Pyrus Red Blend 1998

Last bottle of 1998. What’s not to love, sweet Coonawarra Cab in its prime! — 22 days ago


Gentleman's Collection Batch No 1 Cabernet Sauvignon

Oh behave, we liked it, it was yummy! — 3 months ago


Gentleman's Collection No 5 Shiraz 1919

Great blend with black fruit I can kind of taste the oaky finish — a month ago


Bin 65 Chardonnay 2016


Love It! Tues Dash w/rebate $2.99
— 2 months ago


Batch No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Really enjoyed. Tart. — 4 months ago


Oloroso Solera CP74

Very pleased to be amazed by something I didn't even know existed
Sherry Oloroso from down under
Well we all underestimate what this country has been producing on all sorts of fortified wines
The mouth is so in balance, so complete
— 5 months ago

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Reserve Bin 7600 Burgundy Hunter River Shiraz 1988

There was a time in Australian wine history where wines were named after their better-known counterparts. That said, one would expect this "Burgundy" to be Pinot Noir, but no - it's Shiraz.

I guess someone at Lindeman's thought they were stylistically similar wines. The Bin 7600 is a light shiraz sitting on ample oak. On the nose, dried sweet red fruits, cream, leather, menthol. Tannins fully resolved, medium body, insane acidity for a shiraz - I'm certain this is what kept it so fresh. The palate showed more prunes and spice (Chinese five spice), with some evident wood character. The write-up on the label suggest peppery notes, which I didn't really get. Interestingly persistent finish, driven by acidity, though not the most complex.

What an oddball this was, but one worth hunting down (especially the famed 65' "Twin Bins", which I have yet to try). For me, while I didn't exactly enjoy the combination of a light shiraz on oak richness, this was fruitful study.

NB: Drank with BM at Hunter-Gatherer Vintners. A random purchase from Langton's usually isn't a good idea, but this turned out well. The cork was really moist and crumbly, but out came a wine that was as pristine as possible for a 30 yo. A win for me!
— 2 months ago

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Fresh Bin 95 Sauvignon Blanc

Surprisingly complex but a pretty smooth finish. Perfect for a summer day and/or accompanied with snacks. Considering the steep discount (only 8.99) this is a hidden gem. — 3 months ago


Bin 65 Bright Chardonnay

Fruity chardonnay. Not too heavy buttery — 4 months ago