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2008 John's Blend - Margarete's Shiraz
While it is hard to get past the oak in this wine, the quality of the fruit suggests delicacy of red fruits and spice, rather than brutish black fruits; the fruit on the palate also struggles with the heavy handed oak, but the 'super charged' theme is certain to satisfy the believers of 'no wood, no good' philosophy. Drink [until] 2020. Score - 94. (James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, Aug. 11, 2011)


(Tasted Nov 17, 2013)
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2010 Turkey Flat - Shiraz
Strong crimson-purple; one of the best Turkey Flat shirazs to date; the palate is exceedingly complex and very intense, yet ends with a burst of red and black fruits to accompany all that has gone before. It could be mistaken for a wine from a cooler climate, such is its length and balance, the finish full of joy. Drink [until] 2030. Score - 97. (James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, Nov. 14, 2012)


(Tasted Nov 17, 2013)
92

2007 Corte Lenguin - Amarone Della Valpolicella La Coeta
Very Balanced, Excellent


(Tasted Jun 7, 2013)
90

2005 Terra Andina - Altos


(Tasted Mar 24, 2013)
94

2010 Turkey Flat - Butcher's Block (Shiraz)
Part of the grapes come from the home vineyard that has some of the oldest vines in the Barossa, planted by Peter Schulz's great-grandfather Ernest Schulz. The wine has the drive, focus and intensity often missing from this Barossa blend; that said, there are both black and distinctly red fruit components, and the tannins are firm. Give it 10 years, then line it up with a top Rhone Valley example. Outrageous value. Drink [until] 2025. Score - 94. (James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, July 17, 2012)


(Tasted Feb 24, 2013)

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