Monthly Archives: May 2008

Karra Yerta Wines Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004, SA

$30. If you didn’t have this stocked by now, you’re out of luck – it’s sold out. 14 months in American and French oak. Shiny dark cherry skin colour, this has a floral nose with some jammy characteristics. Well-rounded wine … Continue reading

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Karra Yerta Wines Barossa Valley Shiraz 2005, SA

$35. Even more appealing than the 2004 version, this spent an extended time in oak – 28 months in American and French oak. Made with the assistance of Peter Schell of Spinifex (another one of my favourites), this is black-purple … Continue reading

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Karra Yerta Wines Bullfrog Flat Shiraz 2005, Eden Valley, SA

$30. Only 64 dozen produced. This spent 24 months in French oak, and is dense, black ruby in colour with a hint of copper on the rim. A seductive nose of dark, fleshy fruit with hints of hot stone, soft … Continue reading

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Karra Yerta Wines Riesling 2005, Eden Valley, SA

$20. 150 cases produced, made by Tim Smith from fruit off 75-80 year old vines. This has a pleasant line colour with soft floral notes supported by a sweeter, fruity core. 11.8% alc. Will be interesting to see how this … Continue reading

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Karra Yerta Wines Riesling 2006, Eden Valley, SA

$20. 100 cases made by Simon Adams, coming in at 13.0%. Fruit from 75-80 year old, dry-grown vines. Quite different from the 2005 vintage, the 06 has a more astute, leaner nose with a touch of kero. Flavours of lemon/lime, … Continue reading

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