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2010 d'Arenberg "Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (Elsewhere $60+) Top Pick!
2010 d'Arenberg "Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (Elsewhere $60+)

96 points James Halliday: "An unambiguously top class version of a distinguished lineage; the colour is as bright as the spicy red fruit aromas of the bouquet, the palate with a cascade of red and black fruits, spice, licorice and bitter chocolate flavours, yet providing all this with finesse and calm." (2/2014) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Dead Arm Shiraz has slightly evolving blackberry notes wafting over a core of forest fruit coulis and dried mulberries accented by suggestions of sandalwood, Indian spices and dried Mediterranean herbs. Medium to full-bodied with loads of ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2012 Oakridge Estate "Over the Shoulder" Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria (Elsewhere $20+) Top Pick!
2012 Oakridge Estate "Over the Shoulder" Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria (Elsewhere $20+)

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) K&L Notes: All estate fruit from Oakridge Estate in Yarra Valley. The wine shows lovely perfumed notes of red currant, raspberry and toasted spices. The palate is medium bodied with great vibrant energy and fine soft tannins. Flavors of ripe red berries with some darker richer fruit emerghing, exotic spices, a little lick of classy french oak, and some warm earth notes in the finish. Great... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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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 Howard Park "Leston Vineyard" Shiraz Margaret River

95 points James Halliday: "Spent 18 months in new and 1-year-old French barriques. As the Shiraz vines in Margaret River have become mature, so has the depth of the fruit intensified, this wine a prime example, as its layers of black fruits and almost creamy tannins show; needless to say, the cedary impact of the French oak also plays a significant role." (2/2014)  


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JH 95

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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Yangarra Estate Shiraz McLaren Vale (Previously $22.00)

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 Dalwhinnie "Moonambel" Shiraz Pyrenees Victoria (Previously $40)

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

2014 BK Wines "Cult" Syrah Adelaide Hills South Australia

Winemaker's Notes: "When Cult Syrah first hit the scene he was a mouthy upstart; a belligerent, in-your-face raconteur with noisy, controversial opinions on everything from Justin Bieber to geopolitics. With every subsequent vintage he has matured, though we would never say mellowed. Gone are the screaming outbursts and rough edges verging at times on frivolity, replaced by a seriousness of purpose and the wisdom not to offend. He’s a grown-up sherbet, a tannic sorbet. He’s black pepper, curry leaf, cumin, bacon fat and salt. Where once he fidgeted, Cul... Read More » 


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All Saints Sparkling Shiraz Rutherglen

Wine Spectator: "Soft and fizzy, with pretty black raspberry and hints of smoke in the flavor mix, finishing with deftness. (Web-2013)" K&L Notes: This sparkling wine shows depth of flavour with true varietal character and style. Deep crimson in colour, it displays fresh berry fruit aromas complemented by subtle vanillin oak characters. Soft, full and flavoursome, the palate is intense and persistent in flavour, with great structure. The rich fruit sweetness of Shiraz is balanced with natural tannin and acid giving a lively, fresh palate and the influence of light oak further enhance... Read More » 


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2012 Eden Road "Long Road" Shiraz Canberra Hilltops New South Wales (Previously $27)

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 Glaetzer "Amon-Ra" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Amon Ra has youthfully toned-down notes of blackcurrants, blackberry preserves, plums and cracked pepper with nuances of licorice, dark chocolate, cedar and black earth. The palate has wonderful balance and elegance for its commendable concentration and fullness, with tons of muscular fruit and spice layers framed by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with great persistence. (LPB)" (6/2015) 95 points James Halliday: "From vines between 50-130 yo, yield 2t/ha; open-fermented in 1 and 2-tonne pots, post-fermentation maceration, mat ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 De Iuliis "LDR" Single Vineyard Shiraz Hunter Valley New South Wales (Elsewhere $40)

95 points James Halliday: "Crimson-purple; has everything you could wish for, everything in its right place, everything in balance: expressive blackberry/black cherry fruit; some regional earth and spice; and ripe, balanced tannins to carry it through the coming decades." (9/2011) K&L Notes: LDR stands for Lovedale Road, the address of the De Iuliis family vineyard, where Shiraz grapes were planted on heavy clay soils in 1990. This unique Single Vineyard Shiraz displays all the hallmarks of a Hunter classic: Elegant, medium-bodied, earthy and savoury, a hint of cherry, plum, and blackcurrants ... Read More » 


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JH 95

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

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

96 points James Halliday: "As remarkable as it sounds/seems, this label makes shiraz in Tasmania look easy. This is a top-notch wine in anyone's language. It's cool climate by nature but mostly it's exquisitely well polished. Peanuts, licorice, bright cherries, cloves and a wide assortments of spices. It all unfolds slowly, magically, inexorably. Quite mesmerising." 94 points James Suckling: "Plenty of sweet biscuity spices on offer in this rare Tasmanian shiraz, this has bright raspberry and red plum fruits on the nose, some musky florals and fine-ground peppery elements too. Good complexity. The palate deli ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


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." (12/2013)  


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JH 96

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

2002 Penny's Hill Shiraz McLaren Vale

92 points Robert Parker: "The 2002 Shiraz is an elegant yet powerful red aged 22 months in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels. Deep ruby/purple-colored, with full body, and loads of blackberry, cassis, licorice, earth, and vanilla aromas as well as flavors, this chewy Shiraz possesses good underlying acidity along with fine definition and purity. It should drink well for 7-8 years." (10/04) 


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2009 Glaetzer "Amon-Ra" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

96+ points Robert Parker: "The 2009 Amon-Ra Shiraz displays a very deep purple-black color and floral notes of violets and wilted rose petals over mulberries, blueberries, star anise, mocha, fenugreek, cumin seeds, cloves and tree bark plus some toasty oak. Full-bodied and rich yet not overly so, it has refreshingly crisp acid and firm grainy tannins texturing the long spicy finish. Give it at least 2 years more in bottle and consider drinking it 2013 to 2024+." (12/10) 


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RP 96


1998 Hardys "Eileen Hardy" Shiraz McLaren Vale-Padthaway-Clare South Australia

96 points Wine & Spirits: "(no tasting note given)" (2/2002) 95 points James Suckling: "Dense and brooding when first released, it has already evolved into a highly sophisticated marriage of fruit and oak on bouquet and palate; the latter's excellent savoury tannin structure balances the lashings of opulent fruit." (7/2011) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Seemingly close to maturity, this dark plum/ruby-colored 1998 offers up sweet aromas of damp earth, compost, pepper, and black currant fruit. The wood component is kept well in the background in this distinctively earthy, ripe, fleshy, full-bodied Shiraz. Consume it over the next decade. ...Read More » 


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2001 Barossa Valley Estate "Ebenezer" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

According to the Wine Spectator: "Ripe, round and gamy as well, with meaty...Drink now through 2008. 1,000 cases imported." (Web only, 2005) 


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2002 Gibson Shiraz Barossa Valley

94 Points, The Wine Spectator: "Gloriously dark, rich and ripe in flavor, with sweet plum, cherry and scads of exotic spices mingling in the mouth, offering layers of flavor, swarms of fine tannins and tremendous length. A vineyard-driven wine. This is a keeper." (09/2005) 


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WS 94

1999 Hardys "Eileen Hardy" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

95 points James Halliday: "Dense red-purple; the bouquet offers a rich amalgam of ripe black cherry fruit, dark chocolate and spicy French oak; the sumptuous and dense palate has a similar chewy mix of ripe fruit and spicy/toasty oak, sustained by ripe tannins. Irresistible Show style." (10/2002) 94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full, dark red. Complex, musky, exotic nose combines violet, cassis, mint, spices and black pepper, with cedar and vanillin notes and a suggestion of meatiness. Plush on the palate, with intense, minty, slightly meaty cassis, plum and prune flavors harmoniously knit with creamy chocolatey o ...Read More » 


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JH 95 ST 94


1996 Coriole "Lloyd Reserve" McLaren Vale Shiraz Back In Stock!
1996 Coriole "Lloyd Reserve" McLaren Vale Shiraz

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The spectacular 1996 Shiraz Lloyd Reserve (160 six-bottle packs imported to the US) boasts a thick-looking, dark purple/garnet color as well as lavish quantities of toasty American oak mixed with blackberry liqueur. The wine possesses fabulous concentration, loads of glycerin, full body, low acidity, and a blockbuster 40+ second finish. A huge, chewy, surprisingly harmonious, mouth-filling Syrah made from 60-year old vines, it should drink well for 15+ years. (RP)" (2/2000) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated deep ruby. Bright fruit-driven aromas of blackberry, violet and woodsmoke ...Read More » 


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2006 Mollydooker "The Boxer" Shiraz South Australia New!
2006 Mollydooker "The Boxer" Shiraz South Australia

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Shiraz The Boxer is also opaque purple. The compelling nose exhibits aromas of scorched earth, smoke, grilled bacon, blueberry compote, and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied, thick and rich, this layered Shiraz is velvety-textured and opulent. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. It is a sensational value. (JM)" (8/2008) 90 points Wine Spectator: "*Smart Buys* Ripe and smoky. A big, polished mouthful of cherry and raspberry, with peppery, spicy overtones that mingle effortlessly with the fruit as the finish sails on." (9/2007) K&L Notes: The "knock out" Shiraz is back. The 2005 was rated... Read More » 


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RP 94 WS 90

2002-2005 Two Hands "Lily's Garden" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia Vertical
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2002-2005 Two Hands "Lily's Garden" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2002 Two Hands "Lily's Garden" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (96RP, 94WS, 93JH), 1-bottle of 2003 Two Hands "Lily's Garden" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (95JH, 95RP, 93WS, 92ST, 90W&S), 1-bottle of 2004 Two Hands "Lily's Garden" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (95RP, 94JH, 94WS, 93ST), and 1-bottle of 2005 Two Hands "Lily's Garden" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (94JH, 94RP, 94WS, 93ST). Of the 2002 Two Hands "Lily's Garden" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "The 2002 Shiraz Lily’s Garden (1,200 cases) is a potent, powerful offering from McLaren Vale. Among the biggest of the Two Hands wines (15.5% alcohol), this dense purple-colored Shiraz has a stupendous perfume of espresso roast, white chocolate, blackberry liqueur, and a leathery, meaty component. With terrific texture as well as unctuosity 

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2002 Two Hands "Lily's Garden" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (qty: 1)
2003 Two Hands "Lily's Garden" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (qty: 1)
2004 Two Hands "Lily's Garden" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (qty: 1)
2005 Two Hands "Lily's Garden" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (qty: 1)


End Date: Feb 12 2016 10:30AM PT


2004 d'Arenberg "The Dead Arm" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The renowned 2004 Shiraz The Dead Arm, fashioned from ancient head-pruned vines, is stunning. An inky/purple color is accompanied by a glorious perfume of creosote/melted road tar, blackberry and cassis liqueur, pepper, and spice. This deep, rich, full-bodied, tannic Shiraz should be drinkable in 2-3 years, and will last for two decades or more. It is the finest Dead Arm since the 2001. (95+, RP)" (10/2006) 94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated violet. Pungent tobacco- and espresso-laced cherry, cassis and blackberry aromas, with a hint of mocha. Beautiful dark berry, vanilla and Ind ...Read More » 


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2007 Two Hands "Bella's Garden" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

94 points Wine Spectator: "*Rated #14 on the Top 100 Wines of 2009* Ripe, fleshy and generous, but not nearly over the top, with gorgeous cherry, pomegranate, black olive and bay leaf flavors arching beautifully and swirling through the long, supple finish. Best from 2010 through 2017." (7/2009) 93 points James Halliday: "Pure Barossa mocha, blackberry and fruitcake, blended with a generous serve of toasty oak; thick and unctuous on entry, the quite gravelly tannin refocuses the wine, to conclude with more toast and ample levels of sweet fruit." (2/2009) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright purple. Explosively perfumed bouquet of raspberry, ...Read More » 


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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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2002 Henry's Drive Shiraz (Previously $60)

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

2000 Katnook Estate "Prodigy" Shiraz Coonawarra

90 points Wine Spectator: "Supple texture, gamy flavors, with a core of blueberry and plum fruit that makes a run at the finish, sweetened with spicy oak. Drink now through 2010. 250 cases imported." (12/03) 


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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

2001 Torbreck "Run Rig" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2001 Torbreck "Run Rig" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (99RP, 98WS, 94JH, 93ST, 92W&S, 92WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The youngest Run Rig, the 2001, should equal the 1998 as it is almost a clone aromatically, texturally, and flavor-wise, just much younger. This opaque purple-colored beauty should flirt with perfection over the next 10-15 years. Torbreck’s flagship wine, the Run Rig, is made from 40- to 120-year-old Shiraz vines with some co-fermented Viognier (usually around 3%), tips the scales between 14-15% alcohol, and is aged 30 months in French oak. In contrast to the way they taste upon release, neither the 1998 or 1997 Run Rig revealed any oak." (06/2009) 

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2001 Torbreck "Run Rig" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (qty: 2)


End Date: Feb 12 2016 3:30PM PT


1998 Torbreck "Run Rig'" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 1998 Torbreck "Run Rig'" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (99RP, 95JH, 95ST, 95WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1998 Run Rig is a phenomenal wine. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by an incredibly intoxicating, endearing bouquet of peaches, honeysuckle, blackberries, and spring flowers, full-bodied, concentrated flavors that show slightly more depth and length than the 1997, and more velvety tannins than the 1996. This prodigious offering should continue to evolve for another decade or more. (RP)" (06/2009) 

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1998 Torbreck "Run Rig'" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (qty: 4)


End Date: Feb 9 2016 7:30PM PT


1999 Barossa Valley Estate "E&E Black Pepper" Shiraz South Australia

94 points James Halliday: "Full red-purple; the bouquet has abundant sweet chocolate, prune and plum aromas flowing through into an excellently balanced and constructed palate, with fruit, oak and tannin all showing excellent balance. (Tasted 9/2001)" (7/2011) 93 points Wine & Spirits: "(no tasting note given)" (2/2003) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fir tree, orange liqueur and meaty aromas; the palate offers a veneer of vanilla enveloping raspberry, plum and chocolate flavors. Not as lush as some of the older wines; feels crisp and lively in the mouth. Cranberry flavors punctuate a crisp finish." (3/2005) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Crisp and lively, a bit tart but jui ...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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1995 Hardys "Eileen Hardy" Shiraz McLaren Vale-Padthaway South Australia

92 points and a Highly Recommended designation from the Wine Spectator: "Rich in flavor and remarkably focused, this Australian red pinpoints its blackberry, plum, mint and anise flavors as it expands across the palate. Nicely styled to show off the pretty flavors which echo on the firm finish. Approachable now, best after 1999. 2,000 cases made." (09/98) 


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WS 92

2000 Barossa Valley Estate "E&E Black Pepper" Shiraz South Australia

95 points Wine Spectator: "Dense, dark and powerful, a mighty mouthful of black pepper-scented black cherry, stewed plum and licorice flavors that echo beautifully on the long, fine-grained finish. Somehow it finds an elegant balance in the end. Best after 2005. 850 cases imported." (12/2003) James Halliday: "Complex, intense blackberry and powerful oak aromas..." (8/2003)  


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WS 95

1998 Kilikanoon "Oracle" Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia

94 points James Halliday: "Medium to full red-purple; ripe, rich blackberry and chocolate fruit aromas lead into a gloriously rich palate offering the same flavours as the bouquet, untrammelled by oak, and finishing with soft, almost silky, tannins. Irresistible." (7/2011) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Warm, rich and supple, a seductive wine dripping with ripe blackberry, black cherry, vanilla and spice flavors that weave through the highly polished finish and last and last. Tannins are present, but nicely submerged." (9/2000) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1998 Shiraz Oracle, made from 40-year old vines, and aged in 60% American and 40% Fr ...Read More » 


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2004 Langmeil "Valley Floor" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia Back In Stock!
2004 Langmeil "Valley Floor" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

94 points Wine Spectator: "(Ranked #16 on the "Top 100 Wines" of 2006) For a wine that doesn't feel big or broad, this Shiraz has amazing depth of flavor and focus, delivering a seamless package of blueberry, currant, plum and vanilla-spice flavors that fan out over the palate. Has compelling purity and impressive persistence. Best from 2008 through 2016." (10/2006) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Shiraz Valley Floor (100% Shiraz) is a restrained, earthy, austere but attractive, medium-bodied effort offering herb-tinged black currant flavors that have more in common with a French Bordeaux than a Barossa S ...Read More » 


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WS 94



2012 Torbreck "Run Rig" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Run Rig offers a nose of baked cherries and raspberry preserves with suggestions of violets, cinnamon toast, aniseed and vanilla. Full-bodied with characteristic elegance and poise in spite almost of its power, it has a solid backbone of very finely grained tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing with great length. (LPB)" (6/2015)  


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RP 97

2002 Coriole "Lloyd Reserve" McLaren Vale Shiraz Back In Stock!
2002 Coriole "Lloyd Reserve" McLaren Vale Shiraz

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby. Flamboyantly aromatic, exotic nose features cassis, blackberry, kirsch, tobacco, star anise and sexy vanillin oak. Wonderfully fresh and focused on the palate, with sweet flavors of cherry, ripe plum, Linzer torte and Asian spices. Finishes fresh and not at all jammy, with firm structure and lingering notes of cherry and dark chocolate. This was made from vines planted in 1919. (JR)" (10/2005) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2002 Shiraz Lloyd Reserve possesses sweet blackberry fruit infused with white flower and licorice notes. This elegantly styled, medium to full-bodied ...Read More » 


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ST 92 RP 90

2010 Clarendon Hills "Astralis" Syrah McLaren Vale South Australia (Pre-Arrival)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Astralis is still quite primary eliciting aromas of black plums, blueberry compote and blackcurrant liqueur with a savory and baking spice undercurrent plus a fragrant whiff of violets. Very structured, fine and complex in the medium to full-bodied mouth, this wine is revealing much more than when I first tasted it a year ago and is now showing layer upon layer of black fruit preserves, mocha, toast and spices before finishing with great length. Extraordinary wine. Approachable now, it should cellar to 2030+. I am ...Read More » 


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RP 100 JH 97

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