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Community Tasting Notes (28) Avg Score: 95.9 points

  • Special lunch party - best of Australia vs France (Ravensdale Farm): Perhaps some palate fatigue or perhaps unfairly tasted with many fine cabernet (my preference) which left this wine comparatively a little fruit simple. Don’t get me wrong this was in superb condition. Youthful, balanced and integrated. Red plump fruits but nicely framed. Not too overpowering and a slightly drying savoury finish (appealing).

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  • Bought a bottle to see what all the fuss is about. Opened in the morning for the evening. Decanted 2hrs.

    A very healthy dark ruby purple as it goes into the decanter and the room is filled with the smell of dark plummy fruit, blackberries and liquorice. On the palate there is very concentrated but very pure dark fruit, blackberries and more licquorice. The fruit is sweet but never jammy. In fact there is perfect balance between the fruit, tannins and acidity and the wine tastes much younger than its 15yrs. Quite unlike any other wine I can think of except perhaps Vega Unico in terms of its balance, breeding and class. Praise indeed. The tannins are chalky but nowhere near resolved and the fact that this continued to develop throughout the evening suggests to me that this will continue to improve in the cellar for years (decades?) to come. I think the only thing this needs is time. Definitely a wine that I want in my cellar.

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  • Decanted 3 hours. A very good Grange and I think it might improve with more age. It was better with every minute. Has a long life ahead. 96+ pts.

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  • 深宝石红酒体,闻香是黑果香气,植物清凉感,奶香甜美,入口酸度漂亮,单宁紧致细腻,成熟的果味,非常甜美的风格,酒体饱满,能感觉得出来酒很强壮,有辛辣感,收尾是薄荷清凉,余味有植物气息,奶香浓郁。成熟甜美,华丽开放。澳大利亚甜美风格西拉的标杆了,做得稳定平衡,属于老少咸宜,男女通杀酒款。

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  • Best Syrah's on the planed tasting. All 2006. Chave Hermitage was spectacular but the weakest in the lineup. Still very young. TS96, Penfolds Grange was huge, yet silky. Tasted wonderful on it's own and paired with camel tenderloin (yes, camel) TS98 Cayuse Calllioux had its characteristic barnyard, very complex. I loves this wine, also very age worthy TS98.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2011, IWC Issue #158, (See more on Vinous...)

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