This is the real stuff to look for here down under, never been disappointed by these relatively old vintage port(I know we kind of shouldn't call them port, but that's what's on the label)
1971 is an extremely well reviewed year too
I hope to find few more bottles of this magic potion so that I can share it with friends.. yeah😔, I had to drink this one in my own — 2 days ago
Delectable: This is a new Cuvée for Wynns for this year called O’Deas Vineyard Red Blend. Only a small vineyard of 3.13 hectares planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. The warmer 2016 vintage enabled Wynns to make a field blend of the 4 varieties. I had brief notes - Mulberry, dusty Bordeaux blend still with the Coonawarra mint in evidence. Perfect balance - you could drink this now or cellar for 20 years. — 18 days ago
The Annual Wynnsday releases with winemaker Sue Hodder. This is the 62nd vintage of the Black Label - quite a heritage. This is a more elegant style from the cooler 2017 vintage following the warm 2016. There are black currant Cabernet aromas with Coonawarra mint in abundance. Sue says she likes to drink Black Label at around 8 to 12 years of age. I have had much older examples in pristine condition though. — 19 days ago
Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!
I’ve had a few Clarendon wines but never their Astralis. Time has been kind and has shed the baby fat off of this wine. It’s still ripe (slight hint of VA) with baked mixed berry pie, fig and Andes chocolate mint aromatics but it didn’t hit you in the face. Dense, but the 3-4hr slow ox softened the profile. The palate showed cherry liqueur and blackberry jam with notes of bay leaf and cinnamon. Only the faintest hints of herbal/savory notes showed on the finish. — 4 days ago
Last years superlative 2015 ( the best yet Sue Hodder said) will be a hard act to follow although Andrew Caillard MW, the Bordeaux expert at Langtons has already given it 💯 points. Very youthful deep crimson with purple rim. The nose and palate are tight, brooding and latent with so much to give. Dark berry fruits on the full bodied palate. Beautifully made with a long life of up to 30 Years ahead of it. A Tour de Force. Don’t touch the first one for 5 and preferably 10 years. — 18 days ago
This has aged with grace. Resolved tannins, bramble blue fruit, blackberries, and red plums, followed by a sweet brioche note. The blue fruit shines on the palate and it has a pleasant roundness without being flabby. Pleasurable now, but on the downside of its drinking window. One bottle left for a cool night to come. — 3 days ago
Following the Cuttings... Less jammy fruit, but more regal. Pronounced peppermint in the background. Like the previous cab, blue-black fruits.on the nose and palate. Some spices definitely including clove. What's different is that the tannins are still bold (yes it's 2 years younger) but years equal, this will outlast. Both great wines but this gets the plus mark tonight.
93+ points — 17 days ago
Not even trying to introduce any of the three game changers, but that's what the trio Zappa-Chatwin-Sami Odi have been to me.; they have showed me a different way of looking at what they do
Barossa with complexity, elegance and drinkability. Not that obvious I'd say
Ps the bottles all look amazing — 19 days ago
If someone served this to me blind I’m pretty sure I’d be able to tell this was from Australia.... but in a good way. If you like a lot of toasted oak slathered in berries, this is for you. Long, long 60 second finish. It’s not 98 points but it’s very good — 2 hours ago