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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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Oakridge Estate "Over the Shoulder" Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria Top Pick!
2012 Oakridge Estate "Over the Shoulder" Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria

90 points James Halliday: "Pepper-laden shiraz. Meaty, mid-weight style. Cherry-flavoured fruit. Has enough interest, flavour and form to satisfy. Chewy finish. Toasty/spicy oak tops it off nicely." (2/2014)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Wine Club

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JH 90

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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JH 95

2012 Amelia Park Shiraz Frankland River Western Australia Top Pick!
2012 Amelia Park Shiraz Frankland River Western Australia

94 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Deep crimson; it has a rich and vibrant bouquet of black fruits, spice and pepper; the 12 months it spent in oak also makes its presence felt, joining with the tannins on the medium-bodied palate to provide excellent texture and structure." (3/2014) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "This wine has great richness of flavour, aromas of spicy cherry and plum and a soft fruit-driven palate delivering dark berries, liquorice and subtle tannins. The wine is approachable but will continue to develop and improve with cellaring. We source a single viney... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JH 94

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


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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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JH 94

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

2010 Chapoutier-Laughton (La Pleiade) "Cluster M45" Shiraz Heathcote Victoria (Elsewhere $80)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple, the 2010 Cluster M45 Shiraz has lovely floral and herbal notes wafting over a solid core of youthful blackberries and black cherries with nuances of Chinese five spice and cloves. Great intensity and balance in a rather modest medium-full body with great graininess to the tannins and plenty of freshness. It finishes long. Note that no 2011 Cluster M45 was produced. (LPB)" (2/2015)95 points James Halliday: "Medium red-purple; while I remain to be convinced the baume (and hence alcohol) level was necessary, it is fair to say that the wine carries it without undue ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


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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RP 97 JS 93

2012 Innocent Bystander Syrah Yarra Valley Victoria (Previously $17.00)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(made with 40% whole clusters): Brilliant ruby. Assertive aromas of dark berry preserves, incense and Asian spices, with a suave potpourri nuance coming out with aeration. Juicy, focused blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are given lift by tangy acidity and a hint of cracked pepper. Shows excellent clarity and thrust on the finish, which clings with spicy urgency and gentle tannins." (8/2014)91 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh, expressive and light-footed, with delicate hints of sandalwood, black tea and mint layered around a lithe core of blackberry and licorice, lingering with ...Read More » 


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ST 91 WS 91

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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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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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 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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 91

2012 Dalwhinnie "Moonambel" Shiraz Pyrenees Victoria

95 points James Halliday: "The deep purple-crimson colour semaphores serious intent, thoroughly intimidating when you realise this is the fourth tier of Dalwhinnie's Shiraz releases; the intimidation continues with a black fruits, tar and licorice bouquet of what is an unashamedly full-bodied Shiraz needing to be left alone until '20." (7/2014)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Shiraz Moonambel offers a gorgeous perfume of violets, aniseed and dark chocolate over a core of cassis, ripe blackberries and cedar plus a hint of spice box. Medium-bodied, fine, elegant and tightly woun ...Read More » 


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JH 95 RP 94

2013 Glaetzer-Dixon Family Wines "Mon Pere" Shiraz Tasmania

91 points Wine Spectator: "Velvety, ripe and peppery, with a distinct spicy note running through the plum and currant fruit, finishing with a fleshy texture and zippy balance. Drink now through 2021. 200 cases made." (6/2015)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium garnet-purple, the 2013 Mon Pere Shiraz exudes black pepper and cloves aromas over a core of black cherries, mulberries and plums. Medium-bodied, it gives plenty of freshly crushed black berry and pepper-laced flavors with a racy acid line and just enough rounded tannins, finishing very spicy. This is lovely cool-climate Shiraz!" (4/2015)  


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WS 91 RP 90

2012 Oakridge Estate Single Vineyard Series "Oakridge/Whitsend Vineyard" Shiraz Yarra Valley (Elsewhere $35)

94 points James Halliday: "From the west-facing Whitsend Vineyard (66%) and the east-facing estate vineyard (34%); whole berry and whole bunch-fermented in open fermenters, then 12 months in French puncheons. Bright, clear crimson-purple; it has a particularly fragrant bouquet and a perfectly balanced medium-bodied palate, spice common to both; blackberry, plum, cedar and fine, but persistent, tannins in the mouth." (8/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale to medium garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Whitsend & Oakridge Vineyards Shiraz notes of red currants, blackberries and mulberries with touches of black pe ...Read More » 


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JH 94

2012 Eden Road "Long Road" Shiraz Canberra Hilltops New South Wales

94 points James Halliday: "It's a light, fragrant, 'Burgundian' rendition of shiraz. The kind that is often labelled as 'syrah'. It was mostly grown at Gundagai (92%) with input from grapes grown in the Canberra and Hilltops wine regions. 25% whole bunches. It tastes of roasted nuts, red cherries, undergrowthy herbs and woodspice. Its balance is impeccable, as is the wrap of tannin though the juicy finish. Exciting face of Aussie shiraz." (7/2014) K&L Notes: Since its very first vintage when it won the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, The Long Road Shiraz has quickly become eagerly sought-after. ... Read More » 


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JH 94

2013 Syrahmi "Demi" Syrah Heathcote Victoria

95 points James Halliday: "Sourced from the high quality Greenstone Vineyard; given a 4-day cold soak with 60% whole bunches in the hand-plunged, wild yeast ferment; spent 25-40+ days on skins, followed by 10 months in French oak (25% new). Deeply coloured, it has an exotic, strongly spiced bouquet, followed by an intense, full-bodied palate that, despite its power, remains light on its feet; the flavours of the palate are particularly wide ranging, dark berries and spicy, herbal notes the most obvious; excellent structure and length." (7/2014)93 points Wine Spectator: "Sturdy, focused and beautifully knit, ...Read More » 


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JH 95 WS 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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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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2002 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (375ml)

94 points James Halliday: "Clean and quite fragrant; abundant blackberry and dark chocolate fruit; controlled extract and good balance." (10/2004)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "After re-tasting the 2002 The Dead Arm Shiraz, I believe my initial rating is correct. It still plays it close to the vest, exhibiting loads of cassis, asphalt, smoke, and barbecue spice-like aromas along with full-bodied flavors... well-made and impressive, it remains backward and restrained..." (10/2005)92 points Wine Spectator: "Rich, complex, but not at all heavy-handed, a plush, heady mouthful of black cherry, blackberry, menthol and a wee touch of forest mushr ...Read More » 


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2013 Harkham "Aziza's" Shiraz Hunter Valley (Sulphur Free / Natural Wine) (Elsewhere $40)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby. Smoky cherry and blackberry scents are lifted by a minerally nuance and peppery spices. Sappy, penetrating and focused, offering sweet dark fruit and floral pastille flavors that gain weight with air. Refreshingly pure and lively on the finish, with the floral and spice notes strongly repeating." (7/2014)90 points Wine & Spirits: "Richard Harkham produces a preservative-free beer in Australia, and now makes this no-added-sulfur shiraz with his father, Terry, at the Hunter Valley estate they purchased in 2005. Aziza’s comes off oaky at first, needing plenty of air fo ...Read More » 


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ST 91 W&S 90

1998 Kay Brothers "Amery Vineyards Block 6" Shiraz Back In Stock!
1998 Kay Brothers "Amery Vineyards Block 6" Shiraz

92 points Wine Spectator: "Distinctive stuff. Ripe, rich and exotic, a powerful mouthful of berry, cherry and floral flavors, mixing intriguing sweet spice and peppery notes into the long finish." (7/2001)  


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WS 92

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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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) 

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2005 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (qty: 6)


End Date: Sep 5 2015 12:30PM PT

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RP 95 ST 93

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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Hundred Acre "Ancient Way Vineyard - Deep Time - Summer's Block" Barossa Valley Shiraz

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark purple. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit compote, singed plum, cola and mocha scents are complemented by notes of violet pastille and licorice. Broad, palate-coating blackberry liqueur and fruitcake flavors show striking depth and a plush, velvety texture. Decadently rich but surprisingly lively, finishing with superb power and thrust and smooth, late-arriving tannins." (7/2014)  


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ST 94

2002 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

94 points James Halliday: "Clean and quite fragrant; abundant blackberry and dark chocolate fruit; controlled extract and good balance." (10/2004)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "After re-tasting the 2002 The Dead Arm Shiraz, I believe my initial rating is correct. It still plays it close to the vest, exhibiting loads of cassis, asphalt, smoke, and barbecue spice-like aromas along with full-bodied flavors... well-made and impressive, it remains backward and restrained..." (10/2005)92 points Wine Spectator: "Rich, complex, but not at all heavy-handed, a plush, heady mouthful of black cherry, blackberry, menthol and a wee touch of forest mushr ...Read More » 


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2002 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2002 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (94JH, 93RP, 92WS, 91ST, 91WE). James Halliday: "Clean and quite fragrant; abundant blackberry and dark chocolate fruit; controlled extract and good balance." (10/2004) 

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2002 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (qty: 2)


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1995 Leasingham Shiraz Clare Valley (Previously $35)

87 points from wine critic Robert Parker… 'Plump. Fruity. Concentrated wine with plenty pepper amd blackberry/cassis fruit.' 


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2004 Two Hands "Angel's Share" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Shiraz Angel’s Share is a hedonistic effort. A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a fruit-filled wine with a gorgeously complex nose of lead pencil shavings, charcoal, blackberries, and cassis. Medium to full-bodied, with admirable purity, balance, and the tell-tale opulence and voluptuous texture this estate’s wines all seem to possess, it should be enjoyed over the next 7-8 years." (10/2005) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright medium ruby. Sweet dark berries and a musky, porty ripeness on the nose, with espresso, licorice and fruity pepper nuances. Fat and creamy in t ...Read More » 


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RP 95

2012 Mollydooker "The Carnival of Love" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2012 Mollydooker "The Carnival of Love" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (95RP, 95WS). Wine Spectator: "#2 Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2014!!! Sinewy, lithe and expressive, packing red berry, black cherry and cardamom aromas and flavors into a tightly focused package. The finish expands and powers up, driving a long and meaty finish. Displays muscle and poise. Drink now through 2022." (06/2014) 

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2012 Mollydooker "The Carnival of Love" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (qty: 2)


End Date: Sep 3 2015 12:00PM PT

Current Bid: $130.00
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RP 95 WS 95

2006 Glaetzer "Amon-Ra" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

96 points James Halliday: "Impenetrable colour; a full-bodied palate, stacked to the gills with layer-upon-layer of blackberry, prune, licorice and plum fruit, yet the tannin and oak are not overdone, nor is the alcohol. Oh for a screwcap." (7/2008)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Barely budging in hue, the 2006 Amon-Ra Shiraz gives a very deep purple-black color and earthy, gamey aromas of forest floor, moss covered bark, Peking duck skin, mulberries, dried plums, blackberry preserves, incense, cinnamon stick and cloves. Very crisp, concentrated and full with medium-firm velvety tannins, it presents a slightly wa ...Read More » 


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2005 Mollydooker "Carnival of Love" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Carnival of Love was the first vintage produced of this wine. It has a deep garnet-brick and pronounced earthy, meaty, gamey aromas with nuances of coffee, damp loam, salami and iron ore over a core of dried plums, potpourri and kirsch. Very rich and full bodied, the fruit is just beginning to mature with a nice line of very crisp acid cutting through and medium level of grainy tannins, finishing very long with some licorice notes. Delicious now, it should continue to cellar to 2018+." (2/2012)94 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* Brims with personality, playing ...Read More » 


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RP 98 WS 94

2001 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2001 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (98RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Readers should be on the look out for the 2001 The Dead Arm Shiraz, one of the greatest examples of this cuvee. Its dense, black/purple color is accompanied by celestial aromas of melted licorice, graphite, blackberries, cassis, incense, anise, and toasty oak. Fabulously concentrated, with great purity, an unctuous, viscous texture, and an amazingly long, 60-second plus finish, this fabulous baby will need 5-6 years of cellaring, and should drink well over the following 20-25 years." (08/2003) 

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2001 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (qty: 4)


End Date: Sep 4 2015 4:00PM PT

Current Bid: $300.00
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RP 98

2001 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia Back In Stock!
2001 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Readers should be on the look out for the 2001 The Dead Arm Shiraz, one of the greatest examples of this cuvee. Its dense, black/purple color is accompanied by celestial aromas of melted licorice, graphite, blackberries, cassis, incense, anise, and toasty oak. Fabulously concentrated, with great purity, an unctuous, viscous texture, and an amazingly long, 60-second plus finish, this fabulous baby will need 5-6 years of cellaring, and should drink well over the following 20-25 years." (8/2003) James Halliday: "Complex, rich licorice and blackberry aromas; palate crammed wit ...Read More » 


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RP 98

2004 Mitolo "GAM" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Aged 18 months in primarily French oak, the 2004 Shiraz G.A.M. is an exceptional example of a precise yet full-flavored, concentrated Shiraz. Its gorgeous perfume of blueberries, blackberries, camphor, licorice, and pain grille is followed by an inky/blue/purple-colored wine offering superb purity, full-bodied richness, and gorgeous depth as well as texture. This fabulous effort is another example of Ben Glaetzer’s brilliant talents. It should drink well for 15 years. (RP)" (10/2005)94 points James Halliday: "**Five Stars** Deep colour, excellent hue; concentrated and rich red and ...Read More » 


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2004 Shirvington Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The sensational 2004 Shiraz’s inky/purple color is followed by aromas of graphite, blueberries, and creme de cassis. It offers wonderful purity, plenty of stuffing, toasty espresso notes from new oak barrels, admirable intensity, and a tremendous finish. Drink it over the next decade. Former winemakers Sarah and Sparky Marquis have left Shirvington and the wine is now being made by Kim Johnston. Little has changed, although the 2004s appear to be more streamlined and delicate than their 2003 and 2002 counterparts." (10/2005)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark purple. Ripe blackberry an ...Read More » 


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RP 95 ST 90

1997 Penfolds "Grange" Shiraz South Australia

94 points Jancis Robinson: "Medium to full red, with just a touch of purple remaining; powerful, complex dark fruits, chocolate and savoury lemon/vanilla oak on the bouquet, then a similarly powerful palate where earth and chocolate join the chorus of flavours promised by the bouquet; persistent tannins, of course. (Date tasted, June 19, 2002)"94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1997 Grange (a blend of 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon) looks to be a classic Grange, although slightly softer and more forward than the backward 1996. The saturated purple-colored 1997 offers a gorgeously sweet nose of blackberry li ...Read More » 


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2002 Henry's Drive Shiraz

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dense purple-colored 2002 Shiraz is even better than the Cabernet Sauvignon. Pure blackberry liqueur intermixed with camphor, lead pencil shavings, pepper, and earth notes jump from the glass of this full-bodied, unctuously-textured monster. This opulent, hedonistic 2002 boasts great richness, intensity, and length. How will it age? Although still youthful, it offers fabulous drinking at present, should improve over the next 3-4 years, and last for a decade thereafter. However, there is no reason to defer your gratification. To quote importer Dan Phi ...Read More » 


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RP 93

1999 D'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia Back In Stock!
1999 D'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This estate's most renowned offering is their old vine Shiraz (90+ year old vines) called The Dead Arm. The unfined/unfiltered 1999 The Dead Arm Shiraz (2,000 cases) was aged in 100% new oak, of which 70% was American and 30% French. It is about as natural and unmanipulated a product of the vineyard as one can find. Full-bodied and awesomely rich, notes of black pepper, licorice, and blackberry as well as cherry liqueur cascade over the palate with enormous concentration and intensity, high tannin, and a structured, muscular style. Give it 3-4 years of c ...Read More » 


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1999 Elderton "Command" Single Vineyard Shiraz Barossa Valley Back In Stock!
1999 Elderton "Command" Single Vineyard Shiraz Barossa Valley

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The fabulously concentrated, black/ruby-colored 1999 exhibits great intensity, massive body, and huge notes of smoke, licorice, creosote, blackberries, truffles, and vanilla. This is a dense, chewy, classic example of the full-flavored, massive style that can emerge from old-vine Barossa Valley Shiraz." (8/2003)94 points Wine Spectator: "Rich, warm, ripe and generous with its black cherry, tar, coffee and licorice flavors, which echo on the superfine, polished frame. Has density without excessive weight, and it lingers beautifully." (12/2003) K&L Notes: One of the greats from Barossa, the Elder... Read More » 


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RP 94 WS 94

2004 Glaetzer "Amon-Ra" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The finest of this trio is the flagship cuvee, the 2004 Shiraz produced from 80- to 150-year-old dry farmed vineyards in the northern Ebenezer sector of the Barossa. Aged 16 months in French oak and American hogsheads, this larger-than-life, fascinating wine (cropped at .25 to 1 ton of fruit per acre) offers big, sweet, blackberry and cassis characteristics intermixed with notions of smoke, licorice, and pain grille. A wine of amazing extract, richness, and full-bodied power, with great purity as well as balance, this stunning offering should age effortl ...Read More » 


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1995 Penfolds "Grange" Shiraz South Australia

97 points Wine Spectator: "A massive wine, majestic in its proportions,combining power and grace in equal measure. Flavors of plum, blackberry, chocolate and pepper, with hints of cedar, licorice and mint, swirl through the exotic finish. Tannins swarm but don't overwhelm the finish, which echoes all day and night. Best from 2004 through 2020." (12/2000)96 points Wine & Spirits: "No tasting note." (12/2000)95 points James Halliday: "In the manner of all great stayers, has picked up pace markedly over the past year. Deeply coloured, ripe cherry, spice, vanilla and a hint of licorice rumble through the bouquet; the palate is powerful and ...Read More » 


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1990 Penfolds "Grange" Shiraz South Australia

98 points Wine Spectator: "Magnificent, exotic, a veritable cascade of opulent flavors--earthy currant, black cherry and licorice--on a grand frame of incredible length, wrapped in finely grained tannins. Feels like it can age through 2010 or 2020, at least.--Penfolds Grange vertical. 8,000 cases made." (1/1997)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-brick colored, the 1990 Penfolds Grange has an evolved, earthy character of damp loam, black truffles and tar with an underlying core of figs, dried mulberries, salami and aniseed. There's a good amount of savory flesh supported by a crisp acid line and medium to ...Read More » 


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WS 98 RP 95

1996 Penfolds "Grange" Shiraz South Australia

97 points James Halliday: "*Five Stars* Medium to full red-purple, still bright after five years, vibrant cherry and plum fruit aromas more than handle the oak on the bouquet; the palate is sumptuous, but not heavy, the cherry and plum flavours tracking the bouquet. The wine has a very long finish, with fine, integrated tannins. Destined to become one of the great Granges." (7/2011)97 points Wine & Spirits: "No note given." (4/2001)96 points Wine Enthusiast: "**Cellar Selection** As unevolved as they are, the dense and multilayered aromas and flavors are truly impressive here. Black currant, herb, tea, oak, vanilla, maple, anise, blue ...Read More » 


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