90+ points Clare Valley, South Australia. 14% Tonnes of flavour. Quite sweet. Seems very youthful for 6 years. Probably best from 2018.
88 points Clare Valley, South Australia. 14% Bold dark flavoursome, somewhat syrupy. Good wine just building complexity so if you have some wait until 2012. Leasingham vineyards have all been sold to Tim Adams so I suppose this label (started … Continue reading
88 points Clare Valley, South Australia. 14% I’m not giving this a high mark given its age. It features rather classic (‘old school’) aromas of grease-paint which are due to rather heavy handed addition of tartaric acid. There is a … Continue reading
91 points This wine surprised me in that it wasn’t over the top in alcohol and wood as I expected. A ‘cellar release’ from Dan Murphy’s it had the right combination of Shiraz starting to develop layered complexity, almost a … Continue reading
91 points From Clare Valley, South Australia. Truly an Australian classic. Sparkling Burgundy as many Australian’s still call it has to be one of Australia’s best kept secrets. This wine is a gorgeous rich spicey sparkling Shiraz. Lovely degree of … Continue reading
So other than the curious Moorooroo white how did the other wines go? Well, what I suspect might have been the wine of the evening, an Orlando Shiraz 1966, a sort of winemaker’s wine, an experiment, not a brand…. turned … Continue reading