South Eastern, Australia


Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

This is a very young Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, chocolates, tobacco and coffee.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

Delicious right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Shows nice complexity and mouthfeel, with a great nose. Feels more like a California Cabernet.

Nicely balanced and rich. Elegant, fruit forward and luscious.

Robert Parker 90 points. Wine Spectator 93.

Delicious right now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 15 years.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 4 days ago

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Pewsey Vale Vineyard

Museum Reserve The Contours Riesling 2011

Let it breathe an hour. A very dry Riesling. The best I have had from Australia. And better than any American Riesling. Terrific nose characteristic of Riesling, and complex white fruit flavors of pear moving toward lime in the finish. Underrated here: likely consumed too early by others and only now ready to drink. A great value at $35. — 2 days ago

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Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Unfiltered Shiraz

2005 Vintage. Holding well for its age. Lovely blueberry, raspberry with no bricking. Enjoy now of in a few years as it got better with air time. — 14 days ago

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Shaw and Smith

Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2017

The purest shimmering shiraz fruit, wrapped in a shroud of fine savoury tannin. Very deep blue, and black fruit. The framing of the fruit speaks to the skill of the winemaker. Dark and quietly serious but with savoury freshness. VG — 22 days ago


St. Henri Shiraz 2005

A Collection of great Australian Reds - Christmas break up of the Tennis Group. This was the wine I brought. I forgot to say all these wines were tasted blind. Only the owner of the wine knew the identity. This was a standout thanks to the vintage with a long life ahead of it. HH has a drinking window through to 2040. As well as the savoury liquorice accents like the 2007, this had plenty of red and black fruits. That was my 3rd of 6 - 3 to go. Next in a couple of years if I have the willpower. — 4 days ago

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Should I open my 2008?
Bob McDonald

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2008 was a warm year in South Australia and I see varying drinking windows. The Rewards of Patience says 2021 to 2045. Harvey Steiman said 2015 to 2025. Looks like a drink or Hold.


Grange South Australia Shiraz 1999

My Father passed away at 100 and we had the viewing this evening. We celebrated with this earth stopping red wine. A carmelized tannin flavor leads the parade of complex tastes .A long lingering taste profile that is hard to verbalize. How a 24 year old wine can be this big is incredible. Tobacco, granite, huge nose. Not browning at all. Deep ruby red color still. A fitting tribute!!!🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 21 days ago

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Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

What a way to to celebrate your father’s life Skip, a centurion life! Tammy and I are sharing our sympathy.
Peter van den Besselaar

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Sorry for your loss, great way to commemorate
Tom Casagrande

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My condolences.

Tyrrell's Wines

Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon 2015

This was great with Thanksgiving dinner. Fresh cut grass, lemon, honey, apricot, peaches, and some funky minerals that push toward Riesling notes. Outstanding. Wonderful body and finish. — 14 days ago

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Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2002

4 left after this one. Following my plan of having one per year until complete. This has not changed much from 12 months ago. At its peak sitting on the plateau. Notes of dark chocolate, mocha and blackberry - the Penfolds DNA in essence. Tastes a lot younger than 20 years of age. Medium plus bodied with a savoury twist at the finish. 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Shiraz. — 11 days ago

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Ron R

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I feel earlier vintages in late 90’s and early 2000’s were very strong in terms of QPR. I don’t buy this any more as I consider it too expensive (in the US) for the experience.
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Totally agree with you. Back in the day it was affordable.
Still enjoy drinking it.
Bob McDonald

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Yes Ron, sadly that seems to be the experience with all of Penfolds Cuvées. I remember at the Downs Club we sold 2 pallets of the 1990 Bin 389 (still drinking well today) for $12.50 per bottle.

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2011

Another great vintage in Margaret River - see previous notes. Ripe grapefruit notes on nose and palate. After some hours peaches and cream on nose and palate. A characteristic of the gin gin clone. Oak is totally integrated. Enough citric acid to last a year or so more but this is essentially at its wonderful peak. Art series Chardonnay is always impressive. Have the last one towards the end of next year. 97 points from HH. — 6 days ago

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Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 1981

Penfolds tasted like it was only a couple of years old. Incredible fruit forward nature of the wine. — 13 days ago

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