Tasting notes, February 18, 2023: Wines from Australia


2019 Tanunda Grand Barossa Riesling
$18 /
Case Price $12.99
Barossa Valley / South Australia
100% Riesling
The majority of the Riesling vines employed for the Grand Barossa bottling are very old at 95+ years of age and are planted in a combination of sand and limestone. The savory, salty, citrusy character of this unequivocally dry Riesling is quite irresistible.
NV Jansz Rose Premium
$27.99 /
Case Price $22.40
Tasmania / Australia
78% Pinot Noir , 22% Chardonnay
Crisp and strawberry inflected, the Jansz Premium Rose is sourced from the north side of Tasmania. Secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle, with the base wines being aged in stainless steel and small oak barrels.
2019 Langmeil 
$34.99 /
Case Price $28
Barossa Valley / South Australia
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Named for Langmeil’s founder’s occupation, the Blacksmith is an homage to the Linder familial roots at the Langmeil property which date back to 1842. This rich Cabernet is aged for 24 months in French oak barrels.
2017 Glaetzer Wallace
On Sale for $19.99
Barossa Valley / South Australia
72% Shiraz / 28% Grenache
Sourced from the famous Ebenezer district of North Barossa Valley, Wallace showcases a brilliant interplay between Shiraz and Grenache, the former providing power and acidity, the latter succulent juiciness. 
2017 Flegenheimer
Out of the Park
$19.99 /
Case Price $16
McLaren Vale / South Australia
100% Petite Sirah
Sourced far northeast of the center of McLaren Vale, Out of the Park is so-named for the vineyard’s proximity to a national park. Impressively concentrated and offering more fruit than one has a right to expect, it is not a wine for contemplation but rather uncomplicated enjoyment. The wine is aged entirely in neutral barrels and stainless steel tanks.
NV Chambers Rosewood
$19.99 /
Case Price $16
Rutherglen / Victoria / Australia
Created from an over 100 year-old solera, this fortified (“sticky”) wine reaches an alcohol of 18.3%. This very traditional wine has been made by six consecutive generations of the Chambers family.