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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

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." (6/2016) K&L Notes: 92 points Wine Front: "This wine, the entry level shiraz, is Barossa Valley in its essence. Shiraz from oldish vines, sent to bottle unfined and filtered, poured in glass with heartiness of place. Made by Powell & ... Read More » 


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RP 91

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 Wine Spectator: "Intriguing, with a blend of smoke, cigar box, espresso and nutmeg notes swirling around a dense core of cassis, plum and blackberry flavors. The elements mingle and linger on the detailed finish. (MW)" (7/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The deep garnet ...Read More » 


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2014 S.C. Pannell Syrah Adelaide Hills South Australia

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


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2009 Mollydooker "Velvet Glove" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

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


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RP 97 WS 96

2014 Powell & Son "Loechel Vineyard" Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia Top Pick!
2014 Powell & Son "Loechel Vineyard" Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Loechel Shiraz reveals notes of crushed black berries, black cherries and mulberries with hints of sage, lavender, dark chocolate and loam. The medium to full-bodied plate is youthfully taut and firm with finely grained tannins and lovely harmony finishing long, earthy and multilayered. (LPB)" (6/2016) K&L Notes: 94+ points Wine Front: "It’s a wine that shows impact and concentration but never feels dense and heavy. The bouquet is attractive in currants, figs, faint sage notes and a clove-like oak character. The lush, controlled f... Read More » 


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RP 97

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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2013 Raidis Estate Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia

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


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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. (HS, Web-2013)" K&L Notes: A non-vintage wine combining base wines that span several years, this sparkling Shiraz shows depth of flavor with true varietal character and style. Deep crimson in color, it displays fresh berry fruit aromas complemented by subtle vanillin oak characteristics. Soft, full and flavorsome, the palate is intense and persistent with firm structure. The rich fruit sweetness of Shiraz is balanced with natural tannin and acid giving a lively,... 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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2010 Andrew Thomas "Kiss" Shiraz Hunter Valley (Elsewhere $60)

95 points James Halliday: "Deep crimson; a complex and heady blend of red and black fruits, sage, hoi sin and well-handled spicy oak; the palate is fleshy, silky and full of fine grained tannins, vibrant acidity and a long finish, that slowly unravels to reveal the beauty of the wine within; whilst lovely now, will truly stand the test of time and reward patient cellaring." (2/2012) K&L Notes: Andrew Thomas' flagship wine, this is classic Hunter Valley Shiraz, sourced from the low yielding old vines of the Pokolbin Estate vineyard. Modern in style, this is intense and concentrated, with ripe b... Read More » 


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2013 Rymill Shiraz Coonawarra

95 points James Halliday: "This is a very good Coonawarra Shiraz, speaking volumes about its variety and place, and a little about its vinification, the last very sensible. The colour is bright crimson-purple through to the rim, the bouquet and palate bringing spice, pepper and French oak to the party; it is medium-bodied, its black cherry and blackberry fruits with fine-grained tannins and a reprise of the oak." K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "A full bodied wine, complex in aromas and rich in flavours of dark fruits, spices and sweet tannins. This cool climate Shiraz has a fine texture and gre... Read More » 


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JH 95

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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2013 Firebird Shiraz (Nova Vita) Adelaide Hills South Australia

94 points James Halliday: "Beefy red with blackberry, saltbush and red/black cherry fruit flavours talking up a big game. Meat, spice and (dark) chocolatey oak notes add to the conversation. Tannin pulls the strings tight. Big end of town for the region, but done well." 93 points Wine & Spirits: "*Best Buy* Mark Kozned’s family were grapegrowers in the Caucasus before they emigrated after World War II. In 1999, they planted their first vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, eventually buying the old Nepenthe winery in partnership with Peter Leske. Their 2013 is a bright, evocative shiraz emphasizing the relative coo ...Read More » 


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JH 94 W&S 93

2014 Kalleske "Moppa" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (Biodynamic)

94 points James Halliday: "The wine contains some co-fermented viognier (5%) and back-blended petit verdot (10%); wild open ferment, hand pump overs, 7-12 days on skins, matured in a cocktail of French, American and Hungarian oak (25% new) for 14 months. Dense purple-crimson, it launches an Exocet missile of the blackest of black fruits, dark chocolate and strong tannins." (10/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Shiraz Moppa (a blend of 85% Shiraz, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Viognier) has a youthful nose of crushed black cherries, black plums and blueberries with hints of licori ...Read More » 


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2014 Hentley Farm "The Beauty" Single Block Shiraz Barossa Valley

95 points James Halliday: "Size, shape, power and length; there's a lot crammed into this package, and yet at no point does it suggest being overdone. It's a fresh, vigourous red with anise, raspberry, squishy blackberries and wood spice notes ramping the appeal up high. It'll age but there's no real reason to wait." (3/2016) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Impressive, with bold wild blueberry, kirsch and blackberry flavors that are powerful and persistent, pure and focused. Earth, sage and white pepper accents show on the long, velvety finish. (MW)" (7/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Shiraz / Viognier The Beauty has a medium to dee ...Read More » 


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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

2002 Henry's Drive "Reserve" Shiraz Padthaway South Australia

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2002 Shiraz Reserve tastes like a dry vintage port. It may be too much for those with a European palate (but then, I’m a Francophile with a European-styled palate and I loved it). It is flamboyant, extraordinarily rich, full-bodied, and intense, with gobs of blackberry and currant fruit backed up by extravagant levels of glycerin. The oak is largely concealed by the magnificent wealth of fruit. This is classic Australian Shiraz at its finest and is not duplicated anywhere else in the world, so enjoy it for what it is. It should drink well for a decad ...Read More » 


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RP 97 WS 91

2013 Wirra Wirra "RSW" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

96 points James Halliday: "The continued refinement of the flagship wines from Wirra Wirra is evident in the 2014 RSW. Darkly coloured and darkly fruited, the palate is finely poised with grainy, slatey tannins saturated in blackberry-laden fruit, the finish long, savoury and extremely fine." (3/2016)  


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JH 96

2009 Jasper Hill "Georgia's Paddock" Shiraz Heathcote Victoria

96 points James Halliday: "Deep colour; a ripe and attractive array of red and black fruits, with sage and licorice strap also on display; the palate is concentrated and full of black fruit and gravelly tannins; the finish is long, expansive and thoroughly impressive; the 14% alc/vol appears to be a good fit for this vineyard." (2/2011) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Very deep purple-black in color, the 2009 Georgia's Paddock Shiraz gives expressive gamey / savory notes, revealing aromas of peppered pigeon breast, coffee beans, smoky bacon, black truffles and black olives over creme de cassis and loam. Medium-ful ...Read More » 


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2000 Wild Duck Creek "Duck Muck" Shiraz Heathcote Victoria Australia

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Readers looking for a winery that unleashes a hedonistic style should check out the 2000 Shiraz Duck Muck (200 cases). This is Shiraz at its ripest and headiest (16% alcohol). Lavishly wooded (100% high toast new oak is employed), it boasts an unevolved, sweet, layered, explosively full-bodied personality. This thrilling, hedonistic effort pushes Shiraz to the limit. It falls somewhere between an over-the-top Shiraz and a late-harvest offering. Extremely pure and concentrated, it is the type of wine that does not exist anywhere except South Australia. Un ...Read More » 


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RP 95

2004 Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

96 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* Gorgeous stuff, it practically radiates a range of aromas and flavors, balancing its ripe cherry, blackberry and plum fruit with hints of minerals and sweet spices that make the finish sing for days. Tempting to drink, but just wait." (9/2006) 94 points James Halliday: "A medium to full-bodied mix of blackberry, mocha, dark chocolate and licorice; ripe tannins; sweetness without dead fruit characters." (3/2006)  


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WS 96 JH 94

2001 Penfolds "Grange" Shiraz South Australia

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It is always a treat to taste Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds’ Grange cuvee (the word Hermitage has been dropped because of legal issues). The 2001 Grange is one of the few vintages of this cuvee to be composed of 100% Shiraz (the others being 1951, 1952, 1963, 1999, and 2000). Aged 17 months in 100% American oak, and tipping the scales at 14.5% alcohol, the 2001 is undeniably one of the top examples of this wine. At this stage, it appears to eclipse the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim, with a stunning perfume of blueberries, blackberri ...Read More » 


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2003 Kay Brothers "Amery Vineyards Hillside" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of Australia’s most traditional winemakers, Colin Kay fashions old style, high quality, distinctive Australian reds. Tarry, chewy, and fleshy, the 2003 Shiraz Hillside has a bit more punch (15% alcohol) as well as a sappy character that is not present in the regular bottling. It is a broad, savory, expansively flavored, full-bodied Shiraz ... (RP)" (10/2005) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby red. Exotic aromas of blackberry, smoked meat, vanilla, mocha and candied licorice. Fat and velvety in texture, with impressively sweet dark berry and plum flavors retaining energy and precisi ...Read More » 


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RP 92 ST 90

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

2003 Marquis Philips "Integrity" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-black in color, the 2003 Integrity opens with savory meat and game notes with overtones of nuts, Indian spices, licorice, coffee and nuances of figs and dates. Medium to full-bodied, it is rich and spicy on the palate with a medium level of grainy tannins and a long, concentrated finish. Drink it now to 2017. (LPB)" (2/2013)  


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RP 94

1998 Veritas "Hanisch Vineyard" Shiraz Barossa Valley

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "With both the 1996 and 1998 Shiraz Hanisch Vineyard incredible examples of Barossa Shiraz. Both are dense and full-bodied with soaring aromas of black fruits, damp earth, camphor, pepper, and asphalt. The 1996 is slightly more structured and tannic, and the 1998 is more perfectly formed with a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol, and wood (the latter component has completely disappeared at age eleven). (RP)" (6/2009)  


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RP 96

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) 97 points Wine Enthusiast: "RunRig is always complex, and the 2012 doesn't disappoint in that regard, mixing bacony-meaty notes with hints of black olives and ripe plums. The tannins are supremely supple, but the acids ...Read More » 


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RP 97 WE 97

1996 Veritas "Heysen Vineyard" Shiraz Barossa Valley

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A strong argument can be made that that the two Shiraz cuvees ("Hanish" and "Heysen") are the top wines from Veritas. This wine, made from 30-year old vines that average 2.5 tons of fruit per acre, tips the scales at a whopping 15.1% alcohol, although you would never know it when tasting this super-concentrated wine. It is a killer Shiraz, with an opaque purple color, peppery, tar, sweet, layered, jammy blackberry fruit, hints of subtle new oak, and a massive, powerful, full-bodied finish that goes on and on. Still youthful, it promises to age easily for ...Read More » 


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RP 91

2013 Yangarra "Ironheart" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australi

97 points James Halliday: "From two vineyard blocks on a gravelly ironstone outcrop, a barrel selection that is said to focus on ironstone characters. Hand-picked, cold soak, 25% whole bunches, wild-fermented, matured in French oak (40% new) for 15 months. Sombre, earthy black fruits are so intense they momentarily stop the heart from beating. The texture and mouthfeel are such that they throw down the gauntlet to anyone seeking to drink more than a glass at this early (indeed far too early) stage of its life. The balance is spot on the money, so the long term future is assured. ...Read More » 


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JH 97 RP 96

1999 Chris Ringland Shiraz Barossa Range South Australia

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Chris Ringland (formerly known as Three Rivers Shiraz), is aged 42 months in 100% new French oak, and is rarely racked until bottling, represents an extraordinary expression of Barossa Shiraz. The intense 1999, released in 2004, demonstrates that this vintage is somewhat underrated after all the hype over 1998. From a vineyard planted in 1910, its inky/purple color is accompanied by aromas of lavender, lard, smoke, licorice, blackberries, cassis, espresso roast, chocolate, and pepper. Full-bodied, slightly less voluminous than the perfect 1998, with ...Read More » 


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RP 98

2000 Chris Ringland Shiraz Barossa Range South Australia

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Also tasted and previously recommended, but no tasting note given.. In an earlier, 96-point review: This is a re-review of the 2000 Shiraz since I significantly underated it previously. It is clearly the Barossa wine of the vintage, and has put on considerable weight since it was bottled. This stunning cuvee, which used to be known as the Three Rivers Shiraz, was aged 33 months in French 300 liter hogsheads. A beautiful bouquet of crushed rocks, white flowers, blueberries, blackberries, incense, and subtle pain grille is follwed by a rich, full-bodied re ...Read More » 


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RP 97


1998 Cape d'Estaing "Admiral's Reserve" Shiraz Kangaroo Island Australia (1.5L)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1998 Shiraz Admiral's Reserve is essentially a 125-case batch selected in the cellar from all the barrels of Shiraz. The wine has an opaque purple color and a sweet nose of blackberry liqueur intermixed with road tar, new saddle leather, pepper, and spice. Full-bodied, rich, structured, and backward, this impressive, large-scaled wine admirably marries a degree of finesse with the boldly flavored, big style favored by Australians. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2016. (RP)" (6/2001)  


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RP 91

2009 Hundred Acre "Deep Time - Ancient Way Vineyard 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. (JR)" (7/2014) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Soft and thick, this red offers a toasted walnut character that runs through the rich flavors of plum and currant fruit, finishing with presence. Not for those looking ...Read More » 


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ST 94 WS 90