Category Archives: australia south

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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Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2010

Penfolds, St. Henri Shiraz,  South Australia, 2010 Unoaked, natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, half bottle, Wine Society, £31 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity purple, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, pronounced intensity, youthful, with aromas of slightly … Continue reading

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Wolf Blass Cabernet sauvignon 2012

Wolf Blass, President’s Selection, Cabernet sauvignon, South Australia, 2012 Wolf Blass is based in the Barossa Valley.  It was started by Wolfgang Blass, a German immigrant, in the 1960s.  Together with Penfolds, Wolf Blass is now owned by Treasury Wine … Continue reading

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