Our Top Selling Shiraz Under $40 90 Points - Natalie McLean. “Great value on this big (15% abv) and robust Shiraz from the Barossa Valley. Deep ruby in the glass, with oodles of dark raspberry and blackberry aromas, spicy and rich with crushed raspberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, black pepper spice, anise and cedar spice flavours layered and lush on the palate. Pair with barbequed ribs. Shiraz food pairings: hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup, cheese.” Winemaker Notes Rich, dense and intense with a mulberry to ink like hue. A subtle and sophisticated nose, leads to a powerful palate of ripe black...
Wine Front 94 points. "This wine has been made for some fifteen years now. A long term relationship with Heathcote, on the side, kind of. About 25% whole bunch and 90% of the oak barrels are used, pinot noir ones. Super inky colour. Dark fruits, anise, new leather, graphite and, curiously, something that reminded me of the scent of wasabi peas. It’s a friendly, intriguing perfume. Thick silk texture – a touch coarse underside but the gloss is all there on top. Concentrated, dense, but a freshness alongside. Moody dark fruits, anise, sweet spice, molten dark chocolate tannins with mocha powder in the mix. Fine nectar." Mike Bennie, The...
James Halliday 94 points. This is ultra full-bodied, not because of alcohol or extract, nor tannins, simply the density of its sultry black fruits, licorice and spices. JH.
James Halliday 95 points. Clearly the result of a peak vintage. It's cool, spicy, powerful and satiny at once. Cherry-plum, sandalwood, cloves, meat and peppers. It glides through the mouth and on through the finish, offering both power and freshness throughout. JH.
WINERY NOTES: We have been delving back into the Shiraz wines and having fun seeing the continuity of style going back two decades now. The seasonal stamp is always there, these are not formulaic wines scrubbed and rubbed into an overriding house style, for the harvest date and winemaking is focused in ensuring a balanced wine that shows the markings of the year. (As James Halliday says, a Pinot Noir winemaker's Shiraz!). The 2018 is a high water mark. This wine balances fruit freshness, red and dark berries and plum, with earthiness and spice. There is brightness and vigour working in with silky texture and finesse. The Pyrette style is...
2019 By Farr Shiraz Geelong – Shiraz fruit comes from the original By Farr vineyard, planted in 1994. It lies on a north-facing slope, and the red volcanic soil has a base of limestone with deep-set sandstone. All fruit is hand-picked from the VSP trellising, with 20 per cent left as whole bunches in the fermentation. Most years we co-ferment between 2 and 4 per cent viognier with the shiraz, the date determining whether or not the former is co-fermented and bled back. It is a natural fermentation, with the fruit remaining in the tank for 19 days before pressing. Shiraz sees 18 months in French oak, 20 per cent being new, and is bottled...
James Suckling 94 points, Wine Advocate 94 points. Deep garnet with a touch of purple, the 2009 Cluster M45 Shiraz has notes of fragrant earth and forest floor over youthful black fruits and tar. Full-bodied and built like a brick house with firm chewy tannins and a nice acid backbone, it has a wonderfully long, earthy finish.WA 94. LPB Feb 2015. # jasper
WA 97 Deep garnet-purple, the 2010 Cluster M45 Shiraz has lovely floral and herbal notes wafting over a solid core of youthful blackberries and black cherries with nuances of Chinese five spice and cloves. Great intensity and balance in a rather modest medium-full body with great graininess to the tannins and plenty of freshness. It finishes long. Note that no 2011 Cluster M45 was produced. LPB Feb 2015. James Halliday 95 # Jasper
WA 95+. Medium to deep garnet, the 2012 Cluster M45 Shiraz presents lovely red and black cherry notes, black raspberries and kirsch with hints of menthol, aniseed, pepper and lavender. Medium-bodied, elegant and showing very fine tannins, it has just enough acid to lift the rich fruit and a good long finish. It should age very well. Note that no 2011 Cluster M45 was produced. LPB Feb 2015. James Halliday 97 # Jasper
James Halliday 95 points. "This is Barossa Valley at its effortless best, with deep black fruit aromas on the bouquet, the spice/earth/mocha/leather spotlights to the abundant black fruits of the medium-bodied palate telling you to enjoy some bottles over the next 10 years, but keep some for the magic that will unfold another 10 years on." JH 201
WA 95-98 The 2006 Evil Incarnate Shiraz stains the glass as it delivers aromas of sage, rosemary, blueberry, and chocolate. Rich, full-bodied, super-concentrated, and succulent on the palate, this impeccably balanced effort has sucked up all its oak. It has enough structure to evolve for several years and should drink well through 2021. JM Oct 2009. #RINGLAND
WA 95 The 2006 Syrah Brookman Vineyard was aged in 100% new oak. Complex both aromatically and on the palate, it will benefit from extended cellaring of 8-10 years. JM Dec 2009
WA 93 The 2007 Syrah Hickinbotham has slightly muted aromas of mineral, underbrush, spice box, blackberry, and blueberry. On the palate it displays a stern personality with plenty of underlying structure and some austerity. It has excellent balance, depth, and length which will be fully exhibited in another 4-6 years. JM Dec 2009.
WA 95 "The exceptionally fragrant, dark purple 2003 Syrah Moritz Vineyard boasts an extraordinary perfume of acacia flowers, blackberries, cassis, roasted meats, and subtle wood. With fabulous concentration, an expansive, savory texture, well-integrated acidity, alcohol, and wood, and a remarkable finish with plenty of sweet tannin, it can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years. " Wine Advocate Oct 2005
WA 95 An amazing performance, even better than last year’s showing from tank, the 2004 Syrah Moritz is produced from one of Clarendon Hills’ youngest vineyard sites (planted in 1975). The wine was aged in 42% new French oak for 18 months prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Gorgeous aromas of flowers, blueberries, cassis, and meat jump from the glass of this cuvee. With huge body and a rich, intense style, Bratasiuk claims it is his hypothetical blend of a Cornas and Hermitage, although it possesses more fruit than most of those wines. It should drink well for a minimum of 15 years. Roman Bratasiuk is one of Planet Earth’s...
Matched with Beef Tenderloin, Bone Marrow & Burnt Onion @ Burnt Ends Online Dinner WA 96 The 2005 Syrah Moritz Vineyard was sourced from “only” 30-year-old vines. It offers floral notes, cassis, bacon, smoked meat, and blueberry compote. Opulent and sweet with gobs of flavor, it should have a 20 year lifespan. JM Oct 2007 #burntends
WA 95 The 2006 Syrah Moritz Vineyard is more structured, with 5-7 years of aging potential. Roman Bratasiuk’s Clarendon Hills is one of the world’s great wine estates. The wines are all 100% varietal, produced from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. The vineyards are all ungrafted, planted on their own roots, most of them with very old vines. 100% new French barrels are used for the Merlot and Cabernets, and 50-100% new for the Syrahs depending upon the vineyard. The wines typically spend 18 months in oak prior to bottling without fining or filtration. All of the above 2006 bottlings were reviewed from barrel samples in Issue 173. The...
WA 94+ The more statuesque 2007 Syrah Moritz delivers a complex perfume of meat, hung game, Asian spices, incense, and blueberry. Mouth-filling and structured on the palate, this well-balanced effort has superior grip and concentration. It should be in full form with 5-7 years of cellaring. JM Dec 2009.
WA 95 The 2005 Syrah Onkaparinga delivers scents of toasty oak, crushed rock, pencil lead, game, bacon, and blueberry. Voluptuous but impeccably balanced, it has enough structure to evolve for 8-10 years and should drink well through 2030. JM Oct 2007.
WA 94. The 2006 Syrah Onkaparinga was reviewed as a barrel sample in Issue 173. From a better vintage, it is a fragrant, relatively forward, spicy, layered and friendly Syrah that will evolve for another 4-6 years. JM Dec 2009.
WA 93 In a vintage that seemed to produce lean, structured, sinewy wines, the 2007 Syrah Onkaparinga borders on opulence, a rarity in 2007. Complex aromas of incense, violets, spice box, bacon, blueberry, and blackberry are followed by a medium to full-bodied, dense, sweetly-fruited wine with layers of flavor, excellent density, and well concealed structure. It will improve in the cellar over the next 4-6 years and drink well through 2022 and even longer according to the winery. JM Dec 2009.
WA 97 The 2005 Syrah Piggott Range is quite backward currently. Glass-coating, it is deep crimson in color with mineral notes, violets, spice box, black pepper, espresso, smoked game, and blueberry aromatics. Deceivingly opulent, it has enough structure to merit 8-10 years of cellaring and should make old bones. Drink it through 2035. JM Oct 2007.
WA 95 The 2007 Syrah Piggott Range offers a kinky, sexy bouquet of earth, bacon, game, incense, and assorted black and blue fruits. Rich and layered, this is a dense, packed, and impeccably balanced powerhouse that will require 8-10 years to reveal its full potential. This lengthy effort will easily provide pleasure through 2027. JM Dec 2009.
Buy 6 or more and pay 42sgd/bottle. Wine Front 94 points. I’ve liked a great many of the previous releases of this wine but this is my favourite of the lot. It’s a ripper. Balanced, well fruited, spice-laden, perfumed, floral and then sweetly exotic. It smells and tastes beautiful, and is so finely etched with tannin; it has everything exactly where you’d like it to be. I’d send a case of this straight into the pool room but I’d like my stash kept a lot closer to me than that and, besides, I don’t have a pool room anyway. Buy. Tasted: Jul 18; Alcohol: 14%; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2018-2035+; Rated: 94 Points; Campbell...
LANDS END JULY Buy 6 or more and pay 52 sgd/bottle. James Halliday 97 points. This has class stamped all over it from the moment you first taste it, sweeping away any necessity to describe the colour or bouquet; it creates a sparkling river of dark fruits that run from the tip of the tongue through to the elegant, but oh so complex, finish and aftertaste. Exhilarating. Drink by: 2045; Price: $45.00; Alcohol: 13.5; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion, 94 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front: “I hope and pray that Clonakilla O’Riada Shiraz remains at this price level. It’s not about me but: I love...
James Halliday 98 points. "When placed next to '16 O'Riada, the colour seems light (though bright), but the perfumed, spicy bouquet with red flowers and fruits doesn't prepare you for the intensity and piercing length of the beautifully balanced medium-bodied palate. This is a truly glorious wine that draws you back again and again to explore the wealth of red fruit flavours, and the majesty of its textures and flavours."
The Shiraz Vioginer is a selection of the best Shiraz Viognier parcels, crafted from the Murrumbateman vineyard. One of the greatest vintages of this wine. It has a super complex array of white and black peppers, hard brown spices, leaves, flowers and fresh wet earth, as well as graphite-like dark stony notes. The palate is immaculately detailed, long and silky with flavors of blackberries, red cherries, red plums, dark cherries, blackberries and dark chocolate. The palate is delivered with steady elegance and power, showing unwavering build and a seemingly never-ending trail of fresh and spicy fruit flavors. With the most immaculate...
Gold Medal Royal Hobart Wine Show Show 2020 COLOUR Deep purple/red in colour NOSE Intense brooding, dark berry fruits and floral characters with hints of spice and leaf. Forest floor earthy complexities; give a savoury tone underlying the pristine fruit. PALATE A rich and concentrated palate, with dark cherry and plum fruit characters intermingling with savoury, earthy notes. The fruit flavour persists long through the finish, with elegant fine tannins and hints of violets and herbs.
James Halliday 97 points. “Deep purple-crimson, not just any eagle, but one with the grace and power of the wedgetail eagle, Australia’s foremost avian symbol (emus don’t fly). Juicy blackberry, anise and a mix of spice and pepper are wonderfully fresh and mouthwatering thanks to the controlled alcohol and mouthwatering acidity.” 97 Points. WINERY NOTES: colour Very dark purple-black, clear and shiny. aroma The initial impression is of dark small berries freshly picked from the vine. Delve deeper and you get sandalwood, vanilla pod and black peppercorns. palate The wine is medium-bodied but in saying that it has an incredible...
“Dalwhinnie seldom misses the target, and certainly didn’t in ’15. This has Rolls Royce power, with no need to flaunt it. Black fruits of all descriptions have a (fruit) sweet edge that is quite delicious, the mouthfeel supple the palate of effortless length, French oak just a cog in the engine.” 96 Points James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2018 Edition.
BLEND 88% Shiraz, 9% Tempranillo, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1%Malbec, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon COLOUR Deep vivid violet red. AROMATICS Pepper and cardamom spice with red berry fruits combine with black cherry and coconut dark chocolate on the nose. PALATE A dense mouth filling palate displays black forest fruits and liquorice framed by vanilla oak. Elegant tannins work with the lively acidity contributing to a great balance and length. OAK MATURATION 28% new French and American oak barrels AGEING POTENTIAL Drink over the next 5 – 10 years. WINEMAKING The shiraz batches came in clean and vibrant between the 4th of April and the 9th of April with...
James Halliday 95 points. The Evans and Tate Redbrook Reserve Shiraz 2014 offers lifted aromas of fresh maraschino cherry and mulberry, intertwined with hints of green peppercorn and lifted floral notes. This wine is unashamedly medium-bodied with remarkable drive and character. Vibrant red fruits are balanced by savoury undertones, integrated tannin and incredible length.
Ray Jordan WA Wine Review 96 points. Terrific shiraz from this excellent vineyard in an excellent year. Engages from the start with scents of spicy, infused plum and cherry with a little vanilla pod concentration. The palate is seamlessly structured with fine, powdery tannins sitting within the powerful fruit. It’s such a poised wine that builds effortlessly through the palate to a long finish. So bright and energetic. Cellar 12 years. RJ. James Halliday, Wine Companion 2020, 95 points. Hand-picked, cold soaked with a whole bunch inclusion, matured in new and used French oak for 12 months. A very intense wine that has an exceptionally long...
The Wine Front 94 points. Geelong shiraz at the hand of Nick Farr. Some whole bunches and wild ferments but the fruit is the thing. The fruit feels ripe but it also feels fresh and juicy. You’d call this an elegant wine but the swoosh of boysenberry, redcurrant and black cherry certainly fills your mouth with fruit flavour. Herbage, peppers, coffee, nuts and florals all make positive appearances. It’s a walk in a green garden in full bloom. It’s seamless and yet there’s so much going on. Yes. This is excellent. WF 94. This Shiraz fruit comes from an original By Farr site planted in 1994. It is a black cracking clay soil, which dries...
A vibrant organic Shiraz from superb producers in the McLaren Vale. Gemtree have quality organic vineyards and serious commitment to non-intervention methods, making wines of real depth and authenticity for the price. This Shiraz enjoys nice freshness, with oodles of dark berries and spice in a bright, smooth, harmonious palate.
Gold Medal-Global Organic Masters Competition. 95/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday (Aug 2020). This Shiraz has a complex aromatic profile with intense richness of liquorice, blackberry, cinnamon, cherry liqueur and creamy oak nuances. The 2018 Ernest Allan is a wine of class, showcasing a dense and focused palate. Sweet, blackcurrant fruit flavours are tightly wound, giving our fifth release of this wine an elegant and integrated finish. Cellar now — 2033. 20-120yo vines, sophisticated sorting of bunches and/or berries, open-fermented, matured in French barriques (45% new) for 18 months. Ernest Allan Rivers was a...
Winery Note: Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass born from the earth...it is a dark, lustrous and powerful stone. Our Obsidian shiraz is also born of the earth and like the gemstone, when formed into a wine it is it is dense, brooding, complex, structured and powerful. It is a wine to age, appreciate and savour. Tasting Notes Colour: Magenta black Nose: Dark cherry, Satsuma plums, currants, dark chocolate, liquorice, marshmallow and creamy vanillin oak. Palate: A multi-dimensional, powerful wine that displays a diverse spectrum of flavours. The front palate Certified Organic Australia is rich and generous, dominated by dark...
Gold Medal and 95 points, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2019. James Halliday 95 points. Gold Medal, Mundus Vini. Winery Notes: "Unfined, unfiltered, uncompromising and unquestionably our brand ‘hero’, this wine delivers the goods year in, year out. Uncut refers to the uncut gem in its raw form, nothing added from vineyard to bottle. It’s a true expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz from our quality vineyards grown bio-dynamically. Beautifully balanced, integrated and seductive. This wine will give you drinking pleasure over the next decade." Tasting Notes Colour: Dark black impenetrable core with deep red to purple hues. Nose: Aromas of black...
"Very youthful purple/red colour, deep and bright. The bouquet is young and fresh, very primary and showing a little reduction. There are meaty, pepper, spice and dried herb notes, too. The wine is raw, callow, concentrated and very primary, unready just yet, with lots of pepper, graphite and earthy nuances. It does seem to have tremendous potential. The texture is already delectable." 95 points, Huon Hooke. OTHER ACCOLADES: Gold Medal, Yarra Valley Wine Show 95 points, James Halliday 95 points, James Suckling 95 points, Christina Pickard.
"Very youthful purple/red colour, deep and bright. The bouquet is young and fresh, very primary and showing a little reduction. There are meaty, pepper, spice and dried herb notes, too. The wine is raw, callow, concentrated and very primary, unready just yet, with lots of pepper, graphite and earthy nuances. It does seem to have tremendous potential. The texture is already delectable." 95 points, Huon Hooke OTHER ACCOLADES: Gold Medal, Yarra Valley Wine Show 95 points, James Halliday 95 points, James Suckling 95 points, Christina Pickard.
WA 91+ "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Alices Shiraz shows pronounced notes of creme de cassis and blackberry coulis on the nose with suggestions of grilled meat, charcoal, plum pudding and espresso. Very full-bodied, big and voluptuous in style, it packs in the berry preserve flavors with some spicy, savory undertones and is structured with firm, chewy tannins alongside very crisp acidity. It finishes long. Drink it 2014 9o 2024+." WA 91+
"Includes 10% grenache. The old vines range between 35 and 160yo, all situated in the Eden Valley, open-fermented, 14 days on skins, matured in French oak (20% new), 250 dozen made. It is a highly fragrant wine, the grenache contributing to the fresh red and black cherry fruits." JH 96 Aug 2020 Very small parcels of fruit from vineyards up to 100 years old are hand-picked, fermented with some whole-bunches and blended to make this traditional Barossan wine. Racked once during elevage of 12 months in larger barrels (some new) and always with a small addition of Old Vine Grenache for balance. Showing all the richness of fruit you would expect...
"“From the limestone-base soils of Stonewell, this has a very complex and spicy dark-plum and blackberry nose. Espresso and dark-chocolate notes, too. The palate is deeply flavored with blackberry, black-cherry and blood-plum flavors, as well as toasted spices and mocha. Smooth tannins. Medium-to full-bodied, very concentrated and very drinkable already. Drink or hold. Screw cap.” Suckling 96. “The vineyard in Stone Well at 280m practises sustainable farming techniques, including straw mulches. Open-fermented, 100% whole bunch, matured in French oak, 300 dozen made. Delicious surge/uplift on the finish.” James Halliday 95 Aug 2020...
“Aromas of rich blackberries, cocoa powder, rust, dark chocolate, red and dark plums and tar. This has a very deep, almost chasmic shape on the palate with some long tannins that wind out deep into the finish. Rich dark-plum, berry and chocolate flavors. Ironstone and clay soils of Moppa here. Drink or hold. Screw cap.” James Suckling 96 "“Hand-picked, wild-fermented with 20% whole bunches, matured in French barriques (40% new), 200 dozen made. Deep colour; a profound and rich wine — a marriage of elegance and opulence.”" James Halliday 95 From a Shiraz vineyard planted on top of Moppa Hill at 380m, the highest elevation on the...
"There's a lot happening here, all of it good. 80% is sourced from the Eden Valley, 20% the Barossa Valley, co-fermented on skins for 14 days, matured in French oak (10% new), the barrel size ranging from 225l to 2250l. There's a poultice of red and black fruits and ribbons of fine, ripe tannins. You can't deny a wine like this." James Halliday Wine Companion Aug 2020, 96/100 "Best of the Best by Variety 2021" HEAD RED is a barrel cull from Barossa vineyards including The Blonde; The Brunette; and ‘The Contrarian’ single vineyard wines. It allows a pre-view of the vintage quality to come and keeps the quality of the Single vineyard wines...
James Halliday Wine Companion 2021 96 points. "Machine-harvested, crushed and destemmed, wild yeast-open fermented, 2-3 weeks on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (30% new). Intense black fruits harbour a stream of licorice and multi-spices. There's great length and balance, and you keep returning to the very high quality fruit the vineyard provides. Will live for decades." colour Vibrant deep ruby- red to purple. nose Aromas of Lifted blackberry and blueberries with a whiff of black pepper. palate Rich , warm, smoked meat notes with big, ripe tannins winemaking Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were machine-harvested and fermented in...
James Halliday 96 points, Wine Enthusiast 95 points, Wine Advocate 93+. WA 93+. Deep purple-black in color, the 2013 Shiraz Georgia's Paddock has a broody nose of crushed blackcurrants, black plums and warm blackberries with hints of star anise, dark chocolate and Szechuan pepper. Rich, voluptuous and full-bodied in the mouth, it is far from "heavy" and offers great freshness to juxtapose the concentrated flavors while the approachable, rounded tannins contribute velvety texture through the long finish. LPB Feb 2015. Chapoutier firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine Advocate 94+. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Shiraz Georgia's Paddock gives pronounced black forest cake, prunes and blackberry preserves nose with hints of anise, sandalwood, baking spices and espresso. Packed with full-bodied opulence in the mouth, the tannins are ripe and velvety while the finish is effortlessly harmonious. Love it. LPB Oct 2016 .
WA 96 WA 96. A big, rich wine, the 2015 Georgia's Paddock Shiraz offers deep, earthy notes of black olive and espresso that complement the blackberry and plum fruit. There's a hint of menthol that helps lift the wine and avoid any undue sense of heaviness—a notable accomplishment in a wine that's labeled at 15% alcohol. Full-bodied and velvety in texture, complex and long, with two decades of aging potential, there's simply nothing to criticize here. JC June 2018 #laughton email@example.com
Wine Advocate 95 points. WA 96. The 2016 Georgia's Paddock Shiraz shows a brighter, fruitier side to this wine, featuring raspberries and blueberries on the nose and palate. It still has those dark underpinnings of black olive and espresso, but it dresses them up this year with brighter, fresher fruit, adding a different layer of interest. It's full-bodied and richly textured, with a long, layered finish that suggests well over a decade of aging potential. It's yet another superlative offering from the Laughton family. #laughton firstname.lastname@example.org
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