Coonawarra, Limestone Coast

Penley Estate

Phoenix Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

So interesting how Cabernet Sauvignon can present throughout the world. Reviews on this are nor great! I guess if I am driven to a Napa Cab..big fruit, vanilla, cedar..(yes I love some of those)...it is easy to not lean to other expressions of CS!
This wine is medium bodied, lip smacking and crunchy is where the long finish is at! Showing..plum, blackberry and black cherry; yet the fruit isn't the star! Earth as in dark warm soil, minerals, vegetal greens, tobacco, dark bitter chocolate, iron ore maybe? A smooth wine with amazing nuances to decipher! Old World in style! My tastes are rating this as a 9.0? But I can see why rating on the Costco tent was listed as a 9.3 (Wine Spectator), a lot of layers of complexity, nothing offensive! A very different representation of CS. Decanted for three hours! Alc 14%..maybe that is why I am writing a book!

Update day two! Aromas of chocolate chip cookies! Taste has taken off exponentially as well! A very fun wine to explore!
— 21 days ago

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John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

Surprisingly good, right?
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Trixie thanks Trixie! 😊
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@John Bratincevic this wine was really great and so fun to decipher as long as you have an open mind! ☺️. I picked this up at Costco..bin was almost empty so I had to give it a try!

Jip Jip Rocks

Padthaway Shiraz 2016

This is meaty smokey and bold. Packs a punch too. Cheers. — 4 months ago

Ted, Vanessa and 10 others liked this

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Black Label Coonawarra Shiraz 2015

Smooth with minimal spicy after drink, good smell and nice for everyone — 5 months ago

Williams Selyem

Limestone Ridge at Vista Verde Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2018

Very light & crisp with the right about of acidity. — 24 days ago

Shay, Ron and 4 others liked this
vinokeeno

vinokeeno

“And out of the blue, love came rushing in…”

Jip Jip Rocks

Limestone Coast Shiraz 2019

Delicious. Smooth, fruity, would definitely buy again — 3 months ago

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Black Label Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Also previous note of 16 weeks ago. Very dark Ruby in colour. Minty, Dark Chocolate, Liquorice and Blackcurrant. Similar on the medium to full bodied palate. Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon has been a staple of the Australian red wine scene since the first vintage in 1954. This 2009 is the 54th vintage and the currently available 2019 is the 64th vintage. Amazing value for between $30 and $40 depending on the outlet. I paid $29 for this 2009. Drinking window from HH is 2017 - 2036 so this has a long way to go for my last 2 bottles. Next in a few years. — 4 months ago

Andrew, Tom and 17 others liked this

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

A collection of great Australian Reds - Christmas break up of the Tennis Group on Monday. This was one of the best on the night. Still travelling well with say a 5 year future. Brilliant. Delectable: This is a Shiraz Cabernet released to commemorate 100 years of Wynns. — 2 months ago

Jonathan, ESF and 22 others liked this

Yalumba

The Cigar Menzies Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Really good. Smooth big but not sweet. Katonah rec — 2 months ago

Majella

The Malleea Cabernet-Shiraz Blend 1999

Quite possibly the oldest cab/ Shiraz blend from Australia- I have ever drank. Still after 21 years have to say tannins and fruits still doing their job. Needed a little aeration but the bottle was emptied.  — 4 months ago

Jacob's Creek/Orlando

Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Irish whiskey barrel aging. Quite nice — a year ago