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A translucent and reasonably aged appearance with a burgundy tone. On the nose, plum, ripe black fruit, chocolate and a slight passion fruit. Tastes of vanilla, plum stone, tobacco, with a lightly stewed fruit back drop. A touch of sweetness and a rather shorter length than I had expected. Still some tannin and the fruit was a little short in the mouth. This particular bottle did not meet up to expectation by very good all the same.
Great Ruby / bricked appearance with nice ageing. On the nose, prunes, tobacco, stewed black fruits. strong tastes of ripe plum and prune with five spice, and cherry. The wine has great a balance between acid and tannin and full fruit. Excellent and pretty much at its peak.
Penfolds - Shiraz Kalimna Bin 28
On the nose strong back berry fruits, strawberry and peach. Still a deep dark opaque back currant appearance with a slight amber ring. Thick, slightly sweet and big on the palate. Strong notes of black currant wityh light leather, pepper and guava. A young vibrant wine with plenty of life. Hopefully the sweetness will not win over. Excellent.
A wine with a great aged appearance and a very interesting nose upon immediate opening. Minerals, slight rotting veg, black berry and rhubarb. The fruit is now slightly on the wane however, it is a very distinguished drink that shows its age in a classic bordeaux way. Smooth and silky but still with fruit on the finish. Very excellent.
This had a very strong black currant nose and lots of youthful fruit. Great appearance and not especially aged. On the ablate, black fruits and a slight sweetness. Warm spice and good length. A very good drink that will develop I am sure.