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| ||Tasted by Stephen518 on 6/19/2015 & rated 93 points: The cork was brittle but no leakage had occurred. The wine is fantastic. Big fruit and wonderful legs. However, IT IS TOO YOUNG ! Leave it until 2018 or later. I have two more bottles and will wait to try them. (699 views)|
| ||Tasted by felixp on 6/18/2015 & rated 98 points: As good as Barossa shiraz gets, from a vintage that just gets better and better with time.|
Long and complex, blueberries, anise, floral notes, tar, earth and wonderful mouth-feel. Ripe tannins are melting away, leaving this wine close to it's peak.
This is one of the few Aussie shiraz at this price point that absolutely improves with age. Highly recommended. (844 views)
| ||Tasted by robmatic on 5/22/2015 & rated 92 points: Concentrated, chocolate milkshake, great fruit and intensity. Super fun wine. (1335 views)|
| ||Tasted by kurishin on 5/3/2015 & rated 92 points: I can understand why this wine is not for everyone but it does have depth/seconary flavors that go beyond the massive palate. Not sure how much better it gets from here. (1659 views)|
| ||Tasted by thebonnydooner on 2/27/2015 & rated 93 points: The Wine Night at Bellevue Wine Storage - Part 1 (Bellevue, WA): Drank towards the end of a long evening - this was a hit. Not as profound as the 2002 Dead Arm but a rich and ripe wine with nice balance. (2751 views)|
| ||Tasted by Anonymous on 2/12/2015 & rated 87 points: This wine is completely over the top. Hugely rich and jammy, it reminds me of an Australian amarone. Nothing subtle about this wine. No structure; no complexity; just intense, rich, jammy dark fruits. Some will love it; I'm not one of them. (2322 views)|
| ||Tasted by danielbleier on 2/12/2015 & rated 95 points: consistent with notes of 6/12/2014 (2283 views)|
| ||Tasted by magnord on 2/6/2015 & rated 94 points: Amazing! (2166 views)|
| ||Tasted by woofy on 1/11/2015 & rated 94 points: This is a beautiful Shiraz. Deep color, wonderful fruit, drinks so easy. Perfect timing to open this after ten years. (2595 views)|
| ||Tasted by Praxis on 12/31/2014 & rated 95 points: Deep yet clear reddish purple color with a nose of dark fruits, menthol, vanilla cream and a meaty component. A rich spicy shiraz with notes of black plums, blue berries, blackberries, tobacco, menthol, stewed beef, mocha and a nice mineral finish. Quite different since I last had this a few years back. Apparently it has become much more mellow and seems to have shed some of its juvenile fruit-dominated characteristics since I last tried this. Nonetheless, this a tasty wine still has plenty of life in it. (2250 views)|
| ||Tasted by WStucker on 12/17/2014 & rated 93 points: Amazing wine, didn't really get to take detailed notes as I was at a tasting and poured a little for myself to let it get some air, and when I returned to the bottle 15 minutes later it was empty! I guess everyone else enjoyed it also. From what i remember, still tasting young but in a good window, no rush to drink it. (2289 views)|
| ||Tasted by Mr T on 12/11/2014: popped late in the meal, but I thought it pretty well balanced and none of the menthol and eucalyptus I generally don't like. This is rich ripe stuff but not overly heavy (2338 views)|
| ||Tasted by Sundesertcactus on 7/5/2014 & rated 86 points: This wine is almost port like in its heavy sweet fruit, this could still age. Not a huge fan of the style, but it is well made. (4545 views)|
| ||Tasted by ogres3 on 6/22/2014 & rated 93 points: Let breathe for 3 hours. Very pleasant complex relatively muted (for an Oz shiraz) fruit with excellent finish. (4101 views)|
| ||Tasted by rockenrude on 6/15/2014: As you would expect from this region and variety. Top notch. I'm moving away from the Aussie fruit bombs, but it is drinking very well at this point. Another couple of years should allow it to mellow out a bit more, but really not much reason to wait too much longer. (4213 views)|
| ||Tasted by Zorg on 6/14/2014 & rated 95 points: What a great wine, way to young but still fantastic! Outshone all the other wines at a tasting full of good wines. (4147 views)|
| ||Tasted by StefanAkiko on 6/14/2014 & rated 97 points: World Cup Football BBQ wine dinner (Zorg's place, Umeň, Sweden): WOTN.|
Fantastic performance tonight!
Mjuffingly fantastic! Previous TN stands, just turn up the volume a bit! Please...
If you have a higher degree of self discipline, than, please, keep it for at least 5 years. Longer is better. (4282 views)
| ||Tasted by danielbleier on 6/12/2014 & rated 95 points: Wonderful wine, full of blackberry, blueberry compote, black olive and tar. (2448 views)|
| ||Tasted by Strikermax on 4/12/2014 & rated 95 points: Donkerrood, paars. Sexy geur van jammig donker fruit, kruidigheid, room. Een dik kanon, maar door mooie zuren prettig doordrinkbaar en niet log. Goede tanninestructuur, lang aanhoudend. (3228 views)|
| ||Tasted by prufrocksabogado on 4/5/2014 & rated 92 points: Drink or hold. Patience likely to yield even more rewards. (3086 views)|
| ||Tasted by 309VEB on 3/23/2014 & rated 89 points: One of the better wines form this produce i have had. Some older vintages are trending towards stewed fruit, raisin and prune flavors. This wine had none of that. Tasted a bit veiled. Fruit was muted. Nothing wrong but certainly not outstanding. Given my experience with older vintages I am not taking any chances with this vintage and I plan to drink most of my bottles this year and next. (3021 views)|
| ||Tasted by beezer6 on 3/21/2014 & rated 93 points: Get Together at the Crib with the Farmhouse Crew (Chez Moi, Talman Avenue): I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. For many it was their WOTN. |
Quite understated but still a behemoth of a Shiraz. Dark blackberry jam, liqueured fig and plum.
Dark chocolate and vanilla. Definitely a fair amount of oak showing but the robust fruit holds up.
I don't see how this is a 95+, in some cases 98 point wine. It is nice and unlike other Barossa and even Glaetzer wines I have tasted. This was one of the first nicer bottles of wine I purchased and was somehow able to hold onto it for six years! I strongly believe that cellar time assisted much in the score and more restrained qualities. (3086 views)
| ||Tasted by andrewdl on 3/9/2014 & rated 96 points: Silky. Velvet. Luscious. Wow. (3153 views)|
| ||Tasted by joefel on 2/14/2014 & rated 95 points: Decanted for 90 min. Beautiful clear deep red color. Great example of an Aussie Syrah without being jammy and no heat at all. Still young - definitely has a few more years in it, but everything is balanced with a certain lusciousness to it. Long finish. I think I will wait a couple of years to open my last bottle - if I can wait that long. Paired beautifully with grilled ribeyes. (2964 views)|
| ||Tasted by Philippe_C on 1/11/2014 & rated 90 points: Super jammy nose, combined with bery high acidity... very very concentrated cassis syrup, too heavy, technical wine!! (3696 views)|
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