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Snooth User: spikedc

More Aussie wine

Posted by spikedc, May 24, 2011.

Went back to my local retailer to get some more Kangarilla Road Shiraz (which i really enjoyed).

Whilst i was there i tried some Cape Mentelle Merlot 2007 and The Lodge Shiraz 2008/09 Jim Barry lovely wines, ended up with these as well.

Getting a real taste for Aussie reds.


Reply by Stephen Harvey, May 25, 2011.


Jim Barry Lodge Hill is a good Clare Valley Shiraz.  The Barry family are good friends and Peter Barry spends a lot of time in the UK marketing his wine [as he does in the US]

Cape Mentelle is owned by LVMH and is based in Margaret River, their wines a re generally excellent and they make very good Chardonnay and Cabernet Blends, I have not tried the Merlot before.

Glad you like them.

If you see any Jim Barry rieslings they are worth a look. Peter Barry's sons also make a great Riesling under the Clos Clare brand .

Reply by spikedc, Jul 7, 2011.


Finished off another bottle of Kangarilla Road 2009 Shiraz Last night with dinner. Fantastic wine, really enjoyed it. Easily the best Shiraz in the £10 price range i've tasted.  Please pass on my compliments to your part owner friend.

The 2Up Kangarilla Road was also excellent at only £6.99

Reply by hoa nguyen, Jul 7, 2011.

Yes, we distributor Kangarilla road in Vietnam, their shiraz is beautiful, fullbody wines with a hint of chocolate, the wine i can keep drink all night. love it.

Reply by hoa nguyen, Jul 7, 2011.

should try the Chapel Hill shiraz too, top 5 starts shiraz, great value of wines. I found 2up Kangarilla rd abit high alcohol content.

Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jul 8, 2011.

Chapel Hill is a very good wine, has made a come back in last 3 vintages after a flat patch in the early 2000's

Michael Fragos has transformed the winemaking and the 2008 Vicar is a stunning McLaren Vale Shiraz

Reply by spikedc, Aug 30, 2011.

Have to say how much i've enjoyed Aussie wine recently.

Tonight i just finished a bottle of Koonunga Hill Seventy Six, fantastic wine for the price.


Selection of others i've loved in my price range..........

Kalimna Bin 28 2006,

Kangarilla Road Shiraz, M'mmmm (even enjoyed The 2Up)

Yalumba Scribbler,

Jim Barry Lodge Hill,

Cape Mentelle Merlot 2007 

Knappstein Hand Picked 2010 Riesling

Tim Adams 2008 Riesling.

All these i've bought again, and will keep on buying.

I mentioned earlier how good the the Kangarilla Road was, turning out to be one of my favourites

Reply by Stephen Harvey, Aug 30, 2011.

Hi Spike

Been offline due to some bizarre technical problem between Internet Explorer on my system deciding not to interect with the latest Snooth websie upgrade.  However Mozilla works perfectly well

Good hear you are enjoying our wines from down under

2011 Rieslings starting to find their way onto the shelves doen here.  Have had a few certainly drinking as I would expect.  I will do a post once I have drank enough to get a view

Reply by spikedc, Aug 31, 2011.

Hi Stephen, good to hear from you again.

Just a quick mention of a cheap Shiraz i tasted last weekend recommended by a friend  'Blaxland Estate Shiraz 2010' surprised how nice it was for the price. (£4.50 around $7 )

Reply by Stephen Harvey, Aug 31, 2011.


Blaxland is from Kingston Estate in the SA Riverland - I think this might be a Tesco brand they make

Reply by WineIsYummy, Sep 1, 2011.

Hi! Have you tried any of the De Bortoli family's wines? They are an Australian family-owned winery and they offer some great wines at affordable prices.  Cheers!

Reply by spikedc, Sep 7, 2011.

Just received a bottle of Clonakillla Hilltops Shiraz 2007 as a gift. Don't know when but looking forward to trying it

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