James Halliday 94 points and Special Value Star. Andrew Peace was the first to plant one of Italy's premium varieties, Sagrantino in Australia and now has the largest plantings in the country. The Australia Felix Sagrantino 2012 has a gorgeous nose of ripe red berries, black currant and cherry and hints of quality spicy oak. It is generous in the medium to full bodied palate with the lashings of fruit balances by textural acidity ending savoury. It is screaming out for a pasta or pizza or cured meats. "Fruit, oak and tannin, all working in harmony. This is a wine with a sense of authority. Sweet-sour cherries, spice and dried tobacco, with...
Fifth Leg Shiraz Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Fifth Leg is the quirky off-shoot of renowned Margaret River winery, Devil’s Lair. Full of fun and larger than life, Fifth Leg has developed a reputation as somewhat of a ‘refined larrikin’ – serious about wine and the good things in life, but not at the expense of simple, easy-going fun and a good laugh. Grape Variety Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Maturation This wine spent nine months in French oak. Colour Vibrant purple with garnet hues. Nose Lifted ripe mulberries and spice with subtle berry fruit perfume and hints of vanilla. Palate A rich and luscious fruit filled palate of mixed...
"James Halliday - Published on 01 Aug 2017 The Bordeaux blend meticulously conceived and brought alive by Jeffrey Grosset. It is old money, seeing no reason to flaunt its character; the bouquet and palate bring an elegant parade of black and redcurrant, wild herbs and finely ground tannins to the table, oak chairs to complete the setting." 95/100
Clare Valley – 3200 bottles produced. Real Review 94 points Toni Paterson, The Real Review, 24th January 2018 Predominantly made from Clare Valley shiraz with a dash of nero d’avola. Supple and joyous with a plush, dark-fruited palate. Fragrant dark cherries and mulberries, with a little blackberry on the finish. Excellent mid-palate fleshiness and intensity. A beautifully balanced, elegant red wine with gentle savouriness and pleasing restraint. 94 Points. Fascinated by the art of blending, Jeff has trialled shiraz-based wines for years. This release is shiraz with just a small amount of nero d’avola which adds a touch of perfume and...
A vibrant wine, bursting with flavours of blackcurrant, mint and licorice. Aroma — Cinnamon, cherry and leather Palate — Black cherry, vanilla bean and mocha Provenance — Grown in red and black loam over limestone on our family vineyards in Padthaway Winemaking — Harvested in earlymid march, this wine is fermented with oak in tank Maturation — 60% French and 40% American oak for 6-8 months Composition — 76% Shiraz, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon
~ Buy Six and Pay $69 net~ “A blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc which says more about the vineyard and the Henschke winemaking expertise than the fruit composition. All the flavours are, as usual, fused together, oak and tannins providing context.” James Halliday Wine Companion,October 2016 95/100
JH 96. Purple-crimson; it's not hard to understand why Dean Hewitson boldly puts 'cellaring potential 20 years' on the front label, for this complex and intense wine coming, as it does, from exceedingly old vines; satsuma plum, liqueur cherries, spice and fruitcake fill the palate from start to finish, the tannins fine and ripe, oak merely a vehicle. (28-Aug-2012) James Halliday. WA 93+. Deep purple-black in color, the 2010 Private Cellar Shiraz, Mourvedre shows off pronounced cassis, macerated blackberry and black plum notes over lavender, damp earth, black olives, sage and black pepper nuances. Medium-bodied, it is nicely poised in the...
Cellar door price 88aud. Jeremy Oliver 95 points. A beautiful wine of sensual perfume and charm. An earthy bouquet of dark plums, prunes,baked earth and animal hide lifted by scents of red flowers, cinnamon and exotic spice has a pinot-like appeal.Silky and refined,with a delightful depth and brightness of pure,succulent fruit underpinned by fine,loose-knit tannins,it finishes with genuine length of flavour, meaty and savoury qualities plus a refreshing acidity. Jeremy Oliver The Australian Wine Annual 2014. The Old Garden vines were planted in 1853 and are the oldest mouvedre vines in the world. They are completely dry grown and hand...
~ Buy Six and Pay $45 net each~ JH 96 Tasting note: Deeply coloured; blackberry and dark chocolate aromas and flavours....; fruit, oak and tannins in complete harmony and balance in a full-bodied frame. (06-Oct-2005) James Halliday
Powerful, yet very well-balanced, the two varieties reacting synergistically; a mix of plum, black cherry and blackberry, with fine but persistent tannins; has swallowed 20 months in French oak; 20-year cellaring ex the label conservative. Only available in magnum. James Halliday 94/100 Drink to 2040
James Halliday 96 points. "Outstanding texture and structure....precisely controlled."
~ Buy Six and Pay $45 net each ~ JH 96 Good colour to a wine highlighting the synergy between old vine shiraz and mourvedre; the bouquet has an array of sultry black fruits which the palate builds on with its complex flavour, texture and structure all harmoniously interwoven; perfect line, length and balance; the 20-year cellaring suggestion on the label is conservative. (09-Jan-2011) James Halliday WA 94+ "garnet-purple in color, 2008 Private Cellar Shiraz Mourvedre has a pronounced earthy / meaty nose over a core of warm black cherries, blackberries and mulberries plus wilted roses, chocolate and allspice. The palate is medium to full...
~ Buy Six and Pay $90 net Each ~ JH 96 Good colour to a wine highlighting the synergy between old vine shiraz and mourvedre; the bouquet has an array of sultry black fruits which the palate builds on with its complex flavour, texture and structure all harmoniously interwoven; perfect line, length and balance; the 20-year cellaring suggestion on the label is conservative. (09-Jan-2011) James Halliday WA 94+ "garnet-purple in color, 2008 Private Cellar Shiraz Mourvedre has a pronounced earthy / meaty nose over a core of warm black cherries, blackberries and mulberries plus wilted roses, chocolate and allspice. The palate is medium to full...
James Halliday 97 points. Tasting note: Light, clear crimson; given the medium-bodied weight of the wine, the intensity and length of the wine is prodigious; unlike the '08, red fruits are the main theme, rather than black, on the aromatic bouquet and through the palate. Made from very old vines, and comes with a 20-year cellaring guarantee; French oak and fine tannins complete the story of its ultra-limited production. (05-Sep-2011) [James Halliday]
Once again an exceptional wine at the price: vibrant, unmistakably Coonawarra to smell and taste, bursting with flavours of blackcurrant, mulberry and herbs, and fine, elegant and juicy in the mouth. The wine is quite low in oak, with just a smidge of vanillin showing faintly on the mid palate, but otherwise the brambly, blackcurrant flavours demand all the attention. Fine silky tannins integrate with the fruit and minimal oak treatment to produce an approachable well rounded wine with an extended length. Quite a complex wine! Drink now, but it should age beautifully for 3 - 5 years Majella "High pitched red and black currant aromas are...
- Gold Medal (Top Gold, 95 Points) - Margaret River Wine Show 2016 - Gold Medal (Top Gold, 95 Points) - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2016 - Gold Medal (Top Gold, 95 Points) - Cowra Wine Show 2016 - Gold Medal (Top Gold) - Rutherglen Wine Show 2016 - Gold Medal (95 Points) - James Halliday Cabernet Challenge 2016 - Gold Medal (95 Points) - Riverina Wine Show 2016 - Gold Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016 - Gold Medal - China Wine & Spirit Awards 2016 - Gold Medal - Catavinum World Wine Competition 2017 - Top 100 of 2017 - Ray Jordan - Special Value Star - Halliday Companion 2017 Miles from Nowhere is the lovechild of Franklin Tate of Evans &...
~ Buy Six Bottles and Pay $69 per bottle net - WA 94 The 2006 Shiraz (66%) – Cabernet Sauvignon (34%) “Enchanted Path” was made entirely from McLaren Vale fruit. Opaque purple-colored, the wine has a fragrant bouquet of pain grille, leather, smoked meat, game, blueberry, and blackberry. This is followed by a structured wine with intense, spicy black fruit flavors, full-body, and superb balance. It is still tightly wound and will benefit from 6-8 years of cellaring. This promising effort should drink well through 2030. JM Oct 2007.
97pts – Jeremy Oliver 95pts – James Halliday "A top-drawer Mount Mary red that would appear to contain significantly more merlot than its mere eleven percent. Its deep, dark & briary aromas of violets, cassis, blackberries, dark plums & plain chocolate reveal undertones of dried herbs & bramble. Beautifully controlled & contained, its silky & elegant palate conceals its ample power & strength beneath an exterior of spotlessly fresh, pure blackcurrant & dark cherry fruit, camera-shy oak & tannin so delicate & fine that its genuine impact could easily be ignored. Evenly ripened, it also reveals classic nuances of dried herbs." – Jeremy...
JO 93/ JH 90 Light colour; very savoury and slightly minty overtones to the red berry fruits; surprisingly light-bodied for the vintage. (20-Feb-2011)James Halliday
WA 93 The 2005 Heinrich, a blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Shiraz (15%, 30%, and 55% respectively), reveals a dark purple hue along with a sweet perfume of crushed rocks, blueberries, creme de cassis, creosote, vanilla, and spice. It is a full, earthy effort to consume over the next 7-8 years. RPJ Oct 2006.
WA 94 The 2005 Shiraz (65%) – Mataro (35%) “Hubris” was aged in French and American oak puncheons, 50% new. It delivers aromas of spice box, clove, damp earth, pencil lead, black cherry, and blueberry. This is followed by a ripe, layered, structured wine with superb length. It merits 6-8 years of further cellaring and will drink well through 2025. JM Oct 2007.
The Butchers Block is a traditional Barossa blend made with grapes selected from the Turkey Flat vineyards, including some from the original old vine plantings. It is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvédre (Mataro), with the proportions of each variety varying from vintage to vintage. Included in Jane Thomson's (of the Fabulous Ladies' Wine Society) Top 25 under $25 list for 2016. "It’s right in the zone. It’s an attractive blend of red and black berried fruit flavours, teamed beautifully with anise, leather and those dried, almost rusty spice characters so common in Barossa reds. It’s balanced, it’s ripe, it’s warm but not...
~ Buy Six and Pay $32 net Each ~ We are seeing a fair amount of bottle variance in this wine. Some are excellent, others have gone beyond their best. 5 stars Epicure 5 stars JH Dense purple with ruby hues, aromas of ripe blackcurrant, blackberry and dark cherry fruits with a hint of eucalypt and spice and cedar oak barrel complexity. From exceptional vintages over the last decade Warrenmang has kept aside the robust and powerful basket pressings of Pyrenees Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. With their fortress-like tannin structures when young, these wines have mellowed with the years to become the basis of a palate that is rich and mouth...
Buy 6 or more and pay 45sgd/bottle. Outstandingly rich and powerful red blend made in honour of the founder. Only made once. The best parcels of fruit were taken for the final blend which consists of: Shiraz 41%, Cabernet Sauvignon 36%, Cabernet Franc 13%, Merlot 10%. James Halliday 95 points. "Dense purple-red, the wine encased in a massive bottle; a core of delicious blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, then a display of fine, ripe tannins (plus oak) on the finish."(02-Mar-2008) James Halliday.
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