Coonawarra, Limestone Coast

Penfolds

Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz 1998

See previous note in April this year when we had lunch at Penfolds HQ at Magill Estate Adelaide. I bought 2 bottles after the experience of having one at lunch. Perfectly mature from Penfolds Cellars. This had savoury meaty pan juices amongst the Choc Malt Plum DNA of many Penfolds reds. Even though from Coonawarra - much cooler than Barossa - this was ripe from the 1998 vintage and had a pruney note. This gives one the idea of the longevity of all Penfolds Cuvées. Simply amazing at 23 years and could go on for 5 plus more years. Will keep the last one for several more years if I have the willpower. — 3 days ago

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Silenus

Limited Release Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Lovely smooth wine with blackcurrent hints — a month ago

Henry's Drive

Padthaway Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

2002年的酒现在还果味儿十足。挺有意思 — a month ago

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Michael Limited Release Coonawarra Shiraz 2009

The final wine at the Downs Club Filipino Dinner on Wednesday night - the mystery wine. This was a rich full bodied red from Coonawarra ( atypical for most Shiraz from this region) and I incorrectly picked McLaren Vale. This had a closed latent brooding nose and should have had a longer decant I feel. Ripe black fruits with some liquorice and plenty of tannin. This has a long way to go to achieve some nuance and detail. A whopper for a Coonawarra Shiraz. — 11 days ago

Ray, Ming and 17 others liked this

Henry's Drive

Parson's Flat Padthaway Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

This week our group tasted nine Cabs from arround the world, all from the 2001. Really interesting what 20 years of aging can do depending on the terroir. I love this wine, smelled like chocolate – the group ranked it much lower, but it was my #1. — 21 days ago

Eric W, Shay and 14 others liked this

Leconfield

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A lovely full wine. Chocolate rounded flavours. Just the tiniest hint of powder. Blueberry sort of touches. Goes really well with Chocolate! — 2 months ago

Penfolds

Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Dark red color. Intense nose of blackberry, dry plum, menthol, herbs. Has some freshness and depth at the opening. Develops into cherry, tobacco, vanilla, coffee and spices. The attack is very round, tannins are velvety the finish is more robust but bounces back some dark fruits. It feels like it is still young a could be even more enjoyable in the years to come. Outstanding Cabernet with power race but also subtlety and finesse — 9 days ago

Penley Estate

Phoenix Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Blackberry. Bell pepper. Hits the jaw — 14 days ago

Jim Barry

The Cover Drive Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Mint, cedar on the nose. Full-bodied, some mint and cassis — a month ago

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Petaluma

Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008

Typical Coonawarra mint - also cassis, hints of chocolate and blackberry. Sweet on the palate, the oak is dominated by the excellent fruit - great this way rather than the other way round. Medium plus intensity with supple tannins. An excellent Coonawarra Cabernet. Cabernet Sauvignon 60%; Merlot 31%; 9% Shiraz. First of 6. HH’s drinking window through to 2040. Bottled without filtration. — 2 months ago

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