If you're on the market for bold, fruit-forward wines, then Australia's Barossa Valley is where you need to shop. Best known for its spicy Shiraz wines (a variation of the Syrah grape), Barossa Valley is also producing some fine Cabernets and red blends with Grenache. WineMadeEasy.com has an extensive collection, featuring all of your favorite Barossa Valley wines. Order a bottle today!
RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 27th Feb 2013 Pale brown in color and made from Muscat Petite Grain grapes, the NV The Muscat has a really grapey and raisin nose underscored by spices and a touch of roses. Very sweet in the mouth it retains crisp acid to lift the concentrated, liquid raisin flavors. Nicely balanced, it finishes long. Drink it now.SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2005 Sweet, dense and spicy, with toffee, molasses and prune flavors that linger on the rich finish. Drink now.
RP9898 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 1st Oct 2004 The light amber-hued, unctuously-textured non-vintage The Tokay reveals a similar flavor profile to the Muscat, with perhaps more balsamic, maple syrup, and Asian spice-like characteristics. It is quite spectacular, and very sweet.SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2005 Sweet, but it stops short of syrupy, with a lovely caramel and brewed tea quality that lingers, along with a touch of pineapple and floral notes. Drink now.
VN9191 pts. - Vinous - Dec 2021 Opaque ruby. Smoke-accented aromas of ripe dark berries, pungent flowers and vanilla, along with a hint of white pepper that adds spicy lift. Concentrated, expansive cherry liqueur, blackberry and fruitcake flavors become more energetic as the wine opens up. Round, well-knit tannins frame the appealingly sweet finish, which hangs on with impressive, dark fruit-dominated persistence.
RP9898 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 1st Oct 2004 Produced from a dry-farmed, single vineyard of old vine Shiraz (some of which are 120 years old), the stunning, inky/purple-tinged 2002 Shiraz Exile was aged in 100% new French oak. A sweet nose of black fruits, flowers, melted licorice, and espresso roast precedes a wine of amazing concentration, compelling intensity, and a tremendous finish of more than 60 seconds. Although expensive, readers must take into consideration the age of the vines as well as the limited production. This exquisite Shiraz is approachable, but promises to hit its peak in 3–5 years, and last for two decades. Kudos to proprietor Jonathan Malthus for his work in the Barossa.