Not enough time to write full notes, so here are a few thoughts on a few wines:
- Yalumba Signature Cabernet Shiraz 2005: already reviewed this here. Still looking very good
- Lake’s Folly Cabernet Sauvignon 2002: didn’t do much for me. Dry and oddly flavoured.
- Crittenden Los Hermanos Homenaje a Cataluna 2009: very tasty. Good value for < $20
- Domaine de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2001: showing some oxidisation, just drinkable
- Louis Roederer Brut 375ml nv: very tidy
- Penfolds St.Henri Claret 1991: still young at 20 years old, pretty good
- Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d’Alba 2000: some brown hints… something not right but okay for what it was
- Domaine David Clark Vosne-Romanee 2008: quite simple and almost Beaujolais like. Wasn’t expecting it to be like this
- G.Roumier Chambolle-Musigny 2005: solid. Not over ripe
- Leo Buring Leonay Riesling DW116 1979: Hanging in there
- Meerea Park “Terracotta” Shiraz 2009: bloody good. Looking a bit oaky now, but beautiful fruit concentration
- Tyrrell’s Vat 9 Shiraz 1999: drinking well. A touch too leathery
- Wynns The Gables Cabernet Shiraz 2008: Simple and a bit sweet.
There were a few others on a rather big Saturday night, but the details are sketchy: a small glass of Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne that was okay, and a Roda I (I didn’t note the vintage) that was very smooth, and also a swag of German Goldkapsel that were delicious (thanks Andrew!)