Shiraz, Syrah and Shiraz blends

Description

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Tasting notes
2014 Oliverhill
Red Silk Shiraz
McLaren Vale (Australia)

15
***

09/2017 Excellent - Full bodied, nice nose. Very interesting wine, and it is ready to drink.
2011 Tournon - Shays Flat Vineyard Australia

30
***

04/2017 Very Good - Full bodied, nice nose. I decanted this wine, and it made a big difference. After 1.5 hours, both the nose and the flavors opened up significantly. Now it tastes more like a good Chateauneuf. Lots of black fruits, and vanilla. The mouth feel was very silky and smooth.
2014 The Pundit
Columbia Valley, WA

20
***

01/2017 Very Good - Full bodied, nice nose. This is very fruity, and tastes almost like a Zinfandel. This is a Robert Parker "fruit bomb", and I really like it.
2012 Pillar Box Red Padthaway Australia

16
***

07/2016 Very Good - Full bodied, nice nose. This has good fruit and a bit of oak. This wine is nicely balanced.
2011 Lot 423
Cameron Hughes
Napa Syrah

19
***

02/2015 Excellent - Medium bodied, nice nose. Very interesting wine, and it is ready to drink.
2011 Tournon Mathilda
Victorian Shiraz (Australia)

17
***

12/2014 Excellent - Medium bodied, nice nose. Very interesting wine, quite unlike any other Australian Shiraz. This is a bit reserved, more like a French Rhone. This has cranberry / cassis fruit and it is ready to drink.
2012 Oliverhill
Red Silk Shiraz
McLaren Vale (Australia)

15
***

10/2014 Excellent - Medium bodied, nice nose. Very interesting wine, and it is ready to drink.
2010 Shingleback
McLaren Vale (Australia)

18
**

12/2012 Pretty good - Medium bodied, nice nose. This was a boring wine, fairly simple in taste and aromas. It is ready to drink - but not worth the price.
2006 Small Gully
Mr. Black's Concoction
Barossa Valley (Australia)

16
***

05/2012 Very Good - Medium bodied, nice nose. Very interesting wine, and it is ready to drink. This is a GSM - blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. This was recommended in the CostCo Wine Blog.
2009 Oliverhill
Red Silk Shiraz
McLaren Vale (Australia)

15
***

10/2011 Excellent - Medium bodied, nice nose. Very interesting wine, and it is ready to drink.
2006 Falernia Syrah Chile

10
**

04/2011 Medium bodied, nice nose. This has some berry aspects, and some real depth. Really nice deal at this price!
2007 Pillar Box Red Padthaway Australia

13
***

12/2010 Very Good - Full bodied, nice nose. This has intense berry aspects, and a bit of oak. This wine is not subtle, but I enjoyed it a lot.
2005 Yangarra Single Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz (Australia)

20
***

01/2009 Very Good - Full bodied, nice nose. This has intense berry aspects, and a bit of oak.
2005 Elderton Barossa Shiraz (Australia)

28
***

12/2008 Excellent - Medium bodied, nice nose. Very interesting wine, and it seems ready to drink.
2006 Pillar Box Red Padthaway Australia

15
***

11/2008 Very Good - Full bodied, nice nose. This has intense berry aspects, and a bit of oak. This wine is not subtle, but I enjoyed it a lot. It has a little less fruit and acid than the 2005.
2006 R Wines
Strong Arms
South Australia

12
**

09/2008 Medium bodied, nice nose. This has some berry aspects, and some real depth. This is a really good wine at a great price!
2004 Los Planos Syrah France Vin de Pays

10
**

08/2008 Medium bodied, nice nose. This has some berry aspects, and tastes like a Cabernet-Syrah blend. Not terribly complex, but a tasty mouthful of wine, and at a great price!
2005 Pillar Box Red Padthaway Australia

12
***

07/2008 Very Good - Full bodied, nice nose. This has intense berry aspects, and a bit of oak. This is a kick-ass wine. When Cynthia and I tasted it, we both went "WHOAA!!". It isn't subtle, but I enjoyed it a lot. Robert Parker gave this wine 91 points.
2005 Thorn-Clarke
"Shotfire" Shiraz
 
Barossa (Australia)

20
***

01/2008 Excellent - Full bodied, nice nose. This has intense berry aspects, and a bit of oak. This is a mouth-filling wine, but very smooth.
2005 Mr. Riggs
"The Gaffer" Shiraz
 
McLaren Vale (Australia)

20
**

05/2008 Medium bodied, nice nose. This has some berry aspects, and tastes somewhat like a Cabernet-Syrah blend. The finish on this wine seems a bit short.

 Wine Ratings: * Fair, ** Good to Very Good, *** Excellent

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