James Halliday 97 " Deep, dense crimson-purple; the profound bouquet offers every kind of black fruits imaginable, large and small, yet somehow leaves a space and air in the mix for more complex secondary characters to emerge given time - lots of it. The palate takes all this, and adds to it with
James Halliday 95 "Small batch open-fermented and 10 months in French oak (25% new). The bouquet sings of red and black cherry, allied with twists of raspberry and oak, the palate effortlessly carrying on with the refrain of the bouquet; has particularly good drive through to the finish and
James Suckling 96 "A dark, brooding, very concentrated mataro that has deep, ripe plums and blue fruits on the nose with a wealth of dark spices. Really engaging and gently earthy. This has all the haunting allure of this variety at its finest. The palate's got tensile strength at its core,
James Suckling 95" This is so dense and powerful with layers of dried white peach, green apple and lime.Minerals, too. Full-bodied and dry but bright, fruity, open and floral. Bold and upfront. Goes on for minutes. This is always a top riesling . "
Wine Spectator 97 Australian Wine Companion 96 Penfolds Bin 707 is widely regarded as 'benchmark' Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. A full-bodied wine with outstanding depth, complexity and structure, the palate offers great intensity and concentration of varietal flavor, balanced by a finely
"Nineteen crimes turned criminal into colonists. Upon conviction, British rogues, guilty of at least one of the 19 crimes, were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. This punishment by ‘transportation’ began in 1788, and many of the lawless died at sea. For the rough-hewn prisoners who
James Suckling 96 "With an eerily Germanic accent to the nose of this wine (just as you get from the name), this has a fascinating fragrance to it. Deep and ripe fruit aromas of nectarine, peach and baked yellow apple are present, plus plenty of spice with yellow and white flowers too. It sharpens
Wine Spectator 94"Succulent and smooth, this tremendously complex tawny is layered with caramel, walnut, coffee, almond and orange peel flavors, long, elegant and spicy in the mouth. All this and wow, what a price -- this wine could double as a Best Buy. 5,000 cases made."
Wine Spectator 92"Bright, vibrant, generous and effusive, a seamlesswine that bursts with fresh-tasting plum, blackberry and fresh cream flavors, coming together with finesse on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2019."
Decanter 96 "For me the best edition of this well-crafted Shiraz. The nose is ripe and mellow, with layers of rich blackberry and plum. There's a wealth of spice and soulful, earthy depth and a smoky, tarry edge too. The palate is smoothly honed, with a dense mid-palate that offers bright
James Halliday 89"The stamp of Penfolds, and of the great vintage, are the pillars of this very well balanced and moderately complex wine; predominantly black fruits, and hints of earth and leather, provide the flavour, fine-grained tannins the texture."
Good depth with a dark core and crimson edges. Grainy and savory tannin profile. Structured by classy French and American oak. On the nose, dark fruits including blackcurrant. Savory green olive and roasted red peppers. Tomato leaf and oregano. Mixed spice, cedar and rosewood notes derived from
"[yellow tail] Bubbles is delightfully fresh, fruity and soft with great palate length. Flavours of tropical fruits are perfectly combined with medium sweetness and a delightful crisp finish." ~ Winery Notes
International Wine Cellar 91 "Bright purple. Sexy cassis, blackberry and vanilla aromas are complemented by hints of peppery spices, licorice and mocha. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering intense dark berry flavors, a touch of spicecake and very good depth. The licorice and cassis notes
Wine Spectator 89 "Very spicy, sporting caramel, cinnamon and tarry flavors, sweet and silky on the long finish. " Australia's most popular fortified wine is a tawny noted for it's mellowness and consistency. A blend of vintages oak matured at Penfolds' Kalimna cellars, in the Barrossa Valley.
Wine Advocate 91+ "A blend of 60% Shiraz and 40% Petite Sirah, the 2010 Imprimata Proprietary Red is a deep garnet-purple color and shows off aromas of dried mulberries, Chinese dried plums and creme de cassis with nuances of Indian spices, mocha and cedar. Very big, full and rich in the mouth, it
" Dark red in the glass, its legs cascade slowly due to its concentration and power. Possessing aromas of licoricem dark fruits and vanilla, this theme carries through on the palate with loads of rich fruit all wrapped in chalky, ripe tannins persistence and structure to support the concentration of
Wine Spectator 91 "Taut and focused, wrapping fine tannins around a lean core of licorice, mineral and blackberry flavors. Comes together into a long and expressive finish, braced by ample acidity. Drink now through 2020. 5,000 cases made.–HS" Stephen Tanzer 90 "(a 94/6 blend): Bright purple.