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Region Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
Australia 1986 Penfolds Grange 3 Bottle 75cl £475
  • Price ($)

    NA

    Drink Date

    2009 - 2039

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Jun 2009

    Source

    183, The Wine Advocate

    One of my favorite wines from Penfolds, the 1986 (a blend of 87% Shiraz and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon) is one of the most powerful Granges produced (14+% alcohol). At age 23, it reminds me of the way it tasted around 9 years of age. Inky/purple to the rim with an extraordinary perfume of sweet licorice, crushed pepper, blackberry liqueur, camphor, and barbecue spices, this sensationally full-bodied, concentrated, layered 1986 is still an infant in terms of its ultimate potential. It is remarkable how this wine has aged, and it’s hard to believe how certain wine geeks will subscribe to the aging ability of the Grange, but don’t believe the same is true for other old vine Shiraz wines from the Barossa and McLaren Vale. It just doesn’t make any sense. The 1986 is one of the greatest Granges for my palate, and it appears to still have 25-30 years of upside. Grange, Penfolds’ flagship wine, is, by many accounts, the most renowned and world-famous wine produced in Australia, and these six vintages from my cellar all acquitted themselves well. These wines are almost always Shiraz, but many vintages include less than 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and there are cross-appellations blends from vineyards in the Barossa and McLaren Vale.

Tasting Notes
98
Australia 1989 Penfolds Grange 3 Bottle 75cl £375
  • A very hedonistic, almost decadent style of Grange, this blend of 91% Shiraz and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon from three grape sources - Kalimna in the Barossa, Penfolds' other sources in the Barossa, and McLaren Vale - is a gorgeously opulent, almost Pomerol-like Grange with an over-ripe characteristic to the fruit. Cherry liqueur intermixed with cranberry and cassis presented in a seductive, full-bodied, very soft, forward style is truly not the classic Grange in the sense of having huge structure and massive concentration, but this wine is loaded, very corpulent, and fleshy. The wine is going to last for up to two decades, but it will be uncommonly succulent and delicious to drink young, as it was several months ago. Among the young vintages of Grange, this is perhaps the most flattering wine that they have produced over the last 20 years, at least for such a relatively young wine. Anticipated maturity: now-2018.

Tasting Notes
93
Australia 1993 Henschke Hill of Grace 1 Case 3 75cl £1,260
  • Rating

    98

    Release Price

    $325

    Drink Date

    2006 - 2024

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    25th Oct 2004

    Source

    155, The Wine Advocate

    The prodigious 1999 Shiraz Hill of Grace is a magnificent Eden Valley Shiraz, fashioned from vineyard blocks ranging between 52-144 years of age. Its inky/ruby/plum/purple color is followed by a fragrant perfume of black fruits intermixed with underbrush, dried herbs, vanilla, and spring flowers. Full-bodied, magnificently concentrated, pure, and delineated, this gorgeous, still young, compelling Shiraz is another example of a vintage that more and more appears to be underrated. It should hit its prime in 2-4 years, and last 15-20.

     

Tasting Notes
98
Australia 1995 Henschke Hill of Grace 2 Bottle 75cl £400
  • Score: 92 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (135), June 2001

Tasting Notes
92
Australia 1996 Magpie Estate The Malcolm Shiraz 5 Bottle 75cl £350
  • Rating

    99

    Release Price

    $100

    Drink Date

    1998 - 2038

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    26th Jun 1998

    Source

    117, The Wine Advocate

    An Austrian winemaker named Rolf Binder, who is also the winemaker for Veritas, has produced this intriguing wine. It takes winemaking to the extreme, yet manages to pull it off without producing a total freak.. How do you describe a wine such as this? Yields were a minuscule one ton of fruit per acre from 60-year old vines, production was 100 cases, and the wine's alcohol content is a mammoth 16.5%. This wine, which lasted four days in the bottle before I decided to pass the balance through my bowels, displays an opaque black/purple color, and exotic, coffee, chocolate, Asian spice, roast duck, and blackberry and prune liqueur-like aromas. To say the wine is unctuously-textured is an understatement. This wine looks like 10-W-40 motor oil. Very thick and dry, yet remarkably balanced, with fabulous purity, and a finish that goes on for nearly a minute, this spectacular Shiraz will become more civilized with each year of aging. It is the type of wine some Pomerol estates produced in such vintages as 1947, 1949, and 1950, but would not dare to fashion today because modern oenologists refuse to let the grapes become this ripe. A winemaking tour de force, The Malcolm Shiraz should age effortlessly for 40 or more years. 

Tasting Notes
99
Australia 2001 Jasper Hill, Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 1 Case 6 75cl £300
Australia 2001 Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz 1 Case 6 75cl £300
Australia 2001 Penfolds Grange 1 Case 6 75cl £1,900
  • Rating

    98+

    Release Price

    $225

    Drink Date

    2010 - 2030

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2006

    Source

    167, The Wine Advocate

    It is always a treat to taste Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds’ Grange cuvee (the word Hermitage has been dropped because of legal issues). The 2001 Grange is one of the few vintages of this cuvee to be composed of 100% Shiraz (the others being 1951, 1952, 1963, 1999, and 2000). Aged 17 months in 100% American oak, and tipping the scales at 14.5% alcohol, the 2001 is undeniably one of the top examples of this wine. At this stage, it appears to eclipse the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim, with a stunning perfume of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, graphite, and earth, it boasts good acidity, huge tannins, magnificent concentration, and a multilayered, textured mouthfeel. It is a big, but impeccably well-balanced Shiraz that should shed some of its structure and tannin over the next 4-5 years, and be at its best between 2010-2030+.  

Tasting Notes
98
Australia 2002 Marquis Phillips Integrity Shiraz 2 Bottle 75cl £140
  • Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    23rd Aug 2003

    Source

    148, The Wine Advocate

    The virtually perfect, limited production (1,000 cases) cuvee of 2002 Shiraz Integrity is a 100% Shiraz fashioned from four specific vineyard blocks (surprisingly young vines of 4-6 years in age). It boasts terrific minerality, structure, definition, and prodigious levels of concentration as well as perfume. An inky/black color is followed by aromas of melted road tar, licorice, Asian spices, sweet creme de cassis as well as blackberries, and a hint of acacia flowers. There is compelling density, great purity, and tremendous viscosity, yet it is not over the top. There is real definition/delineation to this large-scaled Shiraz. It was aged in 100% new American oak for 13 months. A tour de force in winemaking, it stood out as one of the most singular and greatest wines I tasted for this report. Anticipated maturity: now-2012. Two of South Australia’s leading viticulturists/winemakers are undoubtedly husband and wife Sarah and Sparky Marquis. Their goals are common sense ones of “creating fruit weight, velvety sensations, and harvesting on ripeness, not sugar readings.” Perhaps their finest accomplishment has been to prove that high quality wines can be produced at a price point that thrills most wine consumers. P.S. Perhaps another way to think of these wines is that they are XXX-rated stuff. They’re not exactly wines for those wanting finesse, lightness, restraint, or intellectual challenge. These are totally decadent homages to joy and yumminess. Or, as a friend of mine said, they are “fragrantly delicious.”  

Tasting Notes
99
Australia 2002 Penfolds Grange 1 Case 3 75cl £960
  • Rating

    98

    Release Price

    $250

    Drink Date

    2007 - 2050

    Reviewed by

    Jay S Miller

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2007

    Source

    173, The Wine Advocate

    Last but not least is Australia’s most famous wine, the 2002 Shiraz “Grange”. The 2002 version was sourced from 77.5% Barossa Valley and 22.5% from McLaren Vale. Included in the blend is 1.5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It spent 17 months in 100% new American oak. Opaque purple, it gives off an ethereal bouquet of violets, saddle leather, blueberry, blackberry, pencil lead, and chocolate. This is followed by a full-bodied wine with tremendous concentration, multiple layers of flavor, ripe tannins, and great balance. Thick and rich, with a 60-second finish, it will slowly blossom over the next 15-20 years and provide pleasure through 2050. It is a legend in the making!  

Tasting Notes
98
Australia 2004 Heathcote Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 8 Bottle 75cl £215
  • Rating

    96+

    Release Price

    $300

    Drink Date

    2006 - 2026

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    26th Dec 2006

    Source

    168, The Wine Advocate

    A wine of extraordinary intensity, richness, and extract (yields were .5 tons of fruit per acre), the 2004 Shiraz Duck Muck is a totally dry red that tips the scales at 17.5% alcohol. While it pushes the limits of civilized drinking, it is neither pruny nor hot, and should be tasted with an open mind and no hidden agenda (not as easy as one might expect, especially for Eurocentric palates). Inky/purple to the rim with a glorious perfume of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blueberries, blackberries, creosote, and vanilla, it was aged in 100% new, heavily toasted French and American barrels for two years prior to bottling. It is nearly off the charts in terms of richness and extract. Although not for everybody, for those who are not reactionary in their tastes, it is an amazing wine that will be fascinating to follow over the next two decades.   

Tasting Notes
96
Australia 2004 Penfolds Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Bottle 75cl £550
  • Rating

    97

    Release Price

    $225

    Drink Date

    2010 - 2025

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    23rd Dec 2010

    Source

    192, The Wine Advocate

    It’s not known exactly when the Kalimna Block 42 was planted but there are suggestions that the vines existed during the latter part of the 19th Century. They could be the oldest Cabernet vines in the world, although the famous Metala Cabernet vineyard in Langhorne Creek was known to have been planted in 1891 so could very well pre-date Kalimna. Regardless, I’ve been there and the vines are truly old. Only very rarely does Penfolds release this as a single vineyard wine, when the Cabernet is so fabulous it can’t possibly be blended. The 2004 Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon was such a vintage. Matured in 100% new American hogsheads for 13 months, it displays a very deep garnet-purple color and profoundly earthy / gamey aromas over black cherry preserves, creme de cassis plus scents of leather, pencil shavings, Mediterranean herbs, black truffles, underbrush and black olives. The elegant, medium-bodied palate is tightly-knit and led by structure with a high level of grainy tannins, very high acid and a long earthy finish. Approachable now, it should continue to evolve and drink to 2025+. With a lot of changes happening around the Foster’s Group, it is business as usual at Penfolds…which seems to operate within its own world. But this is no small world. The vineyard holdings here are vast and the connections with growers go back generations. Chief winemaker Peter Gago is the very well spoken front-man for the production team backed-up Kym Schroeter in charge of the whites and Steve Lienert crafting some very fine, consistent and sometimes inspired reds. If Champagne is all about the art of blending, then Penfolds is the Champagne of Australian wine. Those that think large companies producing wines that emphasize blending can’t make great wines need to think about the Champagne model or simply try some of Penfolds top wines to become believers. That said – check out their recent single vineyard release: the very special 2004 Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon, the first release of a wine made purely from this 100+ year old single block (perhaps the oldest block of Cabernet in the world?) since 1996. 

Tasting Notes
97
Australia 2004 Clarendon Hills Astralis 1 Case 6 75cl £750
  • Rating

    98

    Release Price

    $325

    Drink Date

    2010 - 2040

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2006

    Source

    167, The Wine Advocate

    One of Australia’s most prodigious Syrahs, Clarendon Hills’ 2004 Syrah Astralis is fashioned from vines planted in 1920, and spends time in 100% new French oak from the cooper, Cadus. It boasts off the charts intensity as well as an opaque purple color, and notes of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, roasted coffee beans, pepper, smoke, and a hint of sweet toasty oak. This full-bodied, rich, intense, backward Syrah needs 2-3+ hours in the decanter if one is going to approach it at this point in its life. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040+.  

Tasting Notes
98
Australia 2004 Greenock Creek Shiraz Creek Block 1 Case 12 75cl £1,075
95
Australia 2004 Chris Ringland Dry Grown Shiraz 2 Case 6 75cl £2,400
  • Rating 100

    Drink Date NA

    Reviewed by Jay S Miller

    Issue Date 22nd Dec 2009

    Source 186, The Wine Advocate

    The 2004 Chris Ringland Shiraz is from another top vintage. Like the other wines, it spent 42 months in new French oak. Aromas of scorched earth, pencil lead, espresso, black currant and blueberry lead to a dense, complex, youthful wine with layer upon layer of succulent fruit, impeccable balance, and a decade of aging potential. Chris Ringland is a relatively modest bloke who gives most of the credit for his extraordinary wines to his nearly 100 year old vineyard. He now has 21 vintages under his belt the results of which place him with Marcel Guigal, Gerard Chave, Christophe Baron, Manfred Krankl, and Michel Chapoutier as the international grandmasters of Syrah/Shiraz.

     

Tasting Notes
100
Australia 2005 Torbreck Shiraz The Laird 3 Case 3 75cl £1,250
100
Australia 2006 Magpie Estate The Malcolm Shiraz 5 Case 6 75cl £420
96
Australia 2006 Penfolds Grange 1 Case 6 75cl £2,050
  • Made from fruit coming predominantly from the Barossa Valley this year (97%) and containing 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2006 Grange has been added to my list of favorite recent vintages. Deep garnet-purple colored, it’s still a little youthfully mute, offering notes of warm cherries, black currants, anise, coffee and toast with underlying hints of soy, yeast extract, black olives and Indian spices. Tight-knit and solidly structured on the medium to full bodied palate, the concentrated fruit is densely coiled around the firm grainy tannins and very crisp acidity at this stage, but promises something very special in the years to come. It finishes very long, complex and layered with the cedar poking though the fruit purity. Patience is required for this vintage; it should begin opening out around 2016 and drink to 2030+. 

Tasting Notes
98
Australia 2007 Penfolds RWT Shiraz 1 Case 6 75cl £590
  • The 2007 RWT Shiraz is 100% Barossa Valley Shiraz matured 13 months in French hogsheads, 71% new. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it presents youthfully mute aromas of warm blackberries, stewed plums, kirsch, cedar and cloves with an array of Indian spices opening out with air. In the full-bodied mouth it gives very firm, coarsely grained tannins, very crisp acid and good concentration, finishing long and chewy. It should be more open and approachable after a year or two in bottle, drinking to 2022+. 
     

Tasting Notes
93
Australia 2008 Penfolds RWT Shiraz 1 Case 6 75cl £630
Australia 2008 Henschke Hill of Grace 1 Case 3 75cl £1,350
  • Rating

    96

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2038

    Reviewed by

     Joe Czerwinski

    Issue Date

    31st Aug 2018

    Source

    238, The Wine Advocate

    According to Stephen Henschke, the 2008 Hill of Grace Shiraz was among the earlier picks that vintage, avoiding the worst of the heatwave that followed. It was never the most elegant or perfumed vintage, but it's rich and creamy, loaded with mocha and blackberry flavors. Full-bodied and intense, it remains rather big and muscular, with a slightly coarse but tremendously long finish. It could go another 20 years in a cool cellar.

    It was a treat to sit down and taste through the new releases with Stephen Henschke, even as the newest generation of this historic Eden Valley family begins to take over more of the daily business routine. The broad range of offerings and release dates here means that there is always something to talk about, whether it's the latest vintage—"2017 was a spectacular year for whites"—or something a bit earlier, like the 2014 vintage, which he described as "longer, later, slower ripening, with a lot of elegance." As part of my effort to look at some of the 2008s at age ten, we also tried the 2008 Hill of Grace, which showed tremendously well, with another two decades ahead of it. Henschke remains a benchmark for Eden Valley.

Tasting Notes
96
Australia 2008 Penfolds Bin 620 Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz 1 Case 6 75cl £4,350
  • Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2008 Bin 620 Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz (a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Shiraz) is a little restrained on the nose, presenting earthy, black truffle, moss covered bark and loam aromas over gentle notes of cassis, crushed blackberries, chocolate mint and pencil shavings, plus a fragrant whiff of cloves. Medium to full bodied, very ripe and rich in the mouth, the complex, layered fruit is densely packed and well supported by firm, finely grained tannins and very crisp acid. The finish is very long with a subtle hint of mint interspersed with warm berries, vanilla and baking spices. Consider drinking it 2015 to 2025+. Only about 900 cases were made of this wine.

    Score: 98+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (199), February 2012

Tasting Notes
98
Australia 2009 Tyrells Vat 1 Semillon 1 Case 6 75cl £250
  • Rating

    92

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2017 - 2020

    Reviewed by

     Joe Czerwinski

    Issue Date

    29th Dec 2017

    Source

    234, The Wine Advocate

    Medium-bodied and frankly a bit broad for the genre, the 2009 Vat 1 Semillon has evolved rapidly. Chris Tyrrell calls it a "softer-acid year," and while it still shows some lemony flavors, it's also moved on into notes of smoke and honey. Drink it over the next few years.

Tasting Notes
92
Australia 2010 Penfolds Bin 170 Shiraz Kalimna Vineyard Block 3C 1 Bottle 75cl £650
  • Rating

    98

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2014 - 2025

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    27th Feb 2014

    Source

    211, The Wine Advocate

    Commemorating 170 years of Penfolds and made with grapes from vines around 100 years old, in particular the Kalimna 3C clone, which is a block that almost always makes it into Grange, the deep purple-black colored 2010 Bin 170 Shiraz Kalimna Vineyard Block 3C absolutely “wows” with intense creme de cassis and mocha aromas that are quite meaty and nutty plus accented by some earthy undertones, hints of baking spices, mint and touches of violets. Very concentrated and complex on the medium to full-bodied palate, the firm, fine-grained tannins and vibrant acid lend support to the very rich, long and layered finish. Drink it now to 2025+.  

Tasting Notes
98
Australia 2010 Penfolds Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Case 6 75cl £560
  • Deep garnet-purple in color and sporting a very forward and expressive, creme de cassis-led nose with hints of dried mint, dark chocolate and cigar boxes plus a whiff of dried herbs following, the full-bodied 2010 Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, concentrated and classic Barossa Cabernet style shaped by medium to firm, grainy tannins and crisp acid. It finishes very long. 

Tasting Notes
92
Australia 2010 Torbreck Runrig Shiraz 1 Case 6 75cl £1,200£1,100
  • Rating

    100

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2035

    Reviewed by

     Joe Czerwinski

    Issue Date

    31st Aug 2018

    Source

    238, The Wine Advocate

    Simultaneously incredibly rich and incredibly fragrant, the 2010 RunRig seems capable of aging at least another 15 years. Scents of violets and red berries combine with darker fruit, ample dried spice and hints of savory meatiness. It's a complete wine and one of the ultimate expressions of Barossa Valley Shiraz.

    Since I reported on Torbreck's recent releases back in March, what to do during my May visit? Perhaps a look back into the archives? OK, twist my arm... We tasted short verticals of the Les Amis (Grenache) and Run Rig (Shiraz). I've omitted including reviews of the 2013 and 2015 Les Amis (97 and 98 points, respectively) and the 2013 RunRig (98 points), because they're substantially similar to those published in Issues 225 and 232. Readers looking for the 2008 versions of these wines as part of the 10-years-later retrospective: they weren't bottled that year.

    Importer Information:
    Wine Creek, LLC 4900 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448 (707) 395-3900
    Rating

    100

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2016 - 2028

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    27th Feb 2014

    Source

    211, The Wine Advocate

    Deep garnet-black with a hint of purple to the color, the 2010 RunRig taunts at first with a slightly closed nose before it engages with subtle kirsch, preserved plum, dried mulberry and Christmas cake notes intermingled with hints of violets, cinnamon stick, mocha and game. Full-bodied, rich and incredibly concentrated, the palate astonishes with incredible poise for such a big style as it perfectly balances the wine’s generous fruit flavors with firm, velvety tannins and seamlessly vibrant, lively acid. It finishes with incredible persistence. Delicious now, it should drink best 2016 to 2028+. Importer by Wine Creek, LLC., Healdsburg, CA.

Tasting Notes
100
Australia 2010 Henschke Hill of Grace 1 Case 3 75cl £1,500
  • Rating

    99

    Release Price

    $800

    Drink Date

    2017 - 2035

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    29th Jun 2015

    Source

    219, The Wine Advocate

    Medium garnet in color, the 2010 Shiraz Hill of Grace reveals a slightly reticent yet beguiling nose of kirsch, dried mulberries and plum preserves with nuances of star anise, potpourri, cloves, dusty earth and menthol. Medium to full-bodied with youthfully taut, mouth-filling perfumed berry preserves and exotic spice flavors, the fruit is well framed by rounded, polished tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with incredible length. It could still benefit from 2-4 years in bottle before entering its drinking window but is already stunning.

Tasting Notes
99
Australia 2011 Jasper Hill, Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 1 Case 6 75cl £240
Australia 2012 Cloudburst, Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 75cl £660
Australia 2012 Penfolds Grange 2 Case 6 75cl £1,950
  • Rating

    99

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2019 - 2045

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2017

    Source

    233, The Wine Advocate

    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Grange sports an earthy/meaty nose with notes of tree bark, dusty earth, underbrush and chargrill over a core of dried mulberries and Christmas cake, plus hints of pepper and baking spices. Rich, medium to full-bodied and seductive, it has spicy layers and a long meaty/savory finish.

Tasting Notes
99
Australia 2014 Yalumba The Caley 1 Case 3 75cl £485
  • Rating

    96

    Release Price

    $350

    Drink Date

    2021 - 2035

    Reviewed by

     Joe Czerwinski

    Issue Date

    14th May 2020

    Source

    May 2020 Week 2, The Wine Advocate

    A blend of 82% Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Barossa Shiraz, Yalumba's 2014 The Caley leans heavily toward Cabernet on the nose, boasting scents of mint, cassis and cocoa. In the mouth, the Shiraz helps round out the full-bodied palate and lends a velvety edge to the considerable tannins. This third vintage of Yalumba's new flagship is the most approachable yet, finishing with plush richness, great concentration and admirable length.

Tasting Notes
96
Australia 2014 Penfolds Grange 1 Case 6 75cl £1,900
  • Rating

    98

    Release Price

    $850

    Drink Date

    2025 - 2050

    Reviewed by

     Joe Czerwinski

    Issue Date

    4th Oct 2018

    Source

    October 2018 Penfolds New Releases, The Wine Advocate

    Rich, concentrated and intense, the 2014 Grange delivers exactly what we've come to expect from this Penfolds icon wine. It's full-bodied, velvety in feel and loaded with plummy fruit, framed in vanilla and cedar. Dense, powerful and tannic, it should prove to be long lived, even by Grange standards. Gago doesn't rate the vintage overall that highly, but he says the selection this year for Grange was a bit more stringent and that production levels were just average. There are still over 1,000 cases for the United States.

Tasting Notes
98
Australia 2015 Yalumba The Caley 4 Bottle 150cl £375
  • “Regal. A great Caley”. 98 points, Nick Stock for James Suckling.

    “A stonking cabernet shiraz with great potential - but also marvellous to drink now.” 97 points, Huan Hooke for the real review.

    “The beautifully seductive aromatics of the Coonawarra cabernet are evident immediately. That is just the start to a compelling mix of minerally, leafy, cool mint. The palate delivers with that shiraz core providing depth and power to fill out the cabernet.” 98 Points, Ray Jordan.

    “This is an impressive wine and an expensive one, clear of purpose, clarity, power, intensity and detail. A benchmark cabernet and shiraz meld.” 96 Points, Ned Goodwin for Halliday Wine Companion.

     

Tasting Notes
98
Australia 2015 Yalumba The Caley 5 Case 3 75cl £477
  • “Regal. A great Caley”. 98 points, Nick Stock for James Suckling.

    “A stonking cabernet shiraz with great potential - but also marvellous to drink now.” 97 points, Huan Hooke for the real review.

    “The beautifully seductive aromatics of the Coonawarra cabernet are evident immediately. That is just the start to a compelling mix of minerally, leafy, cool mint. The palate delivers with that shiraz core providing depth and power to fill out the cabernet.” 98 Points, Ray Jordan.

    “This is an impressive wine and an expensive one, clear of purpose, clarity, power, intensity and detail. A benchmark cabernet and shiraz meld.” 96 Points, Ned Goodwin for Halliday Wine Companion.

     

Tasting Notes
98
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