We love these reds and it’s fairly apparent you do too… here’s what we love about each of ‘em…
Lienert Brothers Sieben Klon Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019
94pts Kim Brebach
The Lienerts have been farming in the Barossa for 150 years and added grapes to the mix about 20 years ago. Their first harvests (2004 and 2005) went straight to the pool room, aka into Penfold’s St Henri. For this very special wine, seven clones were harvested and fermented separately with the harvest date chosen to allow each grape to express its best characters. The EVOS12 (Eden Valley clone) was harvested earlier than the others to allow for a beautiful perfume and liveliness in the final blend. Fermentation is done in tiny open top fermenters which are hand plunged up to four times a day. Certain clones are fermented cooler to better express delicate aromatics whilst some are plunged and pumped over to achieve a more structural element. The trick is finding the right balance. Anyways, we love this wine and encourage you to give it a rip.
Murray Street Black Label Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016
94pts Kim Brebach
This is warm, black fruited and spicy Barossa Shiraz which is both packed with flavour and easy to drink. There’s blackberry, pepper, plum and a gentle brush of oak leading to a fine tannin finish. Moreish!
Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Langhorne Creek Cabernet 2018
93pts Mike Bennie, Gold Medal - Langhorne Creek Wine Show
$25 wines don’t get much better than this and this is a fave amongst WD folk with a very dedicated following. There’s old vine power, balance, black fruits and spice, chocolate and fine-grained tannins. Drink now with protein or cellar for up to a decade.
Curtis Limited McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
96pts Kim Brebach, 96pts Sam Kim, 94pts James Halliday
Rippingly good, fine boned yet full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz. We reckon this one will improve with cellaring for 20 years, such is its structure and power of fruit. Lots of black and blue fruits here, along with aristocratic spindles of cedary oak.
Though the Tasting Glass ‘Mad Hatter’ Barossa Grenache Mataro Shiraz
95pts Kim Brebach
A truly beautiful and fruit driven blend of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. The Grenache here brings spice, confected notes, raspberries, rhubarb and sour cherry. The Mataro offers chocolate, brooding brambles and other slightly angry things sourced from dungeons deep. The Shiraz brings blue and black fruits, chocolate and fine, fine tannins. It’s a mad mélange this, one we’ll tip our hat to, whilst asking for it to be filled.
Martins Limited McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
97pts Sam Kim, 95pts James Halliday
Medium to full bodied, this offers exceptional clarity of blue and black fruits… drink any time over the next 10 years.