What a delicious Shiraz from Barossa Valley this is.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Very dry on the palate and fruit forward.
Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, earth, chocolates, tobacco, Indian spices, peppercorn, coffee, cola and licorice.
This 9 year old is drinking beautifully now. Rich and extracted. Tangy and interesting. Showing Nice complexity and mouthfeel.
I had the 2006 years ago, and it is very consistent.
Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime.
Robert Parker 96 points.
Aged in new French oak barrels for 14 months. Unfiltered and delectable
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$75. — 19 days ago
Nice aromas of mint (not positive but this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is probably mainly from Coonawarra) and cassis, black currant aromas. Medium bodied with an inner core of latent strength, inherent in most Penfolds Reds. Tastes way younger than 13 years and will cellar for at least another 10 to 15 years or more. Postscript: I thought this statement was appropriate from Penfolds First Chief Winemaker and the creator of Grange, Max Schubert said, “Penfolds different cuvées may differ in character Year by Year, but all bear an unmistakable resemblance and relationship to each other. “ This is pertinent when tasting Bin 407. — a month ago
Clear, deep garnet,almost black in colour. Clean, pronounced fruits. Dry, high acidity and tannins in nice balance. Full bodied with chocolate and mocha flavours. Long finish. Outstanding value. — 12 days ago
Had camping in TC 2013, need to find locally to buy st home. — 6 days ago
Refer to previous Delectable Notes 5 years ago in July 2018. No changes to now. Black fruits - currant and berry. Rich, mouth filling, full bodied and delicious - the sort of wine that created a big profile for Mollydooker in the USA. The 16%ABV is not apparent. As I said in the previous note, definitely a crowd pleaser and a great wine on a cold night. One bottle left which I will probably have next winter. — 11 days ago
Deep Ruby, aged for 18 months in French oak, about 25% new, aromas of red and blue fruits with spice and earthy scents. On the palate flavors of plum, cherry and blackberry with spice and cacao. This full-body wine had fine dusty tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with fruit, spice, oak and earthy character. Serve this with a chop or Ribeye with garlic and herbs! — 16 days ago
Sunday lunch, where we always drink the best wine of the week. A perfect match with roast lamb. Lighter in colour than expected - almost transparent. Quite barnyard with the aromatics surprisingly with a little tobacco and dark chocolate. The opulent black fruits of its youth have transformed into a much more savoury wine after 25 years. This brings into question the age old query as to when to pop the cork on old wines. This was a terrific old wine but it left me thinking I would like a bit more fruit on the palate before those silky soft tannins. Still, it remains one of the world’s great wines in one of the most iconic vineyards with 140 year + old vines. The 2018 has just been released amid several 100 point scores and touted as one of the great H of G’s but at $950 I will pass. — a month ago
Tighter than a monkey’s fist before any granted wishes. I would have used one of those wishes for about 20 more years of aging… it was still decent and it’s clear a lot is there under the surface but it’s just way to soon. Very inward. Too much alcohol. It’s moving in 2nd gear when it has 7. — 9 days ago