2013 Standish The Relic

Made by the esteemed Dan Standish, these Barossa wines are in a class of their own in many ways for their serious take on South Australia's great grape offering.  Blackberry, blueberry pie...no real notes of apricot from the Viognier, but its lifted / lythe on the palate, intense...milk chocolate raspberry and mouth coating.  The whole... Continue Reading →

2016 Over the Way Shiraz

Single Vineyard Shiraz from Rices Vineyard in the Grampians. Typical Grampians in the mid weight, slightly cooler climate profile. Plenty of fruit but also the spice, tar and white pepper to make it interesting. Best drinking on day 2, took a little time to open up on day 1 but still going well on day... Continue Reading →

2003 Arras EJ Carr

Fancy wrapping, feels like Christmas. Bottle 1424 of 2200 has had 12 years on lees and now 6 years in bottle. Less impactful than I was expecting, quite subtle and saline with an exquisite bead and good length. C: Light golden yellow N: lemon preserves, minerals, river rocks and biscuits P: Very gentle bead, saline,... Continue Reading →

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