South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2018

Dusty minerals, some purple fruit, a little va and a minty, slightly soapy aroma. The nose never uncoils fully. The palate more than compensates. It is lively, bombastic, clean fruited and fun. Musty herbal black currant flavors, plus some ripe red fruit and a clever balance of structural tannins & acids with a juicy sweetness, though this is definitely dry. Think I’ll put a few bottles away for extended aging. Good wine.. root day? — 5 days ago

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Was a good wine day yesterday. Now we wait till Saturday
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Bin 389 like most Penfolds Cuvées lives and improves for decades.

Penley Estate

Tolmer Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a great, New World table wine. Not a ton of complexity, but it is well-balanced: great red fruit up front, but not a fruit bomb; really nicely structured; some nice herbal notes on the back end. 2018 — 4 days ago

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Blackcurrant/blackcurrant leaves, herbs, licorice root, oaky vanilla. Sinewy tannins that could use a little more time. Handles the ribeye with ease. Tough on a 90 degree night of grilling. — a day ago

Penfolds

Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2018

Dark ruby color. Aromas of pomegranate, graphite and beef. Cherries and cranberry on the pallet with touches of dried herbs and black pepper on the finish. For a relatively young wine, tannins were mild and silky. Very expressive and easy to drink. Really good value ($12 price.). Very well made. — 4 days ago

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Colloca Estate Winery

Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia.

Showing black fruits with chocolate notes, vanilla, oak, tobacco, licorice, earth, cocoa, mocha, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with medium acidity and a nice mouthfeel.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Nice finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

Nicely balanced and fruit forward. Rich and extracted.

Feels like a young California Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasty right out of the bottle and better with airtime.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$28.
— 19 days ago

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Noon Winery

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Intriguing wine. 15.5% alcohol but carrying it well. Beautiful Cabernet qualities and fine tannins washed over with a core of port like rich flavors. Very much enjoyed with friends. — 3 days ago

Woodlands

Cabernet Merlot 2012

AU$36 strawberry scent, reddish and pinkish hue on colour. Strawberry flavour with medium tannin and an ash finish. Light to medium body with dry finish. Just not a fan of the ash finish. — 20 hours ago

Moss Wood

Moss Wood Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

A controversial wine for Moss Wood, one of the icons of Margaret River. See previous notes - better than the 87 points I gave it 7 years ago in 2014. Ripe blackberry and cassis / lovely perfume. Sweeter, riper and more “South Australian “ than the normal Margaret River Cabernet and the traditional herbaceousness. This was a better showing. — 20 hours ago

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Primo Estate

Joseph Moda McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2001

ESF
9.5

Ethereal... imagine an aristocratic, aged Left Bank Bordeaux crossed with an elegant Amarone - that’s what we’re dealing with here. Producer air dries CS & M and the result is incredible. Still so much freshness & vigor here, vivid flavors off the chart - just wow — 12 days ago

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@Bob McDonald you know this producer?
Bob McDonald

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@ESF I do know of this producer ESF but have not tasted many of their bottles. They are Italian and known to be of high quality particularly the Joseph. I have a friend who has a son named Joseph and has bought this cuvée on a regular basis and loves it.

Penfolds

Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon

Very surprised by the youthfulness of this wine. — 6 days ago