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2017 Boy Meets Girl Cabernet-Shiraz Australia Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend
2/1/2019 - Avid Wino wrote:
70 points
Nastiest wine I’ve tasted in memory, and I’ve downed a few bottles in my time. My wife said “tastes like wine from an itinerants goon bag which had been stored in some bushes” and claims to speak from personal experience. Maybe (hopefully) a bad bottle? Screwcap fwiw.
  • Avid Wino commented:

    3/7/19, 8:13 PM - Yeah probably/hopefully a bad bottle, and if so, unfair to score it.

Red
2001 Balquhidder Vineyards Shiraz The Poem McLaren Vale
8/23/2013 - Avid Wino wrote:
93 points
As per my note from almost two years ago. Still drinking superbly from a pop and pour.
  • Avid Wino commented:

    7/14/18, 10:22 PM - Thanks for reminding me of this wine. Arrived at my table unheralded (I'd never seen before and have never heard of since) and was superb!

Red
2013 Lou Miranda Estate Shiraz Golden Lion Barossa Valley
10/16/2015 - Avid Wino wrote:
88 points
Barossa shiraz, but with the dial at about 7 instead of 11. By which I mean, relatively subtle. A good thing in some ways but ..... anyway. Plums, cherries, blackberry. Baking spice, black pepper. Smooth, dusty tannins, a little hot. Not much nose or length. Couldn't really get a grip on this, one of those nights, possibly not a fair score, started at 90 and went down as the evening progressed. Slick but lacking depth.
  • Avid Wino commented:

    10/16/15, 4:52 PM - Thanks for the comment. I got it in a mystery dozen at about $12 for the bottle. Happy with it at that price. But as you say, a quaffer, albeit well made and from a strong vintage for the region. Due to others giving it 93 or 94 I wanted to see more there, but couldn't.

Red
2014 Innocent Bystander Shiraz Mule Gateway Vineyard McLaren Vale
6/5/2015 - Avid Wino wrote:
91 points
In short, classic South Australian shiraz. Plums, some raspberry, milk chocolate, twist of pepper. Dark and brooding savoury elements lurking underneath hold great promise for the future, but worth cracking one open now for my tastes. Dusty tannin, well balanced by fresh acidity, alcohol at 14.5% but doesn't stick out. Length more than ample. Probably being a points miser here. Great stuff.
  • Avid Wino commented:

    6/5/15, 7:11 PM - Good to go anytime over the next 10 years.

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