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  • Country ranking ?

    94
  • Producer ranking ?

    56
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Lamb

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Bin 600 Cabernet Shiraz 2019 ($90.00) – Yes, I know that one is not supposed to prefer the cheapest in a range of wines, but I can’t help it. Love this wine. Naturally, it is also my pick for the top value selection amongst the trio. A cracking Cab Shiraz blend, Australia’s iconic red wine style, from a mix of Californian regions – Napa Valley, Sonoma and Paso Robles. 17 months in American oak, 40% of which was new. One could suggest that the sweet American oak has lured me in and deceived me, that the luscious core of fruit is made for gratuitous and immediate pleasure. Perhaps, but I still loved it. Inky dark, there are notes of dry herbs, chocolate, black cherries, beef stock, mulberries, black olives, spices and that sweet core of black fruits intermingling with very well integrated oak. Very supple tannins and great length. This has years ahead of it. A distinct step-up on the initial release. Indeed, a home run – well, we are talking an American wine. 96.

  • 96p

Deep crimson. Complex dark chocolate, chinotto, blackberry pastille, hint raspberry aromas with hint wax polish notes. Richly concentrated, voluminous and smooth with seductive blackberry pastille, blackcurrant, roasted coffee, mocha/ malt flavours, fine grainy/ cedar-like tannins, lovely mid palate volume and fresh long acidity. Finishes chocolaty firm and long. A lovely wine with ample sweet fruit notes, richness and torque. Maturation for 17 months in new (40%) and seasoned American oak. Drink now – 2038. 14.5% alc 96 points

  • 96p

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

Plentiful winter and spring rainfall set the vines up perfectly for the start of the growing season. In many Californian regions, budburst was two weeks later than long-term average. Summer was generally mild, with no prolonged hot weather. These conditions allowed the grapes to ripen slowly, allowing excellent varietal flavour development. Shiraz was especially strong with excellent phenolic content, while cabernet sauvignon was marked by fine tannins and fresh acidity.

Garnet core with a cherry-red rim. Ample, indulgent. A “European” savoury aroma profile, refined, inviting.
Spicy marinated olives, fetta, semi-dried tomatoes. Coppa cured pork, saucisson sec.
An exotic deviation towards Thai red curry paste, freshly ground by mortar and pestle. Thyme flowers, lavender, violets. Slow cooked comfort food, braised lamb with winter root vegetables. Barley and mushroom risotto. Concentrated bone broth, beef consommé. A glossy and resolved palate, malt and toast.
Generous, sweet fruits. The sweet American oak wraps around the core of dark fruits encapsulating everything the wine holds within. When the oak bubble is pierced, a burst of custard, goji berries, medjool dates and choc-malt creaminess is released. Oregano, hazelnut and cinnamon season the palate.
Structurally, the wine flares rather than focusses to a finish. A clarity to the tannins, a resolved palate.

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Origin

Magill, South Australia

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