Pemberton, South West Australia

Two Hands

Sexy Beast McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

A cabernet from down-under. Why not?
The nose shows intense notes of cherry, black currant, graphite, some oak and some mentholy note too. The palate shows a great acid drive, a wonderful cassis note shining through and through, some width, some weight on the sides, a lively, grippy mouthfeel that evolves into a very strong tannic wall in the rear. The mid palate is massive and powerful and leaves a fine grain all over a finish that lasts for a very long time with that shiny black currant note, a reminiscence of that menthol thing and a gentle bitter note in the very end too. It's very young and should benefit from a couple of additional years in bottle. Good stuff!
— 4 days ago

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Torbreck Vintners

The Struie Barossa Valley Shiraz 2008

Classic Torbreck. Layers of flavor including cherries, spice backed by rich chocolate. Lovely drink for a cold winters night! — 16 days ago

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2016

Unscrewed and poured; no formal notes. These friggen Chardonnays from Margaret River. I’ve been blinded on them too many times to count and I never call it right. Instead, I always seem to call a high acid grape like Riesling of Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit is sometimes tropical, always with citrus and sometimes is shows green apple and always with awesome minerals. Acid is squarely in the high category. They are lovely wines that just seem to throw me for a loop. If Chablis, the Mosel and Sancerre had a love child. Drink now and through 2036 easy. A fabulous pairing with lamb massaman, larb and papaya salad. How can they hide the 100% new French oak so well?! — 2 months ago

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Penfolds

Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1993

What a treat, probably a little past prime, but one of the great Cabernet Sauvignon of the world  — 12 days ago

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Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 2002

This is Stephen Henschke’s favourite vintage of H of G he said. This was the first vintage he bottled under screw cap and all subsequent vintages have been bottled that way. They have also experimented with the Vinolok glass stopper. As Stephen said “I love tradition and it is very important as a 6th generation family owned winery. However when tradition lets you down as it has with cork, there is time to evaluate better closures. “ He went on to say the 2002 has that distinctive Hill of Grace nose which you can’t define but it does have the trademark mint, spice and sage. The palate is profoundly intense and could go on for another 10 years but flirting with perfection right now. — 23 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Corks are finished at Henschke.
Ron R

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Why not use the glass closure? I’m a big fan of those. I’ve never had a decayed bottle when sealed with glass. I’ve never tasted this wine due to its cost… sniff
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Penfolds

Grange South Australia Shiraz 1998

Perfect pairing for lamb 😋 — a month ago

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'98! 👍

Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah 2003

Decanted and opened slowly. Needed at least an hour to blossom. Supple wine with nice length. Spice and fruit mixed with earthy texture. This was a wonderful wine. — 14 days ago

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Ron R

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I have a few of these. Maybe I should get after them now?
Vino Joe

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Yes. I think it is definitely in the enjoy now zone.

Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz

Loop me tasting — 10 days ago

Mollydooker Wines

The Boxer Shiraz 2022

Both of us really enjoyed this with homemade pizza. — a month ago

Penfolds

Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

All the makings for an epic bottle, just not ready at the moment. — a month ago

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