Sharon Weeks

Cade

Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ron R
9.4

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Daniel Martinez Cardenas

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@Ron R This November we all have to flush this orange turd
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Absolutely @Ron R my friend

Vasse Felix

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Similar notes to 29 weeks ago. A classical Margaret River nose - herbs, geranium, bay leaf and cassis. A medium weight palate without the weight of the top Cuvée the Heytesbury. — 15 days ago

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Bindi

Block 5 Pinot Noir 2009

See notes from 26 weeks ago where I gave this wine 95 points, up a point now to 96 points+. A superb Pinot Noir where previous notes apply and then some. Slightly more earthy “gout de terroir”. Compost heap and Sous Bois. One of Australia’s best Pinots and definitely of Premier Cru/Grand Cru quality at a fraction of the price. Sadly my last 2009. — 9 days ago

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We will drink bottles together at some point @Bob McDonald We need to make our way to Oceania.
Bob McDonald

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@Severn Goodwin I hope so Severn. I wouldn’t mind an excursion to New England either. Overdue for a visit to New York to see my son.
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You and Mrs Goodwin would be very welcome

Albert Grivault

Clos des Perrières Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Maybe i hit a bad bottle but this one seemed confused. Had the 2013 a few weeks ago and was very good maybe this needs a few more years — 3 days ago

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Kumeu River

Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Medium lemon in colour. An intriguing classy nose showing funky leesy notes, nectarine, cashew nut, flint and gunsmoke - many nuances. Palate staining citric intensity. One of the world’s great new world Chardonnays - no exaggeration. Has become an annual purchase for me. Postscript:: Similar notes to the 2010 vintage 193 weeks ago. This year I bought the “Hunting Hill” and “Coddington” Cuvées for the first time. Will be interesting to see the differences. — 2 days ago

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@Jan A That’s good Jan. I never dreamt the distribution would be as wide as this.
Greg Gosselin

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I have not seen their Pinots here, but would love to taste those at some point. I’m guessing they are worth a try.
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@Greg Gosselin I’ve only had their Hunting Hill Pinot 194 weeks ago in Wellington at the NZ Pinot Celebration and it was very good. Notes here on Delectable but I think the Chardonnay remains Star of the Show.

AA Carussin di Bruna Ferro

Asinoi Barbera d'Asti 2018

I’m back, bitches. Dead phone for three weeks took me out of the Delectable game for a minute. Rest assured it was only some nasty pocket lint up in the charging port of my iPhone 6s. Meanwhile. Been drinking (obviously), will post later some of my exploits during my offline time. Meanwhile. This doesn’t totally connect for me as a Barbera, but it’s good. Natural wine must and raisins intrude on what I normally like about this varietal (which is one my faves, in general). Missing that spiciness but hey. Happy to be back on the Delectable wagon. — 10 days ago

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House of Arras

Grand Vintage Champagne Blend 2007

Comprehensive notes from 24 weeks ago still apply. Definitely Australia’s best sparkling I think, from Tasmania. Straw and hay aromas with fresh bread. With over 7 years on lees giving this quality and complexity if it was French you would be paying a couple of $100. Champion wine of the Brisbane Wine Show in 2016. — a day ago

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Stanton & Killeen

Grand Rutherglen Muscat

This Grand Muscat is a step up from the Classic 12 year old I tasted 95 weeks ago. Liquid raisins, milk chocolate and toffee with incredible intensity. These are great to sip after dinner in winter but not as appealing as the weather warms up unless served with a slight chill. I hope the coming Summer is not as destructive as last Summer. — 12 days ago

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This is a step up from the 12 year old Classic I tasted 95 weeks ago.

Envinate

Albahra Garnacha Tintorera 2019

First drink since finishing an antibiotic course and awaiting my root canal in a few weeks. This is zippy fresh but has enough of a bass note- it reminds of some of the amphorae matured trepat I’ve tried-so I stay interested. Also doesn’t shout summer wine. Blackberries, & compote, good balance between fruit & dry. Nicely done for about 19$. Jose Pastor importer — 11 days ago

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

From a few nights ago. Never had a 20 year old bottle of anything that was still young. A bit saline, loads of freshness but a dense black fruit core. Finish for days, weeks, months. Say what you will about Bordeaux’s classification system, this makes me believe. Not perfect but couldn’t ask for anything else in trying it — 3 days ago