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  • Jul 4, 2010 at 8:14pm

    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Jul 4, 2010 at 9:12am
    Nose: blackberry, floral, cherry, raspberry, meaty, earthy, yet with light, elegant overtones. Palate: raspberry, blackberry, meaty richness, mineral notes, initially with hints of soy sauce on the back palate. Medium bodied, but with great depth -- an interesting contrast between the meaty, savoury rich flavours, and an overlying lightness and elegance. Savoury and elegant. Sharp lively acid, smooth but firm tannins. Long on the palate. Drinking very nicely now.

  • Jun 23, 2010 at 5:40am

    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Jun 23, 2010 at 5:25am
    Nose: floral, lemon peel, stewed apricot, orange peel, flint, kerosene. Palate: Fresh, floral, lemon, lime, lemon peel, orange peel, hints of apricot, flinty minerality, hints of smokiness. Long on the palate, with a beautiful balance between austere minerally acid and sweeter/richer notes.

  • Jun 18, 2010 at 5:54am

    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Jun 18, 2010 at 5:53am
    Nose: plum, black cherry, liquorice, spicy, peppery, rich, savoury. Palate: plum, black cherry, raspberry, spicy, black pepper, rich, savoury. Long on palate. Fine, ripe tannins. Well balanced acidity.

  • Jun 13, 2010 at 9:25am

    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Jun 13, 2010 at 9:25am
    Nose: very rich, with dark cherry, stewed rhubarb, plum, and earthy notes. Palate: Plum, dark cherry, stewed rhubarb, with an earthy richness. Dry, silky tannins on the finish. Long on the finish, subtle and elegant. Fine, sharp, balanced acidity.

  • Jun 10, 2010 at 5:49am

    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Jun 10, 2010 at 5:49am
    Nose: Blackberry, dark cherry, plum, cedary oak, earthy, black pepper, spice. Quite rich, almost jammy. Palate: Blackberry jam, plum, dark cherry, cedary oak. Firm, oaky drying, dusty tannins. Quite rich and earthy. Moderately long on the palate. After being open for three days, the jamminess has gone, and the oakiness has subsided a little. The cherry, plum notes remain, and the wine seems to have become more earthy/barnyardy. The tannins have softened a little too.

  • Jun 6, 2010 at 9:08am

    penguinoid's Review:
    Added Jun 6, 2010 at 9:04am
    Nose: pears, honey, floral, lime, rich and sweet with an underlying sharp acidity. Palate: Sweet, crispy Japanese pears and honey on the front palate, followed by taut, nervy, minerally acid. Lime, lemon curd. Well balanced, elegant and long on the palate. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

  • May 30, 2010 at 9:07am

    penguinoid's Review:
    Added May 30, 2010 at 9:07am
    Nose: blackcurrant, cassis, spice, cedar, sour cherry. Initially with beautiful earthy and leathery notes that gradually fade. Palate: quite rich and elegant, with blackcurrant, cassis, spice, sour cherry. Again, with an initial rich earthiness/leatheriness. Smooth, structured, elegant tannins provide backbone, as does some moderate, fresh acid. A very good, easy-drinking Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • May 28, 2010 at 8:08am

    penguinoid's Review:
    Added May 28, 2010 at 8:03am
    Colour: very pale straw. Nose: Peach, citrus, some hints of tropical fruit, some creaminess. Palate: peach, guava, some citrusy notes, a small amount of lees creaminess. Sharp, fresh, lively acid. A good, fresh, acid chardonnay that would be good with food.

  • penguinoid's Review:
    Added May 23, 2010 at 9:09am
    Colour: light ruby red. Nose: sour cherry, stewed rhubarb, with an earthy richness. Palate: sour cherry and stewed rhubarb to the front, with firm, dark, spicy tannins. Sharp, lively acid. Long on the palate.

  • May 16, 2010 at 5:57am

    penguinoid's Review:
    Added May 16, 2010 at 5:57am
    Nose: earthy, autumnal leaves, cherry, blackcurrant. Palate: rich sweet red fruit, cherry, blackcurrant. Smooth, silky tannins. Acid fresh and lively, but moderate. Moderate bodied wine, smooth and elegant.

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