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Penfolds

Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The 'Bin 707' Cabernet Sauvignon is an utterly captivating wine from Penfolds. In 2016 it saw considerable time (20 months) in new American oak prior to bottling. The result is a monumental wine, which slowly begins to open after extended air contact, revealing a complex aromatic profile of toasty oak, black tea, anise, crème de cassis and cigar box, which all come together in the glass. This full-bodied, moderately tannic red, takes on a gorgeous seamless quality as it glides beautifully across the palate, leaving behind layers of creosote, mocha, cigar ash and creme de cassis flavors. Rich and decadent, this continues to impress with its fantastic overall structure, depth and concentration that persists through the long finish. The 2016 is an absolutely majestic wine that will require significant time to develop and readers should plan on allowing this at least least another two years of bottle age before even considering approaching it. Nonetheless, this is a magnificent Cabernet which should go on to age gracefully for many years to come. Drink 2019-2045-97 — 4 days ago

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Nice review. Great wine 🍷

Sami-Odi

Mahe & Ribo Syrah

Incredible nose that attracts attention from across the room. With a little air it is like an afterburner opens up with layer upon layer of bright blue fruit, electric flavors and silky tannins...just WOW — 14 days ago

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Yep...it’s THAT good!
TheSkip

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Incredible bottle.

Penfolds

Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 2011

Otroligt mörk färg. Första doft och sipp är nästan elektrisk. Doften är stor och drar lite åt portvin. Har även en period där den verkligen doftar blåmögelost. Smaken är fullpackad med frukt. Mogna plommon, torkad aprikos, blåbär, körsbär m.m. Har dessutom eukalyptus och nästan lite ”saltlakritsmineralitet”. Väldigt kul att testa, kanske tom värd 4000 kr. Iaf en gång i livet 🙂 — a day ago

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Sami-Odi

Little Wine #7 Syrah

This juice is the truth. As other have noted, its nose it captivating...wonderful lightness to this. — 3 days ago

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Penfolds

Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Holy F!! This was just firing on every single cylinder. Bright red and black fruits that are so ripe and delicious. Balsamic reduction, bacon, tar, iron, earthy goodness and a silky baby bottom smooth finish. A real wow wine. Co WOTN for me. Crickey!! @Michael Meyer this was a treat. — 2 months ago

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M. Christopher Roebuck

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Nothing like a "silky bottom" I mean seriously.
Bill Bender

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The Kingsport Silky Bottoms are a rookie league team for the Indians I believe @M. Christopher Roebuck 🤣
Michael Meyer

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I’m on board with silky bottoms...just looking for a bit more maturity.

Cape Mentelle

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.3

The winemaker from Cape Mentelle was touring through TX and stopped by Classic Wine Storage for a quick tasting.

Cool climate Cabernet from Australia. Coastal influence. This felt like a balance between left bank Bordeaux (leather, herbal) and Napa (ripe fruit). It was pretty tannic and one dimensional up front but after an hour it mellowed out and settled in to a nice Cabernet. “Only” 14ABV, which feels like a win from Australia. Plum, dark cocoa, ripe blackberry, cassis and a very “soft”/fuzzy finish that I was struggling to identify. Unique.
— 8 days ago

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@Shay A @Bill Bender Certainly one of Margaret Rivers leading wineries for many years making great Cabernet and a couple of good whites. Now owned by French Luxury conglomerate LVMH. Every year they have an International Cabernet Tasting which involves around 24 Cabernets from around the world. Always includes Bordeaux First and Second Growths, some Super Tuscans and Californians like Shafer and Far Niente. The hosts Cab always shows well even in this company.
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Also probably the best Zinfandel in Australia.
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@Bob McDonald LVMH have slowly become a wine monster.

Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2016

I think the 389 gets easier to enjoy earlier on each release. This 2016 is already very smooth and drinkable. Priced reasonably enough to get a few bottles and follow its progress. — 14 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Just had that same one a few weeks ago- amazing!

Lindeman's

Bin 6870 Hunter River White Burgundy 1986

This is controversial
Most people would have thrown this wine away from the start I guess
Lots of oxidative notes delivered with a sweet citrussy acidity, a kind of line jelly tart
All together a very complex and unseen wine that kidnaps you cerebrally
— 21 days ago

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Sullivans Cove

Rare Single Cask Malt Whisky

Not the World Whiskies Award-winning cask HH0351, but from the same batch (HH0466). 17 year old, distilled in 2000, aged in American Oak ex-bourbon cask. It's really quite elegant, with a sort of freshness in the nose and a beautiful malty element, and an endless finish. I don't know much anout whisky (I do try), but I can tell this is special. — 10 days ago

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@Aaron Tan Cheers 🥃

Jumpin' Juice (Patrick Sullivan)

Sun Set Rose Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc

Cayenne pepper powder at first sip. Never tasted anything like it. Very fun wine! — 10 days ago

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