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  • 1992 Yalumba Shiraz The Octavius

    Ordered off wine list at LNB.

    Wine served from wine fridge, and decanted for 15 minutes. Cork soaked halfway through.

    Garnet red all the way through to the meniscus, deep colour, no sign of bricking whatsoever. Appearance-wise, could pass for 10 yo.

    The nose is that really enjoyable sweet plum aroma that comes from a well-aged shiraz. Sings the same note for most of the night, but very pleasant. Between medium to full-bodied (14.1% ABV) - surprising for a wine of this age - mid-weight tannins announce themselves after midpalate. Good length. Dark cherry and plum flavour profile.

    This wine is likely at its peak, but based on this bottle will stay strong for another 5 years quite comfortably. Like a marathon runner on cruise control at the moment.

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  • 2009 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

    Bottle was slightly corked, which affected flavours somewhat. Silky texture in midpalate, medium bodied, fine-boned tannins. Need to try another bottle to see what an untainted bottle of this is like.

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  • 2010 Château Sénéjac

    Enormously tannic at the moment, this only opened up after an hour. Medium to full bodied. Lovely sweet dark fruits emerged once the wine opened, but I feel that this wine is one that can go long - revisit this starting around 2020 (at the earliest). A waste to open these now unless it's to gauge how it will develop.

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