Category Archives: australia south

Penfolds Magill Shiraz 2015

Penfolds, Magill Estate Shiraz, located within the city boundaries of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 2015 This wine: lot No. L6342N2 21:24 (below front label), bottle No. AA811, dry farmed hand harvested varietal syrah, batch-fermented in wax lined open concrete fermenters, … Continue reading

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Henschke Euphonium 2015

Henschke, Euphonium, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia, 2015 This wine: lot No. L13015 (on back label), a blend of 66% syrah, 19% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot, and 5% cabernet franc, aged in 20% new and 80% seasoned French oak hogsheads … Continue reading

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Penfolds RWT Bin 798 2015

Penfolds, Shiraz, RWT Bin 798, Barossa Valley, South Australia, 2015 This wine: lot No. L6321N22 (laser etched, below front label), bottle No. AD222, varietal syrah, fermented in opened topped stainless steel vat, fitted with a heading-down board to keep the … Continue reading

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Aldi Clare Valley Riesling 2018

Aldi (made by Taylors Wines), The Exquisite Collection, Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia, 2018 This wine: lot No. L20190517 (below back label), varietal riesling, screw-cap closure, 11.5% abv, Aldi, £7 (01/20) Consumer tasting note: Decanter (online) classed this wine as … Continue reading

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Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2010

Penfolds, St. Henri Shiraz, South Australia, 2010 This wine: lot No. L1248 N2 (below front label), a syrah dominated blend with cabernet sauvignon, unoaked (essentially) – matured 18 months in very old oak vats, short (48mm) coated natural cork closure, … Continue reading

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Lidl Clare Valley Riesling 2017

[Lidl] Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia, 2017 This wine: lot No. L0585P1 (on back label), varietal riesling, screw cap closure, 11% abv, Lidl, £6.99 (10/19) Consumer tasting note: I bought this out of interest, a couple of days after it … Continue reading

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Henschke Barossa 2014

Henschke, Keyneton Euphonium, Barossa, South Australia, 2010 This wine: lot No. L13014 (on back label), a blend of 45% shiraz, 36% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot and 2% cabernet franc; matured in 15% new and 85% seasoned (85% French and 15% … Continue reading

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Penfolds Max’s Shiraz 2015

Penfolds, Max’s Shiraz, South Australia, 2015 This wine: lot No. L8301W2, a multi-regional blend of varietal shiraz, 12 months ageing in American oak, coated natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, Waitrose, £15 (10/17) Consumer tasting note: deeply hued ruby, with a … Continue reading

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Majella Coonawarra 2012

Majella Wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia, Wine of Australia, 2012 On Coonawarra Coonawarra is on the Limestone Coast at the south-eastern extremity of South Australia, and so one of the coolest of this state’s vineyard areas. It is famous … Continue reading

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Cleanskin Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Cleanskin, Sauvignon blanc, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 2016 This wine: varietal sauvignon blanc, made from anonymous surplus wine of the named region, screw cap closure, 13% abv, Direct Wines, ~£9 (10/17) Consumer tasting note: pale lemon, with rich ripe aromas … Continue reading

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