Aussie Wine Fans? Any Good?


BrightonCorgi
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definitely and definitely at this price. current release about $125 here. bailey carrodus was supposedly the ultimate grumpy old man/pioneer of the yarra valley - i met him once and he was anything but though there are many stories. tiny production, large demand, the wines have always sold out and been collectors' faves. bailey passed in 2008 so that might be from a period where the transition was still taking place and while, if i recall, 2010 was a very good year in the yarra, not sure how it has travelled. sarah crowe took over about five years ago and the wines never better. she has won winemaker of the year and the winery, best in australia and so on (i know those things often mean little but these are from people like halliday who takes it seriously). but i would definitely give that a crack. especially at that price. it will be shiraz with a dollop of rhone whites. the No 1 is the Cabernet and probably has a slightly higher reputation but both have many fans. 

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8 hours ago, BrightonCorgi said:

How about this wine?  2017 Glaetzer Wallace at $18.60 USD a bottle?  Worth picking up?

a touch above what we pay but hardly surprising. the Glaetzer family is a famous name in aussie winemaking and ben is a star. this is one of his cheaper efforts and i think definitely worth the dosh. 17 a good not great year. my thoughts would be, if convenient, grab one or two, see if they suit you, and if so, stock up. 

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2 minutes ago, Ken Gargett said:

a touch above what we pay but hardly surprising. the Glaetzer family is a famous name in aussie winemaking and ben is a star. this is one of his cheaper efforts and i think definitely worth the dosh. 17 a good not great year. my thoughts would be, if convenient, grab one or two, see if they suit you, and if so, stock up. 

It's actually a 3 bottle buy for $56.  We pay no additional tax for booze in MA, FWIW.  Aussie wines have very little fanfare at least in my region.  I think this is true nationally.  No one has been talking or promoting Aussie wines here for 20 years.

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37 minutes ago, Ken Gargett said:

a touch above what we pay but hardly surprising. the Glaetzer family is a famous name in aussie winemaking and ben is a star. this is one of his cheaper efforts and i think definitely worth the dosh. 17 a good not great year. my thoughts would be, if convenient, grab one or two, see if they suit you, and if so, stock up. 

I like the Glaetzer Bishop shiraz.

The 1999 Glaetzer Barossa shiraz has aged remarkably well and is still a great drop. I think I have one or two bottles left.

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On 10/14/2022 at 9:00 AM, BrightonCorgi said:

It's actually a 3 bottle buy for $56.  We pay no additional tax for booze in MA, FWIW.  Aussie wines have very little fanfare at least in my region.  I think this is true nationally.  No one has been talking or promoting Aussie wines here for 20 years.

The same wine special has popped up again.  I wonder if it's same bottles that languished or a new delivery of the same vintage?  I think I bought them the last time, but seldom go to their B&M.  They store everything for me until I can get over there.

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