

Penfolds Bin 8, Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia, 2013 This wine: A 60:40 blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz, 12 months ageing in not new French and American oak, vinified for relatively early consumption from grapes sourced across South Australia; natural … Continue reading

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