Pyrus Red Blend 1998

Last bottle of 1998. What’s not to love, sweet Coonawarra Cab in its prime! — 4 months ago


Bin 65 Chardonnay 2016


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


Bin 65 Bright Chardonnay 2018

Pleasantly surprised by this wine, especially considering the price. Very citrusy with notes of peaches and just a hint of oak. Definitely will drink again — 2 months ago


Gentleman's Collection No 5 Shiraz 1919

Great blend with black fruit I can kind of taste the oaky finish — 4 months ago


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. — 6 months ago


Bin 7855 Hunter Valley Sémillon 1991

Lime jelly, lemongrass, oxidized apple(reminds me of a Haut-Brion blanc), toasty, honeyed, lanolin, white flower and much more
Neverending after taste
At peak, but standing where it is
I am astonished 🙏🙏
— 2 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!
— 5 months ago

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Batch No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Really enjoyed. Tart. — 6 months ago