Tasting Notes for K28226

(164 notes on 141 wines)

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Red
8/13/2016 - K28226 Likes this wine:
91 points
Long decant helped soften
Red
4/17/2016 - K28226 Likes this wine:
92 points
Getting markedly better. Great wine for any occasion
Red
4/13/2016 - K28226 Likes this wine:
89 points
Tart cherry that fades with air. Light and clean
Red
2004 Yangarra Estate Cadenzia McLaren Vale Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
3/27/2016 - K28226 Likes this wine:
90 points
Still good, but probably better 5 years ago. Drink up
Red
2/26/2016 - K28226 Likes this wine:
96 points
Really good. Fruit emerged and you don't get any of the alcohol.

Hard to believe age, well made
Red
1/22/2016 - K28226 Likes this wine:
92 points
Needs time. Stunner out of the bottle
Red
1/1/2016 - K28226 Likes this wine:
94 points
Layered and complex, very enjoyable.
Red
12/30/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
93 points
Anise, leather, cassis, cocoa, stone. Drinking great.
Red
11/26/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
90 points
Drink now. Fruit forward and thin.
Red
2011 Saxum Broken Stones Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
11/26/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
91 points
Three hour decant. Components are all there but could use more time to better integrate
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Red
11/13/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
95 points
Really, really drinking well.
Red
2002 Henschke Henry's Seven Eden Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
11/10/2015 - K28226 wrote:
Cork disintegrated- drinkable, but past its prime and falls apart quick after opening. I would stay away unless you are confident of provenance
Red
11/1/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
92 points
Velvet smooth, fruit forward wine with nice terroir note finish. This wine is in prime time, imo. Didn't get the heat from alcohol mentioned in other notes.
Red
10/26/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
92 points
Screw Cap. Drinking well. Definitely a drink now. Good fruit still, nice finish of cocoa, anise, vanilla
Red
9/20/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
94 points
Drinking well, still packs a punch
Red
9/12/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
95 points
I can see how you either love or hate this wine. 2 hour decant, opens nicely over the evening. Really enjoyable
Red
8/1/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
93 points
Consistently good no matter vintage or blend. A go to dinner wine and drinks well above its pay grade. Can't wait to watch this mature. Approachable now with lengthy decant
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Red
7/8/2015 - K28226 wrote:
94 points
90 minute decant. Drinking well. Really well. Tart plum, menthol, and cocoa. Very layered and enjoyable.
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Red
6/20/2015 - K28226 wrote:
91 points
Still tight after 1 hour decant, but opened up nicely after in the glass over 2-3 hours. I would plan ahead if drinking soon
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Red
2005 Camus Pere & Fils Charmes-Chambertin Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
5/31/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
90 points
Bought at Costco on whim. Just Ok, good structure and the attributes are there. That said it seemed a bit watered down. 05 was better for Bordeaux but for 50 bucks tough to go wrong.

Not sure this improves much
Red
5/16/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
93 points
Consistent with prior note
Red
5/3/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
93 points
Leather, earthy, silky tannins. Fruit emerges after 2 hrs.
Red
4/26/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
93 points
Drinking really well after 2 hour decant. Great balance between acidity, fruit, and terroir. Good mouthfeel and long finish. Plenty life ahead and will likely improve. Tough to go wrong
Red
4/21/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
96 points
Very good, like cotton candy. This exceeded all expectations
Red
4/19/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
95 points
Very good meritage
Red
2005 Montes Alpha M Colchagua Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/11/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking well with long decant. Thought window was closing so decided to drink. Was wrong, could go another 10 easy. Left in decanter overnight and day 2 was better.
Red
4/3/2015 - K28226 wrote:
90 points
Cork disintegrated/ wine was decent. Probably in decline
Red
3/13/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
95 points
Dark cherry, black licorice, leather, long finish
Red
2/14/2015 - K28226 wrote:
90 points
Tart cherry- very acidic even after 90 minute decant. Then watery, little concentration. It could improve with time.
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Red
1/24/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
92 points
Agree with last few notes, big upside.
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Red
1/9/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
92 points
3 hour decant. Wine softens with air and the young attributes fade reveling a lush red berry forwardness tempered by cedar and graphite.

Probably best to hold unless you have time to let breathe. Good mouthfeel and well made. Picked up at Costco on whim.
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Red
1/1/2015 - K28226 Likes this wine:
94 points
Decanted about 90 minutes, really well made and layered. I'm a big fan of the Aussie style and the RWT series as well. To me this is some of the finest examples of Syrah/Shiraz available. A deep purple coloring, expressive bouquet, this wows right out of the bottle. Dense fruit easily transitions to more earthy terroir notes creating a wine the evolves brilliantly with air, and has the chops to go into the next decade. Drink now with decent decant or hold for the future. Patience should be rewarded as this will without a doubt improve
Red
12/27/2014 - K28226 wrote:
91 points
Very enjoyable. Good 2hr decant
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Red
11/28/2014 - K28226 wrote:
91 points
Needs time to better integrate, components are there, but not best effort at this price point.
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Red
2006 Rusden Ripper Creek Barossa Valley Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
11/15/2014 - K28226 Likes this wine:
91 points
Good bang for buck
Red
11/15/2014 - K28226 Likes this wine:
93 points
Good window
Red
11/13/2014 - K28226 Likes this wine:
93 points
Really drinking well, with plenty left for years to come. Terroir hits you first with leather and tobacco. Then fruit comes out with a sour cherry transition into long red fruit finish. Coats mouth. It's fruit backward. Delightfully complex. Decanted 60 minutes.
Red
10/10/2014 - K28226 wrote:
92 points
Drinking very well
Red
9/30/2014 - K28226 wrote:
91 points
Very good, black fruit forward then acidity makes smooth transition to terroir laden finish. It is light though and doesn't give the mouthfeel you would like for wine of this pedigree. Drink now.
Red
9/21/2014 - K28226 Likes this wine:
95 points
Outstanding wine, drinking perfect. Great example of old world meeting new world. The fruit you expect from the Aussie style, balanced with Bordeaux like terroir flavors of cocoa, graphite, and tobacco.
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Red
9/21/2014 - K28226 wrote:
90 points
Enjoyable, but better Aussie Shiraz available at this price. Jammy, fruit bomb with good mouthfeel and long finish. Drank along side 09 Rusden "black guts" which most in our group thought was better.
Red
8/6/2014 - K28226 wrote:
92 points
Consistent.
Red
7/23/2014 - K28226 wrote:
97 points
Great all around.
Red
7/9/2014 - K28226 wrote:
92 points
I love how Aussie Grenache ages. Great balance and complexity. Fruit has subdued a bit and a little hot at first, but heat fades quickly after an hour or so. Secondary notes of spice, cocoa and stone.

Drink now, but will keep for several more years in my opinion. Not sure it will benefit though.
Red
7/7/2014 - K28226 wrote:
91 points
Cherry, with a bit of astringency, but overall nice. Good wine but limited by vintage. Pedigree does show through and while I wouldn't stock my cellar with this, I enjoyed the wine
Red
7/2/2014 - K28226 wrote:
97 points
Really good. Needs long decant to really be appreciated now. This improves with time.

Fruit, acid, cocoa, graphite, pepper, repeat. Great complexity and distinct layers that keeps you guessing every sip.
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Red
6/25/2014 - K28226 wrote:
92 points
A nice surprise. A little light at first, but comes to life after an hour. I think it will be better with more time.
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