Tasting Notes for red.red.vino

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2008 Torbreck The Celts Barossa Valley Shiraz, Syrah (view label images)
10/19/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Decanted for 3 hours prior to drinking. Very house style as expected. Dark red and black fruits, jammy, stewed, over extracted, a little hot and heavy. Full bodied and densely weighted, solid medium + finish. Whilst holding up, in its window now, it won’t improve. Drink over the next 18 months.
Red
10/12/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
89 points
3 hour decanter. Pleasant and predominate herbaceous notes, not overbearing nor too green, tomato and blackcurrant leaves, small notes cigar box. Merlot serves the body well, great example of filling the mid palate with weight with the Cabernet touching the sides. Look not a blockbuster but easy going and all in a great varietal example at price point. Quite inoffensive if you don’t mind a herb cab. In its window, drink over the next year or so, it won’t improve.
Red
10/11/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
90 points
Small decant time only. Pretty, perfumed, sweet lychee (thank you previous reviewer, you nailed it), purple plums and a little lavender. Eden Valley fruit. I feel I could be almost be forgiven for thinking this could be a cab franc. Body is a little rich, opulent perhaps with a slight bitter edge to it. Generous weighting and body and a solid medium finish. At its peak, it won’t improve, drink over the next year or so. Easy drinking.
As always, great value from Kym Teusner.
Red
10/5/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
84 points
Heavily over extracted, big black overripe, strewed, jammy fruits. Drink now
Red
9/27/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
92 points
2010, the 55th vintage of this Australian iconic Cabernet. Initial decanting revealed a rather classic fruit driven style Cabernet, blackcurrants, dark cherry and redcurrants. Time in the decanter the fruit softens, non fruit pencil shavings and graphite are predominate with nuisances of tomato leaf present. I’d like to argue that the palate is still a little out of balance a little, however a good four hours in this slowly evolves, but not quite there yet. The fine chalky tannins start to soften, fruit has almost completely faded with hints of tertiary descriptors developing. The finish however is slightly hollow. All in, this is quite enjoyable, however on a technical basis it doesn’t quite hit each mark. A patriotic 92 for enjoyment. Drink over the next 5 years.
Red
9/14/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
In the decanter for a couple hours prior to drinking. A big wine, very Torbreck ‘house’ style. Big, black over ripe fruits, heavily extracted, a bit of bramble, raisened edge and Eden Valley perfume. Rich but not opulent and whilst lacking in layers and complexity it is fun to drink. Predominately tertiary notes remain with a medium to long finish. In a good space now, drink over the next few years.
Red
9/6/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Small decant time, started opening up after about an hour. Little bit of heat here and feels a bit out of balance.
White
8/30/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
92 points
Lovely wine. Still in the back end of its window but time is running out. Drink up
Red
8/24/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Think I preferred this slightly younger with a bit of grip to it. It has rounded out quicker than anticipated and I am not convinced about a 10 year life as the bottle suggests.
I enjoyed this though.
Red
8/22/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Pop and pour this one, lid back on each time too, at the end of its life. Enjoyable little food wine, but drink up now.
Red
8/10/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Nice little wine with sweet oak finish. Crowd pleaser. In a space, won’t improve, drink over the next 2 years.
Red
8/10/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
88 points
A little black tea yes, however has a green stemmy spine running through the wine. Started collapsing after an hour in the decanter, so drink up. A nice little food wine, enjoyed this.
Red
8/3/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Still very young and purple in appearance. Acid a tad low though, in a good space now. Delicious Shiraz.
Red
7/27/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Popped and poured towards the end of the session. Halliday’s review seemed a little harsh, suggesting oak has burnt off over time in bottle. Crowd pleasing wine at this stage of the night. In it’s drinking window.
Red
7/27/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Strangely a little heat on this one, burnt off after a few hours in the decanter.
Red
7/27/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
94 points
Popped and poured, needed 15mins or so to open up. Great little wine indeed, I’ll be buying more of these and review next time.
Red
7/26/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Needed at least three and a half hours in the decanter to open up, a tad unpleasant before then. It rounds out with a milk chocolatey palate. Better notes next time. Holding up strongly.
Red
7/19/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
91 points
Decant well, 3 hrs in still strong. Pretty, perfume, uplifting, thank you cool climate grapes Yacca Paddock. Viognier not overly obvious at 5% but a hidden smokiness lies. Deep down a darker fruit lies, thank you Piebald Gully. This Shiraz blend is bang for buck. All upfront indicators appease the old world faithful with suggestions of elegance yet the mid to back delivers a little darkness and oomph. I’ve enjoyed this, go to 2024.
Red
7/14/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Sadly I think this is on the decline, acid low and a little flat. Drink up if you have any.
Red
7/6/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
92 points
Interesting wine. Incredibly herbaceous nose, red and green capsicum that will knock your socks off. Not my style, I was worried. However the palate was different. Very full, very lush, very long. Blackcurrants and slight green notes. This is very well made and I enjoyed this a lot, however I suspect the clone isn’t for me. Drinking very now however has the legs to go another 5 years.
Red
7/5/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Needs an hour or so to open up to remove a slightly bitter finish. Nice little Temp actually, plums, strawberries, easy drinking. Holding up well but in its window. Drink over the next couple years.
Red
6/23/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
87 points
Floral, violets and white pepper. Good little food wine.
Red
2016 Colaneri Estate Winery Corposo Niagara Peninsula VQA Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/23/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
84 points
Restaurant purchase. Loose and flabby, drink if you must.
Red
6/23/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
89 points
Restuarant purchase. Pretty and uplifting, peaches, nectar and stonefruit. Great easy drinking food wine, drink fresh.
Red
6/23/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
91 points
Takes an hour or so to open up, black plums, blackcurrants, vanilla and clove. Well integrated and and in a good place right now. A pleasure to drink. Drink over the next few years.
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Red
6/22/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
88 points
A little oaky, soft pretty red fruits and a distinctive lace to it, white pepper or black tea perhaps which I assume comes from the Cinsault (11%). Easy to drink but now feels a bit overpriced.
Red
6/21/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
90 points
Floral and a little bitter orange peel and perhaps seed extract. Pleasant enough.
Red
6/19/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Decanted too long, started fading after about 3hrs
Red
5/31/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Acid dropping and fruit fades in the decanter. Flat. Past its peak. Drink up
White
5/26/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Acid dropping and fruit is fading. Drink up
Red
5/16/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
93 points
Made with 100% of its fruit being air dried for up to 8 weeks prior to crushing. Strong, powerful nose. Sweet raisin like redcurrants and blackurrants, quite fruit driven. Undertones of dark black spices, cloves with hints of liquorice perhaps. Tertiary dried fruits evident, albeit Amarone style of wine, tannins are rounding. This is in a nice place, its balanced, intense and a decent length. I wouldn’t risk it, I’m drinking my final bottle this year. I’ve enjoyed this.
Red
5/12/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Very easy going indeed, no green notes. Acids dropping though, drink up.
Red
5/6/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
87 points
85% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. Slightly perfumed notes of violets, blueberries and a touch of lavender. Palate is soft and round, touch of body there on the mid palate from the Merlot and a faint leafy back palate from the Cab Sauv. Inoffensive little wine, better with food to carry it through. Drink this one young and fresh.
Red
1981 Lake's Folly Cabernets Hunter Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/5/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Slightly oxidised, all other elements of the wine otherwise held up well.
Red
1984 Lake's Folly Cabernets Hunter Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/5/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
flawed
Sadly this had cork taint, otherwise it appeared to be holding up remarkably well.
Red
2008 Grosset Gaia Clare Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/5/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
90 points
In the decanter 3 hrs prior to drinking. Big wine, fantastic nose of overripe and baked boysenberry and dark red cherries. No green notes. Densely weighted and very powerful upfront, unfortunately the mid palate and finish is rather lacking. As out of balance this is, it is incredibly fun to drink, its all upfront. It won’t improve, drink now and enjoy the fruit whilst it’s there.
White
5/5/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
Sadly I think this was past its best, no fruit and a rather minerally austere wine remains.
Red
5/3/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
88 points
Couple hours decanting. Predominate minty and redcurrant notes, undertones of eucalyptus and a touch of ash. Full bodied, acid still there ish, tannins still a little drying with a medium (-) finish. Easy going uncomplicated wine, whilst feels a little one dimensional it is pleasant enough. Give it 1 more year perhaps then quaff them back.
White
4/28/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
89 points
Quite a nice, lean, minerality textured little Chardy. Not a lot going on but very inoffensive and easy to drink. Drink fresh, dont over think this one.
Red
2013 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
4/26/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
91 points
375ml. French oak, spice, cloves, dark plums and cherries. Great nose, oak burns off over time. Palate is a subtle, yet solid medium + body with slightly drying tannins. The 375ml bottle took over 3hrs to open up in the decanter and balance out, removing a bitter sweet edge, leaving a dark plump oaky medium + finish. I’ve enjoyed this, need to hunt a few more La Rioja’s down.
White
4/25/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
80 points
Pale lemon in appearance, with a predominate unclean funky yeasty aroma overpowering faint notes of wet stone, green apple and melon. Medium acidity is overpowered by a disjointed old, astringent, off nutty palate that is unclean and unpleasant and leaves a bad taste. Not for me, tomorrow’s headache I feel....
Red
4/21/2019 - red.red.vino wrote:
89 points
Black cherries blackcurrant and a hint of clove. Quite a savoury wine, palate is a little drying, it does open up after a little time. Took a while, but this did grow on me eventually. Drink over the next few years.
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
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