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. — 10 days ago
The Mystery Wine at the monthly Downs Club Committee Dinner - so tasted this blind. Dark crimson in colour. Initially subdued nose - very dense tight and contained. Don’t think it had had a long Decant - should have asked. Same tightness on the palate. This will live for decades. Plummy earthy mineral notes on the Medium plus bodied palate. Some astringent grippy Tannins at the finish. In its infancy. From vines planted in 1880. — 6 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a cloudy brick rim.
On the nose, currants, plums, light wood, vanilla, spices, wet leaves, forest floor, pencil lead, vinaigrette, leather and peppercorn.
Full-bodied and elegant with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, oak, red currants, vanilla, licorice, earth, eucalyptus, vinaigrette, leather, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.
Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.
This is a very nice aged Shiraz from Australia. Not fully balanced anymore, but showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Showing a nice tangy ending, which would pair well with food.
Interesting and enjoyable, although this was probably better a couple of years ago.
Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.
Thank you, Scott for sharing.
I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
15% alcohol by volume.
$75. — 9 days ago
This was really cool to try. Don’t know much about the producer. I only got to enjoy this as a pop and pour so I’m not sure how it changed later in the evening, but it had dark cocoa dusted dates, old graham cracker and baked blackberry aromatics. Still youthful on the palate with fig, old graham cracker, and red & black ripe fruit. Hope to try one of these again. — 9 days 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. — 19 days ago
Fairly jammy. Take some time to open up, but well worth it — 12 days ago
An icon of Australian Red wine. Unfortunately a strong whiff of H2S on the Nose. I have struck this problem previously with also Henschke Mount Edelstone on a couple of occasions. The hallmark of this wine has always been its beautiful supple silky tannins with flavours of plum and raspberry. Tannins totally resolved. The product of a 140 year single vineyard in the Eden Valley. Unfortunately prices these days have gone through the roof. I hope we don’t encounter the H2S in subsequent bottles. — 13 days ago