Category Archives: Australia

Penfolds Southeast Australia Yattarna Chardonnay – 2001 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Bottle #16185 Yattarna is an aboriginal word meaning: little-by-little. I kept thinking this bottle would have survived but that I would have missed out on the best years. This wine did not turn the tell tale color of gold instead … Continue reading

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D’Arnberg Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz – 2007 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A mix of wild bramble berries, seared black plum, roasted chile Ancho, ground clove and nutmeg, vanilla; scent of mid-summer herb garden and cedar box. A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Au Granite Belt Unwooded Chardonnay – 2006 – 8.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

White nectarine, mineral, fleshy peach, citrus, and toasted almond; though no wood it seemed to have a buttery undertone.  For palettes who like the buttery chardonnays this wine may appeal to those people.  I looked for information online I could … Continue reading

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Sons of Eden Romulus Barossa Valley Shiraz – 2005 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Shiraz is bold and confident; I like Shiraz to taste like wine not like a raspberry spritzer. This Shiraz gives generous amounts of fruit: deep red, boysenberry, blackberry and spice: allspice. The boldness stands up to a generous piece … Continue reading

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Wirra Wirra RSW McLaren Vale Shiraz – 2001 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Wirra Wirra RSW McLaren Vale Shiraz presents fruit balanced, roasted red berries, slight cinnamon, cardamom, basil and black pepper. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © … Continue reading

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d’Arenberg Footbolt Australia Shiraz – 2004 – 8.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Shiraz is popular but I have never really found it to be my wine. This wine is too tart, red delicious apple, raspberry, baked plum, and citrus and citrus peel. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions … Continue reading

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Schild Estate Barrosa Valley Shiraz – 2004 – 8.8 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patrico Meléndez

A well priced strong Barossa Shiraz; seems like a no brainer but to get a Shiraz with spice and fruit can be difficult.  I like Shiraz with pepper and especially enjoy eucalyptus coupled with coffee and chocolate.  This Shiraz presents … Continue reading

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