Category: mclaren vale

2016 Two Hands Angel’s Share Shiraz

I ain’t got two hands, but I got a paw on this Aussie Shiraz. Dark cherry cordials, dark plum, dark cherry, whiffs of meat (maybe just because I want it), and the darkness/sweetness of tonkatsu sauce  on the nose. Blueberry, cherry compote, and burnt ends on the palate with a dusting of brown spice, mulberry, bay leaf, and a hint of meat on the finish with juicy, juicy fruit. Yum!

4/5 bones



14.1% abv


🍷  Enjoying this excellent 2016

Gemtree Uncut Shiraz (91 pts) from Australia. This organic wine came to LCBO VINTAGES last month (and is still available for purchase). Full review here:

2016 d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne McLaren Vale

Easing into the holiday weekend with an Aussie white. Asian pear, lemon, white flowers, chamomile, and white tea notes on the nose. Similar on the palate with a hint of orange blossom. 

3/5 bones


Viognier, Marsanne

13.3% abv


🍷 Enjoyed the struts from

$19 The Black Chook Shiraz/Viognier

(87 pts) from Australia tonight. Available in LCBO VINTAGES now. Full review here:

🍷 TGIF! Enjoying 2017

Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz

(88 pts) from Australia tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES on July 6. Full review here:

🍷  Kicking off the weekend with this lovely, biodynamic $20

Paxton MV Shiraz

(90+ pts) from Australia that is available in LCBO VINTAGES now. Full review here:

2012 5 O’Clock Somewhere “5OS Project” Durif – Shiraz – Grenache – Sauvignon Blanc

It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, folks! So I’m knockin’ back some Aussie juice with my shibe friend here. Dusty plums, blackberries, dark cherries, and black pepper on the nose. Dark plums and cherries on the palate with black pepper and a hint of black tea. Chewy tannins. Really good acidity that lifts this wine that’s clocking in at 15% alcohol! Very fun stuff – reminds me of Field Recordings wine if it were from Australia. 

4/5 bones


Durif (50%), Shiraz (28%), Grenache (17%), Sauvignon Blanc (5%)

15% abv


🍷 It’s wine Wednesday! Enjoying this Australian Shiraz tonight. Available in LCBO VINTAGES. 88 pts. Full review here:

Wine reviews from last month’s birthday party are now posted. Some fabulous wines!

Celebrating National Red Wine Day (a day late) with some Australian Shiraz. Available in LCBO VINTAGES now. 88 pts. Full review here: