Aussie, Chile and Lafite
2008 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc light yellow wine, crisp and fruity
but not showing much in the way of varietal characteristics. Pleasant
and lots happening in the nose as it opened up.
2000 Lisini Brunello good dark colour, nose a bit ripe, and with
time adds sweet and vinyl notes, lots of fruit, soft tannins. Good
1988 Ch. Lafite cedar and lead pencil nose with very good
concentration of fruit, mellow and drinks well now.
1995 Ch. dArmailhac lighter colour, more tannin. bit leaner
elegant wine with good currant nose.
1992 Lindemans Pyrus good dark colour, sweet nose with hints of
rubber, tannins fully resolved, sweet on palate, fairly smooth.
Developed some mint notes with time. Bordeaux blend.
1996 Lindemans St. George quite a coincidence to have tow of these
at a blind tasting! This cabernet had a cocoa nose, slightly sweet,
and good terminal acidity
2001 Errazuriz Vinedo Chadwick another premium cabernet, this time
from the Maipo Valley. Dark, sweet and ripe with a little tar and
cassis, also ripe and sweet in the mouth, medium long. Not a bad
ringer for a Cal-Cab.
1997 Turley Spenker Ranch Zinfandel I like ageing my Turleys
although many people do not. This one was lighter in colour than the
previous wines had a warm sweet nose of dark fruit and finished with
some definite spice at the end. Nice now.
1994 Rosemount Balmoral Shiraz good characteristic syrah nose, on
the sweet side, full flavoured and ready with good length. Drink now.
1983 Grahams Port warm spicy nose bit of heat in the mouth, less
sweet on palate than many Grahams, long lingering finish. Very good.