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Region Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Ratingsort descending
Australia 2014 Yalumba The Caley 2 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 2 Case 6 75cl £1,950
  • 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 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
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