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Charles Cimicky The Red Blend 1998

Mature, soft and round.

Reviewed by Fine Wine Club - Monday 23 May 2011 04:13 PM

Mature, soft and round.

  • Rating: 88 (Average for all reviewers 90)
  • Drink: Drink in the next 1 to 5 years

Kilikanoon Secret Places Shiraz 2002

Quite restrained. Licorice, tar and plum and a fairly tight palate

Reviewed by Fine Wine Club - Monday 23 May 2011 04:07 PM

Popular with the audience. Quite restrained. Licorice, tar and plum and a fairly tight palate. Good length and texture. Made by Kilikanoon. ($16.90)

  • Rating: 89 (Average for all reviewers 89)
  • Drink: Drink in the next 1 to 5 years

Binder Mitchell Dovetail Baroota Shiraz 2002

Dense, mouth-coating and lots of flavour

Reviewed by Fine Wine Club - Monday 23 May 2011 04:03 PM

Just a touch of funk here. Dense, mouth-coating and lots of flavour. Yes, it is a more earthy style, but it is a very good drink.

  • Rating: 88 (Average for all reviewers 88)
  • Drink: Drink in the next 1 to 5 years

Carlei Estate Green Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Youthful, long, mouth-filling, generous and generally quite delicious.

Reviewed by Fine Wine Club - Monday 23 May 2011 03:59 PM

Dense fruit on the nose and palate, with sweet ripe fruit flavours to the fore. This has cooler fruit characters, but the ripeness is spot on. The palate is fresh, vibrant and inky, with cassis and plum fruit notes. Youthful, long, mouth-filling, generous and generally quite delicious.

  • Rating: 90 (Average for all reviewers 90)
  • Drink: Drink in the next 1 to 5 years

EKM Wines Somerled Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2002

Classic McLaren Vale Fruit

Reviewed by Fine Wine Club - Monday 23 May 2011 03:45 PM

Classic McLaren Vale fruit. There is the plush, ripe fruit that is so seductive of this style of wine. The palate is still quite firm and tight. There is good attack and excellent line and length, though this should get more generous with time.

  • Rating: 90 (Average for all reviewers 89.5)
  • Drink: Drink in the next 1 to 5 years

Kilikanoon Covenant Shiraz 2002

A Clear Favourite on the Night and a Joy to Drink

Reviewed by Fine Wine Club - Monday 23 May 2011 03:42 PM

Textbook shiraz nose. This is plush and ripe, with succulent, almost juicy fruit to the fore. The palate is dense and structured, this is just a baby. There is licorice and black fruits, and the length is excellent. A touch linear right now, this will flesh out with age. A clear favourite on the night and a joy to drink.

  • Rating: 92 (Average for all reviewers 92.5)
  • Drink: Drink in the next 1 to 5 years

Mount Langi Ghiran Cabernet Merlot 1998

Lovely Balance to this Mature Wine

Reviewed by Fine Wine Club - Monday 23 May 2011 03:34 PM

There is a lovely balance to this mature wine. There is still some primary blackcurrant fruit characters running though the wine, but there are plenty of secondary notes of earth and cedar. A delight to drink.

  • Rating: 90 (Average for all reviewers 90)
  • Drink: Drink in the next 1 to 5 years