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2009 Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
9/1/2019 - Avid Wino wrote:
91 points
Ripe dark berries, blackcurrant. A little mint more to spearmint, and cigar box. Drying dusty tannin. Plenty of length. Notably the ripest Wynns black label that I can remember tasting, and in my view slightly the lesser for it. Tasted over 4 hours and didn’t change much though final glass the best... Reckon 10 years is not enough for these black labels, maybe 12-15+?
  • Avid Wino commented:

    9/1/19, 5:23 PM - She’d know better than me, but I guess those words are from a few years back? Just recording my impressions of what is in the glass now.

  • Avid Wino commented:

    9/1/19, 8:35 PM - Thanks. Sorry didn’t mean to sound snappy though might have come across that way. Always good to see comments.

2014 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Wines Shiraz Rosehill Pokolbin
3/31/2019 - Avid Wino wrote:
Outstanding, from the instant the bottle is poured in to the decanter and the aroma bursts forth, to the finish on the final drop. As per my note from 2017. 95 again. Won't touch another one of these for a decade, as have only two left. Happily the Hunter and Mount Pleasant have had some more cracking vintages since 2014, so I can enjoy and stock up on some younger Rosehills.
  • Avid Wino commented:

    3/31/19, 3:59 AM - Very primary, not developed all, but given 3 or 4 hours of air, truly gorgeous. 2017 sounds like another great Hunter vintage and grabbing some of those will help me keep my hands off my remaining 2014s.

2017 Boy Meets Girl Cabernet-Shiraz Australia Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend
2/1/2019 - Avid Wino wrote:
69 points
Nastiest wine I’ve tasted in memory, and I’ve downed a few bottles in my time. My wife said “tastes like wine from an itinerants goon bag which had been stored in some bushes” and claims to speak from personal experience. Maybe (hopefully) a bad bottle? Screwcap fwiw.
  • Avid Wino commented:

    3/7/19, 8:13 PM - Yeah probably/hopefully a bad bottle, and if so, unfair to score it.

2001 Balquhidder Vineyards Shiraz The Poem McLaren Vale
8/23/2013 - Avid Wino wrote:
93 points
As per my note from almost two years ago. Still drinking superbly from a pop and pour.
  • Avid Wino commented:

    7/14/18, 10:22 PM - Thanks for reminding me of this wine. Arrived at my table unheralded (I'd never seen before and have never heard of since) and was superb!

2013 Lou Miranda Estate Shiraz Golden Lion Barossa Valley
10/16/2015 - Avid Wino wrote:
88 points
Barossa shiraz, but with the dial at about 7 instead of 11. By which I mean, relatively subtle. A good thing in some ways but ..... anyway. Plums, cherries, blackberry. Baking spice, black pepper. Smooth, dusty tannins, a little hot. Not much nose or length. Couldn't really get a grip on this, one of those nights, possibly not a fair score, started at 90 and went down as the evening progressed. Slick but lacking depth.
  • Avid Wino commented:

    10/16/15, 4:52 PM - Thanks for the comment. I got it in a mystery dozen at about $12 for the bottle. Happy with it at that price. But as you say, a quaffer, albeit well made and from a strong vintage for the region. Due to others giving it 93 or 94 I wanted to see more there, but couldn't.

2014 Innocent Bystander Shiraz Mule Gateway Vineyard McLaren Vale
6/5/2015 - Avid Wino wrote:
91 points
In short, classic South Australian shiraz. Plums, some raspberry, milk chocolate, twist of pepper. Dark and brooding savoury elements lurking underneath hold great promise for the future, but worth cracking one open now for my tastes. Dusty tannin, well balanced by fresh acidity, alcohol at 14.5% but doesn't stick out. Length more than ample. Probably being a points miser here. Great stuff.
  • Avid Wino commented:

    6/5/15, 7:11 PM - Good to go anytime over the next 10 years.

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