• SimonHo Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 6, 2018 - Still holds good body and spice at this age. Dark red in color with black fruit and hint of minerals. Drinking well now but still has some years to go.

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  • redpine42 Likes this wine:

    March 16, 2018 - Alcohol and oak. At this point drink up or dump.

    After about an hour the strong alcohol and oak blew off. Flavor increased a lot. Real nice after that .

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  • mark_m_owen wrote: 85 points

    December 10, 2017 - As per Barry G TN. There is life left in this yet, unfortunately it was never in the best of health due to the excessive booze level. A decent wine lies underneath but only shows itself on occasion.

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  • Nathan NZ Does not like this wine: 78 points

    September 24, 2017 - This would have probably been a great wine three years ago but unfortunately it is now past its best. Nose is unbalanced and the wine has a fine sediment throughout. Sparks of a good wine persist, it is smooth with good length and a lingering caramel aftertaste but not enough to offset the unpleasant nose and ashtray palate.

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  • redpine42 Does not like this wine: 80 points

    January 17, 2017 - Too much heat after opening. Tasted like a shot of whiskey. Mellowed after about 30 minutes, could taste tannins and some fruit. Will see how it tastes on day 2, but I think this bottle is past its prime.

    Second day was better, but way too much alcohol and not enough fruits and tannins.

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  • pc2006mg wrote: 93 points

    June 6, 2016 - Sure a lot of good things going on here. Very nice oak finish that really made this a nice bottle to drink.

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  • Barry G Likes this wine: 84 points

    October 25, 2014 - Big and Hot! Meaty sweet leather and plenty of oak. As you would expect. If only the alcohol was a touch lower this would have been a well balanced aged Barossa.

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  • dontime wrote:

    August 25, 2013 - PNP, used a bit for cooking the roast. Very nice with lots of mellow black fruit, a bit of chocolate and a smooth long-lasting finish. Still in a great spot IMO. If scoring 90-92.

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  • Catman49 wrote: 94 points

    May 26, 2013 - The cork disintegrated as I tried to pull it, but the wine was fine. No better than fine. Rich complex flavor, with excellent viscosity, and a strong finish.

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  • mark_m_owen wrote: 86 points

    April 17, 2013 - Too much alc. No way can you pop and pour this, even at 9 years old. Just heavy heavy at first, then eventually the fruit emerged and after a day there was some layering of chocolate and vanilla. The fruit is a bit forced, the tannins are nice and smooth but too much body thru barrel ageing.

    Maybe I'm just not man enough.

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