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Red
2017 Tyrrell's Shiraz Old Patch "1867" Hunter Valley
3/30/2021 - VinCapitan wrote:
93 points
lovely, black fruit, purple berries. A droplet of milk choc. Again disappears through the mid palate but gathers steam through the end. Toot toot! Wonderful tannin structure. Most of the flavour runs at the front of the palate. Excellent
  • VinCapitan commented:

    4/1/21, 7:03 AM - @bsmith457 good get mate. it's al ovely wine. the 2018 however is one out of the box. incredible!

Red
2010 Penfolds Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend
6/8/2018 - gkentm Likes this wine:
95 points
My first bottle of a case plus of this vintage. Too early, but such a delicious, complex and substantial wine. Black stained cork...the wine has no visable signs of aging at 8 years and has the stuffing for the long haul. A nose of chocolate, currants and dark berry leaps from the decanter across the room. Complex palate of bramble, currants, chocolate, graphite which evolved over the few hours we drank it. The fine tannins are pervasive and create a welcoming mouth feel. Lengthy finish. Buy this one if you can find it. I will open the second bottle in a few years, but I believe this wine will be delicious for decades.
  • VinCapitan commented:

    6/9/18, 10:00 PM - This was the standout vintage of 389s we tried in a vertical across about 10 vintages about 6 months ago. Great notes.

Red
2014 Tyrrell's Shiraz 4 Acres Hunter Valley
3/14/2018 - VinCapitan Likes this wine:
94 points
again black cherry and violets. Herbal flows on anise, some barnyard and gentle fruit flow. Impeccable tannin. Amazing balance. Lighter, more ethereal than the 1965. Different but both excellent
  • VinCapitan commented:

    5/1/18, 3:56 AM - Haha - no mate. If only!! Just some generous friends and many an occasion to drink superb wine!

Red
2014 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Wines Shiraz Rosehill Pokolbin
5/18/2017 - VinCapitan wrote:
97 points
what a beauty! great balance, superb, blackberry, black cherry, red roses, earth, stupendous
  • VinCapitan commented:

    3/23/18, 4:57 AM - Yeah, his was my pick of all the 2014 hunters against he more expensive wines in the Mt pleasant stable and many others that have received very high praise. $45 is a bargain for a wine of this quality

White - Sparkling
2002 Mo√ęt & Chandon Champagne Grand Vintage Brut Champagne Blend
3/22/2018 - VinCapitan wrote:
92 points
Brioche and almond croissants, lemon, pithy and apples, Golden honey sunsets, light bead tickles the tongue. Lacks a little depth
  • VinCapitan commented:

    3/23/18, 4:55 AM - Bubbles had dissipated somewhat. The acid was a little light on which for me leaves a wine a little blousy/round if that makes sense? Was a beautiful wine no doubt but was just a little underwhelmed in the finish.

Red
2006 Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon Nagambie Lakes
10/3/2017 - GD77 wrote:
89 points
Sweet, well aged with a bit of strange duck shit funkiness that was on both nose and the palate. Good tannin, sweet dark fruited perhaps closest to mulberry. A tad sickly but an OK drink all up. 89.
  • VinCapitan commented:

    10/6/17, 6:59 PM - Had my last one this week. Thought it very good. Bottle variation? Under screwcap though, both bought on release.

Red
2013 Sailor Seeks Horse Pinot Noir Southern Tasmania
9/8/2017 - Collector1855 wrote:
93 points
During a Australian Pinot tasting with Pirates from Burgundy. Light garnet. Color and nose reminds me of a elegantly styled Gevrey. There is a spicy, gamey touch, to the nose, restraint and mineralic, not your new world bruiser, far from it. A really nice and elegant wine, very Burgundian. Kudos to this team far away in Tasmania to have pulled this off. After having tasted quite a few AUS Pinots tonight, especially Tasi, I must say that in terms of interest to Australian wine, I think these cooler site Pinots are very interesting. Barossa Shiraz and Coonawarra CabSav is still the signature of Downunder but I find these Pinots a lot more interesting than the uninspiring low-aroma-high-tannin Margret River Bdx blends.
  • VinCapitan commented:

    9/15/17, 1:51 AM - Great that a bottle of this made it over to you. Tassie Pinot as a whole is doing very well. Some are still finding their way. If you can find some Chatto, Pooley, Barringwood, Tolpuddle or Delamere on your travels, give them a whirl.

Red
2002 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier McLaren Vale Shiraz Blend, Syrah
7/8/2017 - VinCapitan wrote:
91 points
sweeter raspberry, cherry cola, dark glycerol, blackberry fruited, good gear. Holding up really well. props for a good aged wine
  • VinCapitan commented:

    7/13/17, 3:55 AM - It was good mate. A shame it came out when the food arrived. Didn't get e attention it deserved.

Red
2014 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Wines Shiraz Old Paddock & Old Hill Pokolbin
5/18/2017 - VinCapitan wrote:
90 points
more funk and a bit of grippy cherry alcohol whack, prominent hit of acid than W9. Same same but grippy acid finish 90
  • VinCapitan commented:

    5/21/17, 3:08 PM - Yeah, we had a number of 2024 hunters side by side, blind. Some showed better than others. No doubt this is a good wine, there were betters on the night. +my scoring is a little 'tight'. Probably a 94/95 on the Halliday scale.

  • VinCapitan commented:

    5/27/17, 6:04 PM - Really thought the Rosehill was great. Mountain C. Tyrrells 4 Acres. Gundog old Road and I think the peppertree tallavera were all very good.

Red
2012 Rockford Rod & Spur Barossa Valley Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend
5/15/2017 - VinCapitan wrote:
92 points
Raspberry, dark choc, nice sweet fruit and good oak work, drying savoury tannin
  • VinCapitan commented:

    5/17/17, 4:25 AM - Now - 2025

Red
2006 Cullen Wines Diana Madeline Margaret River Red Bordeaux Blend
10/16/2016 - DonDon wrote:
90 points
Very much not blown away. If I'd tasted this blind I would swear it is a (fairly average) left bank Bordeaux - very similar profile. No great depth or complexity. Nicely balanced and good acidity but not memorable at all. Thankfully this was my only bottle
  • VinCapitan commented:

    10/25/16, 4:45 AM - 2006 was a notoriously cold and difficult vintage for reds in Margaret River. While the whites fared well, the reds struggled to get to full ripeness. Most vintages post 2006 have been fantastic in MR due to the temperate climate. Would suggest you find a bottle of 07-12 (12 being the vintage out of the box)

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