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The Menzies Coonawara Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Nose has crushed mint, ripe cherries, ripe blackberries, moist cedar, old leather, cherry-infused tobacco and candle wax trailing away.

Palate has ripe blackberries, dried Bing cherries, slight cocoa powder, dried plum, faint spice cake with fading tannins.

2H decant at the time of notes, I think this wants more air to continue developing. A purchase from many, many years past when we were hot on all things Australia. Hidden away for ~20Y in our off-site storage, these bottles recently arrived at the home cellar. I'm not disappointed by the showing tonight, more intrigued about what the next few bottles will bring...

Paired with Allen Bros cover rib (rib cap) and smashed fingerling potatoes; a meal generally dreamed about, realized tonight.
— 25 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Sitting on a case of 1995 yellow tail, 3 more years !
Bob McDonald

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The yellow tail might have flown the coop😆
Severn Goodwin

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach Chances are good you have some counterfeit stuff, Yellow Tail was only started in 2000, and imported to the US beginning in 2011. Your '95's might have been early experimental juice.

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