Cabernet Shiraz Blend

Boschendal

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

@ The Pencil Club Durban, this Boschendal Black Angus 2017 is a Shiraz led blend, being full bodied with pepper and cherry flavours on the nose with a rich and complex palate. — 2 days ago

Feathered Friends

Heathcote Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Perfect blend balance, spice and all things nice from the Shiraz and the cab cuts the sweetness. Such a great example of the Heathcote terroir. Drinking great now but think it might age well. Put 3 away — 13 days ago

Andrew Will

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Merlot Blend 2015

This merlot/cab franc blend from Washington’s Red Mountain AVA is a killer! Needs no less than an hour decant. Extraordinary. Potent. Depth and tenacity. Gorgeous nose, seductive, lingering, really well-crafted. Cheers! — 2 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
— 22 days ago

Lee Lightfoot
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Bursting out of the glass still primary has another 40 years ahead easily....
9.9
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Happy Bday @Alex Lallos
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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

Torbreck Vintners

The Struie Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Blend of Barossa and Eden Valley grapes. 18 months in French barriques 30% new — 5 days ago

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
— 5 days ago

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Bond

St. Eden Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

1.5 hour decant (little fine/cloudy sediment). A thrilling inky dark ruby red color. On the nose: red cherry, eucalyptus, plum, floral, dried herbs, sandalwood. Taste: smooth, juicy medium plus body wine with dark raspberry, bitter chocolate, cinnamon, black licorice, crushed rocks, and a long pepper minerally dry finish....YUM! Power and precision...ready to go years, but drinking well now with the decant — 5 days ago

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These 09’s are just starting in the last few years greatness. Auction prices are very good now. Must say way pay full price when you can get these at 1/2 price.🤷🏻‍♂️💯
Tom Garland

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@David L got a handful of these 09s and will be fun to see how they evolve over the years. Cheers! ....though paid release price (my bad), will have to look for some more at auction.

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! — a month ago

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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. — 16 days ago

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Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

Mike R
9.8

1961- I mean 1961 - the Somm delivered and @David L and I were blown away - cork was in excellent shape - tannins were strict but silky - - nose on par - pine peach licorice- the color was brand new - crazy - I mean all you ever want in every way - it could go another 20 years - I was taken back - extraordinary- a Bordeaux grand cru that is actually grand — 5 days ago

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@Mike R not too far from me! Wanted to go for our anniversary last year but couldn’t get a reservation. I waited too late. Cheers! 🍷🥩
leon egozi

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61 was a great year- especially because it’s my birth yr!😊
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@Sharon B do it when you can as Berns is back and then go to Haven - their sister property about 100 yards from Berns and @leon egozi - you lucky man - 61 was a great year for Bordeaux and of course your birth year 😉