Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For June 4, 2012

Vinted on June 4, 2012 binned in wine mini-reviews

So, like what is this stuff, anyway?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find them so you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 07 Henschke Hill of Grace (Eden Valley): Elegant complexity, bottled; if you dig Shiraz, there’s probably none better on this planet $625 A+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Henschke Julius Riesling (Eden Valley): Spiced pear, kicking ass in elegant lime zest armor & with a sidearm of cold, hard steel. $40 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz (Barossa): The heat might be a bit much for some, but it’s all firing some aromatic earthen clay pots. $19 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Henschke Tappa Pass Shiraz (Barossa): Power, elegance, focus, intent, and… tomato leaves; odd bedfellows, but it all works out. $85 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Langmeil Orphan Bank Shiraz (Barossa): These orphans aren’t timid – in fact, they’re actually a big, leathery, brooding lot. $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 John Duval Entity Shiraz (Barossa): "You gave to me a new belief… and soon… the world will love you…. TEA LEAF….!!!" $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz (Barossa): Explosively kick-ass blue & red fruits, aided in battle by some serious herbal kung fu. $100 A- >>find this wine>>
  • NV Dandelion Vineyards Legacy of the Barossa 30 YO Pedro Ximinez (Barossa): 375ml of voluptuous, caramelized, tasty toastiness. $30 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz (Barossa): Gritty, fresh & w/ a shot of incense it presumably stole from a church $45 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Schild Estate Moorooroo Shiraz (Barossa): And so cried out the juicy dark cherries & raspberries, “it’s alive! ALIVE!!!!!!” $85 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz (Barossa): Sir Galahad didn’t have as much purity as the blackberry fruit & eucalyptus herbs here $120 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Langmeil Jackamans Cabernet Sauvignon (Barossa): The tannins might have grit, but everything else is silk-sheets levels of silky. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>




  • Fredric Koeppel

    have you given an A+ rating before?

    • 1WineDude

      Indeed, I have. Only a handful, however (less than 5, I think).

      • 1WineDude

        Actually, I think it is exactly 5 wines that received A+ ratings. But I didn’t want to rate this wine… why put a tag of any kind on an animal such as this?

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