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2013 Yalumba "Triangle Block" Shiraz-Viognier Eden Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $18) Top Pick!
2013 Yalumba "Triangle Block" Shiraz-Viognier Eden Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $18)

93 points Wine & Spirits: "A modern take on an old-fashioned style of Eden Valley Shiraz, this is bold in flavor but not at all massive - more about stamina and grace than density and weight. Its flavors of red currants, jasmine and tar have forthright power, a zesty blast of Shiraz spice that leaves a clean, fresh taste in its wake. This performs far above its price, a wine to buy by the case and enjoy this winter into spring." (2/2017) 90 points Vinous: "Deep, lurid ruby. Ripe dark berries, cherry pit and a hint of licorice on the smoke-tinged nose and in the mouth. Shows good depth and gentle sweet ...Read More » 


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W&S 93 VN 90

2016 Torbreck "Woodcutter's" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

95 points James Suckling: "This shows the greatness of the vintage with graphite, stone, oyster shell, blackberry, and licorice. Smoke undertone. Full body yet linear and energetic with a fabulous finish. A stunning wine. Great value for the quality. Drink now." (7/2017)  


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JS 95

2015 The Opportunist Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia

91 points Wine & Spirits: "Peter Leske, the original winemaker at Nepenthe who bought that winery and renamed it Revenir, has partnered with Fergal Tynan and Giles Cooke, both MWs and both directors of Alliance Wine in the UK. Together, their projects include Thistledown and One Chain in South Australia, their goal to emphasize freshness by picking just prior to peak ripeness rather than after. They sourced fruit for this shiraz from Langhorne Creek, presenting a wine that’s light and just luscious enough to surround all of its spicy, cumin-edged acidity in sour-cherry and plum-pi ...Read More » 


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W&S 91


2015 Penfolds Bin 28 "Kalimna" Shiraz South Australia

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Shiraz Kalimna Bin 28 has nose of crushed black currants and blueberries with subtle notes of licorice, tar, roses and tapenade. Medium to full-bodied, opulent and densely packed with black fruits and savory layers, it has a solid frame of rounded tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long." 91 points Decanter: "Though it bears the Kalimna name, this is a multi-regional blend from the McLaren Vale, the Barossa Valley, Padthaway, Wrattonbully and Robe. It’s also a cracking example of warm climate Shiraz, with deeply saturated colour and ...Read More » 


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RP 93 DC 91

2013 Kay Brothers "Hillside" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (Elsewhere $55) Top Pick!
2013 Kay Brothers "Hillside" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (Elsewhere $55)

95 points James Halliday: "Open-fermented, basket-pressed, matured for 18 months in American and Balkan oak. This is a distillation of all things McLaren Vale shiraz, a poached plum, blackberry and dark chocolate ragout, softly, but insistently, painting every corner of the mouth, the masterstroke the mouthwatering tannins simultaneously freshening and lengthening the finish. Drink this, cellar its big brothers." 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet in color, the 2013 Hillside Shiraz has a lovely, somewhat coy nose of red currants, black plums and kirsch with suggestions of chocolate box, incense, Provence ...Read More » 


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2014 Torbreck "Woodcutter's" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

93 points James Halliday: "It struts its stuff in most impressive fashion; black berried fruits, anise, wood spice, all served sweet and voluptuous, with fresh red berries as the icing." (8/2016) 93 points James Suckling: "A beautiful expression of shiraz from Barossa with a freshness and linear length to it. Medium to full body, fine and intense. Spice and meat character is all here. Just hint of peanuts. Drink now. Screw cap." (10/2016) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "For an entry-level wine, this is excellent. The aromas and flavors feature smoky, stemmy, herbal goodness layered over blueberries and black cherries, while the palate is full ...Read More » 


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2014 John Duval "Entity" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $40)

96 points James Halliday: "From old vineyards in Krondorf, Marananga and Eden Valley, open-fermented with submerged cap (header board), matured for 15 months in French oak (35% new). Succulent, rich and powerful, with predominantly black fruits and some spice. The hallmarks are its supple mouthfeel and effortless balance." (10/2016) 93 points Vinous: "(raised in large French oak barrels, 35 percent of them new, for 15 months) Inky ruby. Powerful aromas of blackberry, violet and woodsmoke are complemented by a hint of cola that emerges with air. Sweet, seamless and full-bodied, offering ripe cassis, bl ...Read More » 


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2012 Streicker "Bridgeland Block" Syrah Margaret River (Elsewhere $35)

96 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Back label text is quite amusing; it's worth a look. The wine is serious though, with cloves, nuts and spice notes churning through intense black cherry and pepper, smoky oak then clinching the deal. Assertive tannin, complex flavour, convincing power; it's excellent from every angle." (8/2016) K&L Notes: 93 points Wine Front: "The back label text, which isn’t long, uses the phrase "yada yada" four times, which is a pretty decent effort. Suggests, heaven forbid, we have a winery with a sense of humour on our hands. The wine is good. Light-is... Read More » 


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JH 96

2015 Powell & Son "Loechel" Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia Top Pick!
2015 Powell & Son "Loechel" Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Coming from the western section of a single vineyard in Eden Valley, the 2015 Loechel Shiraz from Eden Valley has a deep garnet-purple color and a gorgeous floral nose of roses and violets, with a whole array of baking spice-laced red and black fruit preserves emerging, plus some hints of cedar and chocolate box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is youthfully taut, firm and muscular, possessing a solid structure of grainy tannins and lively acidity, finishing with those glorious baking spice layers coming through. (LPB)" (3/2017) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Decadent, with date nut b ...Read More » 


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RP 97 WS 95

2015 Thomas Goss Shiraz McLaren Vale

92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and lemon zest. Medium to full body that is dense and tight with lots of peppercorns and berries on the aftertaste. Drink now." 90 points James Halliday: "Various medals, including a remarkable gold medal from the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge '16. This is unusually elegant for a $15 McLaren Vale shiraz, with bright purple and black fruits and superfine tannins. *Special Value Selection*" 90 points Vinous: "Youthful purple. Spice- and smoke-tinged blue fruit and violet scents pick up a peppery nuance with air. Juicy and appealingly sweet, offering nicely concent ...Read More » 


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2015 Beelgara Shiraz Riverina New South Wales

90 points Vinous: "Opaque ruby. Spice-accented dark berries and fresh flowers and a hint of olive on the perfumed nose. Shows very good energy and focus to the spicy black raspberry and boysenberry flavors and puts on weight with air. Seamless and concentrated yet lively; the long, gently tannic finish is enlivened by mineral and floral nuances." K&L Notes: Importer's Notes: "This Shiraz has generous plum fruit aromas enhanced with a hint of cracked pepper and sweet French oak. This full bodied wine is well balanced with sweet plum and elegant soft tannins on the finish. Enjoy with ric... Read More » 


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VN 90

2012 Kaesler "The Bogan" Old Vine Shiraz Barossa

97 points James Halliday: "From 1899 and 1965 estate plantings, matured in French (75%) and American oak for 15 months. An exceptional pedigree reflected in a shiraz of rare elegance, balance and finesse; its supple, medium-bodied palate is almost lip smacking, so juicy is it, but there is no shortage of texture or structure." 94 points James Suckling: "A very ripe, fragrant wine that has plenty of blackberry fruit, some tarry elements and a distinct earthy tone. Very ripe and still fresh. The palate's sturdy, dense and balanced. Very even, dark-plum flavors twist tarry through the finish. Tannins creep soft ...Read More » 


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2012 Best's "Concongella Vineyard" Late Disgorged Sparkling Shiraz Great Western Victoria

Winery Notes: "This very Australian wine style is very dark red with an opulent purple mousse of fine bubbles. Complex layers of aromas, blueberries, plums, black olives, potpourri, fresh bread, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and grilled nuts. Round plush fruit flavours with notes of spice and all things nice. The savoury mouthfeel and fine bead of bubbles give this wine a long persistent finish. This wine is great when drunk young but will soften and continue to develop complex characters in the bottle for the next 15 years or more. Drink it with a crumbly ol... Read More » 


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2014 Powell & Son Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Barossa Valley Shiraz opens with rubber and tar notes giving way to a core of blackberries and black cherries plus underbrush, anise and pepper hints. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers a lot of expressive flavor in the mouth backed by ripe, grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing long and earthy. (LPB)" (6/2016) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "The Barossa Valley Shiraz is sourced from mature Barossa Valley vineyards with the majority located along the region’s North-Western ridge in Marananga and Seppeltsfield as well as Lyndoch... Read More » 


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RP 91

2015 Schwarz "META" Shiraz Barossa South Australia

95 points James Halliday: "95 pts *Special Value Selection* Hand-picked from vineyards in Stone Well, Moppa and the Eden Valley, 22% whole bunches, wild-yeast-fermented, 195 dozen made. An attractive medium to full-bodied shiraz with black cherry, plum and oak showing the way, the juicy mouthfeel engendered by the whole bunch inclusion and modest alcohol." (8/2017) K&L Notes: Wild yeast, 22% whole bunches, unfined and unfiltered. Shiraz grown in the Stonewell, Eden Valley and Moppa sub-regions. It’s definitely one for the whole bunch brigade. It might only make up 22% of the mix, but the influ... Read More » 


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JH 95

2014 Tyrrell's "Vat 9" Shiraz Hunter Valley New South Wales

98 points James Suckling: "A brooding nose, deep inky iodine-like notes as well as dark cherry, plum and redder berries, this is a statement of purity and concentration, really impressive craftsmanship too. The palate has a silky and luscious feel, beautifully realised tannins, velvety, even and flawless, a core of sweet red plum flavor and a long, pure fruit finish. Masterful wine. Drink now and for 15+ years. The 2014 Hunter Shiraz wines are of immense importance. The Tyrrell family is the regional barometer...In particular, the top wines of Tyrrell’s...are as good as they’ve ev ...Read More » 


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JS 98 JH 97

2015 Powell & Son Shiraz Barossa & Eden Valleys South Australia

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Barossa & Eden Valleys Shiraz delivers expressive red currant, black cherry and crushed blackberry notes over hints of baking spices, garrigue, black pepper and lavender. Medium to full-bodied and very finely textured with silken, fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness, it has wonderful length and depth. (LPB)" (3/2017) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Black walnut, dried porcino and nutmeg flavors are rich and compelling, set against a backdrop of plum and blackberry. Dark chocolate notes linger in the background on the long, firming finish. Dri ...Read More » 


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RP 95 WS 93

2014 Yalumba "Hand-Picked" Shiraz-Viognier Eden Valley South Australia

92 points Wine Spectator: "A vibrant, fragrant wine, with plump cherry, peach and plum flavors at the core. Smooth and polished, this is accented by licorice, violet, black tea and nutmeg details. Lingers on the finish, where the tannins gain some grip. Drink now through 2030. 300 cases imported. –MW" (10/2016) K&L Notes: The addition of Viognier to Shiraz adds complexity and nuance to the wine. Using only the best Eden Valley fruit, this wine is rich in concentrated fruit flavour. Traditionally, the two different grape varieties for this wine have been crushed and fermented together. 


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WS 92

2015 Hentley Farm Shiraz Barossa Valley

95 points James Halliday: "Concentration of flavour and overall form and poise is quite incredible given that this isn't among the top-of-the-tree releases from the estate. This is where the wine drinker really is the winner. It's thick with flavour but remains buoyant, even jolly, with life. Tannin too shirks no issues whatsoever. Barossa at its best." (2/2016) 92 points Vinous: "(malo and 10 months of aging in French oak barrels, 15 percent of them new) Dark purple. Spice-accented cherry, cassis and licorice scents carry a smoky mineral topnote that gains strength as the wine opens up. Fleshy blackb ...Read More » 


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2017 Paxton Wines "NOW" No Sulfites Added Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (Biodynamic)

Introducing NOW by PAXTON which stands for NATURAL ORGANIC WINE. The consumer market demand has been growing steadily for Preservative Free/Natural wines. As leaders in organic production, it was obvious that Paxton needed a product for this category. In addition to Natural, PF & Organic, we wanted to make a young, drink NOW style shiraz that was different from our existing Shiraz styles. 


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2014 Shaw + Smith Shiraz Adelaide Hills South Australia

96 points James Halliday: "Has established a consistent reputation as one of Australia's best cool climate Shirazs, low yields (especially in 2014) and site selection all-important. Handpicked, partial whole bunch and remainder whole berry open-fermented, matured in French oak (33% new) for 14 months. A super-fragrant red cherry bouquet, with notes of mulberry, licorice and plum joining the vibrant red fruits of the palate, backed by firm, precisely framed tannins." (7/2015) 95 points James Suckling: "Bathed in brambly dark berry fruit aromas, there's a streak of blueberry too, twirled up with clear whole bun ...Read More » 


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2013 Hentley Farm "The Beast" Single Block Shiraz Barossa Valley

95 points James Halliday: "Awesomely powerful, with a tsunami of sombre black fruits, licorice and tannins to match, overwhelm you the moment the wine enters the mouth. It is, of course, full-bodied, and doesn't have the fluid grace of the other Hentley Farm '13 Shirazs. It is indeed a beast, but will repay those who put their faith in the high quality corks used by Henley Farm." (3/2015) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz The Beast has an earthy/gamey nose with dried mulberries and preserved plums at the core, morphing into spice box, sandalwood and peppery notes. Full-bod ...Read More » 


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2015 Payten & Jones "Major Kong" Syrah Yarra Valley

Behn Payten spent a number of years working as a winemaker at Punt Road, even working on some of the Dalwhinnie wines that we import to K&L, and his partner Troy Jones works in sales while managing time over at Four Pillars, one of the best gin distilleries in the world. Together they make up the formidable team of Payten & Jones, a duo out of Healesville making small production wines from their own estate vineyard and neighboring sites. Behn's dad Peter, a viticulturist and consultant in the Yarra Valley, also helps with the project, working to source a... Read More » 


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2015 Schwarz "Nitschke Block" Shiraz Barossa South Australia

95 points James Halliday: "The vines were planted by Jason Schwarz's parents in '68. Picked in two portions, the first 14 Feb, 20% whole bunches, wild yeast open-fermented, 25 days on skins, matured in French hogsheads (25% new); the second picked 24 Feb, 25% whole bunches, 20 days on skins, matured in one new French hogsheads and puncheon, the bunches foot-stomped at the end of fermentation. Sophisticated winemaking, the only question the amount of French oak apparent now, but will regress with more time in bottle." (8/2017) K&L Notes: From a vineyard planted in 1968. Wild yeast fermented wit... Read More » 


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JH 95

2015 Penley Estate "Atlas" Shiraz Coonawarra

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Atlas Shiraz is redolent of cracked black pepper and Chinese five spice over black cherry and black berry notes with a waft of chocolate mint. Medium-bodied, softly textured in the well-poised mouth, it delivers mouth-filling juicy black fruit and a spicy finish. (LPB)" (8/2017)  


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RP 90

2001 Clarendon Hills "Moritz" Shiraz McLaren Vale

93 points Robert Parker: "It is profoundly concentrated with floral notes intermixed with blackberries, currants, licorice, and vanilla. Powerful and intense yet surprisingly restrained and measured, it builds incrementally in the mouth." (08/03) Here's another new arrival from Roman Bratasiuk's portfolio of stunning wines from the 2001 vintage. I tasted this wine out of barrel with Roman in January of 2002 and was awed by the purity and concentration of this wine. It showed a perfumed nose of blue and blackberry fruits along with notes of roasted grains... Read More » 


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2013 Chapel Hill "The Chosen - Road Block" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

95 points James Halliday: "Open-fermented, basket-pressed to French hogsheads (12% new) for 19 months. A very expressive fruit-laden bouquet and palate, plum to the fore, blackberry in attendance; here, too, there is excellent texture and structure to a medium-bodied shiraz with perfectly ripened flavours and integrated oak." 93 points James Suckling: "A single site shiraz that has a restrained nose that marries dark fruits with more savory and stony elements. The palate delivers an impressive array fo ripe dark berries sitting amid mocha, dark toasted spices and a fine tannin texture. Good depth, drink now t ...Read More » 


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2002 Shirvington Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The nearly perfect 2002 Shiraz is the stuff of legends. It is a 1,000 case cuvée that has been completely fermented and aged in 100% new American oak. An inky purple color is accompanied by a remarkable bouquet of white flowers intermixed with melted licorice, blackberries, currants, figs, and espresso roast. Extremely full-bodied, with extraordinary ripeness, opulence, and viscosity, yet very good acidity as well as excellent tannin providing up-lift and definition, this unforgettable wine can be drunk now or cellared for a decade or more. Bravo! (RP) ...Read More » 


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RP 99


2015 Hewitson "Ned & Henry's" Shiraz Barossa Valley

Robert Parker writes: "Hewitson is one of my favorite Barossa wineries for French-inspired, classic, intensely flavorful as well as elegant wines aged primarily in French oak." 


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2002 Glaetzer "Amon-Ra" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-black in color, the 2002 Amon-Ra offers black fruit and plum pudding aromas with whiffs of coffee, nuts, licorice and a touch of game. Full-bodied and tightly-knit in texture, it has medium-firm, fine-grained tannins, and excellent concentration through the long, spicy finish. Drink it now to 2018+. (LPB)" (2/2013)  


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RP 96

2002 Glaetzer "Amon-Ra" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2002 Glaetzer "Amon-Ra" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (96RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-black in color, the 2002 Amon-Ra offers black fruit and plum pudding aromas with whiffs of coffee, nuts, licorice and a touch of game. Full-bodied and tightly-knit in texture, it has medium-firm, fine-grained tannins, and excellent concentration through the long, spicy finish. Drink it now to 2018+. (LPB)" (02/2013) 

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RP 96

2015 Powell & Son "Loechel" Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia (1.5L in OWC)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Coming from the western section of a single vineyard in Eden Valley, the 2015 Loechel Shiraz from Eden Valley has a deep garnet-purple color and a gorgeous floral nose of roses and violets, with a whole array of baking spice-laced red and black fruit preserves emerging, plus some hints of cedar and chocolate box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is youthfully taut, firm and muscular, possessing a solid structure of grainy tannins and lively acidity, finishing with those glorious baking spice layers coming through. (LPB)" 95 points Wine Spectator: "Decadent, with date nut bread, dar ...Read More » 


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RP 97 WS 95


2016 Massena "Moonlight Run" Barossa Valley South Australia

Winemaker's Notes: "With a linear Mataro based palate that gives focus, density and minerality supported by maraschino cherry dense Grenache, this is a great mouthful of everything great about a Chateauneuf styled blend. Spicy aromatics abound with black and white pepper, Chinese five spice and native pepper berry jumping out the glass. With so much going on it is best enjoyed on its own, however tuck into this with a Peking Duck and you'll be extremely satisfied." 96 points Wine Front: "Blend of Barossa Valley mataro, grenache, and shiraz, pretty much ... Read More » 


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1997 Fox Creek "Reserve" Shiraz McClaren Vale South Australia

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The fully mature 1997 Shiraz Reserve was in total contrast to the monster 1996. Dark garnet/purple-colored with a sensational bouquet of crushed red and black fruits, charcoal, licorice, incense, and floral undertones, it is full-bodied with sweet, well-integrated tannin, acidity, and alcohol, and no evidence of wood." (6/2009) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, saturated dark ruby. Extravagantly ripe aromas of dark berries, mocha, licorice, road tar and shoe polish. Lush, urgent, very concentrated dark berry and mint flavors are given clarity by bright acids. Powerfully structured ...Read More » 


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RP 92 ST 92

2002 Mitolo "G.A.M." Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Produced from 26-year old vines and aged in French oak (80% new), the 2002 Shiraz G. A. M. reveals tremendous fruit purity, but it does not yet reveal secondary nuances. The inky blue/purple color is accompanied by aromas of ink, camphor, graphite, blackberries, and blueberries. While it possesses tremendous purity as well as an enormous full-bodied texture, it is neither heavy nor overbearing. This stunning Shiraz may be even better than the 2002 Savitar. Time will tell. Barrel samples of three 2002s revealed tremendous potential in what appears to be t ...Read More » 


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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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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. (HS)" (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 firm level chewy tannins, finishing lon ...Read More » 


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WS 98 RP 95


2015 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz Barossa South Australia

Winemaker's Notes: "Along the foothills of the Barossa Valley, a tapestry of ancient red friable clay soils combines with a warm and dry climate to create a unique environment for vines to develop fruit that has a vibrancy and depth of flavour like nowhere else on earth. Vineyard blocks were harvested and vinified separately. Fruit was destemmed and transferred into fermentation tanks for pre-fermentation maceration, then fermented at controlled temperatures for up to seven days to retain the elegant and vibrant varietal characters and create soft tannin... Read More » 


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2015 Langmeil "Fifth Wave" Grenache Barossa Valley South Australia

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "93+ pts Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Grenache Fifth Wave is redolent of kirsch, raspberry tart and red currant jelly with hints of garrigue, Chinese five spice and red roses. Full-bodied, opulent and full-on gorgeous in the mouth, it delivers buckets of rich, red, spicy fruit with velvety tannins and a refreshing line, which carries off the long finish. LP-B" (8/2017) 92 points James Halliday: "Strawberry, raspberry and cherry bon bon fireworks abound, singed by wood smoke and briar. Spindly tannins and some acetone acidity confer a sense of direction, reason and energy. Best ...Read More » 


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2014 Amelia Park "Reserve" Shiraz Frankland River

96 points James Halliday: "96 pts *Special Value Selection* Frankland River is more noted for its intensity and depth than for its elegance, but Jeremy Gordon has partially tamed it with 18 months in French oak, and a controlled hand on the press. But don't think this wine lacks tannins, they're there of a striking wine built to last." (8/2017)  


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JH 96

2005 Mitolo "GAM" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

95 points James Halliday: "Proclaims its terroir from the first whiff; layer-upon-layer of blackberry and plum fruit, high-quality oak and tannin management." (12/2006) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fashioned from a McLaren Vale vineyard, the 2005 Shiraz G.A.M. (named after the Mitolo children -- Gemma, Alexander, and Marco) is a deep ruby/purple-hued effort displaying beautiful blackberry, white pepper, licorice, and toasty oak notes. Rich, full-bodied, and intense, with blueberry and blackberry flavors, sweet tannin, and excellent purity, it is a tour de force in winemaking. Enjoy it over the next decade. (RP) ...Read More » 


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2015 Powell & Son Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Barossa Valley Shiraz reveals pronounced blackberry, dark chocolate and black currant notes over hints of black earth, charcoal, licorice and a hint of violets. Profoundly rich and concentrated on the full-bodied palate, it has some delicious savory/olive tapenade notes emerging, supported by firm, ripe tannins and finishing with great length. (LPB)" (3/2017) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Complex and aromatic, offering a vivid mix of wild strawberry, rose petal and tomato leaf notes. Fresh and harmonious. The tannins provide backbone on the finish. ...Read More » 


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RP 92 WS 91

2004 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz South Australia Back In Stock!
2004 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz South Australia

90 points Wine Spectator Insider: "Velvety, with refined tannins surrounding a plush core of currant, huckleberry and peppery spice flavors on the finish." (4/18/07) The nose shows an enticing amalgam of both warm-climate Shiraz and cooler-climate Cabernet fruits. Spices (nutmeg) and savory/demi-glace notes synergize with smoky, barrel ferment aromatics to offer a complex and inviting Bin 389 nose. The palate is complete, rich and mouthfilling, easily handling the prominent tannins and new oak. A sweet and concentrated mid-palate yields to reveal a ling... Read More » 


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WS 90

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