Tasting Notes for red.red.vino

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Red
3/31/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Drank alongside Old Vine 03 and Old Vine 04.
Like the Old Vine, this never really appeared to open up, teasing along the way with false starts. A classic Western Barossa, bramble predominate, with cassis black fruits and undertones of red fruit. More perfumed and brambly then the Old Vine, but not by much. Shame it never quite shone tonight but thoroughly enjoyed nevertheless. Still holding strong, will keep for a few years yet easy enough.
Red
3/31/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Drank alongside Old Vine 03 and Bogan 04.
Like the Bogan, this never really appeared to open up, teasing along the way with false starts. A classic Western Barossa, black fruits, bramble, cassis and undertones of red fruit coming through. More fruit intense and less brambly then the Bogan, but not by much. Shame it never quite shone tonight but thoroughly enjoyed nevertheless. Still holding strong, will keep for a few years yet easy enough.
Red
3/30/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
flawed
Drank alongside 04 Old Vine and 04 Bogan.
Unfortunately small bit of cork taint here.
White
3/29/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
94 points
Really enjoyed this. It’s all about the tertiary notes, honey, oily but not overbearing, slightly nutty, classic text book but balanced really well. Faint undertones of green apples remain. In a good spot now and I enjoyed as is so would be knocking back if I had any left, although there is still a bit of acidity there so will hold for a few years yet.
Red
3/29/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
89 points
3 hour decant. Big big wine, 16.9%. It’s holding up reasonably well. Big red and perhaps black over ripe stewed cherries is dominant and is overpowering. Dense on the front and mid palate with a medium at best finish. In its window, drink over the next few years
Red
3/28/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
3 hours in the decanter, still opening up, no time unfortunately so down the hatch. Still life in this, yet.
Red
3/28/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Took about 4 hours int he decanter to open up, sadly the bottle was almost gone. Decant time need, especially at the outset as it was quite tart and bitter, but does open. Holding up well, few years left.
Red
3/22/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Peppered and poured at a BYO, perhaps in hind sight I have not given this the wine the respect and justice it deserved, selected in a rush. It was quite bitter, tart red fruits. Really needed time to open up which I didnt give it. Holding up well though.
Red
3/15/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
flawed
3 from 5 with cork taint
Red
3/12/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
In its window, not much more going to happen, not one to over think. Quaff.
Red
3/3/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
93 points
375ml bottle. Small decant prior to drinking. I’ve really enjoyed this, well rounded and integrated and just damn easy to drink, it will be a real crowd pleaser.
Red
2008 Noon Eclipse McLaren Vale Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
3/2/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
90 points
In the decanter for an hour prior to drinking. The pervious reviewer here spot on in descriptors, upfront dark chocolate, burnt oak, coffee and licorice. It’s high alcohol is evident and yes a big wine. In its window, drink over the next few years.
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Red
3/2/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
88 points
In the decanter for an hour. A bit unsure about this, sour cherry edge to it with bitterness on the back palate. Holdings its age quite well, will let my last bottle sit for another 18 months or so and see how it develops.
Red
3/2/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
93 points
In the decanter for 2 hours prior to drinking. Beautiful upfront fruit driven nose, blackcurrent, black cherries and cassis, tertiary cedar notes coming through too. This is really fun to drink, however the finish was a tad short. Holding up well, drink over the next 5 years.
Red
3/2/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
flawed
Cork taint - gutted.
Red
3/1/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
87 points
Slightly candied red fruits, little bitter on the finish too. Quaff
Red
2/24/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
91 points
One of the better $30 cabs from Margy River, less obvious green descriptors.
Red
2/23/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
93 points
Really enjoyed this, took 5 hrs in the decanter to sing, some flat moments there. Cambrian soil Shiraz, brilliant, I am really underweight of these in the cellar. Big black dark fruits, bold, weighted, luscious, old school memories.
Drinking very well, but it will hold still, 2024
Red
2/15/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
91 points
2 hour decant. A wet year was 2011, underripe Sauv notes predominate but not overpowering, green and red capsicum, blackcurrant leaf, low notes of blackcurrant and red fruits. Palate is quite full, soft, but also a little capsicum and tart, austere edge about it. I should be hating this, but I’m not, for a dreadful Vintage this is very well made and oddly enjoyable. It won’t improve though, drink over the next 3 years.
Red
2/9/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Fair to say I judged a wet year wrong, opened too early.
Classic Barossa and enjoyable but needs integration, try again 2021.
Red
2/8/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
89 points
Small decant prior to drinking. Beautiful colour still Ruby with a tinge of purple running through it, small hints of garnet around the hue. A herbaceous entry point driven cab that is very leaf predominant, blackcurrant and tomato leaf, undertone hints of blackcurrant, redcurrant and cigar box. Palate is soft but a little fleshy, acid low with a slight grip on the tannins, finish solid a medium. At its peak, drink up over the next couple years.
I’m not a very green sorta cabernet guy but I have strangely enjoyed this for whatever reason, Houghton’s top end wines are seriously leaps and bounds ahead of this.
Red
2008 Murray Street Vineyards Benno Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
2/2/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
91 points
2 hour decant. Solid Barossa Shiraz driven wine, with nice fragrance coming from the Mataro. I’d say this is slightly over extracted, it was a hot year though to be fair. It’s holding well together now however in its peak now, it won’t improve. Drink over the next few years.
Enjoyed this.
Red
1/26/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
93 points
In the decanter for 90mins prior to drinking, it started opening up after 2 hours.
Garnet, no signs of bricking. Really powerful and fragrant nose, a pleasure to take a step back and just sit and smell for a bit. Shiraz predominate, blackcurrant, blackberry and cassis, with Mataro influenced undertones of violets and lavender perhaps. Slight imbalance on the plate, I think the tannins outgrip the acid. A sweet edge underpins a solid medium + finish. This is a really fun wine to drink. The lowish acid makes me think its in a good space now and to enjoy with an element of freshness about it, even at 9 years. Stained tears suggest alcohol is much greater than its 14%. I have enjoyed this a lot.
White
1/24/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Took the challenge on the back of the bottle to age this 8-10 years. Golden yellow in appearance, soft nuisances of fruit remaining, little green melon, underripe perhaps. Acid is low, complexity low, slight nutty and creaminess about it although quite one dimensional. Think it’s on the way down. Quaff up.
White
1/20/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Past its peak, drink up
Red
1/18/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
90 points
Needed 3 and a half hours in the decanter to open up. Blackberry and liquorice predominate, with low notes of dark red fruits, smoke and light meat. Whilst underpinned by a faint edged spine of sweet red fruit, the palate isn’t as dense as anticipated, it lacks layers and complexity and fails on the back palate. I have enjoyed this but it isn’t a blockbuster. Back of the label says enjoy with rib-eye and yes I think that would be perfect to carry the back palate through. It will live another 5 years or so easily enough but it is at the starting window. I’ll try again 2021.
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Red
2007 Meerlust Rubicon Stellenbosch Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/12/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
86 points
Started drinking 45 mins in the decanter, it started collapsing at about the 2 hour mark. Struggling with most of the other reviews here.... This is quite a green cabernet, bell pepper, eucalyptus with a touch of smoke and cedar. Smoke passes with time in decanter. Failing to understand the hype, quite one dimensional herbaceous (over fruit) driven cabernet blend. The blend is well balanced I will give it that. Acid is low, tannins soft, finish medium would be generous. Meh. On its way out, last leg of its window, drink now for sure.
Red
12/31/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
Needed about 4-5 hours in the decanter to really open up. Time in the decanter burns off the initial heat and oak. A great McLaren Vale Shiraz, licorice, purple fruits, dark cholocate. Very well made. Delicious. This has legs to go a few years yet.
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Red
12/29/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
90 points
Red fruits on the nose, raspberry and strawberry, undertones of earth, wet Forrest floor. Palate is quite green and herbaceous, capsicum and tomato leaf, but this is by no means overwhelming. This is a great effort for a difficult vintage and I quite enjoyed this. At its peak, drink up.
Red
12/29/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
80 points
Decanted for 2 hours prior to drinking. Licorice, fennel and bucket loads of heat. More heat on the palate which quickly drops off with little acid left and dissolving rough tannins. No fruit on the palate left. Past its peak, drink up. Didn’t particualrly enjoy this one.
White
12/29/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
88 points
Quite oily on the nose with low green fruit notes. All upfront and drops off a cliff, think its past it’s peak. Drink now if you have any.
Red
2006 Hobbs Shiraz/Viognier Barossa Range Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
12/27/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
88 points
6L format. Popped and poured, restuarant consumption. Red fruits, sweet edged with a touch of velvet about it. This is a big big wine and is a little disjointed with high alcohol. Food needed to carry it through. Holding up well in the 6L format, I’d imagine the 750ml would be at their peak now.
Red
12/26/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
86 points
Bright ruby red with red fruits and a touch of spice on the nose, Palate is tart red cherries and a little too green for my liking, green capsicum and tomato leaf. Not one for me sorry. Drink until 2024.
White
12/23/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
85 points
Massively over oaked
Red
12/23/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
84 points
A really dirty pinot, over extracted and earthy. Dirty dirty pinot.
White
12/22/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
89 points
Very clean and crisp chardy, use of oak evident however outweighs the fruit.
Red
12/22/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
94 points
Needs about 3 hours in the decanter to open up, removes a little heat and oak burns off a bit. This is a big Western Barossan wine, big black ripe fruits, bramble, cassis and blackberries. Pair with a steak for sure. At its peak but holding up very well, drink over the next 5 years.
White
12/20/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
91 points
Not overly fragrant, hints of peach, nectarine with faint oak undertones. Palate not overly complex either, although oak and time on lees evident. What it lacks in decscriptors and arguably fruit balance, is made up by a quite clean and fresh Chardonnay. On a hot day this will disappear quickly. Ignoring the text book and marking this up because I like it. Drink young and fresh.
Red
12/15/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
80 points
Rather overextracted and just plain vinous. Quite forgettable.
White
12/11/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
88 points
Clear, pale, lemon in appearance. It’s a little green, quince perhaps with tart grapefruit, wrapped around a minerally spine of blossom, lime and lemon. It’s crisp, clean and lean, but just feels a bit of balance with the green and tartness. It has the acid but question the fruit and balance to carry it. Drink until 2023
Red
12/8/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
Needs about 3 hours to open up. Good regional varietal, dark chocolate, licorice and purple fruits. Big wine, feels bigger than its 14.5%. In its window, it wont improve but will hold a couple years yet. Drink up if you have any.
Red
12/8/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
88 points
Dark red cherries, and as Chatters says below, a little jubey. Bit of semi carbonic going here me thinks, made to drink young, fresh and pretty. Great little food wine and not pone to over think. Enjoyable. Drink now.
Red
11/29/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
91 points
Deep red fruit driven, raspberry, cranberry, redcurrant, with hints of wet Forrest floor. If critical I would say a tiny bit tart on the palate, but otherwise i have really enjoyed this, it isnt overly complex but a solid little dont over think tasty Pinot. Drink over the top 3 years.
White
11/25/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
88 points
Green melon and a little malo, a little disjointed I think too, acid not quite right. Reasonably inoffensive but not overly complex or for me unfortunately. Drink over the next 2 years.
Red
11/23/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
92 points
Small decant. Upfront blackcurrants and redcurrants, fruit driven. However I agree with GD7 below, this is quite disjointed and also unbalanced, on the mid palate. Back palate shows a little leaf, and dry long tannins that give me hope this will integrate with time. Nevertheless I have enjoyed this, quite a bit, its upfront fruitiness is [embarassingly] a little unique in Aus cabs. Try again 2022. Scores reflects enjoyment over technical aspect.
Red
11/17/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
91 points
Started drinking 2 hours in the decanter, still punching strong after 5. Big, black and punchy, black as the day comes. Black fruits and licorice. I am a Kaesler fan, if I want a big old vine Barossa shiraz, they win day in day out, however this will not be for everyone. It is big and lacking in descriptors, but it was dog year. This is in my face and I have enjoyed it with a big fat steak, shameless glutony. Big big wine, whilst holding well its at its peak, drink over the next 3 years, its not going to improve.
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White
10/30/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
88 points
375ml bottle. Acid is a little low, citrus notes of grapefruit and lime, a little asparagus and a little too florally for me for a ‘Polish Hill’. Easy drinking, not overly complex. Drink now
Red
10/5/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
90 points
375ml format. Text book pinot for price point. Red fruits upfront, plums and strawberry, with faint notes of oak. Some tertiary characteristics coming through, mushroom, truffle and a little forest floor. Not overly complex, finish a tad short of medium. Inoffensive though.
Red
9/30/2018 - red.red.vino wrote:
Inoffensive great little grenache for price point.
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