89/100pts, 4⭐. 2014 blend of 50% CS, 40% Shiraz, 10% Malbec in 12 month oaking. Cape vineyards, South Africa.
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
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
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
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
Fairly jammy. Take some time to open up, but well worth it — 17 days ago
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
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
Sharp initially, soft in the back. — a day ago
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