Aromas of mint, camphor, plums - some red florals. On the palate vibrant and powerful at 19 years of age - just hitting its straps! Full bodied brilliance from Cabernet Sauvignon vines which are relatively young on Wendouree standards planted in 1971 and 2002. Wonderful depth and persistence with that marvellous tannin structure. — 11 days ago
Interesting and fun wine. Nose of red fruits, mint/menthol, and touch of cedar. Palate adds prunes, dried berries and a nice acidity. Tannins are completely resolved, and approach bare perception. Given the riper fruit notes, the lighter abv (13.5), make for a fascinating glass. Would like to taste this next to Monte Bello. — 10 days ago
What a steal for the price! Ruby finish with a hint of youth on the aroma. ￼Touch of Pakistan and pepper on the pallet at first with some blackberry, smooth finish. — 10 days ago
Awesome wine. I picked it up at the winery in Coonawarra, South East South Australia a year and a half ago. It really impressed me then. Even more so now. AuD30/bottle! Fresh vibrant red fruit up from, raspberry, pie cherry and strawberry, with well integrated tannins from cigar tannins and dark oak. Full bodied, great depth. Excellent lingering finish. — 5 days ago
See many previous notes. Just a brilliant Cabernet Shiraz blend and proof of the ultra longevity of Bin 389. The good news is that there are still 7 bottles left in the cellar. Difficult to see them lasting past 2025, meaning I won’t be able to keep my hands off them. — 13 days ago
Dark Ruby with aromas of fresh crushed berry fruit with earthy tones. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors with pepper spice, tobacco and cacao on fine dusty tannins. Long finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with fruit and an oak mineral character. Nice! — 9 days ago
From the days back when they used a simple bottle with a shallow punt. And what a classically crafted Coonawarra cab this is. At 22 years of age the opening aromas showed no sign of mustiness or forgotten old books. It carries a spirit of youthfulness within its soft and supple exterior. Drinking so beautifully now! Soft mint, eucalyptus, menthol hints opening to tart black currant, dried violets, roasted fennel, cocoa and cured meat. The velvety soft palate fades in intensity towards the back, but the intrigue of each sip makes up for the lack of length. Great vintage for this wine. — 12 days ago
Ok peeps, many people have asked for more deets regarding our little cellar...
1.8m x 0.6m x 2.25m. The floor is Portuguese black slate (1cm thick). Floor, walls and ceiling are insulated with high-density foam, which has a low thermal conductivity. Chiller is housed remotely. Ducting pulls clean air from outside, and dumps exhaust air outside. Basically, everything is custom - my design, and a great contractor realized our dream. @Mo Salem was instrumental with renovating our home, and the germ of the idea came from him.
This wine big and bold. Visually show its age. Cinnamon, cloves and pepper define the nose and palate. The oak monster is evident on the mid palate. Great tannins and complimentary acidity. This will sail on for another 5 years, but best consumed now. — 9 days ago
2008 vintage. Alex and Cheryl got this for their wedding in 2012. Not particularly brown yet. Red berries, blackberry, hint of mint, licorice, vanilla. Tannins have softened. — 5 days ago