Tropical fruit, white grapefruit, flowers, sea spray, baking spices, Chantilly cream, green peppercorns, and hints of chalky minerals. Lengthy, smooth finish. Perhaps more aromatic with less concentrated fruit than the 2017. Australia once again showing its strength for super complex, outstanding Chardonnay without the Napa or Burgundy prices.
Worth noting critics rating this 94-98 pts. With the increased aromatics, I prefer it ever slightly to the 2017. — a month ago
Love these “Blue Boys.” Mollydooker (Aussie for left-hander) Wines was established in 2005 by Sarah and Sparky Marquis. Dark Ruby with dark berry fruit aromas adding sweet spice and cedar. On the palate this wine has complex flavors of blackberry and blueberry with licorice, cacao, oak and vanilla. Fine dusty tannins, peasant mouthfeel (16% Alcohol), full-bodied, long ending with a nice spicy finish. Aging well, good now, has room to run over short term. — 24 days ago
Concentrated extract. Nearly pitch black in the glass. Takes an hour to come to complete expression with layers of dark red fruit of cherry and plum soaked in spice. Remained very centered on the palette and settled in a complex, layered finish. Since we have been in Australia for more than six weeks I have to use the cricket lingo: this wine was all about ‘Lane and Length’. Much, much enjoyed it. Blew my head off. — 20 days ago
Met the "Blue Eyed Boy" at a Colleyville TX tasting and ended up hosting him at the house. Gave it the shake and The Boxer opens with loads of fruit, blueberry, leather, cassis. Big tannins but they won't bite you. Love the spicy finish. Very drinkable now and a in a few years. G'Day Luke. — 18 hours ago
Blend of 69% Shiraz, 16% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from McLaren Vale, deep Ruby color with aromas of berry fruits and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and cherry with notes of vanilla, spice, licorice and tobacco. Fine tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, sweet spice and earthy notes. — 25 days ago
Pretty good on way to go see Jonny Carr — 24 days ago
First time to try a Bin 28 with decent age. Blackberry, currant, vanilla, black pepper, licorice, and hint of green veggie. Full. Good concentration and intensity with firm acidity and tannins.
Drinks so much better than the ones at young ages. — an hour ago
Another pleasant wine from 19 Crimes. $6 from the Treasury employee store. What a bargain for a bottle that doesn’t break the bank and is palatable. — 18 days ago
Another amaaazing wine here in Down Under. The Basket Press only available to the ‘in’ members of Rockford winery. Rich flavors expressing from beginning to end in layers of dark, ripe fruits but firmly anchored by well rounded, soft tannins that carried the experience to a long lingering, pleasant finish. We had lunch with our friend who happened to ‘in’ 😊 with Rockford hence our opportunity to taste this wine and share it with other friends who had been admiring Rockford wines for 40 years. — a month ago