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1998 Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon John Riddoch

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10/10/2014 - chatters wrote: NR

Lamb for supper and my hands fell on this in my drinking fridge. Double decanted then left for a brief half hour (I figure it's fully mature so won't need much more than that). On the nose there are aromas of biscuit, leather, very slight brambley fruit, gamey meat, slight oxidation and a certain sourness/volatile acidity note. On the palate the wine is dry with a certain juiciness, the initial impression in the mouth is of slight oxidation then muted sour fruits, spice, drying leather rolls into a furry tannic grip which is joined by some alcohol warmth. The tannin persists on the gums. Hmm. I'm happy this is the last bottle - a touch over the hill for me but still obviously a good quality wine.

  • Comment posted by sthugo:

    10/10/2014 4:38:00 PM - Mate, interesting to read you tasting notes for this wine. Thanks for sharing. Do you think this wine is past it's best or do you think your bottles may have been heat effected? Just asking as the CT drinking window suggests best before 2017. However, reading your notes I m thinking I should pop one to see how mine are tracking. Grateful for any feedback. Andrew

  • Comment posted by sthugo:

    10/11/2014 7:58:00 PM - Thanks. You have convinced me to open one in the near future. Will let you know how it shows.

Red

2010 Penfolds Bin 389

South Australia Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend more

7/22/2014 - UofM Likes this wine: 91 points

3 hour decant. Wonderful nose; picking up leather, spice and mineral notes. Went well with ribeye steaks. Nice dark fruits and some lead pencil. Not much heat to speak of. My only complaint is that after the first glass I noticed it began to fall apart a bit. Will let the other bottles sit for a another year.

  • Comment posted by sthugo:

    7/22/2014 10:52:00 PM - Thanks for the tasting note. Not sure if your bottle was cork or screw cap? This is a long term wine which should last for +15 years with ease ... under screw cap ... but variable under cork!

Red

2006 Hobbs Shiraz

Barossa Range more

3/18/2011 - markelln@bellsouth.net wrote: 92 points

Had purchased from W Wine Boutique thinking it the Amarone styled Gregor, based on the blurb. It wasn't. Still marked down from $130 to $50. Good $50 Aussie Shiraz with a slight green note. Not = to the best Barossa Shiraz. I would like to try the Gregor, however am leery of Paul Hobbs global winemaking!

  • Comment posted by sthugo:

    7/7/2014 10:26:00 PM - This wine is not related to Paul Hobbs in anyway.

Red

2010 Penfolds Bin 389

South Australia Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend more

5/8/2014 - JDani Likes this wine: 92 points

Decanted 2 hours prior to consuming. Black fruit, mint, and lots of sage. The finish was medium to long. This would go well with smoked ribs or spicy barbecue. Potential for higher score, but will wait 5 years to open another bottle.

  • Comment posted by sthugo:

    5/8/2014 9:06:00 PM - Not sure how many bottles you have of this but I would wait at least 10 years before you open up another one. However, if you have plenty then fire away :)

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