Featured Producer & Wine (s) on Rick's WineSite Journal

Producer:

Groom Barossa Shiraz

Appellation:

Kalimna Barossa Valley

Featured Wine (s):

Shiraz

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Journal entries: Date, Wine, Rating, Price, Comments
Wow. What a find!  Jim Leeuw, the Wine Broker turned me on to this - he has a lead on this and I picked up a case. This is like Rosemount Balmoral Shiraz (one of my favorites) on steroids!! The signature wine of Daryl Groom, former winemaker for Penfolds of the classic Grange, he's now in California making wine for Geyser Peak. This is his personal wine from the Kalimna area of Barossa from vineyards near Grange.
Feb 7, 2004 - Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills 2002 - WS 90 RM 89 $16 WS Review - "Vivid, tangy and appealing for its vibrant green apple, lime, white pepper and papaya flavors, which echo on the juicy finish." 
Jan 31, 2004 - Groom Barossa Valley Shiraz 2001- RM 91 $29. These Aussie Shiraz' have it! This is the signature wine of Daryl Groom, former winemaker for Penfolds of the classic Grange, who's now in California making wine for Geyser Peak. This is his personal wine from the Kalimna area of Barossa from vineyards adjacent to Grange. Dark inky, and big nose. Big forward fruit of raisin, fig and blackberry, smokey cassis/currant with a long finish. Not as big or as much fruit as the awesome 2002 but a mouthfull none-the-less. Found this at Sam's in Chicago.
Nov 13, 2003 -  Groom Barossa Valley Shiraz 2002 - RM 93 WE 94 $39  Dark inky, almost looks like coffee color, when you open it you can smell it from across the room! Huge forward fruit of blackcherry and a touch of blackberry with darkchocolate/cedar and smokey cassis/currant. Its so big you taste it minutes later. This wine is delicious now and will most likely lose its slight edge and be even better over time. Call Jim and pick some up now while supplies last (He has 85 left as of tonight). I bought this to share but too bad.. I'm keeping this for myself! Purchased from Jim Leeuw the Wine Broker on-line (Dallas, TX) - $39
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