Mollydooker, “Maitre D” Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
This is a classic Aussie Cabernet with an intense varietal nose and delicious ripe fruit. This wine is named after Sparky, who earned money to put himself through winemaking college as a left-handed Maitre D’.
D’arenberg, “Coppermine Road” Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia, 2003
An outstanding cab, shows qualities of vanilla, cedar and chocolate. Full bodied with a spicy tannic and dense flavor. It was introduced at our March 2006 wine dinner.
Mollydooker, “The Boxer” Shiraz, 2010
Very deep black-crimson, The Boxer shows a full spectrum of flavors from fresh berries and plum, to fig and blackberry jam, surrounded by cinnamon spice, licorice, and lovely warm oak with hints of cigar box and tobacco. Soft, luscious palate-coating fruit with incredible depth, combined with creamy chocolate oak layers producing a complex wine with amazing power.
Greg Norman, Limestone Coast Shiraz, 2007 & 2008
The 2008 Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Shiraz is a vibrant dark crimson color with rich purple hue. The nose is rich and complex showing strong notes of dark chocolate cake, black cherries, blueberry pie and dark plum with a hint of gingerbread and cinnamon.
Elderton, Shiraz, Barossa, Australia, 2001
Ripe and plush, with a rich core of cherry, blackberry and plum fruit that expands and sails beautifully, with coffee, caramel and walnut notes sneaking in on the firm finish, all of it lingering effectively.
Marquis Philips, Shiraz 9, Barossa, 2004
The rich, full-bodied, opulent Shiraz 9 boasts abundant amounts of concentrated blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with smoke, camphor, and tar notes.
Barossa Valley Estate, E & E Black Pepper, 2001
This one is typically dense, dark and powerful, a mighty mouthful of black pepper–scented black cherry, stewed plum and licorice flavors that echo beautifully on the long, fine-grained finish.”
Elderton, Command Shiraz, Barossa, 2001
One of Australia’s modern classics. A seductive shiraz that oozes rich cherry, plum, and exotic spice with notes of chocolate & espresso.
- Frank Reno
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