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. d’Armailhac – 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.