Odds & Ends VIII

Here’s a few from the past 3 weeks:

  • Boireann Nebbiolo 2006: very odd nose, cleaned up a bit with some time. A nice red, but not really “tar & roses”
  • Blue Poles Cabernet Franc Merlot 2005: previous bottle stripped; this one was much better, nicely perfumed with some structure and restrained fruits
  • Wynns Cabernet Sauvignon 2005: in that Cabernet hole – yes, I shouldn’t have opened it
  • Hewitson “Old Garden” Mourvedre 2005: still a bit young, creamy oak and meaty fruits
  • Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2004: yeah, okay, but not very exciting. I think I’m a bit over Guigal
  • Larry Cherubino Shiraz 2006: a lovely Shiraz, red fruits and soft peppery spices, excellent length. Wine of the week
  • Bernard Faurie Bernard Saint Joseph 2004: very nice too
  • Tapanappa “Foggy Hill” Pinot Noir 2007: more “dry red” style than Pinot. Thankfully the last (and only) bottle
  • Domaine de Saint Cosme Cuvee Valbelle Gigondas 2003: pretty good – didn’t notice any of those porty characters I would assocate with the vintage
  • Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Prestige des Hautes Garrigues 1999: holding up well – a touch bretty
  • Lake’s Folly Cabernet Sauvignon 2003: okay, no lows but no highs either
  • Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2004: oh this was good. Oodles of potential. Wine of the week
  • Boireann Mourvedre 2007: very nice
  • Seppelt Drumborg Cabernet Sauvignon 1999: yeah, okay
  • Poggerino Chianti Classico 2004: very nice; savoury. Unfortunately only a single bottle in the cellar
  • Domaine de Saint Cosme Gigondas 1998: holding up, and as with the older Santa Duc, a touch bretty
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4 Responses to Odds & Ends VIII

  1. Stu says:

    Hi Lincoln

    Good to see some of QLD’s best in there. I’ve also been a little underwhelmed with the Guigal’s I’ve had.



  2. Simm says:

    The same for me about the Guigs. I think I have 1 x 04 Crozes H left which I didn’t particularly like any more than the CdR.

    This odds and ends idea of yours is fabbo. I wish I’d done something similar when I went in search of a decent Tasmanian PN that didn’t present more like a Barrossan red – for the record (and not wanting to thread-drift he he he) nearly all the cellar doors seemed to be trying to pass off 2004’s, but there was a great little number from Bribie Island Estate which I was not expecting and I liked a whole lot better than their “reserve”. Itwas the only wine I bothered to bring home.

  3. Wizz says:

    23 days Linc, your adoring public awaits…

  4. david says:

    In spite of the tragic corporate life of TWG/FGL/SRP/SA Brewing/Adsteam/Tooths the 389 keeps powering on.

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