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2013 Jim Barry "Lodge Hill" Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $20) Top Pick!
2013 Jim Barry "Lodge Hill" Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $20)

93 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Full crimson-purple; the back label proclaims that the Lodge Hill Vineyard is the highest in the Clare Valley at 480m and the wine has cool-grown nuances in its bloodstream; jet black fruits have rivulets of licorice, pepper and spice with banks of fine, savoury tannins." (2/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Shiraz The Lodge Hill is redolent of eucalyptus, Chinese five spice, blackberries, black cherries and pepper hints, then fills the medium to full-bodied palate with a good amount of chewy tannins and plenty ...Read More » 


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JH 93 RP 90

2013 Wakefield (Taylor's) "Jaraman" Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $20) Top Pick!
2013 Wakefield (Taylor's) "Jaraman" Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $20)

94 points James Halliday: "Good hue; a medium-bodied wine that meets all reasonable expectations. The cassis, black olive and bay leaf aromas and flavours are clear and uncluttered, but do not deny the oak and tannins their place at the table. I have every confidence the wine will richly repay five to 10+ years in the cellar." 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of Clare Valley and Coonawarra fruit, the deep garnet-purple colored 2013 Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon opens with tons of minted blackcurrant and black cherry notes with some chocolate and clove hints. The medium to full-bodied palate is filled with juic ...Read More » 


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2015 Riposte "The Dagger" Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills South Australia (Elsewhere $20)

94 points James Halliday: "**Top 100 Reds Under $20** Full crimson-purple hue; a fine web of earth and spice is wound through the dark cherry and damson plum fruit of both the bouquet and palate alike, providing an extra measure of texture and structure. Still in its infancy, but promises much for the future - and an enticing price. (Halliday on Winemaker Tim Knappstein) - With 50+ years of winemaking and more than 500 wine show awards under his belt...the prices for almost all of the wines are astonishingly low." (9/2015) K&L Notes: A pure, aromatic, rich, juicy, fruit-driven Pinot from highl... Read More » 


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JH 94

2014 S.C. Pannell Syrah Adelaide Hills South Australia

96 points James Halliday: "Hand-picked, open-fermented with 15% whole bunches, matured for 12 months in large-format French oak. Spicy, peppery notes are liberally sprinkled on the expressive black cherry fruit of the bouquet, the sheer volume of that fruit not imperilling the medium-bodied nature of the palate, simply setting the scene for the remarkable drive and intensity of the finish and cleansing aftertaste." (8/2016) 95 points James Suckling: "A very handy follow-up to the previous vintage which won the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy, in fact, this could be a nose in front in terms of quality. The 2014 vi ...Read More » 


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2013 Shaw + Smith Shiraz Adelaide Hills (Elsewhere $40) Top Pick!
2013 Shaw + Smith Shiraz Adelaide Hills (Elsewhere $40)

97 points James Halliday: "Vivid crimson; the fragrant array of black cherry, blackberry, spice and cracked pepper aromas feed into the beautifully textured and proportioned palate, where silky tannins provide perfect support and mouthfeel. A top notch successor to the acclaimed '12." 96 points James Suckling: "A distinct evolution has happened around this wine with a more fragrant, spicy, lithe and lively style taking shape here. Smells of ripe red and dark cherries, cassis, blackberry and plum fruits abound with plenty of spice and gently toasty oak. There's a distinctive graphite-like edge, and whole bunch ...Read More » 


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2014 Chateau Yaldara "Classic" Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia

Rich, ripe, soft, full bodided, fruit driven Cabernet that is great drinking for the money. 


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2012 Wynn's "Black Label" Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia (Elsewhere $40)

96 points James Halliday: "Another wine from Wynns and the '12 vintage that shows a significant change in winemaking direction, with the alcohol of 13.5%. While the Woodley Treasure Chest wines were basically shiraz, none wholly cabernet sauvignon, this wine has a structure those wines had in their early maturity. What is most interesting here is the early development on the palate of savoury flavours and firm tannins, yet allowing the fruit to maintain its line through to the all-important finish, where balance is not in question." 90 points Wine Spectator: "Grippy tannins frame a bright beam of raspberry an ...Read More » 


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JH 96 WS 90

2013 Wirra Wirra "Church Block" Red Blend McLaren Vale South Australia (Previously $20.00) Top Pick!
2013 Wirra Wirra "Church Block" Red Blend McLaren Vale South Australia (Previously $20.00)

94 points James Halliday: "Australian Wine Companion - "A 50% Cab, 37% Shiraz, 13% Merlot blend matured for 18 months in French (70%) and American (30%) oak (10% new), one of Wirra Wirra's celebrated foot soldiers. This really does over-deliver; while it's chock-full of luscious red and black fruits (more on the red side) it has good shape and texture, the finish very more-ish. (JH)" (3/2015) 92 points James Suckling: "The staple of the Wirra Wirra stable, this has a definitive cabernet stamp to it with liquorice and dark chocolate. Plum fruits, cassis and black cherry flavors linger on elegant tannins. Nicel ...Read More » 


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2014 Hentley Farm Shiraz Barossa Valley

95 points James Halliday: "**2015 Winery of The Year Award - James Halliday's Wine Companion** Hentley Farm has a single-minded focus on producing what is as close as you're ever going find in Australia to a Grand Cru Burgundy or a First Growth Bordeaux. An estate-grown wine blended from different blocks within the Hentley Farm vineyard. Deep, dense purple-crimson, it underscores the supreme quality of the vineyard, for this could pass muster as a Reserve release thanks to the layered array of red and black fruits, rounded tannins and quality oak; the balance is such that it can b ...Read More » 


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JH 95

2014 S.C. Pannell "Old McDonald Vineyard" Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia Top Pick!
2014 S.C. Pannell "Old McDonald Vineyard" Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia

96 points James Halliday: "Hand-picked from 72yo bush vines, open-fermented, 14 months maturation in used French hogsheads. Bright, clear colour; quality grenache picked at precisely the right time has resulted in a wine with perfectly pitched red fruits, supple yet savoury tannins, and passing hints of herbs and chocolate; the tannin support is perfect, adding to the savoury nuances that are ever-present in the wine; poise and balance. Rhone Valley? Yes." (5/2015) 96 points James Suckling: "New name, same vineyard source for Pannell's Grenache. This has a beautiful sense of purity and pared back raspberry fr ...Read More » 


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JH 96 JS 96

2015 Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills

94 points James Halliday: "Adelaide Hills enjoyed a picture-perfect vintage, with moderate yields ripening to perfection. No winemaking tricks, cool fermentation in stainless steel and early bottling. The wine verges on fleshy on the mid-palate, then finishes with a swagger of limey natural acidity on the long, fresh finish. Flavours? Grapefruit and a touch of passionfruit." 90 points Vinous: "Bright silver-straw color. Vibrant, mineral-laced lemon/lime and quince aromas are complemented by emerging notes of pineapple and mango. Emphatically fruity, focused and dry, showing a firm stony underpinning t ...Read More » 


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JH 94 VN 90

2015 Rogers and Rufus Grenache Rosé Barossa (Dry) (Elsewhere $20)

James Halliday: "Pale colour with a hint of spritz. Attractive mix of raspberried fruit and twiggier, spicier, more earthen influences. Finishes fresh." (7/2015) K&L Notes: From old vines. Winemaker's notes: "Bright salmon pink in colour. A highly aromatic wine that opens with strawberries and cream, cherry blossom, talcum powder and a hint of pear skin. This wine has flavours of raspberry iced tea, red apple and pomegranate. A supple and briny texture with a blood orange finish leaves you looking for the next sip. The Grenache that produced this Rosé is either sourced from bush vine... Read More » 


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2015 Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley South Australia (Dry)

95-96 points James Suckling: "Very pure lemons and limes here that are concentrated, stony and fragrant. There's very pure fruit focus here, as this has the right balance of acid and texture. It's smooth, fleshy, dense, really deep and will drink early and live long." (6/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Starting with pronounced green apples, citrus and white pepper, the 2015 Riesling leads to some notes of coriander seed and jasmine. Light, dry, lively and fresh on the palate, this Riesling is still a little tight, but possesses some spicy hints and great length. (LPB)" (6/2016) 90 points Vinous: "Light, bright yellow. Ripe citrus ...Read More » 


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2013 Sons of Eden "Remus" Old Vine Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia

97 points James Halliday: "Hand-picked from low-yielding 50+yo vines, open-fermented, some whole bunches, cold soak, post-ferment maceration, matured in predominantly new French hogsheads for 22 months. The low yield and vinification haven't led to dead fruit and/or over-extraction, and this has exceptional intensity and power, the whole bunch inclusion providing some lift, the French oak a flavour counterbalance for a wine of the highest quality." (8/2016) 95 points Bob Campbell: "Very deep red/purple colour, the bouquet rich and chocolate-ripe, bright and concentrated, deep and plush with fleshy extract a ...Read More » 


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2012 Wakefield (Taylor's) "St. Andrews" Single Vineyard Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $50) Top Pick!
2012 Wakefield (Taylor's) "St. Andrews" Single Vineyard Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $50)

96 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Slightly turbid/cloudy rim to the colour, although the hue is bright; it's very clear this has been made from an exceptional parcel of estate fruit, for it has an elegance and length not commonly found in the Clare Valley; likewise, its range of spicy red fruits merging with gently savoury/earthy nuances is exceptional." 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* This is wonderfully complex and aromatic, with scents ranging from baking spices and savory beef to mixed berries. That swirl of seeming contradictions continues on the palate, backed by luxuriou ...Read More » 


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2015 S.C. Pannell "Arido" Rosé Adelaide Hills

93 points James Halliday: "A blend of Pinot Noir, Syrah and Pinot Meunier crushed and left on skins for 24 hours. Pale, but vivid, pink; it has a savoury, highly textured, dry palate with a curling wave of faintly citrussy acidity lifting the lingering finish. Food an optional extra." (10/2015) K&L Notes: Having S.C. Pannell as a K&L exclusive import is like having the national monopoly on Opus One. Steve Pannell is one of the most highly regarded and awarded winemakers in Australian history. Pannell has the rare distinction of winning not one but two Jimmy Watson Trophies (the most prestigio... Read More » 


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JH 93

2014 Hentley Farm "Skinbone" Grenache Rosé Barossa Valley (Dry)

94 points James Halliday: "**2015 Winery of The Year Award - James Haliday's Wine Companion** Destemmed, crushed and with 24 hours skin contact; 25% pressed direct to used French barriques for a 31-day wild ferment, 75% settled, thence to stainless steel for cultured fermentation. Vivid crimson; vibrant acidity gives this complex wine the characteristics of a white wine with a formidable finish." K&L Notes: A beautiful dry, fresh, rose of Grenache. The fruit is picked early specifically for Rose production to retain lots of mouth watering acidity and very moderate alcohol (11.5%). This rose se... Read More » 


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JH 94

2013 Sons of Eden "Romulus" Old Vine Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

96 points James Halliday: "From three low-yielding vineyards, extended fermentation with different approaches, matured in mainly new American hogsheads for 20 months. The come-hither message of the bouquet leads into an even more seductive palate with folds of velvet and satin around dark cherry and plum fruit, soft tannins a constant undertow." (8/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz Romulus delivers a gorgeous nose of blackberry tart, crème de cassis and mocha with suggestions of spice cake, cloves, incense and hoisin. Full-bodied, rich and yet not overly heavy, the p ...Read More » 


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2013 Raidis Estate Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia

Energetic Shiraz with deep red / black fruit, smoked meat, bramble fruit and lifted spice. Lovely soft, generous mid-palate but also has fresh, juicy acidity. Really delivers a lot of quality for the price point. Raidis is a small family owned estate in the prestigious limestone rich soils of Coonawarra. (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L Aussie Wine Buyer) 


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2013 Sons of Eden "Pumpa" Cabernet-Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

90 points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant, with plush cherry and plum flavors that show a touch of vanilla bean and mocha. Offers supple tannins and a lingering, spicy, full-throttle finish. Drink now through 2026. (MW, Web-2016)" (7/2016) K&L Notes: Cabernet Sauvignon (56%) Shiraz (44%). Sourced from 16-50+ year old vines in the high elevation vineyards of Eden Valley. Named after the "Pumpa" family of pioneering vignerons who settled this area over 100 years ago; this classic South Australian blend of Cab and Shiraz delivers once again. The Cab provides blue and black fruits, spice, cedar and fine ... Read More » 


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WS 90

2015 Raidis Estate Pinot Gris Rosé Coonawarra South Australia (Elsewhere $20)

Raidis Estate is a boutique property in Coonawarra, South Australia. The small acreage of estate vines, planted 26 years ago, is looked after by two generations of the Raidis family. The wines are very small production and faithfully reflect this cool climate, heavily limestone influenced region. The Pinot Gris rosé is very interesting. Extended skin contact draws just the faintest blush pink from the luminous skins of this intriguing varietal. While the color of this rosé is very subtle its aromas and flavors are not. The wine soars with bright floral n... Read More » 


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2012 Hentley Farm "The Beast" Single Block Shiraz Barossa Valley (Elsewhere $85+)

96 points James Halliday: "*2015 Winery of the Year* Hentley Farm has a single-minded focus on producing what is as close as you're ever going find in Australia to a Grand Cru Burgundy or a First Growth Bordeaux. Estate-grown grapes come from a single block high on the hill, with shallow soils and even sunlight exposure resulting in very small berries. Deep, saturated crimson-purple paints the scene for a wine bottled Jan '14, with untold layers of black fruits, ripe tannins and integrated oak; bitter chocolate and poached plum flavours are in the mix too. Tasted 2 months after be ...Read More » 


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2013 Mr. Riggs "The Magnet-Dogridge Vineyard" Old Vine Grenache McLaren Vale

94 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Beefy and substantial in a varietal context though it's mostly packed with redcurrant and assorted red berried fruit. The point is it has a rich ripeness to it. It also comes packed with dried spices and sandy tannin, and manages to simultaneously create a serious impression and be perfumed and frivolous." 93 points James Suckling: "Beautiful florals here. This has a neat purity and alluring fruit perfume, lightly candied, the palate delivers flavors of blood orange, raspberry and pink grapefruit, tannins are lacy and lithe; a great example of Mclaren Vale ...Read More » 


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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 Vinous: "(a blend of grenache, shiraz, mourvedre, carignan and c ...Read More » 


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2013 John Duval "Entity" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $40)

95 points James Halliday: "Allow this wine time to breathe and it spreads its wings impressively. It tastes of dark, sweet-centred blackberry, chocolate, mocha and ground spices but the way it combines freshness and depth is the thing; and then there's the way guy ropes of flavour-packed tannin stake a deep hold, keeping everything in place both now and long into the future." (2/2015) 93 points Vinous: "Opaque ruby. Exotic black and blue fruits, incense and smoky Indian spices on the explosively perfumed nose. Sweet, round and fleshy in the mouth, with primary dark fruit flavors complicated by hints o ...Read More » 


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2014 Hentley Farm "The Stray Mongrel" Grenache Blend Barossa Valley

94 points James Halliday: "James Halliday's Wine Companion - Winery Of The Year 2015! Hentley Farm has a single-minded focus on producing what is as close as you're ever going find in Australia to a Grand Cru Burgundy or a First Growth Bordeaux. * Special Value Selection* The 2014 Stray Mongrel is a bits and pieces 58/38/4% blend of grenache, shiraz and zinfandel, picked and fermented separately. The red berry fruits of the grenache and darker fruits of the shiraz have come together very well, particularly with its fresh finish. All a bit mysterious how this happened." (3/2015) K&L Notes: Hent... Read More » 


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JH 94

2012 Torbreck "The Steading" Grenache-Shiraz-Mataro Barossa Valley South Australia

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium garnet in color with a purple rim, the 2012 The Steading (a blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro) has a beautifully open nose of kirsch, mulberries and black raspberries with white pepper, dusty earth and Chinese five spice suggestions. Full-bodied and yet wonderfully poised in the mouth, the silky tannins and refreshing acid support the generous flesh throughout the long, spicy finish. 93+ (LPB)" (6/2015) K&L Notes: 94 points Wine Front Magazine: "Heady out of the glass - spikes of hot, warm fruit, black coffee, liquorice, dried fruits. Heady nectar. Smooth, ... Read More » 


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RP 93

2013 John Duval "Eligo" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Very deep purple-black in color, the 2013 Eligo has an intoxicating nose of creme de cassis, blueberry tart and violets with underlying menthol, cloves, fenugreek, licorice and dark chocolate hints. The medium to full-bodied palate is youthfully restrained, with taut, muscular blackberry and exotic spice flavors supported by fine-grained, firm tannins and lively acid, finishing with excellent length. This is a very classy 2013 Shiraz! (LPB)" (6/2016) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Intriguing and juicy, featuring brambly wild berry and floral flavors mingling in a dense core, with baking ...Read More » 


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RP 98 WS 94

2009 Mollydooker "Velvet Glove" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Velvet Glove offers ripe and rich black cherry aromas that are very fragrant and youthful with accents of licorice and toast, marmite and blueberry pie. Very spicy, rich and full-bodied in the mouth, it has a bright acid line, medium-firm, grainy tannins and a long and voluptuous length on the finish. (LPB)" (2/2013) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Polished, expressive, supple and velvety, glowing brightly with notes of blueberry and black and damson plum, with a panoply of sweet spices. All the flavors meld together with impressive integrity, persis ...Read More » 


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RP 97 WS 96

2014 Brash Higgins "GR/M" McLaren Vale South Australia

95 points James Halliday: "Such a good wine. Flesh, spice, structure and length. Pretty aromas and fruits, fun and inviting, turn seriously savoury and sinewy as the flavour drives through the palate. Elegant and majestic at once." (11/2015) 93 points James Suckling: "What a burst of fresh, vibrant and bramby fruit this is. Really impressive raspberry and blueberry fruits that smell so deiciously sweet and ripe. The palate has an elegant structural frame with a core of juicy, concentrated raspberry and blueberry fruit flavors. Balanced superbly, super fresh and about as pure as you can get." (2/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale ruby/ ...Read More » 


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2015 Grosset "Polish Hill" Riesling Clare Valley South Australia

97 points James Halliday: "The floral bouquet is still to fully open its wings and fly, but the palate makes you spring to attention, its natural acid structure providing a superb framework for the fruit to clamber all over. As you come back again and again, the purity and balance of the flavours shine even more brightly, the length and balance immaculate, lime, lemon and a hint of apple exactly pitched. It is a finer wine than the joyous Springvale. 12.7% alc." 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The coy, youthfully mute 2015 Riesling Polish Hill has a mineral and wet pebble laced nose over notes of lime leaves, yuzu ...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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2013 Raidis Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia

Classic Coonawarra Cab packed full of blue fruit with lovely tobacco notes and whiffs of mint and eucalyptus. The fruit has great drive and purity. I think Coonawarra is one of the best areas for Cabernet in Australia and this bottle shows why for a pretty inexpensive price. Made by a small family owned operation the Raidis Family. (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L Aussie Wine Buyer). 


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2013 BK Wines "Skin 'n Bones" Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills South Australia (Previously $40)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, hazy red. Intense, spice-accented red berry and potpourri scents show striking energy and pick up notes of sassafras and incense with air. Offers gently sweet raspberry and rose pastille flavors and a strong note of spicecake, with tangy acidity adding lift. Clean, sharply focused Pinot with superb finishing energy and length. This expressive wine was fermented on its skins for 100 days and made with 30% whole clusters. (JR)" (7/2014) 90 points Wine & Spirits: "The name of the wine references skin contact, in this case, 100 days on the skins, although tasted blind, the wine d ...Read More » 


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ST 92 W&S 90

2014 Mr. Riggs "Mrs Viognier" Piebald Gully Vineyard McLaren Vale

90 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe, rich and polished, with apricot-scented pear and floral flavors on a generous frame. Not heavy, but well-formed. Drink now through 2018. 287 cases made."  


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WS 90

2009 Penfolds "Bin 169" Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia

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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2002 Clarendon Hills "Romas" Old Vines Grenache

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium-deep ruby in color with a touch of brick, the 2002 Romas Vineyard Grenache offers ripe red currant and red cherry notes that are showing a little evolution, but not too much, plus a slight whiff of menthol and bay leaf. Still very young, this densely packed wine is ripe, rich and concentrated in the mouth and framed by medium-firm, very fine tannins through the long finish. Drink it now to 2022. (LPB)" (2/2014) K&L Notes: 96 points Robert Parker: "The 2002 Grenache Old Vines Romas Vineyard’s saturated ruby/purple color is followed by a superb bouquet of black ... Read More » 


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RP 95

2014 Ochota Barrels "The Green Room" Grenache-Syrah McLaren Vale South Australia (Previously $40)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale vibrant ruby, the 2014 The Green Room Grenache Syrah is a blend of 88% Grenache and 12% Syrah that reveals lifted red cherry, crushed raspberry and red plum nose with spice box, roses, potpourri and peppery hints plus a waft of dried herbs. Light-bodied, fresh, silky and multilayered, the palate shows beautiful elegance. This wine defies your conceptions of McLaren Vale. (LPB)" (8/2015) 92 points Vinous: "Brilliant red. Pungent red berry and candied rose scents are complicated by a smoky mineral quality and a hint of Asian spices. Spicy, distinctly elegant raspberry and ...Read More » 


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2001 Clarendon Hills "Romas Vineyard" Old Vine Grenache South Australia

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium garnet-brick in color, the 2001 Romas Vineyard Grenache flaunts attractive aromas of ripe cherries, kirsch, licorice, black pepper and charcoal. A bit of a beast, this full-bodied, rich and dense wine is contoured by a medium level of very fine tannins and a lively, balanced acid line before it finishes long and layered. Drink it now to 2020. I am grateful to Roman Bratasiuk for presenting me with small verticals from his cellar of some of his greatest vineyard sources for this report, including the Merlot (as an indication that Merlot can do well ...Read More » 


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2013 Langmeil "Fifth Wave" Grenache Barossa Valley South Australia (Previously $40)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Grenache is being treated with more and more respect around Australia, which means more bottlings are reaching the variety’s potential. Gentle herbal notes intertwine with bunches of black cherries and a hint of vanilla in this medium- to full-bodied example. Hints of red peppercorn capture a unique combination of fruit and spice, while the finish is long and crisp." 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Grenache Fifth Wave offers primary fruit notes of crushed cherries and raspberries with nuances of violets, cinnamon stick, anise and mandarin peel. Big, ...Read More » 


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2005 Clarendon Hills "Romas" Grenache Clarendon South Australia
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Clarendon Hills "Romas" Grenache Clarendon South Australia (95RP, 94ST, 94WS, 93W&S, 93WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Grenache Romas Vineyard delivers more complexity than the Onkaparinga, both aromatically and on the palate. An enticing perfume of damp earth, truffle, clove, black cherry, and blackberry is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, structured wine which will need a decade to reveal its full potential. Although it oozes with fruit and can be enjoyed now, it merits extended cellaring. (JM)" (10/2007) 

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2005 Clarendon Hills "Romas" Grenache Clarendon South Australia (qty: 2)


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2003 Henry's Drive "Reserve" Shiraz Padthaway South Australia

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2003 Shiraz Reserve, which I assume is made from the richest barrels, has all the same characteristics of the regular bottling, with more weight, opulence, and persistence. The 16% alcohol is beautifully concealed by its prodigious concentration. Readers who love the extroverted personalities of these wild and crazy Australian reds should drink it over the next 10-12 years." (10/2005) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Big, muscular style has ultraripe cherry and dusky spice flavors, finishing with flavors of rare meat and pepper. A brawny wine that's also a bit hot. Best after 2007. (H ...Read More » 


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2005 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Bid on this bottle 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) 

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2005 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (qty: 1)


End Date: Oct 4 2016 3:00PM PT

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RP 95 ST 93

2005 Kaesler "The Bogan" Barossa Shiraz

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Aged in new and one-year-old American oak, and made in a completely different style, the 2005 Shiraz The Bogan (from 25- to 105-year-old vines) is a dense purple-colored effort displaying an exuberant nose of toast, blackberries, cassis, cherries, and damp earth. It is full-bodied and powerful with fabulous purity and texture as well as a blockbuster finish. This is a classic example of Barossa Shiraz at its finest. (RP)" (10/2006) 95 points James Halliday: "Like all the Kaesler wines, carries the extreme alcohol with surprising ease; black fruits and a bright finish; from 1899 and ...Read More » 


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2006 Whip Hand Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The opaque purple-colored 2006 Whip-Hand is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Touriga Nacional, and 2.5% Petite Verdot sourced from a single vineyard and put together by winemakers Justin Lane, Hamish Maguire, and Adam Hooper. It offers up a fragrant bouquet of cedar, cigar box, violets, blackberry, and black currant. This leads to a full-bodied wine with an expansive palate loaded with succulent, layered, spicy fruit with significant complexity even at this early stage of its development. At the same time,... Read More » 


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RP 94

2001 Clarendon Hills "Clarendon Vineyard" Old Vines Grenache South Australia

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Grenache Old Vines Clarendon Vineyard’s soaring aromatics envelop the olfactory senses offering up notes of freshly ground pepper, spice box, plums, figs, black cherries, and balsam wood. Full-bodied, thick, and unctuously-textured with great finishing acidity that gives delineation and uplift to the wine’s enormous concentration and overall purity, it is a stunning example of old vine Grenache that should drink well for a decade. (RP)" (8/2003) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. High-pitched, perfumed, floral aromas of cherry, raspberry and eucalyptus. Dense and smooth ...Read More » 


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2001 Clarendon Hills "Astralis" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Syrah Astralis Vineyard may be just as compelling as the 2002. Tighter because of being in the bottle, it is an extraordinary effort that offers the essence of graphite, blackberry liqueur, espresso, and acacia flowers, all combining into an olfactory smorgasbord for the senses. Sensationally concentrated, with sweet tannin, but neither weighty nor over the top as might be expected for a wine of such extreme richness, it is an extraordinarily well-delineated Syrah that should hit its prime in 10-12 years, and last for 30-40. Hail Caesar ... I me ...Read More » 


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2002 Torbreck "RunRig" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia New!
2002 Torbreck "RunRig" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Extraordinarily opulent and rich, but playing it closer to the vest than the 2001, it gets my nod as one of the most remarkable wines made in either the Southern or Northern Hemisphere. An inky/purple color is accompanied by a sumptuous bouquet of apricots, honeysuckle, black raspberries, blackberries, licorice, and a hint of roasted meats. The wood has been soaked up by the wine’s extraordinary concentration....Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020+. (RP)" (10/2005) 95 points James Halliday: "Medium-bodied; fragrant, elegant style with lifted aromatics and a finely drawn, structured and ...Read More » 


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2014 BK Wines "Cult" Syrah Adelaide Hills South Australia (Elsewhere $40+)

93 points James Suckling: "This cooler vintage has delivered an attractive pepper-dusted nose that is loaded with spice and fragrance, the oak is a support act to vibrant black cherry and blueberry fruits. The palate is all sappy and succulent, really layered, smooth and juicy tannins have good drive and depth, delivering a long, even blood plum finish. Drink now and up to 2022." (6/2016) 93 points Vinous: "Bright violet color. Assertive blueberry and floral pastille scents are complicated by suggestions of black olive, allspice and cracked pepper. Silky, broad and appealingly sweet, showing excellent ...Read More » 


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