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AUG 2012 - SIX WINES RECEIVED 5 GLASSES IN JAMES HALLIDAY’S WINE COMPANION AND LANDHAUS MOVED UP TO 5 RED STARS

With the release of The James Halliday Wine Companion this week, Landhaus Wines have scored 6 wines with 5 glasses out of eleven wines entered, as well as the authors coveted RED 5 Star Winery rating which is the next step up from the Black 5 Stars. 5 RED Stars means we have been a 5 Star producer 3 years in a row and that we have produced a number of 5 Star Wines over the course of 3 years. We are in the top 4.9% of wineries in Australia. Not bad for a winery that has only submitted three times to the companion.

The Landhaus Wines that received the top accolades were:

2006 Landhaus ‘Rare’ Shiraz – 95 Points

2008 Landhaus ‘Rare’ Shiraz – 95 Points

2010 Landhaus ‘Classics’ Shiraz – 95 Points

2010 Landhaus ‘Classics’ Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz – 94 Points

2010 Landhaus ‘The Saint’ Shiraz – 94 Points

2010 Landhaus ‘The Diva’ Savagnin – 94 Points

A number of other Landhaus wines also rated 90+ points. The Classics Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz, The Saint Shiraz, The Diva Savagnin were all rated outstanding value. James Halliday especially saying that The Saint Shiraz was an “outrageously priced bargain”.

Nov 2009 - Landhaus Siren Rose tops class in the Adelaide Reviews Hot 100 Wines

The 2009 Landhaus Siren Rose tops rose class in the Adelaide Reviews Hot 100 wines for 2009.

Oct 2009 - Landhaus wins top award at the Wine For Asia 2009 Beating all European entries

The 2006 Landhaus Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz takes out top Gold Platinum award at Wine For Asia and tops class for Grenache, Mourvedre and Blends, which included some of Frace's top Chateauneuf-du-Papes.

29 Sept 2009 - Jenni Port reviews Landhaus "The Saint" Shiraz

The 2006 Landhaus 'The Saint' Shiraz was written up by Jeni Port in the Epicure section of The Age Newspaper. It was written up as the Bargain Buy of The Week. For more, read Reviews below.

20 Sept 2009 - Landhaus raises money for homeless kids

Landhaus teams up with SYC to raise money for Homeless Kids between the ages of 12-24 years. SYC works with over 6,000 young people each year to overcome their social disadvantage by providing them with opportunities to achieve independence and to make a positive contribution to our community. We are aiming to raise $10,000 for SYC.

1 Sept 2009 - Landhaus releases new Wines & Packaging

Landhaus release a new wine called the 2009 'Siren' Rosè and release the 2008 'Sinner' in new packaging. Kane (Winemaker) thinks that the 2008 Sinner is a step up on the 2006 version. "It looks more like a Cotes du Rhone style, with the juicy core of red fruits, and a hit of spicy, gamey notes on the finish and as Bruce McAvaney would say, Delicious" says Kane. For more on these wines go to the 'Our Wines' section.

1 Aug 2009 - James Halliday list Landhaus in the Best of the Best

James Halliday puts Landhaus Wines in his Top Ten Best New Wineries in Australia in his latest 2010 Wine Companion. He also gave the winery a Five Star Winery Rating. Three Wines Scored 5 Stars and the other Three Scored 4.5 Stars. All wines scoring over 90 points or more. Not bad for a first time submission. For more, read Reviews below.


Reviews

Landhaus Estate 2006 Rare Shiraz
Rated 95 pts - Huon Hooke - huonHooke.com

Rare Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006,
rated 95 points by Huon Hooke - huonHooke.com

$100.00 AUD
Date Tasted: 6/9/2012

Deep red/brick-red colour with developed tints. Rich, mellowing, complex bouquet of 'roasting pan juices', cigarbox, some earth and licorice hints, toasty aged complexities and yet has retained its fruit richness and fleshy texture. Full-bodied, deep and high in extract. Tastes like a wine in which substantial oak has mellowed nicely. Satisfying wine of length and character. Excellent.

Landhaus Estate 2006 Rare Shiraz
Rated 94 pts - Gary Walsh - The Winefront

Rare Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006,
rated 94 points by Gary Walsh - The Winefront

Saucy, spicy, red and black fruit, some bottle age development in both colour and aroma along with a fair bit of oak. Things step up on the palate and I like the flavour and texture more than the smell – a flood of raspberry and plum fruit, lovely pitch of acid and silky powder fine tannin which shapes the wine, yet still allows it to flow and roll through the mouth beautifully. Plenty of length and a particularly spicy sauce-like after-taste. A grand style of wine, though not a blockbuster.

Tasted: Aug 12   Alcohol: 14.5%   Price: $100   Closure: Screwcap

Landhaus Estate 2010 Classics Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz
Rated 93/cusp of 94 pts - Gary Walsh - The Winefront

Classics Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz 2010,
rated 93/cusp of 94 points by Gary Walsh - The Winefront

Blood plum, spice, a bit of leather, bitter chocolate and an almost musky perfume. Medium bodied with fresh juicy acidity and fine tannin providing shape and control, yet has a supple feel, then pulls firm on the finish. Hazelnuts, blood and earth in the flavour mix. Even flow and charm. Really good to drink. The blend as it should be. On the cusp of 94 points.

Tasted: Sep 12   Alcohol: 13.8%   Price: $30   Closure: Screwcap

Landhaus Estate 2010 Classics Grenache
Rated 92 pts - Gary Walsh - The Winefront

Classics Grenache 2010,
rated 92 points by Gary Walsh - The Winefront

Mint, strawberries and raspberries, brown sugar – same flavours replayed on the palate which is silky, but well controlled with fine tannin and gentle acid, so that it fairly glides along though the mouth, finishing long and sweet. Subtle savoury elements and brown spices too. Typical Barossa Grenache. High quality at the price and a very good drink.

Tasted: Sep 12   Alcohol: 14%   Price: $25   Closure: Screwcap

Landhaus Estate 2008 Rare
Rated 95 Pts - James Halliday Wine Companion 2013

Rare Barossa Valley Shiraz 2008,
rated 95 points by James Halliday Wine Companion 2013.

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Landhaus Estate Classics Barossa Valley
Rated 93 Pts - James Halliday Wine Companion 2013

Classics Barossa Valley Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2010,
rated 93 points by James Halliday Wine Companion 2013.

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Landhaus Estate Classics Barossa Valley
Rated 93 Pts - James Halliday Wine Companion 2013

Classics Barossa Valley Shiraz Mourvedre 2010,
rated 93 points by James Halliday Wine Companion 2013.

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The 2006 Landhaus Rare Shiraz
rated 95 Pts - James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine

Rated 95 in the '25 Red Hot & Rated Wines in Australia'
James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine.

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Aug/Sept 12 - The 2010 Landhaus Classics Shiraz
rated 95 Pts - James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine

Rated 95 in the James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine.

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The 2010 Classics Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz
rated 94 Pts - James Halliday Wine Website

Rated 94 Pts - James Halliday Wine website.

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The 2010 The Saint
rated 94 Pts - James Halliday Wine Website

Rated 94 on the James Halliday Wine website.

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The 2010 The Diva Savagnin
rated 94 Pts - James Halliday Wine Website

Rated 94 on the James Halliday Wine website.

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The 2010 The Sinner
rated 90 Pts - James Halliday Wine Website

Rated 90 on the James Halliday Wine website.

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29 Sept 09 - Jeni Port, Bargain Buy, The Epicure Section - The Age Newspaper

With a name like Landhaus Estate where else could this comely Shiraz come from but the Barossa. The shiraz is sourced from four important Barossa sub-regions:  Greenock, Stockwell, Ebenezer and Bethany. It's a lively, bouncy wine with a tasty cherry chocolate - yum, Cherry Ripe - and comes with a soft, sweet centre and clean mineral finish. It's totally delicious. Not your typical big-boned, burly Barossan.

1 Aug 09 - Best of the Best 2010 - Ten of the Best New Wineries in Australia

The Jaunutis family (John, Barbara, and son Kane) acquired the Landhaus Estate wine business in 2002, followed by the purchase of the Landhaus Cottage and its 1-hectare vineyard. Bethany is the oldest German-established town in the Barossa, and the cottage was one of the first to be built. Kane worked vintages for Mitolo and Trevor Jones, also managing East End Cellars in Adelaide, a leading fine wine retailers. Every step they have taken since 2002 has been an unqualified success.

1 Aug 09 - James Halliday Gives landhaus Five Star Winery Rating

Landhaus Estate    
The Jaunutis family (John, Barbara and son Kane) purchased Landhaus Estate in November 2002, and the following month bought 'The Landhaus' cottage and 1-ha vineyard at Bethany. Bethany is the oldest German-established town in the Barossa (1842) and the cottage was one of the first to be built. Kane has worked vintages for Mitolo and Trevor Jones as well as managing East End Cellars, one of Australia's leading fine wine retailers, while John brings decades of owner/management experience and Barbara 20 years in sales and marketing. They decided not to pro-duce any wine in 2003, instead rehabilitating the Bethany vineyard, and establishing contacts with growers of old vines in Greenock, Ebenezer and Stockwell. The strategy worked to perfection, the 2004 and '05 wines selling out quickly.


Barossa Valley Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 The savoury, herbal notes of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon give the wine an entirely different cast to the Shiraz Mourvedre, but nonetheless synergistically blend with the shiraz on a long and quite intense palate. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. Rating 94 Drink 2020 $35 Date Tasted Jun 08

Barossa Valley Shiraz Mourvedre 2006 A delicious blend of equal amounts of shiraz and mourvedre from 70-100-year-old vines; has remarkably fresh fruit with a garnish of spice and sweet leather, the tannins fine and silky. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. Rating 94 Drink 2020 $35 Date Tasted Jun 08

Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006 Dense but developed colour; rich black fruits with a strong dash of dark chocolate and mocha borrowed from McLaren Vale's repertoire; delicious mouthfeel thanks to superfine silky tannins and well-judged oak; great now or later drinking. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. Rating 94 Drink 2020 $45 Date Tasted Jun 08


Barossa Valley Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz 2006 Skilled winemaking invests the wine with above average aromaticity and preservation of fruit flavour, juicy compo-nents bonded by gentle but persistent tannins; 70-year-old vines. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. Rating 91 Drink 2015 $30 Date Tasted Jun 08

The Saint Shiraz 2006 Like the Reserve, from vines more than 60 years old, from four subregions; a very lively and quite tangy wine, with seamless fruit, older oak and tannins. Shiraz. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. Rating 90 Drink 2013 $25 Date Tasted Jun 08

The Sinner 2006 Slightly cosmetic fruit on the fore-palate from 40% Grenache is more than balanced by the stronger fruit and tan-nins from Mourvedre (40%) and Shiraz (20%) which control the back-palate and finish; unoaked; 60-85 year-old vines. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. Rating 90 Drink 2015 $25 Date Tasted Jun 08

May 08 - The Wine Front - Campbell Mattinson

Landhaus is a Barossan producer making a lot of right moves. It takes grapes from a range of old Barossan vineyards and turns them into honest, fruit-driven, delicious wines, for the main part at reasonable prices. I tasted through six Landhaus reds today and there was not a dud among them, and a lot of wines I'd be keen to hook into again later. These are good quality wines. Not a single one of them is overoaked either - worthy of particular note.

Landhaus Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz Mourvedre 2006 ($35) screwcap:
The class of this is obvious. This is soft and cuddly, flavoursome and well balanced. It tastes of plums, coal, toast, raisins and earth, and it sings sweet, warm and long through a generous, and alarmingly attractive palate. Deliciousness plus. Drink: 2009-2014. 93 points.

Landhaus Estate Barossa Valley The Sinner Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2006 ($25)screwcap:
This joins the clan of unoaked ' Rhone ' blends coming out of the Barossa now - and it's another goodun'. This is (of course) fresh with blue- and red-berried fruit flavours, though there's a sugary, licoricey hit too. It has nice structure and lovely flavour, though it lifts a little too warm through the finish. Damn easy to chug on a few glass of it though. Drink: 2008-2011. 90 points.

Landhaus Estate Barossa Valley Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz 2006 ($30)screwcap:
This is lovely and cuddly too. It's 40% mourvedre, 40% grenache, 20% shiraz and it's been sourced from vines that range from 70 to 100 years old. The grenache component is unmistakable - it has flavours of raspberry and sand and just feels grenache-y - but it's earthy and solid too, with substantial flavour. Drink: 2008-2014. 91 points.

Landhaus Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 ($35) screwcap:
Barossa cabernet is on fire of late and this (although of course a blend) is another excellent example. It's structured, straight, fleshy and varietal, its deep core of blackberry matched to nuances of gravel, toast, briar and glue. This is made from fruit grown on 60 to 80 year old vines, and the cabernet makes up 40% of the whole. I like its shape, flavour and style. Drink: 2011-2017. 92 points.

Landhaus Estate Barossa Valley Reserve Shiraz 2006 ($48) screwcap:
This is a lovely Barossan red. It's soft and supple and yet structured and juicy too, the hit of dark, coal like, blackberried fruit at no time seeming at all over the top. This is the kind of wine you want when you want a Barossa shiraz. It's warm but rich, flavoursome, and distinctly satisfying. Drink: 2009-2015. 95 points.

Landhaus Estate Barossa Valley The Saint Shiraz 2006 ($25) screwcap:
Smells good, tastes good, is good. It's loose and generous, fruit-packed and succulent. I wouldn't cellar it but I would definitely drink it. It tastes of blackberry, leather and earth, with oak flavour essentially non-existent. It's pure Barossan fruit, and a good version of it. Drink: 2008-2012. 91 points.

The 2012 Classics Grenache - 93 Points - James Halliday Wine Website

From vines 50-70 years old, cool-fermented for 7-8 days, part finishing its fermentation in barrel; thereafter 16 months in used French oak. Here the red fruits dominate, but the power of the tannins on the back-palate comes as a surprise.

The 2012 Classics Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz - 95 Points - James Halliday Wine Website

A 43/39/18% blend from vines between 70 and 100 years old. The colour is bright, although relatively light; the open ferment was kept cool to maximise fragrance, and 16 months in French oak was only 20% new for the same reason. The result is a fragrant, silky and supple, light to medium-bodied wine, red fruits competing with darker berries for prominence; achieves the best of both worlds.

The 2012 Classics Shiraz Mourvedre - 95 Points - James Halliday Wine Website

A 50/50% blend from low-yielding vines, open-fermented, and 18 months in French oak (50% new). Deeply coloured, it is in a super-opulent style without going over the top; blueberry/blackberry fruits are supported by soft but persistent tannins on the medium to full-bodied palate, the oak just where it should be.

The 2012 Classics Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon - 96 Points - James Halliday Wine Website

A 60/40% blend, open-fermented for 14 days then spending 18 months in French oak (70% new). A delicious and expressive bouquet of mixed blackberry and blackcurrant fruits leads into a typically supple, fleshy palate, with touches of herb and licorice; the tannin/oak balance is perfect.

The 2012 Classics Shiraz - 95 Points - James Halliday Wine Website

Sourced from low-yielding vines (1-1.25 tonnes per acre), then spent 14 days in 1 and 2-tonne open fermenters, taken to 100% new French oak for completion of the primary ferment, remaining there for 18 months. Deep colour; an extremely rich, dark fruited bouquet introduces the medium to full-bodied palate, where dense blackberry fruit is swathed in perfectly integrated French oak, the tannins are plush and velvety. Pure hedonism that may move into greatness over time.

The 2010 Classics Cabernet Sauvignon - 94 Points - James Halliday Wine Website

Bright crimson; abounds with juicy red and black small berry fruits on the bouquet and supple palate; as yet it still has to build texture, but the wellspring of fruit will provide that in the future.

The 2010 Rare Shiraz - 96 Points - James Halliday Wine Website

Open-fermented for 14 days and hand-plunged; it completed its primary fermentation in barrel, thereafter spending 36 months in a new French puncheon. It hardly needs be said that the oak makes a significant contribution, but there is a deep well of voluptuous black fruits, a dash of licorice and even a little spice. Undoubtedly in a baroque style, but a very good example of that style.