Posts Tagged: Barossa Valley

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2013 Kaesler Stonehorse Palomino Dry. Barossa Valley. 12%

Found this in the sherry section of the Re-store. Noticed it said dry and remembered from the wine century tastings that Palomino is the main grape used in sherry making. Instead of being fortified and turned into sherry, this has

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2013 Kaesler Stonehorse Palomino Dry. Barossa Valley. 12%

Found this in the sherry section of the Re-store. Noticed it said dry and remembered from the wine century tastings that Palomino is the main grape used in sherry making. Instead of being fortified and turned into sherry, this has

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2012 Tomfoolery “Black & Blue” Shiraz. Barossa Valley. 14.5%

The lovely labelling on this bottle drew me in. Beautiful package, along with the words “small parcels” & “handcrafted” on the label added to my intrigue. Had to buy and try. Youthful bright and deep purple on the eye. On

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2012 Tomfoolery “Black & Blue” Shiraz. Barossa Valley. 14.5%

The lovely labelling on this bottle drew me in. Beautiful package, along with the words “small parcels” & “handcrafted” on the label added to my intrigue. Had to buy and try. Youthful bright and deep purple on the eye. On

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2009 Deisen Pete’s Cabernet Sauvignon. Barossa Valley. 15.2%

Rich and ripe plum. Bordering on raisins. Plum and cherry coulis. Heady alcohol. Tarry. Rain hitting hot asphalt road. Nail polish remover. Stewed fruit. Lots of vanilla oak. “Too much weights, not enough speed work.” Funny how preferences change. I

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2009 Deisen Pete’s Cabernet Sauvignon. Barossa Valley. 15.2%

Rich and ripe plum. Bordering on raisins. Plum and cherry coulis. Heady alcohol. Tarry. Rain hitting hot asphalt road. Nail polish remover. Stewed fruit. Lots of vanilla oak. “Too much weights, not enough speed work.” Funny how preferences change. I

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2011 David Franz Long Gully Road Semillon Ancient Vine. Barossa. 12.3%

Regular readers will have read that David Franz is a winery I love and that he’s in fact Peter and Margaret Lehmann’s son…. not that he trades of the back of his surname. Apparently Semillon is mum’s favourite drop and

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2011 David Franz Long Gully Road Semillon Ancient Vine. Barossa. 12.3%

Regular readers will have read that David Franz is a winery I love and that he’s in fact Peter and Margaret Lehmann’s son…. not that he trades of the back of his surname. Apparently Semillon is mum’s favourite drop and

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2011 David Franz Brother’s Ilk “Sang et de L’Eau” Rose. Barossa Valley. 11.5%

Interesting colour this. Think dried peach, with orange, coppery hues.      Said it before and I’ll say it again. I love the packaging style of David Franz wines. Paper sleeve around the bottle, protecting the screen printed bottle. Brilliant. Dry,

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2011 David Franz Brother’s Ilk “Sang et de L’Eau” Rose. Barossa Valley. 11.5%

Interesting colour this. Think dried peach, with orange, coppery hues.      Said it before and I’ll say it again. I love the packaging style of David Franz wines. Paper sleeve around the bottle, protecting the screen printed bottle. Brilliant. Dry,

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2012 Izway “Maurice” Grenache. Barossa Valley. 15.6%

It was international Grenache day and I popped into Steves to see what they had on the shelves. Rachael, one of the helpful wine consultants mentioned that this had a red dirt taste…. in the nicest possible way.    Most

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2012 Izway “Maurice” Grenache. Barossa Valley. 15.6%

It was international Grenache day and I popped into Steves to see what they had on the shelves. Rachael, one of the helpful wine consultants mentioned that this had a red dirt taste…. in the nicest possible way.    Most

Wine Century Meeting #3

We headed back to Steve’s Fine Wine & Food for the 3rd gathering of our Wine Century group on the 22nd of May 2013. Follow these links to see what we tried on our first and second meet.    2011

Wine Century Meeting #3

We headed back to Steve’s Fine Wine & Food for the 3rd gathering of our Wine Century group on the 22nd of May 2013. Follow these links to see what we tried on our first and second meet.    2011

A celebration with some blog followers

      What to do when you hit 250 likes on your facebook page? I posed a question to the people who follow and read my blog. What I should open to celebrate the milestone? And also added a small

A celebration with some blog followers

      What to do when you hit 250 likes on your facebook page? I posed a question to the people who follow and read my blog. What I should open to celebrate the milestone? And also added a small

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2007 Hewitson Old Garden Mourvèdre. Barossa Valley. 14.5%

Aged in French barrels for 18 months. Vines for this was planted in 1853 and Hewitson reckon it is most likely the oldest Mourvèdre vineyard in the world. Ready to drink and has shed its deep violet colour. Very fine

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2007 Hewitson Old Garden Mourvèdre. Barossa Valley. 14.5%

Aged in French barrels for 18 months. Vines for this was planted in 1853 and Hewitson reckon it is most likely the oldest Mourvèdre vineyard in the world. Ready to drink and has shed its deep violet colour. Very fine

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2006 David Franz “POP 2.5” Northern Barossa Stockwell Cabernet Sauvignon. 14.9%

  I have a confession. I love Barossa Cabernet and feel that it is quite often overlooked. Add to that one of the most intriguingly designed labels on the market and it makes for a satisfying experience. Brambly, sweet dark

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2006 David Franz “POP 2.5” Northern Barossa Stockwell Cabernet Sauvignon. 14.9%

  I have a confession. I love Barossa Cabernet and feel that it is quite often overlooked. Add to that one of the most intriguingly designed labels on the market and it makes for a satisfying experience. Brambly, sweet dark