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Red Wines
Shiraz
Cabernet Sauvignon
Mataro & Blends
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Other Red Blends & Varietals

Our Salt of the Earth
Goat Square Reserve "Ziegenmarkt" Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Developments are slow moving in the wine business as the single vintage a year and the need to build up stock from the first ideas takes a number of years. Last  more detail...
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Seventh Release of Grandma Raethel
Grandma Raethel Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Region: Barossa Valley
Shiraz dominates the theme of the Barossa Valley and tows along two other varieties which also express the bountiful warmth of the Barossa; Grenache and Mataro.  more detail...
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New Release Grandma Raethel
Grandma Raethel Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
Region: Barossa Valley
From the wine maker Benjamin Parker:
'The Grandma Raethel wines will always have a special meaning as they represent the start of my winemaking  more detail...
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Expresses Strength and Depth
Harem 'Fatima' Barossa Grenache Mataro 2012
Region: Barossa, SA
Ben got a lot of pleasure from taking the initial building blocks and assembling them on the tasting bench to make the final 'Fatima' blend. The 'Layla' style of  more detail...
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Serve from the Best Decanter
Harem 'Shazada' Barossa Valley Mataro Shiraz 2012
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
We purchased two Mataro's which had the quality to become the Sultan and left them to develop. At our last bench tasting neither was better than the other and  more detail...
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Expresses Mataro at the Highest Level
Harem 'Sultan' Barossa Valley Mataro 2012
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
The flavours of wine are produced by the climate and weather, plus the grower and the winemaker. In this case good grapes from a favourable vintage were taken  more detail...
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Full and Rich McLaren Vale
Hopcroft & Cornock McLaren Vale Cabernet Merlot 2014
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Many of the big show awards for McLaren Vale reds over the last decade, such as the Jimmy Watson, have been for Cabernets. These wines display a maritime  more detail...
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Expresses the Style and Generosity of McLaren Vale
Hopcroft & Cornock McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
I like this wine for many reasons though I must express up-front that I favour full ripe wine styles and want, first and foremost, a good glass of flavour. There  more detail...
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Full Rich and Deep
Hopcroft & Cornock McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015
Region: McLaren Vale
Magnificent Shiraz come from McLaren Vale though inevitably we compare them with those from the Barossa Valley which is further inland and higher in altitude. Both  more detail...
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Cooling Minty Qualities which are Attractive
Hope Farm McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
I often go to the small restaurant 'Fino' in the southern McLaren Vale town of Willunga. Sharon, who runs the front end, has a good wine selection and when I ask  more detail...
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Maritime Meets McLaren Vale
Hope Farm McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Region: McLaren Vale
Most if not all varieties make interesting wines across a wide range of climates. Many argue though that Cabernet Sauvignon achieves its most complex flavours in a  more detail...
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Ripe Taste and Explosive Flavours
Hope Farm McLaren Vale Grenache 2013
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
I have tasted many Australian Grenache's over many decades. Some regions are now homing in on the definitive style. A variety such as this is at its best in warm  more detail...
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Decades of Blending Trials Make Better Wine
Hope Farm McLaren Vale Grenache Shiraz 2013
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Ben worked with Nicholas Bourke on this wine. A wonderful parcel of Grenache had been isolated which had a wide range of interesting aromas and a fragrant and  more detail...
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Farmer Rating of 94/100
Hope Farm McLaren Vale Mataro 2010
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Fifty years ago Australians moved from the dark ages and began drinking table wine. Progress has been impressive but we still have much to do as two features  more detail...
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Nicholas Bourke Returns
Exceptional McLaren Vale
Hope Farm McLaren Vale Shiraz 2013
Wine is about exceptions but I find myself drinking more and more one and two year old reds. The reason is to enjoy the beauty of the lively, primary fruit flavours before they alter. Hope Farm was  more detail...
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