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2004 Dalwhinnie Cabernet Sauvignon Moonambel Pyrenees

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4/25/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 89 points

Same sweetness in abundance and fruit has lost some of its polish. It was OK but nothing exciting. There are much better Cabernets for the money that I think age a bit better as well.

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2005 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Moonambel Pyrenees

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4/7/2015 - graemeg wrote: NR

NobleRottersSydney - 2005 Oz reds (360 Bar & Dining, Sydney): {cork, 14.3%} (David) Developing nose; dark and briary, a touch fungal; black berries, earth, iodine. Interesting. Medium acid; medium/high dusty tannins. Dark, concentrated flavours – like drinking a glass full of iron filings. Pure, youthful and dry. Spicy flavours. Lots of mid-palate presence. This will be a terrific wine, but now it’s tightly coiled, well-prepared, but really needs another decade to unwind.

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2002 Dalwhinnie Cabernet Sauvignon Moonambel Pyrenees

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3/20/2015 - graemeg wrote: NR

{cork, 12.5%} Didn't realise I'd had this so recently until I checked. This bottle was a carbon copy of last September's. Very austere (or, should I say dark green), herbal, lean. Some cassis, olives. Basil, twigs. Medium-bodied, nicely judged french oak, polished medium dusty tannins; structural balance is good. But it just doesn't taste terribly nice. Needs some cedar and tobacco to give it charm. Can't see that coming, ever...

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1995 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Moonambel Pyrenees

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3/20/2015 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine: 89 points

10 year Tasting of 2005 Vintage (Bronte, Sydney): blood red with a hint of brick.
rich fruits with pepper, spice and earth.
light bodied, raspberry and plum fruits, some pepper, ink and earth. soft acid and very fine tannins. gracefully aged but past its peak now.

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2005 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Moonambel Pyrenees

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3/20/2015 - Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine: 91 points

10 year Tasting of 2005 Vintage (Bronte, Sydney): deep ruby red.
rich ripe fragrance of red and black berries, hint of oak spice.
medium weight, silky, delicious plum and raspberry with a light blueberry edge. flavours are predominantly fruit-driven, not much from oak. a little secondary development in the fruit and a hint of earthiness. still quite youthful, nicely structured, a long finish with fine tannins.

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2008 Dalwhinnie Chardonnay Moonambel Pyrenees

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1/18/2015 - Drinking Trees wrote: NR

Very subdued nose, with hints of yeasty, creamy lees. Palate shows intense flavours of lemon oil and apple, with hints of oak (vanilla) and lees. Good, but fruit flavour too intense; needs time to settle down.

Two bottles tasted: one under cork, one under screwcap. Very little difference between the two.

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2004 Dalwhinnie Cabernet Sauvignon Moonambel Pyrenees

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2/7/2015 - chadslater wrote: 91 points

Spices on the nose, black fruits, menthol. Tannins and acidity are secondary and well balanced - its a very drinkable wine at 11 years of age. Balanced. Indeed, it probably still has a few more years until its peak. Black fruits - blackcurrant - on the palate. Had with BBQ Lamb.

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2008 Dalwhinnie Shiraz The Pinnacle

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8/20/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote: 95 points

Raspberry , cedar and vanillian oak on the nose, there are dark fruits of blackberry and plum with an element of spice from the oak . The wine concludes with soft well rounded tannins and persistence length. The wine has good structure, however less cellaring potential than it's brother in crime the South West rocks.
Review Link - www.winereviewer.com.au (drink by 2018)

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2004 Dalwhinnie Shiraz South West Rocks Pyrenees

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8/30/2013 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote: 96 points

Dalwhinnie South West Rocks sits between the estate Shiraz and the Eagle Shiraz and is of a consistently high standard.

Dusty blackcurrant with earthy eucalypt and meaty undertones, this is the type of nose that can only be found on aged Pyrenees Shiraz.

The palate has started to develop some secondary leather and briny olive characters that sit effortlessly beside blackberry and plum fruits with fine yet drying tannins framing the wine.

The finish has great length that is fruit driven yet savoury.

The 04 is really hitting its straps and will continue to evolve over the short to medium term.
Review Link - www.winereviewer.com.au (drink from 2013-2019)

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2008 Dalwhinnie Shiraz South West Rocks Pyrenees

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8/20/2010 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote: 97 points

Dark fruits and vanillian oak evident on the nose, blackberry runs through the palate with dashes of cinnamon, and elegant oak influences. There is exceptionally fine grained but persistant tannins that give the wine a wonderful structure. This structure will ensure the longevity and continued appeal of the wine even when the primary fruit influences start to fade.
Review Link - www.winereviewer.com.au (drink by 2022)

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1996 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Moonambel Pyrenees

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9/27/2013 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote: 91 points

An ageing Pyrenees powerhouse, this is one of the first times i have had a look at a Dalwhinnie wine over 10 years old, and i thoroughly enjoyed the experience

As expected the wine is more of a dull than youthful red in the glass, with the nose giving aged characters of old leather, subtle blackberry and a touch of wood.

At this stage of it's life this wine is all about the textures on the palate, there is still some blackberry and plum fruits that given the wines age are a real surprise, it is this fruit that is contrasted by leather and olive characters. The wine has great length on the finish, with some angular acidity still kept in check by the fruit that will become more prominent as the wine continues to age.
Review Link - www.winereviewer.com.au (drink from 2013-2014)

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2010 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Moonambel Pyrenees

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10/30/2014 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote: 94 points

Dalwhinnie is an iconic Victorian producer who helped to put the pyrenees wine region on the map, best known for their structured and cellar worthy Shiraz, it is an eagerly awaited release each year, with the quality of the 2010 vintage raising expectations further.

In terms of colour the wine is a typical inky dark red to purple which is a generally consistent trait of the region, the nose has cocoa and restrained plum fruits that need time in the glass to really show themselves.

The palate opens with blackberry and subtle plum, the acid is present, the tannins are soft and rounding with ample dark fruits and supporting oak. There is an ever so slight complementary mint aspect on the finish that provides the pyrenees point of difference.

This wine really needs time, but should go down as a great Dalwhinnie release.
Review Link - www.winereviewer.com.au (drink from 2014-2026)

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2009 Dalwhinnie Cabernet Sauvignon Moonambel Pyrenees

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11/17/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote: 87 points

Dark red in colour, oak dominates the dark fruits on the nose and is backed by subtle menthol characters.

The Palate has lots of ripe blackberry fruit and again a large impact from oak, lacking complexity, but having good depth and concentration of fruit.

This is a wine that undoubtedly needs time to show it's true form.
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2011 Dalwhinnie Chardonnay Moonambel Pyrenees

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9/15/2013 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote: 87 points

Dalwhinnie are most well known for their iconic Shiraz, but in good years they also produce some exceptional Chardonnay, unfortunately 2011 was not one of them.

The wine is a light yellow in colour, with more apricot and musk aromas than i can remember in previous vintages, the wine suffers from a lack of varietal and fruit expression which is masked by oak. It will be interesting to see if complex and contrasting flavours emerge over time.
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2005 Dalwhinnie Chardonnay Moonambel Pyrenees

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2/2/2012 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote: 88 points

Golden yellow in colour,the nose is full and ripe with peach, melon and honeyed oak inputs.

The palate is big and broad with stone fruits combining with butterscotch oak and a slightly bitter grapefruit like astringency. The acid is starting to become out of balance with the rich creamy palate on the finish, with the best years behind this wine.
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2010 Dalwhinnie Chardonnay Moonambel Pyrenees

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11/17/2011 - Patrick - winereviewer.com.au wrote: 86 points

Very light yellow, at this stage the wine is very citrus dominant on the nose with the slightest hint of nectarine. The palate is raw and elemental with acid and fruit not yet singing the same tune, in its current form it is hard to know where this wine will go, one thing is for sure, it needs time.
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2012 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Moonambel Pyrenees

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12/22/2014 - graemeg wrote: NR

{screwcap} Decanted just prior to service. Dark blackberries and earth and iron. Ripe, super-fine powdery tannins and fairly low acidity. Still young and fruity but with great potential. Medium/full body but would up tight. Should sing in a decade.

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1998 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Eagle

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12/6/2014 - Tokyo MB Likes this wine: 93 points

Deep garnet.
Nose of pepper, damsons, green herbs and smoke.
Medium plus body. Plum and spice, savoury with fine tannins, good length.
Perfect pairing with a joint of roast beef. Plenty of life still left in this -- shame I have no more bottles.

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1995 Dalwhinnie Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillers Edition

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10/4/2014 - JerM wrote: 92 points

(JustinaFarewell@Darlinghurst) Restrained: light fruit, soft spices and softwood, light peppers, hint orange peel, and somewhat foresty. White pepper, milk powder and honey. Quiet nose. Similarly clean soft wood, coconut oil, copper on the palate. light, gentle, with a characteristic clarity and linearity, which doesn't seem to benefit from watering.

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2002 Dalwhinnie Cabernet Sauvignon Moonambel Pyrenees

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9/27/2014 - graemeg wrote: NR

{cork, 12.5%} Decanted for an hour, but still a restrained nose. Developing aromas of green olive and leafy currants don't promise a lot, but have a quiet authority to them. The palate is middle-aged, not terribly intense, but polished and subtle. It's got a little Australian eucalypt about it; medium-bodied, and with soft dusty tannins. It doesn't lack freshness either, although it appears a long way from its peak; or else possible this is all there is. Which sounds more damning than it should; it's an understated but competent - perhaps unfashionable - wine which manages a medium length finish of quiet presence. Probably worth holding another 5 years I reckon.

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1998 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Moonambel Pyrenees

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8/4/2014 - graemeg wrote: NR

NobleRottersSydney - Mostly Torbreck magnums (360 Bar & Dining, Sydney): {cork, 14%} (Ronnie) This was brought just as a contrast to the Barossa Torbrecks, and would it be rude to say I think I preferred it to all of them? Showing a little age, but still offering plenty of spiced blackberry, earth and sandalwood aromas. Similar palate; savoury and polished; dry, with medium dusty tannins, medium/full body and a classy seasoning of French oak. There’s a better balance of fruit and acid/tannin structure here than the preceding wines. Even palate, with presence all along the tongue; medium-long finish; great Victorian shiraz with another decade ahead of it at least. Really good.

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2000 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Pyrenees

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8/5/2014 - Xavier Auerbach wrote: 87 points

Oxidative nose, uneasy palate, not dead yet, but it looks like this one too is moribund.

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2000 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Pyrenees

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8/5/2014 - Xavier Auerbach wrote: flawed

Oxidised.

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2004 Dalwhinnie Pinot Noir

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7/11/2014 - Harley1199 Does not like this wine: NR

PN around the World (Vila Viniteca - Madrid): Notes if vegetables and milk that has gone off.
Maybe wet peanut shells. For the others black olives when I founded a water ashtray. Oxide and over the hill elements. With more time Tia Maria liquor on the rocks turned up.
On the palate showed very faded, going directly to your throat regardless quite acid. Shortie anyway.

Notas vegetales y a leche pasada.
Quizás cascarás de cacahuete húmedas, otros encuentran aceitunas negras aunque es olor a cenicero mojado. Notas oxidada y pasados. Con tiempo desarrolla Tía Maria licuada.
En boca muy acuosa, va directamente a la garganta y aún así ácido. Cortita.

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1997 Dalwhinnie Shiraz Moonambel Pyrenees

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7/3/2014 - maybs wrote: 90 points

Consistent with previous note, though maybe opened up even more on the nose with a hint of eucalyptus or menthol. Really pleasant drinking on a mature red perspective.

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