Category Archives: Shiraz

2015 Gartelmann Wines ‘Jesse’ Shiraz

I caught up with a mate yesterday.  Admittedly, it had been a while mainly due to us both taking different paths in our lives a few years back but we always kept in touch in one way or another.  Anyway, … Continue reading

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2015 Huntington Estate ‘Bin 18’ Shiraz

I would love to see the look on a winemaker’s face and her/his reaction and excitement at finding a barrel or two of something just that little bit special.  A wine that shows that extra ‘something’ about their vineyard.  I … Continue reading

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2018 Pig in the House Shiraz

I get more than a little frustrated when people say, “Life’s too short to drink cheap wine”.  I can fully understand it when people say, “Life’s too short to drink bad wine”, which makes much more sense to me.  I … Continue reading

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2017 Yalumba ‘Samuel’s Collection’ Barossa Shiraz

Everyone would know, or heard of, Albert Einstein’s famous equation E = mc2  Well, here’s an equation that would mean a lot more, and is much easier to understand, to many Australian wine drinkers.  Yalumba + Barossa + shiraz = quality … Continue reading

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2016 Ridgemill Estate The Lincoln Shiraz

I’ve written about me having preconceived ideas regarding wine before, however on this occasion, the focus is on a couple from Western Australia, who are good friends of mine, and work in the hospitality world.  Visiting my home, they were … Continue reading

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2016 Hastwell & Lightfoot ‘Sands of Time’ McLaren Vale Shiraz

I mentioned in my review of the Hastwell & Lightfoot Fiano (review here in case you missed it) how my wife and I had ventured to McLaren Vale a number of times without calling into their cellar door.  At the … Continue reading

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2018 Natural Wine Co. Organic Shiraz

The topic ‘organic’ came up in an overheard conversation at work the other day.  One  view was, “…oh it’s probably only a trendy marketing thing with a lot of stuff so they can up the price.”  Now, I didn’t enter … Continue reading

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2015 Gartelmann ‘Diedrich’ Shiraz

Diedrich.  It seemed such a strong name to me.  So much so I had to google it and yep, I can see why I had that feeling.  As it turns out, and I won’t bore you with the back story, … Continue reading

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2015 Huntington Estate ‘Special Reserve’ Shiraz

No point in waffling on about this wine.  It is great.  Loved it.  Simple as that. I must apologise for not being able to show you the colour of this wine.  Gee it’s deep and, if something can look lush, … Continue reading

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2015 Shanahans ‘Silence is Golden’ Barossa Shiraz

Let’s be honest.  There is a lot of shiraz out there.  Heaps to pick from whether it be from the Barossa Valley (like this one), Hunter Valley, Coonawarra, Heathcote and even Tasmania (a Jimmy Watson Winner from here in 2011).  … Continue reading

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