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2003 Barossa Old Vine Company Shiraz Aussie & NZ Reds RP93 750 ml 1 $59.00
A limited cuvee produced from 109-, 127-, and 152-year-old vineyards, this 2003 Shiraz was aged 24 months in a combination of new French and American wood as well as a small amount of older oak. Huge, ripe, surprisingly subtle and polished, this dense purple-hued wine offers layers of blackberry and currant fruit intermingled with spicy new oak, licorice, cedar, and loamy soil characteristics. Full-bodied and voluptuous, but not over the top, this beauty should drink well for 10-15 years.
2003 Clarendon Hills Astralis Aussie & NZ Reds RP99 750 ml 1 $249.00
It’s hard to believe the 2003 Syrah Astralis Vineyard could be better, but it offers riveting richness, intensity, purity, and equilibrium. Structurally, it is similar to the Piggott Range, revealing abundant amounts of sweet, ripe tannin, and huge extract, richness, and depth. Meant for true connoisseurs who are willing to forget it for 5-8 years, it represents what Roman Bratasiuk and Clarendon Hills do so well ... show respect for the great traditions of France, but recognize the extraordinary raw materials that emerge from old vines planted in McLaren Vale. This fabulous wine offers both power and elegance, and showcases the extraordinary talent of Roman Bratasiuk. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030.
2002 D'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz Aussie & NZ Reds RP93 750 ml 2 $69.00
After re-tasting the 2002 The Dead Arm Shiraz, I believe my initial rating is correct. It still plays it close to the vest, exhibiting loads of cassis, asphalt, smoke, and barbecue spice-like aromas along with full-bodied flavors. While well-made and impressive, it remains backward and restrained, and does not appear to be up to the quality of either the 2003 or the great 2001.
1997 Greenock Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Aussie & NZ Reds RP92 750 ml 1 $85.00
One of my weekly Cabernet Sauvignons for a number of years was Greenock Creek?s 1997. It was released at a very reasonable price, and, again, I did not know what to expect as this estate is not associated with Cabernet Sauvignon as much as Grenache and Shiraz. This 1997 is still a killer wine. Its dark plum/purple color is accompanied by aromas of spice box, cedarwood, sweet licorice, and black currants. Full-bodied, velvety-textured, and gorgeously proportioned, it is a sexy Cabernet Sauvignon
1994 Hardys Cabernet Sauvignon Thomas Hardy Aussie & NZ Reds 750 ml 1 $45.00
2008 INNOCENT BYSTANDER Pinot Noir Aussie & NZ Reds 750 ml 6 $45.00
2002 Mr Riggs Shiraz Aussie & NZ Reds RP(94-96) 750 ml 12 $49.00
Aged in 80% French oak and 20% American (of which 60% is new), this barrel sample (to be bottled in November) was immensely impressive. There will be 400 cases of this dense inky/purple-colored Shiraz. It offers a gorgeous nose of licorice, melted road tar, blackberry liqueur, and sweet black currants. There is dazzling palate persistence, tremendous texture, and full body, but the wine is neither heavy nor out of balance. The finish lasts for 45+ seconds. With thrilling density and richness yet good equilibrium, it will drink well for 10-15 years.
2004 Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Aussie & NZ Reds WS96 750 ml 2 $89.00
Gorgeous stuff, it practically radiates a range of aromas and flavors, balancing its ripe cherry, blackberry and plum fruit with hints of minerals and sweet spices that make the finish sing for days. Tempting to drink, but just wait. Best from 2008 through 2020. 5,200 cases made.
2005 Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Aussie & NZ Reds 750 ml 10 $49.00
2005 Shirvington Shiraz Aussie & NZ Reds RP93 750 ml 1 $79.00
The dense, chewy, rich, deeply-colored 2005 Shiraz is a full-bodied, ripe, intense wine, but does not reveal quite the same thrilling level of quality as the Cabernet. Nevertheless, it is no wimpy wine, boasting 16% alcohol as well as stunning richness and length. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
2004 Two Hands Ares Shiraz Aussie & NZ Reds RP96+ 750 ml 1 $199.00
The 2004 Shiraz Ares is spectacular. Aged 12 months in 100% new French oak, the Ares is produced from the finest 20 barrels from the Bella’s Garden cuvee. Inky/blue/purple with notes of graphite, blueberries, blackberries, black currants, licorice, and smoke, this is a full-bodied, super-rich, intense, fabulously pure, rich Shiraz with a multidimensional mid-palate as well as a 45+ second finish. It will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age, and should keep for 2-3 decades.