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Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 2004

Nice balance and grip. It seemed a bit more muted but had undeniable weight and substance. Excellent pairing with pepper crusted filet mignon. Cork completely fell apart on me but the wine survived! — 8 days ago

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Fonseca

Bin 27 Reserve Port Blend

Blended from multiple reserve wines. Intense plum and strawberry fruit characteristics with touches of baking spices, black licorice, dark cocoa and black raspberry. Toasty notes due to being aged multiple years in wood vats. Fresh, Rich, Ripe and bold. — 19 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 150 Marananga Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018

Referred to as the “Baby Grange,” blend of 57/43 Cab Sauv & Shiraz, aged for 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On the palate juicy black cherry and blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, full ripe tannins, long ending with smoky spice, fruit well integrated with oak, drink over next 10 years+, will only get better. Tasted twice! Nice! — 21 days ago

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Lindeman's

Bin 50 Shiraz 2019

A great shiraz for the money with good flavours. — 23 days ago

Best's

Bin No 1 Great Western Shiraz 2013

An opaque dark crimson in colour. Herbaceous on the nose with Mint, spice and plum - earthy mineral nuances as well. Medium to full bodied palate with plum and mint, essentially savoury, a touch of black pepper - still with firm tannins. From a very old pedigreed area for long living Shiraz in Great Western in Victoria. Good value and QPR at $25 AUD from Bests. I have Bin 0 and Thompson’s Family Cuvées that are older than this but not nearly ready. — 8 days ago

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Penfolds

Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 1982

Alex Lallos
10

Absolutely stunning. Consumed on the eve of my 39th birthday. (I am an 82 and my birth year wines are becoming increasing hard to find. This one was purchased as a complete OWC from a private cellar and perfectly stored.)

This bottle was so fresh and immaculately stored. The cork came out beautifully. Dark dark color still. Right off the bat the nose screams PENFOLDS GRANGE with eucalyptus, tar, smoked meats and abundant DARK fruit. A gorgeous wine with years and years left ahead of it.

Tasted alongside 1982 Chateau Margaux from the cellar and we all found the 1982 Grange to be the superior wine. It left my mouth watering. Absolutely beautiful and one of the top two or three wines I’ve ever tasted of not the best
— 17 days ago

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Bursting out of the glass still primary has another 40 years ahead easily....
9.9
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@David T hahah that $69 price tag was on the bottle when it was released in 1984/1985 making it about $19 more than the margaux at that time. I purchased a private cellar and these bottles hadn’t moved since they were purchased on release. Special stuff

Lindeman's

Bin 3110 Hunter River Burgundy Shiraz 1965

found it in my cellar. Not Bad😉. — 11 days ago

Penfolds

Bin 2 South Australia Shiraz Mourvedre 2012

Even though I’m a life long buyer and drinker of Penfolds I’ve had very little experience with Bin 2 which is a Shiraz Mourvèdre blend (89%/11%). Dusty Black cherry notes with a little raspberry. These aromatics carry through to the medium plus bodied palate finishing with grainy tannins. A little astringency at the end, probably because of its youth (in Penfolds terms at least). Could easily go for another 5 years but nothing wrong with drinking one now. — 11 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 600 California Cabernet Shiraz 2018

A pleasant somewhat underwhelming nose. Vanilla and charred cedar on the palate, greenery, and spices. An inkling of residual sugar on the palate, but syncs nicely with the medium acid and medium tannins. Quite solid.

92+ points
— 4 hours ago

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Penfolds

Bin 704 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

At the Penfolds Californian Collection Dinner on Monday night. Our Penfolds host explained these dinners are rare in Australia through lack of stock. I have personal experience of this as 6 weeks ago my wife and I attended Magill Estate for lunch in Adelaide. This is Penfolds HQ. I wanted to order one of these 4 new Cuvées for lunch and was told they had all sold out and unavailable!! Anyway back to this lovely wine. This is 100% Californian Cabernet (88% Napa, 12% Sonoma Cabernet). 16 months in French Oak, 40% new, 60% one year old. Lovely aromatics of mocha and savoury plum None of the mint or herbaceous characters one gets with Australian Cabernet (not that these are a negative). This is more fruit and oak driven but in balance. Carries through to the medium to full bodied palate with persistent rounded tannins. No astringency. Again very balanced but with a long life ahead. A good each way bet. I bought a few bottles. Will put to sleep for 5 to 10 years for the first one. — a month ago

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Ming L

@Bob McDonald Good availability in the U.S. Will get couple bottles based on your great review.