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2012 John Duval "Entity" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $42) Top Pick!
2012 John Duval "Entity" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $42)

96 points Decanter: "For me, the best edition of this well-crafted Shiraz. The nose is ripe and mellow, with layers of rich blackberry and plum. There's a wealth of spice and soulful, earthy depth and a smoky tarry edge too. The palate is smoothly honed, with a dense mid-palate that offers bright blackberry and plum flavors. Deceptively study tannins carry hauntingly throughout and merit considerable cellaring if you can manage to keep your hands off it! Drink 2018-2030." (6/2014)94 points James Halliday: "Warm at heart but with its eyes firmly set on savouriness. Sweet plum and vanilla meet notes of s ...Read More » 


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2012 Duane Coates Syrah McLaren Vale South Australia Top Pick!
2012 Duane Coates Syrah McLaren Vale South Australia

95 points James Halliday: "This comes from two vineyards at Blewitt Springs and Willunga, 30-80yo; matured 30% new French and 70% used French and Russian oak for 2 years, plus 6 months' bottle age. Powerful and focused, immaculate balance and length engendering elegance with its mix of black cherry, licorice and spice flavours. Delicious wine. 300 dozen made." (12/2014) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "Deep crimson red in colour. Vibrant aromas of mulberry and black cherry accompanied by mocha, roasted spice and subtle forest floor notes. Plush and softly textured on the palate with rich black f... Read More » 


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2012 John Duval "Plexus" SGM Barossa Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $40)

95 points James Halliday: "Armed with flavour and dangerously drinkable. Red and black berries, ground Asian spice, earth, aniseed and a quick kiss of cedary French oak. Puts on an impeccable performance." (7/2014)94 points James Suckling: "Duval's regional red, which melds Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre together seamlessly, is a stunning rendition in the 2012 vintage. The Barossan origin is strong in all aspects of the wine, which shows deep blackberries and other red fruits on the nose in addition to some gently earthy and tarry meat accents, hints of nutty oak and a sense of vibrant ripeness. The palate d ...Read More » 


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2012 S.C. Pannell "Tinto" Old Vine Grenache-Touriga National McLaren Vale South Australia

93 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* A blend of Garnacha Tinto (Grenache by any other name) and Touriga, part coming from McLaren Vale (Garnacha) and part from the Barossa. It is a joyously schizophrenic blend, half saying drink without any introspection or hesitation, the other inviting deconstruction of the very different spice influences, and also the differing appeal of the raspberry and cherry fruit flavours." (3/2014) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "This is our first Tinto that is made solely from Grenache and Touriga Nacional, two of my favourite red grape varieties. Thi... Read More » 


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2011 Sons of Eden "Kennedy" GSM Barossa Valley (Previously $29.00)

93 points James Halliday: "Bright crimson-purple hue, although not deep; a 30/37/24% blend; particularly attractive wine in the context of '11, with abundant sweet dark berry fruit without any Turkish delight/confection flavours; there is a seamless flow of flavour from the first sip right the way through to the aftertaste." (7/2013)91 points Wine Spectator: "Smooth and expressive, brimming with coffee-accented blackberry and purple plum flavors, tumbling through the open-textured finish. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre." (5/2014) K&L Notes: Sons of Eden is a new project from two guys who really know what they're doing. W... Read More » 


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JH 93 WS 91

2012 Penley Estate "Phoenix" Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra Top Pick!
2012 Penley Estate "Phoenix" Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra

92 points James Halliday: "Bright, youthful hue; an appealing medium-bodied palate brings cassis, spice and cedary French oak onto centre stage, tannins in the wings. A good commercial cabernet from the right region."92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors’ Choice* Full bodied and richly textured, this is an approachable wine that should nonetheless drink well through at least 2025. Toasted coconut accents cassis and blackberry fruit, folding in hints of vanilla on the long, mouthwatering finish." (3/2015)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Youthful purple color. Vibrant redcurrant and cherry scents are complemented by peppery spice and mineral nua ...Read More » 


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2013 The Opportunist Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc South Australia (Previously $13)

Winemaker's notes: "Opportunist Sauvignon Semillon is a crisp, dry, tangy white wine. Displaying tropical fruits and citrus aromas on the nose, the wine then offers a delicate elegance and structure on the palate, culminating in a lingering finish. Both the Semillon and Sauvignon grapes were brought separately into the winery and crushed. Fermentation took place in large steel tanks. The wines are blended together once fermentation is finished." 


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2013 Woodstock Estate Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia (Elsewhere $25)

94 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Deep crimson purple; an extravagant, wanton display of lush blackcurrant fruit wrapped up in high quality dark chocolate, spice and tannins wandering the outside, knocking on the door, but not allowed in the inner sanctum." K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "This wine clearly expresses the classic regional characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in McLaren Vale. Deep, dark red with youthful violet hues. Complex berry and cherry aromas highlighted with cedar, herb and mint notes leap from the glass, inviting you to taste. The flavour profile ... Read More » 


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2012 Paxton Estate "MV" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (Biodynamic) (Elsewhere $20+)

92 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Strong crimson-purple; has a complex interplay on its bouquet and palate between the fragrant plum and mulberry fruit on the one hand, and a savory/chocolatey fruitcake McLaren Vale imprint on the other. Will have great appeal to biodynamic acolytes."91 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and vibrant, this full-bodied style offers juicy currant and blackberry flavors at the center, floating through the harmonious finish. Drink now through 2020." (8/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium to deep garnet/purple, the 2012 Shiraz opens to warm blackberries and black cherries, pepper, baking spi ...Read More » 


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2012 Woodstock Estate Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (Elsewhere $25)

94 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Deep crimson-purple; makes light of its alcohol, for while it is profoundly varietal and regional, it is light on its feet, and the chocolate-wrapped black fruits break free with airily juicy, yet spicy and savoury, flavours on the finish." (7/2014) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "The 2012 Shiraz shows a deep vibrant cerise colour with some youthful purple hues. Mint and spice aromatics belie the full but velvety smooth, lingering palate. Soft, yet powerful tannins offer the promise of a long lasting Shiraz evolving into secondary flavours wi... Read More » 


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2012 Hewitson "Ned & Henry's" Shiraz-Mourvedre Barossa Valley South Australia

96 points James Halliday: "The grapes were grown on Barossa Valley terra rossa: oxidised iron red soils over limestone, and the wine was matured in used French oak. The vivid colour of the wine attests to its moderate alcohol, as does the joyful display of red and black fruits; the tannins are supple, the oak subtle but evident. Fantastic value."  


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JH 96

2012 Imprimata Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia (Elsewhere $30)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale to medium garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Grenache is scented of kirsch, black raspberries and allspice with hints of black and white pepper. Full-bodied, rich and satiny textured in the mouth, it offers plenty of red fruit and baking spice layers in the long finish. Drink it now to 2019+. (LPB)" (2/2014)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Lush, expressive aromas of fresh raspberry and cherry compote, with a spicy top note adding vivacity. Silky and sweet, offering intense red berry, floral pastille and spice cake flavors that gain weight in the glass. Finishes silky and lo ...Read More » 


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2012 S.C. Pannell "The Vale" Shiraz-Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia

95 points James Halliday: "A blend of Shiraz and Grenache, old vines the source of the grapes. A fragrant bouquet speaks of the seamless union of the high-toned red fruits of the Grenache and the black fruits of the Shiraz; the role of tannins is important, that of oak less so. Will flower profusely with 2 or 3 years in bottle." (7/2014) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "The truly wondrous thing about wine is that speaks of where it comes from. All true wine has a local accent - something distinct and unmistakable that helps you place it in an instant. This old vine Shiraz Grenache is our wine of... Read More » 


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JH 95
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2012 Woodstock Estate "Octogenarian" Old Vine Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia (Elsewhere $28)

96 points James Halliday: "Made from 80-year-old Grenache vines, plus a small amount of young Tempranillo, it has good hue and depth; the bouquet is full of red fruits, and the wine takes off on the vibrant and intense palate, with an altogether singular purity and finesse." (7/2014) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "Bright, ruby red in colour with vibrant purple hues. A lifted nose displaying enticing aromatics of rhubarb, raspberries, plums, with hints of caraway seed, anise and subtle white pepper spice. Contrasting on the palate with rich flavoursome red cherries balanced by a bright acid str... Read More » 


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JH 96

2013 The Opportunist Shiraz South Australia (Previously $13)

Winemaker's notes: "An aromatic bouquet of ripe fruits, cherries and blackcurrants, with notes of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, peppermint, liquorice and subtle pepper. Thick and smooth with good balanced fruit weight." Vineyard Sources: The Langhorne Creek fruit was harvested from two vineyards located on the Bremer River planted in rich very deep fertile river loam / silt and gravel. The Barossa grapes were harvested from two vineyards located near Nuriootpain the Light Pass and Ebenezer areas in the Barossa Valley floor. 


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2012 Hewitson "Miss Harry" GSM Barossa Valley South Australia

94 points James Halliday: "Complex without being try-hard about it. Gorgeous mix of various berried fruits, licorice, grainy tannin, savoury-smoky notes and clovey oak. It's at the upper end of mid-weight but it's mouthfilling. High quality tannin and length. Warm finish but impressive all round." (7/2014)93 points James Suckling: "Lots of peppery fruit with plum, dried strawberry and spice. Full to medium body, integrated tannins and a beautiful, balanced finish. Hard to find something like this even in Châteauneauf. Wonderful value. Drink now." (1/2015)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Opaque ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of blackberry, flo ...Read More » 


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2013 Duane Coates Chardonnay Adelaide Hills Top Pick!
2013 Duane Coates Chardonnay Adelaide Hills

95 points James Halliday: "Single vineyard; wild yeast-fermented with fine solids in new (66%) and 1yo French barriques, aged on lees for 16 months with natural mlf, no stirring. A focused and elegant wine, balance the key, but also having exemplary length to its white stone fruit flavours; the lingering finish and aftertaste also score." (1/2015) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "Mid straw in colour with a hint of green to the hue. The aroma shows citrus fruits in the company of exotic tropical notes of pineapple and guava, accents of spice and wood smoke add to the complexity. The palate is in ... Read More » 


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2012 John Duval "Eligo" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Eligo has a profoundly scented nose of crème de cassis, blackberry pie, licorice, dark chocolate and blueberry preserves against an earthy/meaty background of bacon fat, forest floor, beef dripping and black loam. The densely packed, full-bodied palate manages almost paradoxical elegance and restraint with velvety tannins and lively acid giving closure to the long, multilayered finish. (LPB)" (6/2015)93 points James Suckling: "Lots of ripe dark fruit, spices and hints of black pepper. Full body, round tannins and a rich, juicy, savory ...Read More » 


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2012 S.C. Pannell Grenache McLaren Vale

97 points James Halliday: "Hand-picked grapes were open-fermented and hand-plunged before spending 14 months in used French puncheons; Pannell recommends decanting several hours before drinking. Medium crimson colour introduces a wine that is eager to display its fragrant red fruits on the bouquet and on entry to the palate before persistent, fine-grained tannins make their presence felt. They are fundamental to both the present and future character of the wine, which will change with age, but in absolute terms be neither of higher or lesser quality than it is now." (7/2014) K&L Notes: Winemak... Read More » 


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JH 97
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2014 S.C. Pannell Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills

95 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Hand-picked, free-run juice, some wild ferment to add texture, which you meet in the entrance lobby before going through to the dining room with guava, passionfruit and sliced lemon piled on platters yea high. Having had your fill, leaving through the lobby brings forth a savoury farewell." (3/2015) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "The Adelaide Hills is recognised as one of Australia’s finest Sauvignon Blanc growing regions: the altitude, soils and weather patterns seem to draw the best from this variety and in 2014, I was lucky enough to take... Read More » 


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JH 95

2012 Yangarra Estate Shiraz McLaren Vale

95 points James Halliday: "Welcome, we hope you enjoy the show. Twist the cap and it's as if the words tumble out. Immediately perfumed and expressive but with the grunt of tannin and fruit to give it real substance. Saturated plum, soy, five spice and smoky, musky oak. The very epitome of a modern major general release shiraz." (3/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple in color and showing aromas of blackcurrants, black plums and baker’s chocolate with hints of tree bark, charcoal and bacon fat, the medium-bodied 2012 Shiraz is tightly knit on the palate with ripe tannins and fruit that are both ...Read More » 


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JH 95 RP 90

2012 Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Coonawarra South Australia (Elsewhere $34)

95 points James Halliday: "A 91% (Cabernet) 9% (Merlot) blend, destemmed and berry-sorted prior to fermentation, matured for 17 months in new and used French oak from the best coopers. This wine over-delivers at every point along the way, starting with its opulent bouquet, with its mix of red and black fruits, then a velvety, rich cassis-driven palate before moving into cedary, lingering finish, there supported by persistent, fine-grained tannins." (3/2014)93 points Wine Spectator: "Focused and expressive, layering the red berry, black plum, licorice and pumpkin pie notes with finesse and density. The flavor ...Read More » 


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JH 95 WS 93

2013 Duane Coates Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills South Australia

94 points James Halliday: "A 70/30% blend, the grapes picked at different harvest times, but held in stainless steel at low temperatures to settle and combine prior to fermentation on fine solids in new and 1-year-old French oak, held on lees for 9 months. The oak cost, combined with the ultra-low extraction rate through basket pressing (less than half the extraction through a pneumatic press, at around 320l per tonne) make this a very expensive wine to produce, further insult to injury through the small bottling run of 200 dozen." (3/2014) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "Light straw in colour,... Read More » 


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JH 94

2010 Langmeil "Blacksmith" Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley (Elsewhere $28)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet with a purple rim, the 2010 Blacksmith Cabernet Sauvignon opens with wonderfully intense, slowly evolving notes of creme de cassis, dried plums and menthol over hints of cigar boxes, cinnamon stick, dried herbs and potpourri. Medium to full-bodied with mouth-filling black fruit preserves and baking spice flavors, it has a medium level of fine-grained tannins, refreshing acid and a finish with very good length. Drink it now to 2019+. (LPB)"90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated ruby. Sexy dark fruit and cedary oak aromas are complemented by deeper-pitched suggestions of va ...Read More » 


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2010 Sons Of Eden "Romulus" Barossa Valley Shiraz (Previously $70)

96 points James Halliday: "A deeper, more purple, and more dense, hue than Remus; the wine spent 20 months in American oak, which has combined with the opulent black fruits and licorice to provide a flamboyant wine that somehow cuts through its layers of flavour. These are two heroic shirazs."94 points James Suckling: "A firm and juicy wine with a dense palate of blueberries and minerals. Some licorice too. This is traditional and fruity but there is an outstanding fruit and tannin balance to it. Better in two or three years as the wood and fruit come together. Old vine wine!"92 points Wine Spectator: "Taut, focused and dark, with blac ...Read More » 


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2014 Grosset "Springvale" Riesling Clare Valley

93 points James Halliday: "A complex, full-flavoured riesling, with notes of spice and talc along with the citrus of the bouquet; the palate has layers of lemon-accented fruit, but needs a touch more acidity to freshen and lengthen the finish." (6/2015)93 points Wine Spectator: "Lithe, vibrant and light-footed, but explosive, with flavors of pear, honeysuckle, apple and cinnamon, glowing brightly on the long and expressive finish. Drink now through 2024. 2,800 cases made." (8/2015)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Still quite closed, the Springvale Riesling shows faint citrusy aromas of lemons and yuzu with a dusting of chalk and white pepper ...Read More » 


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2012 Langmeil "Fifth Wave" Grenache Barossa Valley South Australia (Previously $35)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale to medium garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Grenache Fifth Wave has subtle herb and dried leaves notes over a core of red currants, cranberries and Bing cherries, plus a touch of Szechuan pepper. Full-bodied with tightly-knit, mouth-filling red berry and herb-laced flavors, it has a good foundation of finely grained tannins and enough freshness to sustain the finish. (91+)" K&L Notes: The Fifth Wave Grenache comes from a once-neglected old vine vineyard in Lyndoch. Langmeil winemaker Paul Lindner saw the potential for the varietal from this vineyard, and helped re... Read More » 


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RP 91

2009 Penfolds "Bin 169" Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia (Previously $225) Top Pick!
2009 Penfolds "Bin 169" Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia (Previously $225)

93 points James Halliday: "Deeply coloured and dark and brooding in nature, with mulberry and cassis fruit, charry oak and cedar on display; the palate is densely packed with tannins and opulent fruit, with the brooding nature of the vintage remaining on the finish; this wine will always be big boned and dark, a direct contrast to the '10." (7/2013)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Bin 169 Cabernet Sauvignon presents an intensely minty nose with undertones of ripe cassis, eucalyptus, cedar and a touch of herbs. Ripe and expressive in the mouth it has bright acid and medium leve ...Read More » 


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2013 Brash Higgins "NDV - Amphora Project" Nero d'Avola McLaren Vale South Australia (Previously $40)

90 points James Halliday: "Wild yeast-fermented in locally made 200L beeswax-lined amphora, and macerated on skins for 180 days. Has very good colour, and an undoubted touch of lavender on the black cherry bouquet, the palate opening with black cherry before monumental tannins use their spring-loaded trap. Of course, being a natural wine, fining (badly needed) and filtering (not needed) were out of the question." (7/2014) Jancis Robinson: "Mid purple crimson. Lifted, distinct concentrated raspberry nose that is quite lifted like it is a little bit oxidative and with a clearer savoury, tomato-leaf edg ...Read More » 


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2010 Yalumba "FDR1A" Cabernet-Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky purple. Compelling aromas of ripe cherry and raspberry liqueur, licorice, smoky minerals, spices and roasted coffee. Opulent and appealingly juicy on the palate, with intense dark berry, bitter cherry and vanilla flavors and a touch of mocha. Lively and expansive on the penetrating finish, with sweet tannins adding shape." (7/2014)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "91+ points. Deep garnet with a touch of purple, the 2010 Yalumba FDRIA reveals aromas of fresh cassis and blackberries with nuances of thyme, forest floor, cigar box and marmite toast. Full-bodied and densely packed with ...Read More » 


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ST 93 RP 91

2012 Hewitson "Baby Bush" Mourvèdre Barossa Valley South Australia

93 points James Halliday: "No mistaking its appeal. Berried flavour, complexing notes of tobacco leaf and leather, a general savoury/earthy/spiciness and the sweetness of fruit to keep you tipping back for more. Integrated tannin. More or less unresolved on the finish but time will take care of that."  


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JH 93

1998 Penfolds "Grange" Shiraz South Australia

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A wine that flirts with perfection, and should rival the 1986 as one of the legendary Granges produced, the 1998 has one of the highest alcohol contents (nearly 15%) as well as one of the highest percentages of Shiraz in the blend (97%). Its stunning purple color is accompanied by exceptionally sweet aromas of blackberry liqueur intermixed with barbecue spices, an endearing, smoky earthiness, pepper, roasted meats, and coffee. Huge, massive, unctuously textured, and extraordinarily youthful, this impressive wine is a candidate for perfection. It should c ...Read More » 


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2002 Elderton "Command" Shiraz Barossa Valley

95 points James Halliday: "Good colour; excellent focus, balance and length; blackberry fruit with lashings of dark chocolate and spice; ripe tannins, controlled oak." (7/2011)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A stunning effort, the 2002 Shiraz Command exhibits an inky/blue/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of camphor, blueberries, blackberries, acacia flowers, and smoky, toasty oak. Full-bodied, opulent, and viscous, with huge, but sweet tannin, decent acidity, and a muscular, long, 40+ second finish, this is a classic, potentially long-lived, Barossa blockbuster. It’s accessible now, but ideally needs anoth ...Read More » 


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2010 Sons of Eden "Remus" Eden Valley Shiraz (Previously $70)

95 points James Halliday: "A slightly brighter, more red, hue than Romulus; a complex, luscious wine that shows its 22-month maturation in mainly new French oak; the fruit flavours are in a black cherry and spice spectrum, the tannins plentiful but ripe, reflecting the minimal fining." (3/2013)94 points James Suckling: "Clean blueberry and blackberry character with hints of flowers. Full body, wonderful fruit and subtle black pepper and sandalwood. Balanced and refined. Better in 2016, when everything will be in harmony, but beautiful now." (5/2014)92 points Wine Spectator: "Polished, expressive and focused, with juicy flavors of black ...Read More » 


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2002 Penfolds "RWT" Shiraz Barossa Valley

94 points James Halliday: "Deep colour; lots of new French oak on both bouquet and palate, but also plenty of dark fruits; very good mouthfeel and texture, ripe tannins; given the benefit of the oak doubt." (7/2011)93 points Wine Spectator: "Muted aromas, but it's generous and jazzy in the mouth. Lively, with blackberry, cherry and white pepper flavors remaining zingy through the long, harmonious finish. Hints at white chocolate as the flavors linger. Tannins are firm, but fine. Drink now through 2020." (9/2005)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the “Rewards of Patience” vertical in Berlin. The 2002 RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz has a ve ...Read More » 


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2012 Yangarra Estate "Old Vine" Grenache McLaren Vale

94 points James Halliday: "Scented elegance. Nothing overly sweet to the profile here. Redcurrant, cherry, aniseed, earth/spice. Tangy. Not thick or dense, but it makes an impression. Tannin is internally routed in a completely seamless/velvety fashion." K&L Notes: This tiny production wine (just 574cs) is from Yangarra estate's almost 70 year old Grenache vines. Planted in 1946, these non-trellised, head trained vines grow in deep weathered sand stone soils. They are dry farmed and produce limited yields of beautifully aromatic, complex and layered fruit. After farming these old vines organic... Read More » 


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JH 94

2014 Kalleske "Clarry’s" Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre Barossa Valley (Elsewhere $30)

Wine Spectator: "Chalky tannins surround a sleek core of cherry and floral flavors, finishing with a strong meaty note. Needs time to come together. Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Best after 2016. (Web Only—2015)" K&L Notes: Clarry’s is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro with old vine Grenache from the 1940s and 1960s. The wine is fermented in open-top fermenters and basket pressed. To preserve the superb fresh fruit flavours of the wine, it was only aged in very old oak hogsheads and only for a limited time of one year. Clarry’s is soft and fruit-driven with flavours of raspberry,... Read More » 


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2012 Yangarra Estate Rousanne McLaren Vale

92 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Grown biodynamically and matured in used oak. Tastes quite neutral at first but it reveals notes of nuts, ginger, honeysuckle and mineral as it opens and warms in the glass. Crisp finish but the palate is slippery and textural. Sweetish aftertaste. Delicious." (7/2014) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: This wine's flavours and aromas are more about the soil it grew in and the savoury characters of Roussanne than the primary fruit. The texture is its distinguishing feature, developed from the tannins in the skins, the waxy nature of the variety a... Read More » 


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JH 92

2012 Duane Coates Touriga Nacional Langhorne Creek

Winemaker's Notes: "Inky crimson red in colour. The lifted aromas show bergamot and fruit pastille notes amid perfume, mulberry and savoury oak. The generous palate displays ripe red and black fruit notes along with hints of sous bois and a dash of mocha. Soft, velvety tannins support the long finish. Drink now to 2025. 140 cases made. The Touriga grapes were picked in late March and fermented for two weeks on skins using natural yeasts. Maturation in 30% new French oak utilised a mix of barriques and puncheons. Two rackings and regular topping are the o... Read More » 


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2012 Ruggabellus "Efferus" Mataró / Syrah / Grenache Barossa Valley (Elsewhere $55.00)

97 points Decanter: "Two Mataro (Mourvedre) sites are blended with 15% Syrah and 9% Grenache. Just 2,466 bottles made. Dark plums, red fruit, coal tar and earthy aromas with citrus peel, spice and a gamey, savoury note. The palate is laced with pepper and spice, dark slate and minerals and squeaky tannins. Juicy, upbeat and yet soulfully assembled. An elegant yet deceptively structured rendition of the Barossa Valley."97 points James Suckling: "There are two mataro vineyards present here - a 12-year-old bush vine vineyard planted from cuttings taken from Stockwell, and a 40-odd-year-old vineyard close ...Read More » 


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1998 Penfolds "RWT" Shiraz Barossa Valley

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "1998 was the 2nd vintage produced of the RWT (standing for Red Winemaking Trial). It offers an evolved, earthy, tobacco and forest floor nose over notes of warm black berries and dried mint. Full bodied, there's a great combination of berry-laced and savory flavor in the mouth supported by firm fine-grained tannins and crisp acid, finishing long." (1/2012)92 points Wine Spectator: "Rich, ripe and generous, a deep-pile carpet of blackberry, cherry, anise and white pepper flavors that linger on the polished finish. Appealing already." (11/2001)90 points James Halliday: "Medium to full red-purple; the powerful, ...Read More » 


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2010 Penfolds "Bin 169" Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia (Previously $240)

98 points James Halliday: "A single vineyard wine, matured for 14 months in new French oak in which it finished the final stages of its fermentation. The bouquet is laden with cassis of startling purity, and while cedary oak is a major player, it is so well-integrated it doesn't overwhelm, let alone challenge, the fruit." (9/2013)97 points Bob Campbell: "Wow! This is terrific Cabernet. Poised, elegant, dense and powerful - it defines Cabernet Sauvignon with its refined power, cedarwood, blackberry and suggestion of mint and black olive. Long with enormous potential." (2/2013) Jancis Robinson: "Created to emphasise regionality ...Read More » 


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JH 98 BC 97

2003 Torbreck "Les Amis" Grenache Barossa Valley (Previously $200)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2003 Les Amis is a 300-case cuvee of 100% Grenache from a vineyard planted in 1901. I have had a lot of fun serving the 2002 blind to guests, and for my taste, this cuvee is the reference point for old vine Grenache produced in Australia. It is extraordinarily elegant for a wine of such power, richness, and intensity. Amazingly delineated, with a dense ruby/purple color as well as a gorgeously sweet nose of smoke, spice box, black cherry liqueur, creme de cassis, licorice, and lavender, it offers impressive balance, purity, opulence, and persistence. ...Read More » 


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RP 98 ST 93


2010 Yalumba "The Signature" Cabernet-Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

96 points James Halliday: "A 52/48% blend, matured in a combination of French, Hungarian and American oak, 35% new. The strengths of the vintage have been clearly transcribed. Medium-bodied but powerful. Blackcurrant, dried tobacco, sawdusty oak and mint. Freshness has been maintained. Tannin, oak, fruit and acid work as one. Beautiful example of a traditional Australian style." (7/2014)95 points Bob Campbell: "If you doubt that Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz make ideal stable-mates, this wine might change your mind. It’s a dense, classy red with strong dark berry, plum, spice and oak flavours. Firm, ripe t ...Read More » 


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2009 Mollydooker "The Violinist" Verdelho McClaren Vale South Australia

In case you aren't super in the know about Verdelho, this has lovely, ripe, round fruit flavors of stone fruit, pineapple and citrus that keep you coming back sip after sip. Just about all seafood! This is one white wine with good enough balance and ripe enough fruit to go with just about any simply prepared chicken or grilled summer vegetables. We also love it with soft, ripe cheeses, almonds and dried stone fruit. According to Wine Spectator: "A weighty, extracted style, with vibrant greengage plum and spice flavors, lingering on the slightly tart fin... Read More » 


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2006 Noon Reserve Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Reserve Shiraz was sourced from a 45-year-old vineyard and aged for 18 months in small and large French and American oak. Opaque purple/black in color, it gives up a lavish perfume of smoke, mineral, game, bacon, and blueberry that leaps from the glass. Thick, opulent, and intense, it coats the mouth with savory fruit, spices, and a hint of chocolate. Seamless on the palate, it nevertheless conceals enough structure to evolve for a decade for those able to resist its immediate come-on. It should be at its best from 2012 to 2030." (2/2009)  


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Price: $139.99 Add To Cart
RP 99

2005 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2005 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (95RP, 93ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "D’Arenberg’s most famous wine is its flagship, The Dead Arm Shiraz. The 2005 The Dead Arm Shiraz is sourced from ancient head-pruned vines. It was aged for 22 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak. It is opaque purple/black with an expansive perfume of toast, smoke, spice box, mineral, pencil lead, tar, licorice, blueberry, and blackberry. Full-bodied, opulent, and super-concentrated, this structured, lengthy wine will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring and drink well through 2025. (JM)" (10/2007) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (qty: 6)


End Date: Sep 5 2015 12:30PM PT

Current Bid: $210.00
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RP 95 ST 93

2014 Turkey Flat Rosé Barossa Valley South Australia

95 points James Halliday: "A specifically grown and tailored blend. Small wonder it is one of the best selling roses on the market, its upgraded label print and branded clear glass bottle drawing the eye; it is supremely elegant, fresh and balanced, its red fruits sparkling like stars on a clear night - there is no static or distraction from its message." (11/2014)  


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JH 95

2004 Kaesler "Old Bastard" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

95 points James Halliday: "Great colour, deep and clear; extreme concentration, focus and power; a super-charged V8 engine idling and waiting to go, with all the fruit one could wish for. Try cellaring for 10 years minimum." (7/2011)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Kaesler’s icon cuvee is their Shiraz Old Bastard, produced from a single vineyard planted in 1896, and aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. The 2004 is a big yet remarkably elegant, deep purple-colored Shiraz offering notes of blueberries, black raspberries, and toasty oak, a superb texture, admirable richness, and a long, heady finish. There is plent ...Read More » 


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