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Received both of these this week and unfortunately both are going back.

The 2009 was the most disappointing. At 9 years of age the fruit is almost gone and I feel has very little chance of finding balance. All too tannic and bitter for my personal taste. Heaps of power, but unfortunately not refined enough for me.
Worth a try, but it’s a no for me.
Cheers Birdyzone
 
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I’m saying that there is something wrong with it, hence helping explain why it’s a secret selection. Not the other way around.
Tried the first bottle of 2013 Coppermine Rd and quickly emptied it down the sink - the other 5 can go back - life is too short to drink this cough.
 

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Tried the first bottle of 2013 Coppermine Rd and quickly emptied it down the sink - the other 5 can go back - life is too short to drink this cough.
Had dinner with a wine buff and he loved the Diana from Cullens. Life is way too short to try roughies.
 

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Received both of these this week and unfortunately both are going back.

The 2009 was the most disappointing. At 9 years of age the fruit is almost gone and I feel has very little chance of finding balance. All too tannic and bitter for my personal taste. Heaps of power, but unfortunately not refined enough for me.
Worth a try, but it’s a no for me.
Cheers Birdyzone

Reviews for Grant Burge Shadrach 2009 on Vivino is very good. A total of 115 reviews rates this wine 4.4 points - one of the best vintages. Any comments on this?
 

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Reviews for Grant Burge Shadrach 2009 on Vivino is very good. A total of 115 reviews rates this wine 4.4 points - one of the best vintages. Any comments on this?

I canceled my order for 2013 Coppermine Rd after reading AC's comments. It saved my hassle for sending it back. Many thanks.
 

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Reviews for Grant Burge Shadrach 2009 on Vivino is very good. A total of 115 reviews rates this wine 4.4 points - one of the best vintages. Any comments on this?
It's a good wine in my view. Great value. Would happily buy more.

But I also think the 2013 Coppermine Rd is good. Was at a 20 person dinner party last night with some wine conisour type guests and this was on offer. All guests said they liked it, but would benefit from another 5 years in the cellar.
 

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Received both of these this week and unfortunately both are going back.

The 2009 was the most disappointing. At 9 years of age the fruit is almost gone and I feel has very little chance of finding balance. All too tannic and bitter for my personal taste. Heaps of power, but unfortunately not refined enough for me.
Worth a try, but it’s a no for me.
Cheers Birdyzone

Reviews for Grant Burge Shadrach 2009 on Vivino is very good. A total of 115 reviews rates this wine 4.4 points - one of the best vintages. Any comments on this?

It's a good wine in my view. Great value. Would happily buy more.

I also found this to be a good wine after picking up one as a Dans secret deal, I would also happily buy more at the secret deal price
 

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Reviews for Grant Burge Shadrach 2009 on Vivino is very good. A total of 115 reviews rates this wine 4.4 points - one of the best vintages. Any comments on this?

Hi Gxia
Thanks for your question.
I also went to vivino before buying and really was looking forward to the experience.
Expanding a little further, I am not willing to try a second bottle because the wine was so poor. The bottle I shared had obvious flaws. the variation I could not put down to cork taint as it did not express any of the usual cork related characteristics. The cork also appeared to be in good condition.
The only other thing I could suspect to be a cause is heat damage. A wine of 9 years of age could have had a varied journey to my door or to many doors mind you. My order was split between two stores both of Queensland origin. Time could not have fixed what I experienced in my glass but I wish all others a better experience. If I had paid $10 from Vinomofo the wine still would have been going back.
It may be a good wine but not in this instance. Like all ages wines, provenance is king. This feels like it has had 5 years in a shop window.
Cheers Birdyzone
 

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Hi Gxia
Thanks for your question.
I also went to vivino before buying and really was looking forward to the experience.
Expanding a little further, I am not willing to try a second bottle because the wine was so poor. The bottle I shared had obvious flaws. the variation I could not put down to cork taint as it did not express any of the usual cork related characteristics. The cork also appeared to be in good condition.
The only other thing I could suspect to be a cause is heat damage. A wine of 9 years of age could have had a varied journey to my door or to many doors mind you. My order was split between two stores both of Queensland origin. Time could not have fixed what I experienced in my glass but I wish all others a better experience. If I had paid $10 from Vinomofo the wine still would have been going back.
It may be a good wine but not in this instance. Like all ages wines, provenance is king. This feels like it has had 5 years in a shop window.
Cheers Birdyzone

Had dinner with a wine buff and he loved the Diana from Cullens. Life is way too short to try roughies.

I have purchased both the Shadrach and the Coppermine Road from DM and for me the Shadrach was superb, very happy with that purchase and as others have said i would also happily buy more at the discounted price. Shame your bottle seemed to be tainted in some way, I am looking to end Dry July with a bang and the Shadrach is on the short list to do so with :)

As for the Coppermine Rd I wouldn't recommend that to anyone. Calling a high end wine from a quality producer like D'Arenberg a "roughie" i think is a bit harsh but it certainly is very tannic at the moment, hoping a few years rest may help.
 
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It's a good wine in my view. Great value. Would happily buy more.

But I also think the 2013 Coppermine Rd is good. Was at a 20 person dinner party last night with some wine conisour type guests and this was on offer. All guests said they liked it, but would benefit from another 5 years in the cellar.

sorry to be a copy cat but I also found this and the Grant Burge Shadrach 2009 to be a good wine at the secret deal price. I'm waiting for my second order to arrive. Thanks Dr Ralph for recommending them. Only hope there are more of this type recommendations.
 
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Hi all
To change tack :cool:, I've been off piste (sic) & bought 12x 2012 Watershed Senses Zinfandel thru Gray's <$100 bid. Gosh it's good, probably at the peak, still fruity with some cigar box tones (someday soon, no-one will know that association :rolleyes:) & no discernible tannins, just a little dustiness & no oxidative properties, so cellaring seems trustworthy (winery ?). I bought mine on 22/7 at my 3rd attempt & there seems to be new lots consecutively every 12 hrs or so since then. Jump on board! :) Edit 2: seems to have run out, sorry :(
Also they are selling Giesen 6 packs Pinot Noir, Merlot (if you like that sort of thing), Pinot Gris, Chady or Sav B solo or red/white mixes for 10.99 + shipping. Yet to receive, but I've always found them to be good.
(Minor edits *slurp* - I'm on hols, honest! o_O)
 
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Seriously tempted to have a crack at these - https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_B999999000707/?i_cid=dskmob:4687:Australia-NZ-31072018 - $53.37/bott after Wish/CR

As usual cash rewards tracks at full retail value, so $50.65 per bottle.

I'm waiting on my Wish cards to come through!
Gotta keep a $500 one on hand for deals like this as well as the cellarmaster ones that come up once in a while.

Good price pre bottle! But only henschke and craggy has my attention.good vintage too.
I think the Maurice O'sea is the best of the package. The increase in the price of this wine over the last 5 years is staggering.

Just order 2 lots.
 
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Hi all
To change tack :cool:, I've been off piste (sic) & bought 12x 2012 Watershed Senses Zinfandel thru Gray's <$100 bid. Gosh it's good, probably at the peak, still fruity with some cigar box tones (someday soon, no-one will know that association :rolleyes:) & no discernible tannins, just a little dustiness & no oxidative properties, so cellaring seems trustworthy (winery ?). I bought mine on 22/7 at my 3rd attempt & there seems to be new lots consecutively every 12 hrs or so since then. Jump on board! :) Edit 2: seems to have run out, sorry :(
Also they are selling Giesen 6 packs Pinot Noir, Merlot (if you like that sort of thing), Pinot Gris, Chady or Sav B solo or red/white mixes for 10.99 + shipping. Yet to receive, but I've always found them to be good.
(Minor edits *slurp* - I'm on hols, honest! o_O)

Looks like the Zin is restocked ....
 

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