AUSTRALIAN WINE SALE
5 btls Amon Ra Shiraz 2004 @ $79.99 btl.
This dense ruby purple colored wine exhibits a sweet nose of vanilla , graphite, and blackberry. It is full bodied and pure with a silky finish. It is drinking beautifully now and will last another 12 years. RP93/p> 4 btls Glaymond Distinction Shiraz 2002 @ $84.99 btl.
Reminiscent of a northern Rhone, the 2002 Glaymond has great delineation and freshness. Concentrated, dense, and full bodied with a huge, unctuous texture. This is the perfect wine with cheese at the end of a meal. RP95/p> 3 btls Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz 2003 @ $125 btl
The 2003 Old Bastard Shiraz is a candidate for Shiraz of the vintage from South Australia. Inky purple color along with serious velocity and intensity. It is a superb expression of Barossa Valley Shiraz. A glorious perfume of charcoal, blackberry liqueur, smoke, and vanilla. This big and pure Shiraz can be drunk now or cellared for the next decade. RP96/p> 12 btls Kilikanoon Shiraz Reserve Greens 2003 @ $69.99
This is one of the most brilliantly run wineries in Australia. Great gobs of blackberry liqueur and glycerin. Impressive texture and delineation.RP95-97/p> 12 btls Kilikanoon Shiraz Reserve 2003 @ $115 btl.
A new wine from a single vineyard in the Mclaren Vale. Aged 24 months in French Oak. This unfiltered blockbuster possesses sweet cassis and blackberry fruit, truffle, camphor, and flower. Enormous flavor dimensions. Awesome. RP96-98/p> 2 btl. Penfolds Grange 1998 @ $ 325 btl.
The 1998 Grange will be legendary. A blend of 97% shiraz and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky purple color is followed by an intense nose of crème des cassis intermixed with floral notes. As it sits in the glass, aromas of meat and plum emerge. It is a seamless effort with sweet tannin, well integrated acidity, and layer upon layer of blackberry and cassis-like fruit. It has harmony, freshness and a remarkable finish. A legend. RP99
— Red Panda, Sommelier, Light Reading