Suggest me a Shiraz budget around $150

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  1. mooingchicken

    mooingchicken Member

    Jul 22, 2013
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    So I am graduating uni this Friday and I want to get a nice bottle to celebrate for dinner that night.
    I was looking at possibly a Torbreck either the factor or descendant or a Penfold's St Henri or possibly stretch to a RWT.... I have had some of the 'cheaper' torbreck before and liked them.

    One of my go to budget bottles is a st john's road blood and courage to give you an idea of what I like to drink

    Anyone have any suggestions in favour of anything I have listed or have any other suggestions? Obviously need to be able to get it delivered or go in store to buy it so nothing to hard to track down. (Im in brisbane if that makes any difference).

  2. Captain Halliday

    Captain Halliday Established Member

    Jun 1, 2014
    Firstly, congratulations. That’s a great achievement.

    I’m a fan of Henschke Mount Edlestone Shiraz. Look for even numbered vintages. 10 was the best recently IIRC. Should be around $140, cheaper with the usual discounts.

    My other suggestion is the Glaetzer Amon Ra. It’s a little cheaper, around 115, minus discounts.

    Both outclass St Henri IMHO.

  3. moa999

    moa999 Senior Member

    Jun 23, 2003
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    Echo Glaetzer Amon Ra as a fantastic drop, mostly stocked by the specialty chains
  4. AnonymousCoward

    AnonymousCoward Established Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    Sydney, Singapore
    For that budget, you have lots of options...
    - Standish (any)
    - Mollydooker Carnival of Love
    - Elderton Command
    - Kaesler have a few options
    - Yalumba Octavius

    I'd say the Torbreck's and Elderton's are probably the easiest to obtain
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  5. juddles

    juddles Established Member

    Aug 2, 2011
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    A potential other suggestion is the following:

    Instead of just graduating from uni (excellent BTW :) ) maybe leap forward in other Life wisdom. Don't spend 150 on a bottle. Grab a perfectly decent shiraz from Dan Murphys. better still grab four. And use the remaining balance to buy an inscribed Zippo lighter that celebrates your achievement. You will have that Zippo forever :)
  6. mooingchicken

    mooingchicken Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys, I will have a look ad pick one up tonight!

    I dont smoke :p. And most presents for me seem to find there way into the back of a cupboard and not seen again. I more value experience's and sharing things with people. $150 while isn't a small amount it isn't an extravagant amount for me (I have worked full time in my field while doing my degree). So its not me scraping money together but I also didn't want to spend a stupid amount on say a grange or such either as I dont earn that much :p.
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  7. drron

    drron Enthusiast

    Jul 4, 2002
    Sunshine Coast
    Whilst there are good $150 reds out there a lot of just as good reds cost a lot less.
    If you love good reds then do as I have done.join a wineries wine club.I just have Petaluma and Tahbilk now-the last because I really love big Victorian reds.You will get some really nice reds to put away for not that much + a discount.They are free to join.
    Just to make some jealous as a foundation of Petaluma I recently got a free magnum of a 1992 Coonawarra red as I spent the required $600.It probably is worth nearly that much.
    PS when I passed my Fellowship clinicals myself and 2 others with our wives drank 6 bottles of Hill Of Grace.But then it was sub $20.The year was 1974.
  8. sjk

    sjk Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    You could get a bottle of Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier and have money left over. That's my go-to for fancy dinners.
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  9. Boca68

    Boca68 Established Member

    Jan 24, 2015
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    One of my favourites Jasper Hill Georgia's Paddock Shiraz, retails around the $100 mark (give or take) for the current vintage 2015. Might be tricky to come by, but local Dan Murphys has some stock. If you can find an older vintage, even better. Needs 5+ years.

    Or a Mount Langhi Ghiran shiraz is great. About the $120 range.

    And congratulations too.
  10. mooingchicken

    mooingchicken Member

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    So i cheated a little and ended up with 2 bottles, the Amon Ra and a torbreck the steading.
    The amon ra was fantastic, needed a little time in the decanter to open up but was great. The torbreck was better drinking in a shorter time frame. I think once I get my wine fridge sorted ill be looking to store a bottle or two of amon ra for a few years.
    Thanks for all the suggestions!
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  11. Bryan Collins

    Bryan Collins Newbie

    Feb 9, 2016
    You sound like you have been drinking wine for a while, myself just getting started, I do like Shiraz. Could you recommend a Tahbilk Shiraz to put away for a few years??? Thanks.
  12. AnonymousCoward

    AnonymousCoward Established Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    Sydney, Singapore
    1860s Vines is certainly cellerable. But there is so much great cool climate Syrah out of Victoria, I’d go for that. Petaluma makes a great Bordeaux blend: had a 1998 and a 1997 over the past twelve months.
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