Cabernet Shiraz Blend

Escapades

Coastal Region Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

89/100pts, 4⭐. 2014 blend of 50% CS, 40% Shiraz, 10% Malbec in 12 month oaking. Cape vineyards, South Africa.

Dark purplish.
Arresting espresso aromas in cinnamon cloud.
Lively acidity tingling an all exciting palate of ham & sour forest berries notes, with fresh spicy tannins integated in med+ body.
Playful bitter liquorice flavor on long finish.

💬Fascinating red blend ticking all good New World boxes. 2014 drinks till 2025 nicely."Escapades" is a joint venture of 3 Greek winemakers in the Western Cape.
— 14 days ago

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Spier

3 Creative Block 1692 2014

A delightful South-African blend, rich in flavour of black cherries and black berry fruits in general., low acidity, soft polish tannins with a hint of sweetness in medium plus aftertaste. Nice fruity smell as well. — 15 days ago

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!

Insurrection

South Eastern Australia Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A nice spicy Cabernet/ Shiraz blend from Australia. Drinking very nicely now, as a three-year-old. Much better than last year.

Showing black fruits, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, oak and licorice.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and raspberries.

15% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— 18 days ago

Daniel, Casey and 15 others liked this

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

Bill, Iwan and 48 others liked this
M. Christopher Roebuck

M. Christopher Roebuck

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.

Tenshan

Red Blend 2014

Fairly jammy. Take some time to open up, but well worth it — 17 days ago

Mollydooker

Two Left Feet Shiraz Blend 2005

What this wine lacks in tannins it more than makes up for with smooth silky strawberry jam. Interesting hint of floral nose. Like putting on silk pajamas. — 9 days ago

Janna Burke
with Janna

Yalumba

The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2006

Aromas of coffee grounds, cassis, plum and a touch of mint and Dark Chocolate - Descriptors from both the Cabernet and Shiraz components. Soft and supple yet with an inner strength. One of the best examples of Australia’s classic Cabernet Shiraz blends - up there with Penfolds Bin 389. A day later still drinking well - actually better if anything. Lovely balance, really good with a better score of 96 points. — 9 days ago

Severn, Jeff and 11 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Domaine de Bila-Haut L'Esquerda Côtes du Roussillon Villages Shiraz Blend 2017

Figured I’d go back to back here with Bila Haut and deal with the consequences tomorrow. I have nothing better to do. My wife is sick, my son is in bed, my dog is going to town on his Kong. So wine time for me. In a blind I’d like to say you could pinpoint similar producer but these are two totally different wines. This is clay-filled with blackberry and a hint of mocha. Dry, dusty, and mouth puckering finish. For a side by side it really comes down to personal preference not quality. — 24 days ago

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