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Fairbank Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

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Every time you taste the Penfolds flight of wines you are so impressed on therun up to tasting this icon that when you eventually get to it, you find itamazing that it blows all of its siblings out of the water when you eventuallyget to it. 2004 Grange is quite simply breathtaking. Multilayered, exotic yetclassic, totally dignified, concentrated but not in the least way blousey.Beautifully refined tannins complement a majestic pure concentration of preciseripe black fruits; it has to be tasted to be believed and I think it will beheralded as one of the finest Grange vintages ever made. (Simon Staples, BBR Sales & Marketing Director)

Sutton Grange Winery Pty Ltd:
Sutton Grange Winery is located on the southern edge of the Bendigo region, and for many years was known for its thoroughbred racing facility but since planting of the vineyards in 1998 it is now recognised for the wines it produces. The Sutton Grange vineyard is cultivated with organic and biodynamic methods, and the wines are traditionally handcrafted by winemaker Gilles Lapalus. The wines co... Read more
Sutton Grange Winery is located on the southern edge of the Bendigo region, and for many years was known for its thoroughbred racing facility but since planting of the vineyards in 1998 it is now recognised for the wines it produces. The Sutton Grange vineyard is cultivated with organic and biodynamic methods, and the wines are traditionally handcrafted by winemaker Gilles Lapalus. The wines combine Gilles distinctive style and interpretation with our organically grown estate fruit. The release of Sutton Grange Winery wines in 2003 were originally the title of Fairbank. With the maturity of the vines a premium label named Sutton Grange Estate has been released which exemplify our determination to produce great wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Fairbank Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: penguinoid
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4.50 5
05/03/2009

Not exactly reasonably priced, so my notes from a wine tasting ($500+ a bottle if you want to buy one...). Well balanced, with tar, tobacco and other dark flavours dominating to begin with. Blackcurrant emerges with time. This is a really good well balanced wine that will become a *great* wine in 5+ years time. This is made from grapes from quite a wide region, so in some respects is the 'opposite' of the terroir-focussed single vineyard style of wine making - but still manages to be very good. Pity about the price.


Snooth User: Latour1972
2142003
4.00 5
07/13/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Fairbank Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Grange Bin 95 2004 - Penfolds : Grange Bin 95 2004 - Rotwein von Penfolds Dem Grange wurde der Heritage Icon, offizieller Titel Südaustraliens, verliehen. Grange Style bedeutet meisterlicher Blend. Die Trauben kommen aus verschiedenen Weinbergen in unterschiedlichen Distrikten. Daher steht er für ein breites Aromen-Spektrum und für ein exzellentes Handwerk. Die ideale Mischung zu erhalten und das Beste aus jedem Wein herauszuholen, ist eine Herausforderung für den Meister.Im Glas leuchtet der Wein tiefrot. Das faszinierende Bukett entfaltet Noten von blauen Früchten. Das Aroma ist ausgewogen, komplex und zeigt Noten von süßem Sojaöl, Cola und Quittenpaste zu einer Schicht ätherischer Noten, darunter Fenchel, Anissamen und Melassepudding mit frischem Ingwer.Am Gaumen begeistert der Geschmack dunkler, mit Likör gefüllter Schokolade, kombiniert mit marokkanischen Gewürzen. Darunter liegen mineralische Noten von Graphit und Teer, begleitet von Fruchtaromen wie Quitte. Ein Wein des Labels Grange mit würzigem Spektrum und einem überzeugenden, lang anhaltenden Abgang.    Der Grange Bin 95 2004 von Penfolds passt zu Wildente (für Hugh Johnson geradezu ein "must") oder saftig geschmortem Rindfleisch, zu Lammbraten, zu kräftigen Käsesorten oder zur würzigen Zigarre.Weingut: PenfoldsLand: AustralienRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: 96% Shiraz, 4% Cabernet SauvignonInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,25 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 7,0 g/lRestsüße: trockenLagerfähigkeit: 10 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangFassreife: in Barriques gereift (16 Monate)Auszeichnungen für den Penfolds Grange Bin 95 2004:98 Punkte Wine Spectator, Oktober 2009 Rotwein > Australien > Barossa Valley


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Düfte erinnern an süsse Soja und Quitte sowie Fenchel und Ingwer. Im Gaumen an dunkle Likörschokolade, gepaart mit marokkanischen Gewürzen. Die Tannine verleihen dem Wein eine eindrucksvolle Länge.



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Every time you taste the Penfolds flight of wines you are so impressed on therun up to tasting this icon that when you eventually get to it, you find itamazing that it blows all of its siblings out of the water when you eventuallyget to it. 2004 Grange is quite simply breathtaking. Multilayered, exotic yetclassic, totally dignified, concentrated but not in the least way blousey.Beautifully refined tannins complement a majestic pure concentration of preciseripe black fruits; it has to be tasted to be believed and I think it will beheralded as one of the finest Grange vintages ever made. (Simon Staples, BBR Sales & Marketing Director)

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