Barossa

  • Massena Barbera 2012

    … A mechanical pop and a small plume of vapour as I remove the seal. No one is watching so I raise the glass to my ear for the tinkle of small bubbles. I wait for the distraction of the the CO2 to pass, but even so the first sip is more cola than wine. . . A old leather boot, polish and citrus peel. More meat, spice and autumn leaves than fruit…

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  • Langmeil, SMG, Three Gardens, Barossa, Australia, 2011, 14.5% abv, C$30

    …, dried strawberry and cherry, thyme, rosemary and sage and just-got-off-the-horse sweaty saddle. The finish is long on this WSET Very Good wine. Drink now or hold for 5 more years. There’s great acidity and fruit on this wine which is complex, layered, and beautiful with steak, roasted baby potatoes with herbs and greens with shaved Gran Padano drizzled with basalmic and olive oil. Happy Birthday, Andrew! Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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  • Thistledown Wines Comes to the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

    … Thistledown Wines draws on its Celtic links for their logo. Established in 2010 by Giles Cooke MW, “The Pom”, Fergal Tynan MW “The Irishman” and Peter Leske “The Australian of German Descent”. Giles Cooke passed his MW first time around and has since had wine making experience in Spain, Australia and California. Fergal Tynan has extensively…

    MyWinePalin Syrah Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • #WW 2008 Jacobs Creek Shiaz

    … This weeks week night wine that stood out as a great taste and price balanced wine is from South Australia. The 2008 Jacobs Creek Shiraz. What a great drinking value wine. Excellent fruit with violets, dark berries and black pepper on the nose. Rich, ripe blackberry, purple plum and spice with a full, fleshy mid-palate. Outstanding depth…

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  • 6.10.14

    … as opposed to cachectic and alien. (Jardin des Tuileries) Tasting notes. CR Shiraz 2010. Chris Ringland. Barossa. Screw cap. 15%. Approx $A20. Sweet and deboned. Rum and raisin, stewed berries and confection. It's very full, simple, forward and smooth. Grant Burge Shadrach Cabernet sauvignon 1998. Barossa and Coonawarra. Cork. 13%. Cellar…

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  • Gaaaaarrrrnacha Day?

    …" into the evening's wine. 1750. 2005 The Colonial Estate - Alexander Laing Single Vineyard Old Vine Grenache (Barossa Valley - Australia) Lucky for us, this turned out to be a hidden treasure from the cellar. I couldn't recall where or when I'd picked up the bottle because The Colonial Estate is not a winery that I've seen in our market. It was always possible…

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  • Spinifex and Fireworks

    … - although Boo opted to call it a night after the wine. 1700. 2004 Spinifex Esprit (Barossa Valley - Australia) Spinifex is a relatively new winery to set up shop in the Barossa. It's owners, Peter Schell and Magali Gely, started the winey in 2001. In doing so, however, they decided to pay respect to Magali's French roots. Their website…

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  • Finally, A Married Lady

    … Floor Shiraz (Barossa Valley - Australia) (1.5L bottle) Langmeil's Valley Floor Shiraz is a definite favourite of mine and I've had this magnum lying around for awhile. I thought my little sis' wedding was a pretty decent opportunity to pull the cork. I'm not kidding myself with this Shiraz. It's definitely bold and fruit forward in that New World…

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